West Boca Raton, Florida

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West Boca Raton, also known as West Boca, is an unincorporated community west of the city of Boca Raton, Florida. It is populated by numerous developments such as The Hamptons, Mission Bay, Sandalfoot Cove, Century Village, and Loggers' Run. Local Congressman Ted Deutch lives in the Boca Falls development, with an office in Boca West.[1]

Geography[edit]

West Boca Raton is roughly considered to be the area west of the Florida's Turnpike between Delray Beach and the Broward County line. Some would also include the area between the Turnpike and Jog/Powerline Road or Military Trail, including Boca West, Boca Del Mar, and Boca Pointe, though large parts of that section have been annexed into municipal Boca Raton or are destined as "future annexation areas" per the Palm Beach County Planning Division.[2]

Major north-south roads in West Boca include (from east to west) the Turnpike, Lyons Road, and U.S. Route 441/State Road 7. Major east-west roads include (from north to south) Clint Moore Road, Yamato Road (NW 51st St.), Glades Road, Palmetto Park Road, and SW 18th Street.[3]

Schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Elementary Schools[4]

  • Coral Sunset
  • Hammock Pointe
  • Sandpiper Shores
  • Sunrise Park
  • Water's Edge
  • Whispering Pines

Middle Schools[5]

High Schools[6]

Private schools[edit]

A number of prominent Jewish day schools are located in Boca Raton, notably Donna Klein Jewish Academy, Katz Hillel Day School, and Katz Yeshiva High School, which are all on the campus of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.[7][8]

Boca Prep International School is also in West Boca.[9] North Broward Preparatory School is just south of the county line, and there are several other private schools in the area.

Culture and attractions[edit]

West Boca is home to the South County Regional Park, featuring the Coconut Cove Waterpark, the Daggerwing Nature Center, the Osprey Point Golf Course, the Sunset Cove Amphitheater, and various athletic fields.[10] There is also a West Boca news company and Facebook page.[11][12]

A security car in Boca West, West Boca Raton

Libraries[edit]

The Palm Beach County Library System has two branches in West Boca, the West Boca Branch and Glades Road Branch. Both branches serve a large number of children's material, nonfiction, and adult fiction.[13][14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Congressmen Ted Deutch Contact". Congressmen Ted Deutch. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "Palm Beach County Municipal Future Annexation Areas" (PDF). Palm Beach County. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Google Maps
  4. ^ "Palm Beach County Elementary Schools". The School District of Palm Beach County. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Palm Beach County Middle Schools". The School District of Palm Beach County. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  6. ^ "Palm Beach County High Schools". The School District of Palm Beach County. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  7. ^ "Donna Klein Jewish Academy". Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  8. ^ "Katz Hillel Day School of Boca Raton". Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "Boca Prep International School".
  10. ^ "South County Regional Park". South County Regional Park. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "West Boca News". West Boca News. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  12. ^ "West Boca News Facebook Page". Facebook. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  13. ^ "West Boca Branch". Palm Beach County Library System. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  14. ^ "Glades Road Branch". Palm Beach County Library System. Retrieved December 26, 2020.