Boca Raton is a hotspot for retirees and vacation homeowners alike, given its relaxing, laidback atmosphere complete with warm annual temperatures. The city's landscape is nothing short of beautiful, covered in 15.64 percent tree canopy. Plus, Boca's setting is prime on the east coast of Florida, just a 20-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale. The beaches are undoubtedly beautiful, but residents can also entertain in one of Boca's top-rated country clubs for golf or tennis any time of year. For families moving to Boca, the school system is highly rated, presenting excellent options for either private or public preferences. Elementary and middle schools are ranked 8.2 out of 10 while high schools are rated 8.25 out of 10, and Boca is known for exceptionally low crime-rates, with the city scoring a 2 out of 6.
While the median resident is 45 years old in Boca, the median homeowner is just 31 years old. Given its popularity and demand, Boca's real estate prices are high, with an average list price of $559,602 in 2015. The average list price increased 2.52 percent year-over-year, while number of for-sale homes on the market increased 1.91 percent, from 2,671 to 2,722 listings.