Boynton Beach Florida

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Boynton Beach is a large city in south Florida's Palm Beach County with all the intimacy and community feeling of a small town. The community enjoys the best of both worlds with excellent recreational facilities and many major industries and a successful Corporate Park. The rich quality of life and excellent sub-tropical weather all year round has made it the relocation destination over the past decade. Its shimmering beaches, unspoiled nature parks and bustling downtown area with all the attractions of a big city provide something for everybody of all ages. An attractive marina project is being developed that will have a great impact on the downtown business district.

It is difficult to imagine that this 16 square mile city with a population touching 60 thousand was developed only in1895 by a pioneer named Maj. Nathan Boynton. By 1896 the first boatload of colonists had arrived and the Boynton Beach Hotel was built. In the early 1900s the area was growing and dispatching tomatoes and pineapples. As the community grew, the Boynton Methodist Episcopal Church South was established in1905 and the Saint John Baptist Church in 1908. The women of the region had a strong sense of community and pioneering spirit and the Boynton Woman's Club established in the early days thrives till today.

The early decades saw the opening of the local school, bank and a bridge over the East Coast Canal at Ocean Avenue. In1920, Boynton incorporated as a town and the police department established. A new Ocean Boulevard was built and Mizner Mile developed. In the mood of updating the town, the original Boynton Hotel is demolished and Hotel Blake developed as one of finest in Florida. The area was prone to hurricanes and damage to important buildings meant reconstruction over the years, but nothing could dent the local spirit. As the city grew two separate municipalities were established to cover the western area and the eastern stretch. In 1941 Boynton was renamed Boynton Beach .

Today this bustling community stretches from the Intra-coastal Waterway to the Turnpike and offers a variety of residential lifestyles. There are historically recognized original 'old Florida' neighborhoods offering charm and intimacy, senior living retirement communities, waterfront homes, upscale rental communities, condominiums, luxury single family homes and estates, world class golf course estate homes and family neighborhoods. Numerous houses of worship, Synagogues, churches and other spiritual centers of varying faiths are not only places to pray together but offer community service, social and youth programs and assistance to the needy. Bethesda Memorial Hospital one of the early establishments, serves the community even today.

Alberts & Merkel Brothers Rainbow Tropical Garden and the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge are a nature lover's delight. There are numerous playgrounds for children providing hours of enjoyment. Kid's Kingdom built by dedicated community volunteers, is the community's pride. Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park is one of the best in Palm Beach County. It offers swimming, barbeque and picnic areas, concessions and restrooms. The adventurous can enjoy deep sea or reef fishing or relax while trolling or drift fishing. Sports lovers can play golf, tennis or go on long bike rides. Deep diving and skipping across the surface on a wave runner are also popular options. Indoor activities include bowling or billiards and one can enjoy spectator sports like world-class polo, dog racing and professional baseball, football, basketball and hockey.

Boynton Beach has exciting international restaurants ranging from seafood places to foods from Cuba and Mexico, tangy oriental flavors from China and Thailand, fresh sushi or continental cuisine from France and Italy. Fine wines, a fresh-brewed beer at a local microbrewery or an exciting evening at a sports bar is a fun way to round off an evening.

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