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Boca raton Fl

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Boca Raton is Palm Beach County's southernmost city. It is located 17 miles north of Ft Lauderdale, 215 miles south of Daytona Beach, 192 miles south of Orlando and 42 miles north of Miami, on the Atlantic.
The City is growing rapidly. Its open-air shopping and dining districts, combined with a strong arts scene plus sports activities ranging from boating to tennis have helped establish it as a stylish area.

In addition to those amenities, it enjoys a strong business community. In fact in 2004 it was voted the number 4 best place in the country for working, per the Job search site at
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/jobsbystate/a/bestcities.htm
Some statistics

5 miles of coastline
Population is approximately 75,000 within city limits
Approximately 125,000 in the unincorporated area
Total Area: 27.14 square miles within the city limits. Slightly over five miles at widest point.
Average Annual Temperature: 74.7 degrees; low: 66.6 degrees, high: 82.9 degrees
Average Annual Rainfall: 60.75 inches
Average Household income: $62,594
Median Household Income: $62,800
Median Age: 42.9
3 colleges in Boca Raton
2 major hospitals
31 parks
36 Golf courses
It has a Museum of Art and it’s own orchestra (Boca Pops)
As of Sept 2005, per an MLS search the least expensive 2/2 was $310,000
A good site to get more information is the Boca City site at http://www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/
The cost of living here is approximately that of Palm Beach-ranging towards 110
However on comparison with other parts of the country it is still a deal.
http://www.eflorida.com
See comparable Florida statewide CGI’s below:

Monroe 112.43
Dade 106.28
Broward 15.80
Pinellas 103.74
Sarasota 102.90
Palm Beach 102.69
Collier 100.99
Hillsborough 100.86
Seminole 99.48
Manatee 99.22
St. Johns 99.18
Orange 99.04
Brevard 97.92
Lee 97.80
(Population Weighted-State Average=100
See national comparisons
Cost of living (100 = nationwide average)

New York, NY 364
Long Beach, NY 340
Palo Alto, CA 268
Menlo Park, CA 265
Los Altos, CA 261
Saratoga, CA 261
Boston, MA 240
Malibu, CA 233
San Francisco, CA 217
Greenwich, CT 215
Cambridge, MA 211
Santa Monica, CA 197
Keystone, CO 194
San Rafael, CA 192
Weston, CT 192
Darien, CT 192
Wellesley, MA 192
Fort Lee, NJ 189
Arlington, VA 184
Honolulu, HI 184
Washington, DC 181
Princeton, NJ 180
Vail, CO 178
Chicago, IL 166
Sunnyvale, CA 164
San Mateo, CA 163
Marathon, FL 161
Ridgewood, NJ 159
Mystic, CT 159
Key West, FL 149
For a complete list go to http://verticals.yahoo.com/cities/categories/costofliving.html

Transportation-The same roads 195 and the Florida turnpike connect Boca north and south.
Airports

Palm Beach International Airport, the primary commercial passenger serve airport in the northern portion of South Florida's metropolitan area, is just 25 miles north of Boca Raton and serves more than 5.8 million passengers.
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Just 20 miles south.
Miami International, 47 miles south of Boca Raton,
Trains

AMTRAK
561/USA-RAIL, 800-872-7245
Metrorail
305/770-3131
Tri-Rail
800/TRI-RAIL
In conclusion, this area tends to be expensive. But in return it has all the amenities of a suburban life style yet you’re close to Miami and Ft Lauderdale and all they have to offer.

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Coral Springs

Broward County
Population: 125,783

Coral Springs was chartered in 1963 and is well known and thought of as a safe, family friendly community to live. This city has an overall low crime rate, which makes it a great choice to live with your children!

Coral Springs is located about 20 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale and although the city has a name including spring, there are no springs in the city. The name is derived form the founders, Coral Ridge Properties.

The city is known for it’s strict codes on buildings and houses, landscaping, and out doors signs. This neat little city is idea for prestigious, and elegant living. The downtown area hosts office, retail, and shopping and entertainment facilities.

Available for the public enjoyment are several parks, which include state parks and water parks. Four conservation areas are part of the city. You can take part in all nature has to offer right in the heart of the city!

22 schools, colleges, and universities are available for your child’s education or your own higher education! Over 39% of residents over the age of 25 have completed their Bachelor’s degree or higher, while over 91% have completed their high school.

Coral Springs. What a great choice to live, work, and play.

General Information

  • 23.9 square miles of landmass
  • Time Zone: Eastern
  • Median age range: 34
  • Median household income: $75,339
  • Median house value: $353,600
  • Average property taxes on houses owing a mortgage: $3,640
  • Average rent: $1,237
  • Average travel time to work: 28 minutes
  • Over 33% of residents carried their education to a college degree
  • Over 58% of residents are married
  • Average summer temperature: 92 degrees
  • Average winter temperature: 76 degrees
  • Average yearly precipitation: 57 inches

Employment Industries

  • Construction (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Employment Occupations

  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

 

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Delray Beach

Delray Beach is located in Palm Beach County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and sits directly on the Atlantic.It has changed from an agricultural community into a vibrant city known for its unique architecture and thriving downtown. The downtown is a unique combination of shops, art galleries and restaurants.
In 93 and in 2001, Delray Beach, was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. It is the only city in Florida to receive this prominent award twice!

As for healthy and education, it draws from nearby Palm Beach and Ft Lauderdale to the south.
Delray has it’s own very unique arts and cultural scene.
For transportation see West palm Beach.
Some statistics:

The estimated population, in 2003, was 63,321.
Median resident age: 43.8 years
Median household income: $43,371 (year 2000)
As of Sept 2005, per an MLS search, the least expensive 2/2 was $179,000.
The cost of living is 110
See comparable Florida statewide CGI’s below:

Monroe 112.43
Dade 106.28
Broward 115.80
Pinellas 103.74
Sarasota 102.90
Palm Beach 102.69
Collier 100.99
Hillsborough 100.86
Seminole 99.48
Manatee 99.22
St. Johns 99.18
Orange 99.04
Brevard 97.92
Lee 97.80
(Population Weighted-State Average=100
National comparisons
Cost of living (100 = nationwide average)

New York, NY 364
Long Beach, NY 340
Palo Alto, CA 268
Menlo Park, CA 265
Los Altos, CA 261
Saratoga, CA 261
Boston, MA 240
Malibu, CA 233
San Francisco, CA 217
Greenwich, CT 215
Cambridge, MA 211
Santa Monica, CA 197
Keystone, CO 194
San Rafael, CA 192
Weston, CT 192
Darien, CT 192
Wellesley, MA 192
Fort Lee, NJ 189
Arlington, VA 184
Honolulu, HI 184
Washington, DC 181
Princeton, NJ 180
Vail, CO 178
Chicago, IL 166
Sunnyvale, CA 164
San Mateo, CA 163
Marathon, FL 161
Ridgewood, NJ 159
Mystic, CT 159
For a complete list go to http://verticals.yahoo.com/cities/categories/costofliving.html
A good site to see local attractions and their distances.

http://www.greghowley.com/wedding/shopping.html
In conclusion a drive through the downtown area quickly convinces you of the areas uniqueness. So, if you like small town feel with great choices plus the nearby big city attractions, this could be your place in paradise.
What if you went on vacation and never went back?
For more specific info about the area see the links at Palm Beach

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Margate

Margate
Broward County
Population: 54,086

Margate, Florida is situated a short 15 miles north west of Fort Lauderdale. This location makes Margate the place to live if you are looking for a community area to live that affords you a short drive to city life.

With over 100 golf courses to choose from, this city is a golf lover’s paradise. Only 14 miles separates you from your choice of 9 and 18- hole courses!

If baseball is your passion, you will be please to know Margate is home a firs class, premier indoor baseball and softball training facility.  Over 18,000 square feet of pleasure and fun is here for your enjoyment. Whether you foster an up and coming little league champion, or want to host a birthday party, Extra Innings will satisfy your desire make a home run!

There are four major hospitals and medical centers with in 7 miles of Margate.
Eight colleges and universities are located close to Margate, which includes a private, School of Beauty and two community colleges.
You will also find 10 public and private high schools and elementary schools in the area.

General Information

  • 8.81 square miles of landmass
  • 6141 people per square mile
  • Average age: 40
  • Average Household income: $47,947
  • Median house or condo valued at $199,019
  • Cost of living index: 112.5
  • 17% of residents have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Average travel time to work: 28 minutes
  • Over 54% of residents are married
  • Time zone: Eastern Time
  • Average property taxes: $1,557
  • Average summer temperature:  91 degrees
  • Average winter temperature: 58 degrees
  • Average precipitation: 57.27 per year

Employment Industries

  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)

Employment Opportunities

  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

In conclusion, Margate has a lot to offer your family! Why not visit and see for yourself why Margate, Florida is a great place to live!


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