Boynton Beach is often referred to as Florida’s “Gateway to the Gulfstream.”
Located in southern Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach boasts 27 parks (with a 28th under construction), a Senior Center, Tennis Center, and Wilson Pool and Park. The city-operated Links at Boynton Beach is truly one of South Florida's best-kept secrets for golfers of every skill level.
Living in Boynton Beach
Situated between West Palm and Boca Raton on South Florida’s idyllic Atlantic coast, the neighborhood of Boynton Beach is both an outdoor playground and a shopper’s paradise. With over 25 local parks, multiple beaches and a thriving golf scene, the area gives residents every possible chance to spend time outdoors and take advantage of year-round sunshine.
South Florida’s Tri Rail, a commuter railway running daily from Palm Beach to Miami, stops in Boynton Beach and provides convenient, car-free transportation to nearby airports and the metro centers of Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
The city is rife with under-the-radar nightlife options, including two up-and-coming breweries. Both Due South Brewery and Devour Brewery consist of low-key taprooms, with enlightening facility tours and weekly trivia and games that bring locals together.
Boynton Beach restaurants
Boynton Beach’s dining scene includes a huge number of seafood options for a neighborhood of its size. Two George’s, an area mainstay for over 50 years, sits on a happening stretch of the intracoastal waterway and doubles as dock space for boaters. Here patrons enjoy locally caught seafood, live music and plenty of TVs for sports action under the tropical-inspired thatched roof.
Blocks from Boynton’s bustling downtown marina, Hurricane Alley Raw Bar and Restaurant serves one-of-a-kind cocktail buckets and award-winning seafood. You also can’t go wrong trying their Floridian take on sushi, which have names like the Florida Roll and Surf Break.
If you’d rather take a break from seafaring cuisine, visit Chris’ Taverna, perhaps South Florida’s most recognized Greek food hot spot. Authentic Mediterranean dishes such as gyro wraps, chargrilled souvlaki plates and baby lamb chops are made to order in the restaurant’s open kitchen.
Boynton Beach real estate
A diverse collection of options awaits Boynton Beach real estate shoppers. Luxurious single-family homes and estates tucked into gated communities consist of Mediterranean- and Spanish-style architecture typical of South Florida. These communities seldom hold back in giving residents lavish amenities to enjoy the area’s ever-present sunshine; world-class golf courses, professional-grade tennis courts and sprawling clubhouses are the norm.
Modern condominiums, often closer to the waterfront and downtown, sit in the heart of Boynton Beach’s entertainment scene. Their proximity to restaurants, nightlife and Interstate 95 affords condo owners a home base that’s both walker-friendly and close to commuter thoroughfares.
Boynton Beach history
The story of Boynton Beach begins in 1894 with Major Nathan Smith Boynton, a Michigan-born army man who bought 400 acres of land just south of Lake Worth on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Major Boynton, keen to give his family a magnificent summer home, soon began construction on the Boynton Beach Hotel.
The Major’s presence jump-started an agricultural boom; sprawling pineapple plantations and tomato crops began to grow along with the area’s population. The Florida East Coast Railway reached Boynton Beach in the late 1800s and other improvements for residents, including electricity and water, soon followed.
The town did experience one hiccup: a tax dispute forced oceanfront landowners to separate from Boynton proper and call themselves Ocean Ridge in 1939. But all conflicts came to pass in 1941 when both towns merged and became what is today Boynton Beach.
Boynton Beach shopping
Multiple premier shopping malls like the Canyon Town Center, conveniently situated near Boynton’s western sub divisions, provide a varied assortment of upscale stores and family-friendly attractions. For a day outside, you’ll appreciate the outdoor mall’s live music amphitheater, interactive fountain and soccer fields.
The Boynton Beach Mall offers a more traditional shopping experience, but residents still flock to its large collection of name-brand department stores such as Macy’s and Dillard’s, as well as over 130 specialty stores. The complex, located right in the middle of Boynton’s entertainment hub, gives locals easy access to movie theaters and bowling alleys after a day of shopping.
For mouthwatering fresh food and an education on sustainable agriculture, few places compare to Bender’s Farm Fresh Market. The ‘farm-to-fork’ family-owned market draws locals from across Palm Beach County for its dizzying array of colorful produce and made-on-the-spot treats.
Boynton Beach golf courses
Public golf courses often prove difficult to find in South Florida’s many upscale private communities, but the Links at Boynton Beach, with an online reservation system, driving range and fully stocked pro shop, offers a distinct exception. Luscious green foliage and meandering waterways thrive in the area’s tropical climate. Here, golfers can enjoy two options: the family-friendly nine-hole course or the championship-caliber 18-hole course.
For golf aficionados considering Boynton Beach real estate options, two private courses also give members access to some of the area’s best golfing. Indian Spring Country Club’s immaculate landscaping and expansive clubhouse, which doubles as a wellness center, owns two palm-lined courses far removed from the buzz of daily South Florida living. And Hunters Run has even more options: three unique golf courses catering to different skill levels conveniently sit within miles of the beach and downtown attractions.
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