Boynton Beach is a city in Florida, situated in Palm Beach Country. It is located roughly 32 miles from Fort Lauderdale and 63 miles from Miami. The town was established in 1894. Thanks to fertile land, agricultural output and a flourishing tourist industry, the town's economic growth has been consistently strong.
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Housing StatisticsThe price per square foot of the residences in the city averages at $106. This shows a total increase of 10.4% when compared to the year prior to this one. The median sales price for homes in this area was last reported as $167,000, for May 13 to July 13, estimating from 1,317 individual sales. This reveals a rise of 19.2%. The number of sales of homes has increased 24.5%. Right now, homebuyers will find 1,716 resale and new homes currently available, and another 2,485 homes pre-foreclosure, in the auction stage or owned by the bank. These homes are currently available to rent, to buy or to rent to own. The average listing for Boynton Beach sits at $253,072 for the week of August 14. This represents a drop of 0.2% from last week. In the area, renters now comprise 26.97% of the area, while 19.80% of homes are vacant.
Outdoors ActivitiesAs far as outdoors activities go, Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park offers an abundance of swimming, fishing and picnicking prospects. Some recommended spots are the Alberts & Merkel Brothers Rainbow Tropical Garden, for some sublime natural wonders. The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife refuge offers another dose of the wild; here, visitors will find the Everglades snail kite and the American alligator. These destinations offer fantastic opportunities to walk, hike, canoe, bike and fish.
Largest Employers and IndustriesThe main industries within the city are in the healthcare sector, construction, accommodation, food services and waste management. Other large industries include finance and insurance, educational services and technical services. Some of the biggest employers in the city are as follows: 7-Eleven, Bank of America, Dunkin' Donuts, FedEx, Starbucks, Subway, Post Office, National City Bank, CVS and T-Mobile.
Local SportsSports fans in Boynton should be delighted - baseball fans in particular. Two major league training sites sit right outside of the city; Roger Dean Stadium offers training facilities to the Montreal Expos and the ST. Louis Cardinals. 32 miles the other way, Fort Lauderdale provides the Baltimore Orioles with their training ground, and the home of their Grapefruit League home games. Close Proximity with Miami means that fans can witness the Florida Marlins in action, as well as other pro-sports teams in the area, such as the Miami Heat of the NBA and the Miami Dolphins of the NFL.
Tourist AttractionsAs far as tourist attractions go, Boynton doesn't offer a lot. But the nearby cities offer a great deal. Just a few miles away, visitors will find the Schoolhouse Children's Museum. Here, a 15-foot replica of the Jupiter lighthouse is on display, which was specially created by Walt Disney. The Andrews Home is the oldest building in the city. It was built in 1901 from Dade County pine. Also have a look at the Boynton Woman's Club, designed by Addison Mizner, the renowned architect, and completed in 1926.
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