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A Taste of Boca Raton, Florida

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT BOCA RATON?

  1. Boca Raton is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA, incorporated in May 1925. In the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 74,764; the 2006 population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 86,396. The Census 2010 count was down slightly, to 84,392.

  2. During the city's early history during the Florida land boom of the 1920s, Addison Mizner's Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn was built in 1926, later renamed the Boca Raton Resort & Club. It is today often referred to as the "pink hotel" and a 1969 addition is visible from miles away as a towering building on the Intracoastal Waterway.

  3. In 1991, the new downtown outdoor shopping and dining center, Mizner Park, was completed over the site of the old Boca Raton Mall. It has since become a cultural center for the southern Palm Beach County. Featuring a landscaped central park between the two main roads (collectively called Plaza Real) with stores only on the outside of the roads, Mizner Park resembles a Mediterranean suburban "town center" with a more contemporary look. It features many restaurants and is home to the Boca Raton Museum of Art which moved to the new facility in 2001."Boca Raton Museum of Art". In 2002, a new amphitheater was built replacing a smaller one, providing a large-capacity outdoor venue where concerts and other performances are held.

  4. Boca Raton is known for its affluent social community and high income demographic. Boca Raton was the site of two now vanished amusement parks, Africa U.S.A. (19531961) and Ancient America (19531959). Africa U.S.A. was a wild animal park in which tourists rode a "Jeep Safari Train" through the park. There were no fences separating the animals from the tourists on the "Jeep Safari Train".

  5. According to MessageLabs (an email security vendor), Boca Raton is the "spam capital of the world", being the source of a significant proportion of all spam generated worldwide, not surprising given the area's appeal, the personal fortunes of typical spammers, and the area's notorious past as a favorite of organized crime. According to the Miami Herald, the city has a long history of involvement in confidence tricks.

  6. Boca Raton has a connection to the Mafia. Although not known for violent crime, it is a popular hangout for many suspected Mafia members. According to a number of US Federal indictments, as of June 2004, the Gambino family continues to operate in Boca Raton.

Radio Stations:
WLDI 95.5 FM Juno Beach, FL Top-40
WPOW 96.5 FM Miami, FL Hip Hop
WEDR 99.1 FM Miami, FL Hip Hop
WHYI 100.7 FM Fort Lauderdale, FL Top-40
WMBX 102.3 FM Jensen Beach, FL Hip Hop
WMXJ 102.7 FM Pompano Beach, FL Oldies
WHQT 105.1 FM Coral Gables, FL Urban Contemporary
WOLL 105.5 FM Hobe Sound, FL Classic Hits
WHFS 106.3 FM Jupiter, FL Urban Contemporary
WSBR 740 AM Boca Raton, FL Business News
WEFL 760 AM Tequesta, FL Sports
WEXY 1520 AM Wilton Manors, FL Gospel Music
WSRF 1580 AM Fort Lauderdale, FL Carribean

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Demographics of Boca Raton, Florida

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

79.1%

5.2%

0.2%

2.4%

11.9%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Downtown Boca Raton Skyline
Downtown Boca Raton Skyline

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Famous Blacks from Boca Raton, Florida

     
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Businesses in Boca Raton, Florida


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Beach Tree Dental Care -  Category: Dental Care Services -  Here at Beach Tree Dental Care we are committed to making sure your dental experience is comfortable, personalized & affordable. We are part of a local tradition of clinical excellence, offering state-of-the-art services.

    We are conveniently located in Boca Raton, FL & are here for all your dental needs. With a focus on family & cosmetic dentistry, we are happy to help you achieve a beautiful smile in our comfortable, safe & friendly environment.

    We look forward to providing you & your family with the dental excellence you deserve.   7301 W Palmetto Park Rd., Ste 205C Boca Raton, Florida (561) 440-4633   - (visit website)

  2. Hospice by the Sea, Inc. -  Category: Services -   1531 W Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, Florida (954) 873-6934

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Lucille's Bad To the Bone Bbq -  Category: BBQ -   3011 Yamato Rd Ste A1 Boca Raton, FL 33434 (561) 997-9557   - (reviews)

  2. Mississippi Sweets BBQ Co -  Category: BBQ -   2399 N Federal Hwy Ste A Boca Raton, FL 33431 (561) 394-6779   - (reviews)

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CHURCHES



  1. Macedonia AME Church -  128 Pearl Street Boca Raton, FL 33432-1816 (561) 391-1822  - (visit website)

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