Resource Contacts and Websites
Enabling anyone to get the grade or accountability of the schools in town.
South Florida at a Glance
State, City and County Information
General Florida Information and Licensing: http://www.Myflorida.com
FloridaDept. of State -1877-352-3222: http://www.dos.state.fl.us/
Palm Beach County-561-355-2754: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/
PBC Property Appraiser- 1888-772-1577: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/papa/index.htm
Public Record Searches: http://www.netronline.com/
City of Boca Raton 561-393-7781: http://www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us
Chamber of Boca RatonCommerce: 561-395-4433
City of Boynton Beach- 561-742-6000: http://www.boynton-beach.org
Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce 561-732-9501 http://www.boyntonbeach.org/
City of Delray Beach-561-243-7000: http://mydelraybeach.com
Delray Chamber of Commerce: 561-278-0424 http://www.delraybeach.com/
City of Deerfield Beach: 954-480-4213:
Chamber of Deerfield BeachCommerce–954-427-1050 http://www.deerfieldchamber.com/
Map of Broward school boundaries and grades- http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/dsa/Maps/Schools.shtml
Map of Palm Beach County school boundaries and grades-http://www.palmbeachschools.org/planning/Boundaries/
School District of Palm BeachCounty 866-930-8402
Some Boca Public and Private Schools
Addison Mizner Elementary-561-338-1450
Saint Andrews School-561-210-2010
Pine Crest School- 561-852-2800
Saint John Paul 11 Academy- 561-314-2100
Donna Klein Jewish Academy 561-852-3300
Some Deerfield Public and Private Schools
Broward County Public Schools- http://www.browardschools.com/
Broward County Private Schools- http://www.florida.privateschoolsreport.com/county/FL/Broward.html-35k-
Major Florida Universities
Florida Atlantic University- 561-207-3000 http://www.fau.edu/
University of Florida-352-392-1365 http://www.ufl.edu/
Florida State University-850-644-2525 http://www.fsu.edu/
University of Miami-305-284-2211 http://miami.edu/
Kravis Center- http://www.kravis.org/
Broward Center for the Performing Arts- 954-462-0222
FloridaPower & Light-561-994- 8227
Phone Cable and TV
ATT U-Verse-1-877-451-2187: http://www.att.com/u-verse
Comcast Cable- 561-266-2278: http://www.comcast.com/
Direct TV-1800-370-3587: http://www.directv.com
Palm Beach County Water: 561-278-5135: http://www.pbcwater.com/
Boca Raton Water:561-338-7339:
City of Boynton Beach Water: 561-742-6300:
City of Delray BeachWater: 561-243-7100
City of Deerfield Beach Water: 954-480-4200: http://www.deerfield-beach.com/index.aspx?nid=626
South Fl. Water Management: http://www.sfwmd.gov/
Hurricane and Emergency Information
MOVING TO BOCA
Boca Raton is a highly desirable community known for it’s abundance of ammenities and beauty located along the warm Atlantic coastline. You’ll find lots of events taking place in and around the Boca Raton area from boating, golfing, tennis, fishing, shopping, festivals, art shows, sporting events, and anything else you can imagine. It’s all here.
Listed on early maps as “Boca Ratones,” many people wrongly assume the name is simply translated to “Rat’s Mouth.” The Spanish word boca (or mouth) was often used to describe an inlet, while raton (literally mouse) was used by Spanish sailors to describe rocks that gnawed at a ship’s cable, or as a term for a cowardly thief. The name Boca Ratones originally appeared on eighteenth century maps associated with an inlet in the Biscayne Bay area of Miami. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the term was mistakenly moved north on most maps and applied to Lake Boca Raton, whose inlet was closed at the time. The Spanish pronunciation has been retained by locals; “Boca Raton” rhymes with “tone” and “alone” (not with “baton”).
The Boca Raton Resort & Club Tower
The city’s early history was as the site of Addison Mizner’s Boca Raton Hotel, its most prominent building. The “pink hotel” today is visible from miles away as a towering building on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Pearl City neighborhood of Boca Raton was established to originally house the service personnel for the hotel. Japanese farmers of the Yamato Colony converted the land west of the city into pineapple plantations beginning in 1904. During World War II much of their land was confiscated and used as the site of a major training facility for B-29 bomber crews. Much of the airbase was later donated to become the grounds of Florida Atlantic University, many of whose parking lots are former runways of the airbase, while part of the airbase is now used as Boca Raton Airport. The Japanese heritage of the Yamato Colony survives in the name of Yamato Road (NW 51st Street) just north of the airport and at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens northwest of the city.
A Local Introduction
As a real estate professional, Terry believes it is not only her duty, but a privilege to introduce people to the Boca Raton area and help them make the most of living here. She also knows that finding your new home is just one of the tasks that face you when you’re relocating. Her goal is to coordinate everything as smoothly and efficiently as possible here, while you’re wrapping up the final details of packing up and moving out of your current home.
Make Your Next Move Your Best Move
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Relocation Guide Terry Story’s Relocation Survival Guide for People Moving to East Boca
Terry’s special relocation information packet is designed for anyone considering a move to the East Boca Raton area. It’s the ideal place to gather your information before you make that next move. Here are just a few of the things she has included to help you get your move off on the right foot:
- A guide to popular restaurants, shops, attractions and entertainment around the city.
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- Or, send Terry a message now, and let her know what kind of information you would most like to have about any of East Boca Raton’s diverse communities. She’ll send a customized package designed just for you.