Boynton Beach : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Boynton Beach

Settled in 1894 by Nathan Boynton, Boynton Beach originated as a healthful resort in southeast Florida. A popular retirement community, the city includes sections that are on the barrier island and the connecting mainland to the east. This growing retirement community manages to retain some of the old Florida charm as a community with many retirees plus a diverse community of all ages. The friendly city is warm in the winter and has a rich array of choices for retirement living. The city’s many public beaches and parks provide a superb entertainment option. Proximity to the attractions of Fort Lauderdale and Miami give ready access to culture, big-time shopping, and major league sporting events. There is one municipal golf course in town. Photo of Marina Village courtesy of Wikipedia and Andyxox.

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Where to Retire in Boynton Beach and Home Prices

Although is it decidedly downscale compared to its well-heeled neighbors like Delray Beach and Palm Beach, the community offers a better value for many of the same services. Active adults will love living in Boynton Beach Beach, where it is possible to live near the water – either the beach or the intracoastal. There is a tremedous selection of communities and neighborhoods to choose from (see Active Communities link at right). There are apartments near the ocean as well as single family homes. Real estate prices in the area tend to be lower than in some nearby coastal communities. reported the median sale price to be $227,100 in early 2016.


What is special about Boynton Beach

Beautiful white sandy beaches on 3 municipal parks

Casual, down to earth atmosphere

Warm weather all winter

average Jan temperature is in the mid-60

Many housing opportunities for retirees, including high rise apartments near the beach

Boynton Beach Municipal Golf Course

Gulf Stream fishing


What is not special about Boynton Beach

Crowds in season

Over Development is always a risk

Hurricane season


Who will like retirement in Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach Beach attracts a diverse community that enjoys living in a non-pretentious environment.

Local economy is driven by

Tourism, retail, and real estate are important to the economy

Climate and Physical Environment

Boynton Beach is on the southeast coast of Florida, about 50 miles north of Miami. It is flat with the Atlantic Ocean on the East.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Art Center features adult evening classes are available on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 until 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The Civic Center and the Hester Center provides many programs and entertainments for adults and citizens of all ages. The Boynton Beach Arts Commission is active as well. The public library is downtown. Nearby Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Miami have much to offer culturally just a short drive away.



Crime in Boynton Beach is a little over a third the national average.

Medical facilities

The Bethesda Memorial Hospital is in town. Boynton Beach Memorial Hospital is located just a few miles away, as is the JFK Medical Hospital (Atlantis).


Several railroads pass through Boynton Beach, with the nearest Amtrak passenger service in nearby Delray Beach. Tri-Rail provides commuter service from Palm Beach County, through Broward County/Boynton Beach, and into Miami-Dade County. Boynton Beach is not a walkable town and is considered car dependent.


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  • Boynton Beach Active Communities
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Suburban,Coastal,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: john

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