Located just about halfway between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Boynton Beach offers residents a lifestyle that is far-removed from all of the popular Florida tourist destinations without actually being all that far away from those places.
If you are the type of Boomer who is looking to spend your retirement years enjoying the natural beauty of Florida by relaxing at the beach and chartering boats with your family in a relaxed environment, you are going to love what Boynton Beach has to offer!
Boynton Beach History
The history of Boynton Beach dates all the way back to 1894 when Nathan Boynton came down from Port Huron Michigan and was so impressed by the tropical climate of the area that he decided to build a hotel. Despite the fact that Boynton died in 1911, the hotel bearing his name continued to operate in the town of Boynton for another 14 years all the way up until 1925.
In 1931, a community that broke away from the town of Boynton took on the name of Boynton Beach. However, when that community renamed itself “Ocean Ridge” in 1939, the town of Boynton elected to rename itself “Boynton Beach” just a few years later.
Boynton Beach Lifestyle
Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park is located just north of the original site of the Boynton Hotel, and is one of the most attractive beaches you will find along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Spending even a short amount of time here strolling the boardwalk will quickly show why this park was named the best family beach in Palm Beach County.
Where Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park is known for calm and relaxing family fun, Boynton Harbor Marina is the place to go to have some fun! This is where you want to be if you are looking for fishing charters, scuba diving, sightseeing cruises, and jet ski rentals. If you can do it in a boat, you can do it here!
Boynton Beach Culture
Just as the Oceanfront Park is family-focused in Boynton Beach, so is just about every aspect of the arts and culture scene that you will find throughout the community. And nowhere is that more evident than at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center.
But that’s not all there is to the cultural side of Boynton Beach.
The community is constant planning and hosting a wide range of art festival events, and there is also some truly stunning community art that you will find on display throughout the town. With more than 81 current public art projects filling the streets of Boynton Beach, there is no shortage of love for the arts here!
Boynton Beach Shopping
Like many small towns throughout the Sunshine State, shopping takes on two forms in Boynton Beach. You can find all of the major stores that make modern life easier like Victoria’s Secret, H&M, and Yankee Candle over at the Boynton Beach Mall.
Then you can have a completely different shopping experience exploring the boutique shops you will find downtown.
One of the most interesting little boutiques in town is The Fancy Flamingo, which specializes in just about anything that combines tropical living with a bit of flair!
Boynton Beach Dining
Quick, casual, and full of flavor is what the dining scene in Boynton Beach is all about, and that starts out with the ultra-casual options like grabbing a healthy salad or wrap with garlic cilantro dressing from The Chickpea or some delicious fish tacos with homemade hot sauce from Boss Tacos.
For a meal with a view, Two Georges Waterfront Restaurant is right on the intracoastal waterway. You could of course drive there like any other restaurant, but a more fun option is to pull your boat right up to it.
Even the more formal options are still extremely casual in Boynton Beach. We recommend checking out The Fish Depot Bar & Grille for seafood, K&L 98 Hotpot for Chinese hot pot, and Driftwood for a classic American meal.
Boynton Beach Communities
Swim, play, dine, relax or socialize – you can do as much or as little as you want at Valencia Sound in Boynton Beach. The nearly 39,000 square-foot Clubhouse with upscale indoor and outdoor amenities, including a full-service restaurant, sports lounge and multiple pickleball, tennis and bocce courts, provides the ultimate 55+ lifestyle in Boynton Beach. Hundreds of clubs are available to join, Broadway-style shows and entertainment are found in the Social Hall, classes on everything from art to fitness are scheduled at the Clubhouse, and tournaments are held at the world-class Racquet Club. Home prices start in the $400k’s.
If casual and relaxed are the two words that you want to define your retirement years, you will quickly find that Boynton Beach is just your speed. But this town still has plenty of fun things to see and do, and the casual dining is second to none, so when are you coming to visit?