Newcomer's Guide

Located in south Florida’s Palm Beach County, our community boasts a superior life style complimented by exceptional sub-tropical weather year round and witnessed by a high rate of residential growth for residents of all ages!

Boynton Beach is the county’s third largest city and claimed the #1 rated beach in Palm Beach County in 2001, by the Palm Beach Post. Our downtown area is undergoing a strong redevelopment effort including a multi-million dollar marina project. The Congress Avenue area from Gateway Boulevard south has provided an enormous impact on the developing business district, home to the Boynton Beach Mall, Boynton Town Center and Renaissnace Commons, home of the Chamber of Commerce.

Here you will find a strong sense of community, an attitude of accomplishment toward planned development and a strong public / private partnership working to make things happen.

Whatever lifestyle you seek, we have it here in Boynton Beach! Upscale rental communities on the Intracoastal waterway, condominiums, luxury single family homes and estates, world class golf communities and of course, original ”old Florida’ neighborhoods” offering the charm and intimacy of years ago. For demographics on our community, please call the chamber offices at 561-732-9501 for more information.


Transportation

Boynton Beach is easily accessible from all major highways in South Florida. Interstate 95 has four exits into Boynton Beach and the Florida Turnpike provides a quick entrance into western Boynton. Other north-south arteries are U.S. 1, which runs through downtown Boynton Beach, and S.R. A1A, the scenic oceanfront highway.
For visitors arriving by air, Palm Beach International Airport is only 15 minutes away to the north, while Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is located 30 minutes to the south. Palm Beach County Airport at Lantana, located near the northern edge of Boynton Beach, offers general aviation services for private and corporate aircraft.
Here is a list of transportation options available in Palm Beach County.

Amtrak

(561) 832-6169 or 1-800-USA-RAIL

Tri-Rail

1-800-TRI-RAIL

Port of Palm Beach

(561) 842-4201

Palm Tran

(561) 233-4287

Greyhound Lines, Inc

(561) 833-8534


Local places to visit

There are many wonderful and fun places to visit and things to do in Boynton Beach. Here are a few historical landmarks to visit around town.
The Andrews Home

306 S.E. First Avenue
The Andrews Home is the oldest house in Boynton Beach and has been restored to its original humble splendor.

Boynton Woman's Club

1010 S. Federal Highway
The Boynton Woman’s Club serves as a social and cultural center. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Schoolhouse Children's Museum

129 East Ocean Avenue
As a hands-on children’s history museum, the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum has been visited by close to 100,000 children and their parents, teachers and grandparents since it opened in November 2001. Exhibits depicting South Florida’s rich history provide visitors with a glimpse of the past while exploring, playing and learning.

Lofthus - Underwater Archaeological Preserve

(3/4 of a mile north of the Boynton Inlet)
The Lofthus is a vessel that wrecked off Manalapan in 1898. In 2003, the ship was dedicated and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The historic site is a favorite among area divers.


Education

Parents have a wide variety of excellent public, parochial and private schools from which to choose in Boynton Beach for the education of their children. The city also is located near many post-secondary schools, training facilities and universities. In addition, adults can participate in a variety of educational programs to get their high school diplomas, improve their work skills or simply learn more about a subject for their own edification.

The School District of Palm Beach

http://www.palmbeachschools.org/


Sports and Recreation

Beach Conditions

The Boynton Beach and Palm Beach County Beach Patrols provide information regarding daily beach conditions. After 9 am, a recording describes water and weather conditions, as well as hazards such as the presence of man-o-war or sea lice. For information, call: South Palm Beach County, 276-3990 or North Palm Beach County, 624-0065.

Parks and Recreation Department

The Parks and Recreation Department at the City of Boynton Beach has a great deal to be excited about. The Intracoastal Park opened in the fall of 2003. This 2.3 million dollar project includes a Veteran’s Memorial, picnicking areas, and a small splash-playground for youngsters and beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway. At Boat Club Park area boaters can launch and navigate in and out of the Boynton Inlet much easier thanks to the recent channel dredging and the new highly visible channel markers. Boaters have several other enhancements at Boat Club Park, along with the channel improvements, including 75 boat trailer parking spaces, renovated launching ramps and additional loading docks.

Here are a few parks to visit in our area:

Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park

A1A – Ocean Ridge, FL 
(561) 742-6225

Gulfstream Park

4489 N. Ocean Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL
(561) 966-6600

Ocean Inlet Park

6990 N. Ocean Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL
(561) 966-6600

Ocean Ridge Hammock Park

6620 N. Ocean Blvd.
(561) 966-6600

Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department

2700 6th Ave. So.
Lake Worth , FL 33461

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