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Quick Facts

Quality of Life

The City of Boynton Beach is the third largest municipality in Palm Beach County with an estimated population of approximately 70,000 residents. Residents of Boynton Beach enjoy a tropical lifestyle with waterfront dining, abundant shopping and lively entertainment throughout the week.  With hundreds of restaurants, outdoor lifestyle shopping centers and a regional mall, residents do not have to travel outside the City to dine, shop or to be entertained. 

For those that love the great outdoors and recreational activities, Boynton Beach operates 8 recreation centers, 29 parks, a swimming pool, a municipal beach, and lots of youth, teen, adult and senior programs.  Professional, dedicated staff members, with the assistance of valuable volunteers, manage the year-round recreation programs and activities and maintain parks and open spaces for the enjoyment of people of all ages and abilities.

Public Art

Boynton Beach is also well known for its dedication to the arts. The Art in Public Places mission is "to create a stimulating cultural environment that reflects and enhances Boynton Beach’s heritage, diversity and character."  The Program strives to include works of art in new developments, enhancing public spaces and incentivizing the creation of new landmarks for generations to come.

Education

Students in Boynton Beach enjoy one of the best education systems in the State of Florida with options of both public, and private schools.

Boynton Beach’s public schools offer competitive and state-of-the-art learning environment for students of all ages. The public school system includes choice schools with specialized educational programs enabling students to take advantage of innovative teaching techniques that focus on the student's individual talents or interests, including art, science, technology and languages. Boynton Beach's Galaxy Elementary E3 School, the first Platinum LEED green school in the state, is the newest choice school in Palm Beach County, featuring a state-of-the-art, sustainably designed campus with an educational focus on energy, environment and engineering - E3 for short.  In addition to public schools, there are four private schools in Boynton Beach that offer nationally recognized Montessori programs and religious programs.

There are also numerous post-secondary institutions in close proximity to Boynton Beach. The table below lists the schools along with their distance from Boynton Beach.

Institution’s Name

Distance

Website

Palm Beach State College

8 miles

www.pba.edu

Everglades University

11 miles

www.evergladesuniversity.edu

Lynn University

12 miles

www.lynn.edu

Digital Media Arts College

12 miles

www.dmac.edu

Florida Atlantic University

14 miles

www.fau.edu

Palm Beach Atlantic University

15 miles

www.pba.edu

Northwood University

17 miles

www.northwood.edu

Florida Career College

18 miles

www.careercollege.edu/index.cfm

Everest University

24 miles

www.everestonline.edu

Broward College

38 miles

www.brevard.edu

Nova Southeastern University

40 miles

www.nova.edu

Barry University

50 miles

www.barry.edu

University of Miami

63 miles

www.miami.edu

Florida International University

67 miles

www.fiu.edu

Transportation Infrastructure

Airports

Boynton Beach is located close to three international airports and a state-owned public use airport. 

  • Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) sits just 14 miles north from downtown Boynton Beach.  http://www.pbia.org/
  • Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) is located 37 miles south of downtown Boynton Beach.  http://www.broward.org/airport/Pages/Default.aspx
  • The Miami International Airport (MIA) is located 59 miles south of downtown Boynton Beach and is accessible via I-95 and the Tri-Rail Commuter rail service. MIA is among the busiest airports in the world with over eighty airlines serving approximately 150 destinations around the globe.  http://www.miami-airport.com/
  • Boca Raton Airport is a state-owned public-use airport located 13 miles south of downtown Boynton Beach. http://www.bocaairport.com/
  • Palm Beach County Park Airport (LNA) is located in Lantana, 6 miles south of PBI. LNA is a reliever airport focused on general aviation. http://www.pbia.org/about/general-aviation/park-airport/

Rail

The South Florida Regional Transit Authority's Tri-Rail offers commuter rail service throughout Palm Beach County, Broward, and Dade Counties. Another commuter rail system, the TriRail Coastal Link is planned for the near future and will connect Boynton’s downtown to Miami and Orlando via All Aboard Florida.

Seaports

Port Everglades is located 36 miles south of downtown Boynton Beach and is one of South Florida's strongest economic engines with annual operating revenues of more than $66 million and total waterborne commerce exceeding 23 million tons in liquid, bulk and containerized cargoes. 

The Port of Palm Beach is located 21 miles to the north. The Port of Palm Beach is the fourth busiest container port in Florida and the eighteenth busiest in the continental United States. In addition to inter-modal capacity, the Port is a major nodal point for the shipment of bulk sugar, molasses, cement, utility fuels, water, produce and break-bulk items.

The Port of Miami, located 57 miles to the south, is among America's busiest ports and recognized throughout the world with the dual distinction of being the Cruise Capital of the World and the Cargo Gateway of the Americas. Cargo destined for more than 100 countries and 250 ports around the world flow through this seaport. Due to its strategic location, last year the port included among its top ten trading partners countries from the Far East, South and Central America, Europe and the Caribbean.

Demographics

Demographics

Race and Ethnicity

  • White - 62.4%
  • Black/Afr. American  - 30.3%
  • Am. Indian/Alaskan Native - 0.3%
  • Asian - 2.2%
  • Other Race - 2.6%
  • Two or more races - 2.2%
  • Hispanic/Latino - 12.8%

Major Employers

  • Bethesda Memorial Hospital
  • City of Boynton Beach
  • Palm Beach County School District
  • Publix Super Markets

It's time to take a look at Boynton Beach!

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