Boynton Beach Area Information for Seniors

What is in Boynton Beach for Seniors?

Boynton Beach is termed "Florida's Gateway to the Gulfstream"

It is located in Palm Beach County and considered part of the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton Metropolitan Area.

Population:66,000+

Local Newspapers:Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel

Colleges:St. Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary;Palm Beach Community College - 7 miles; Palm Beach Atlantic College - West Palm Beach - 10 miles;Florida-Atlantic University - Boca Raton - 11 miles

Downtown: Area is undergoing a strong redevelopment including multi-million dollar marina project and will affect emerging downtown business development.

Shopping:Malls, plazas and "squares"

Restaurants:Many popular restaurants featuring foods of varied cultures and restaurants featuring fresh caught local seafood.

To Do: Atlantic Beaches, restaurants and close to larger areas of Boca Raton and West Palm Beach

Beaches: Boynton Beach Municipal Park: Oceanfront Park - Open every day with lifeguards 9-5

Also: Fishing, rental boats, charters at Ocean Inlet Park

Gulfstream Park at 4489 No Ocean Blvd for snorkeling and oceanside walking.

Many other park locations in Boynton Beach for picnics, biking, walking, fishing, playgrounds, grilling, tennis and more.

Airports:Palm Beach International - 10 miles
Ft. Lauderdale International - 33 miles
Miami International - 54 miles

Amtrak - 6 miles at Del Ray

Major Hotels/Lodging:

Courtyard by Marriott Boynton Beach
1601 N. Congress Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
Phone: 561-737-4600

Hampton Inn Boynton Beach
1475 West Gateway Boulevard
Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426
Phone: 561-369-0018

Hospitals:

Bethesda Memorial Hospital; JFK Medical Center - 4 miles; DelRay Medical Hospital - 6 miles; Boca Raton Community Hospital; and Pinecrest Rehabilitation Hospital - 7 Miles

Senior Centers:

Boynton Beach Senior Center on South Federal Highway and Madsen Senior Center of 2nd Avenue.

YMCA:YMCA of South Palm Beach County and DeVos Blum YMCA of Boynton Beach

YMCA of South Palm Beach County

Websites: Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce

Climate:Semi-Tropical

Interesting Facts:In 1894 Major Nathan Boynton settled the land. In 1895 construction of Boynton Beach Hotel began but later torn down.

Unique: Boynton Beach Library System dates back to 1895 when pioneer Charles Pierce loaned books from his personal collection. The course was taken up by Boynton's Womans Club in 1911. Today there are 120,000 volumes and full services including free internet and programs and activities.

Libraries: Boynton Beach County Library and West Boynton Branch of Palm Beach County Library System.

HousingUpscale rentals communities on Intracoastal Waterway, condominiums, luxury single family homes and estates, golf communities, Old Florida neighborhoods. Overall may be a little more affordable than Boca Raton.

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