By Mike Miller Updated February 13, 2023
Boynton Beach, Florida is the third largest city in Palm Beach County. It is located on the Intracoastal Waterway between the cities of Lake Worth and Delray Beach and extends westward past Interstate 95. The population is about 78,000
Boynton Beach is enjoyed by its residents and visitors, with beautiful beaches, waterways, and pleasant neighborhoods.
The area around what is now Boynton Beach was first settled in the late 1800s.
Nathan S. Boynton, a former Civil War Major from Port Huron, Michigan, visited the area and was so enchanted with its natural beauty and warm weather that he decided to establish the Boynton Hotel.
He and his family would come every year to escape the harsh northern winters.
Some of the workers he brought to the area began to see the appeal of the region and the rich farmland.
Much of the land was perfect for growing a variety of fruits and vegetables and Boynton Beach became the center of a thriving farming community.
Larger crowds began to flock to the region once the Florida East Coast Railroad came to town.
The town was officially established as the Town of Boynton on September 26, 1898.
The effort was spearheaded by the efforts of author Byrd Spilman Dewey.
Ms. Dewey is in the Florida Women's Hall of Fame and was also noted for her work in the Florida Audubon Society.
Over the years, the Town of Boynton became Boynton Beach. It was quickly established as a fantastic beach destination.
The Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park was built in the 1920s to accommodate the influx of visitors.
A casino stood in the park for nearly 40 years providing bathing facilities, a dining hall, and a space to gather for the local residents as tourists.
A local business named Rainbow's End Nursery on north US-1 specialized in tropical plants.
The nursery evolved into Rainbow Tropical Gardens. It became one of South Florida's most popular tourist attractions from the 1920s to the 1950s.
Boynton Beach is a great place to live and visit and has a diverse population. It’s an increasingly popular place to retire to as well as a safe place to raise a family.
Boynton Beach is an ideal location to live and visit if you’re interested in a more laid back life in a setting that isn’t too isolated. Boynton Beach has a small-town feel.
The City of Boynton Beach is located north of Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. West Palm Beach and Palm Beach are easy drives to the north.
Boynton Beach has easy access to I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.
It’s an ideal place to live for those who enjoy spending time in the city but aren’t seeking to live in an urban setting.
It’s just east of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area, which is the third largest park in the continental United States.
This park provides a beautiful setting where you can camp, hike, go bird watching, and more.
There are multiple opportunities for outdoor recreation in other areas in and around Boynton Beach and whether you’re interested in golf, hiking, swimming, or boating, you’ll find something you love.
There are parks in the downtown area and in many residential neighborhoods for recreation and relaxing.
You can also enjoy the sunshine while visiting the Boynton Beach Oceanfront Park.
Despite being a historically popular location with plenty to offer, it’s one of the less crowded beach areas in the region.
The downtown area on Boynton Beach Boulevard near the Intracoastal Waterway has been improved and redeveloped over the years and provides plenty of upscale living, dining, and shopping opportunities.
Boynton Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean offers opportunities for fishing and boating offshore and in the Intracoastal Waterway.
One of the largest artificial reefs along this coast is about one half mile north of the inlet and is a popular fishing spot.
The Green Cay Nature Center overlooks 100 acres of wetlands and is a perfect place to take a self guided tour along the boardwalk.
The center has a lecture hall, gift shop, and live animal exhibits.
There are numerous upscale developments, both condos and single family homes, on the beaches and waterway.
Real estate listings on Realtor.com indicate a median home price of $359,000 in 2022.
Visit the Boynton Beach Mall: Enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment options at this popular mall.
Relax at Oceanfront Park: Soak up the sun on the beach, swim in the ocean, or picnic in the park.
Tour the Boynton Beach Inlet Park: Check out the fishing pier, watch boats come and go, or stroll along the boardwalk.
Explore the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge: there are many things to do here including:
Visit the Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center: Hands-on exhibits, educational programs, and interactive displays make this museum a great place for families.
Play a round of golf at the Links of Boynton Beach: This 18-hole course offers a challenging round of golf for players of all skill levels and also includes a 9 hole par 30 executive course.
Take a scenic drive along State Road A1A: This coastal highway offers breathtaking views of the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Learn about local history at the Boynton Beach Historical Society: Explore the city's rich heritage through exhibits and historical sites.
Enjoy a day of fishing: Book a deep-sea fishing trip or cast a line from the pier at Oceanfront Park.
Visit the Manatee Lagoon - An FPL Eco-Discovery Center: Learn about Florida's beloved manatees, see live manatee sightings, and participate in educational programs.
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