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Thinking of moving to Boca Raton? There are a variety of beautiful communities and neighborhoods to live in all around Boca Raton, Florida from West Boca to East Boca, including the waterfront community of Royal Oak Hills.
In this community spotlight learn more about Royal Oak Hills. This hidden gem community is fantastic and yes…a bit of a secret! Bike ride by canals, enjoy activities arranged by the HOA including the occasional food truck (think ice cream, lobster rolls and Chick-fil-A).
This is a non gated, non mandatory HOA single family home neighborhood in East Boca. Cool casual Florida living is the name of the game when you make a move to ROH and the east side of town.
There are several non-gate communities in East Boca, including Boca Raton Square, Palm Beach Farms, Old Floresta, Camino Gardens, Boca Harbour, Blue Inlet, Lake Rogers, Sun and Surf, Walkers Cay, Golden Harbour, Boca Villas and many more to check out and tour.
This neighborhood is also unique because it is built around a canal system that does lead to the ocean. Many of the houses have waterfront views which is ideal for boat lovers (just know there are fixed bridges throughout the community), paddle boarders and jet skiers.
There are multiple small public parks nearby. Silver Palm Park is located on the intercostal and also has the city boat ramp — it’s a great spot for people watching.
Hillsboro Il Rio Park North, is once of the newer parks in the area— it is tucked behind 18th street and Dixie Highway, there is a brand new basketball court, baseball field and soccer field available to the public.
Royal Oak Hills was built in the 1960’s! Yup you heard it here. This neighborhood was originally designed to cater to those that were looking for a vacation home or for retirement in Boca Raton. They even had a “model” row of homes to preview and choose from near the main entrance on Camino Real.
The neighborhood has maintained the essence of old Florida, transporting you right back in time with single level homes, big windows and pools galore. Some of the original models can still be seen throughout the neighborhood, such as the the Brookfield model which originally sold for $27,900 a bargain compared to the pricing today.
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This neighborhood is certainly pet friendly especially dog friendly! My dogs Brody and Bennie have many conversations each day with dogs walking by our home! People are walking, skateboarding, jogging, and biking throughout the day with their pets in tow!
Royal Oak Hills is fairly close to the Boca Raton beaches, local parks, close to Mizner Park, Town Center Mall, not to far from the Boca Raton Airport, minutes to the Downtown library, city hall, community center and is close to everything from shopping, restaurants and more in Boca Raton.
Boca Raton has a two mile stretch of beaches! South Beach Inlet, South Beach Park, Spanish River Park and and Red Reef Park are public beaches that are within close proximity to Royal Oak Hills. Pristine and popular we love our Boca beaches. PS…check out the beach cam if you are not here yet!
Less than a mile away is Sugar Sand Park that has both indoor and outdoor activities for adults and children. Some of the features include a science playground, carousel, pavilions and sports fields.
For those that like to spice up their evenings and weekends, Mizner Park will be your spot. There are tons of restaurants to choose from and they are constantly adding trendy locations for brunch and happy hour all around the plaza.
There is a ton to do in Downtown Boca from shopping, dining, art fairs, live music and more and it is close to Royal Oak Hills!
Mizner Park even has their very own Amphitheater that hosts music and theater events from Friday night concerts to Saturday morning 5k’s. Mizner Park has been going through some great updates and look for new restaurants coming like Penelope’s and Sub Culture Coffee.
Royal Palm Place is another East Boca shopping and dining fave just South of Palmetto Park Road. If you love Saquellas, unique boutiques and strolling around the former “pink plaza” you will love spending time here.
Lastly, East Palmetto Park Road has been a connector between Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place and leads to the beach. Grab a craft cocktail at Rebel House (and some crazy cool dishes), pick up dinner at the Meating Place or get a great blow dry at Dirty Blonde Salon.
Lets not forget all of the little strip plazas throughout East Boca from the southern entrance to Boca Raton to the
Royal Oak Hills is also is home to some of the best schools in the area according to GreatSchools.Org. Public schools zoned for this area currently include, Addison Mizner, Boca Middle and Boca High, not to mention the amount of private schools that are nearby. (Please confirm school zoning with The School District of Palm Beach County)
Not to mention that we have higher education in Boca Raton including Lynn University, Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College.
If you are looking for a neighborhood that exudes the essence of Old Florida charm then take a drive through Royal Oak Hills and some of the other East Boca Raton communities and lets connect!
Michele Bellisari is the founder of #SoooBoca® Lifestyle & Media based in Boca Raton and a Realtor with Real Broker. If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Boca Raton and any of the surrounding cities let her help you out! Thinking of purchasing a vacation home? Michele blogs, vlogs, posts and shares all things Boca Raton, South Florida & Beyond from events, people, food, travel, home decor, fashion, beauty and real estate! You can find more at www.soooboca.com and on all the socials @soooboca. Information in this post should be verified with your accountant, attorney and or financial planner as well as the state of Florida. Information in posts should be verified independently. Information deemed reliable, not guaranteed.
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