Retire in Boca Raton

Best Retirement City - Boca Raton

See why many believe that Boca Raton is the best city to retire

Boca Raton is home to about 88,000 people, so many retirees enjoy the area due to it's quaint feel with the amenities of a mid sized city. The affluent community has higher costs of living than some other cities in Florida, including more expensive home prices. The city has over 1300 acres of parks to help enjoy the beautiful Florida weather. Beaches are also plentiful in Boca Raton, so those looking for some fun in the sun, as well as watersports, are in good hands. If you do encounter the occasional rainy day, Mizner Park and the Boca Raton Mall are both top shopping destinations. Boca West is a popular neighborhood for retirees, as is the Broken Sound area. Click on the tabs to see more about what it's like to retire in Boca Raton!

City Highlights

  1. Year-round warm weather
  2. Tax friendly
  3. Excellent beaches
  4. Variety of shopping options

Potential Drawbacks

  1. High cost of living
  2. High hurricane risk

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 71,867

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Hialeah, FL

Population Growth Last 3 Years



Palm Beach

Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Palm Beach International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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