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Old 01-22-2012, 11:01 PM
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Hello All!

I am a college student from North Carolina, and I will be moving to Boca Raton for a summer internship that is actually in Boca. The internship street says Park of Commerce Blvd where I will be working. I know nothing about this area-I am trying to figure out where will be the best place to live and look at. I am going to be down there from anywhere from 8-10 weeks, I do not mind commuting, I just want to be in a very good safe area, but also somewhere fun that has things for me to do with a nightlife (I am 23 years old). I also would not mind being near the beach-but can compromise for a great area.

If someone could please please help me and give me more information on Boca and the surrounding areas from West Palm beach to FTL that would be amazing because I just need advice on what are great areas-especially in the summer time!

Thanks so much! I would really appreciate any advice!
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:21 PM
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My daughter lives in WPB about 30 min North of Boca with her boyfriend who owns his home and rents out rooms. Not sure if there is a vacancy but I can check. I stayed there when I was visiting and loved it. Send me an email so I don't loose you.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:06 PM
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I've lived in Deerfield Beach (about 10 minutes south of Boca) for about a year. I work in Boca Raton not far from where you mentioned you will be interning. I'm 27. I'm not trying to be negative, but there is NO nightlife in boca. Mizner Park is fun to walk around, and there are some bars, but it's on the higher-end scale of things, like most other things in Boca. If you want more of a younger nightlife, Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach is where to go. It's about 10 minutes North of Boca on the highway. Great restaurants, bars, cafes, etc.

As for where to live, honestly, it's all pretty safe in boca. Of course you'll always find someone who would say different, but Im a single young woman and NEVER feel unsafe here, no matter what time I'm out until (you know...like 11, because that's the latest things stay open here.) You'll have an easier time finding a vacation rental in the summer closer to the beach, but the prices might be pretty steep and on a weekly rental frequency.

There is a university in Boca called Florida Atlantic University, so you might want to consider seeing if there is any temporary housing through the University.

West Palm is not really all that close. It's a solid 35-40 minutes from central Boca on the highway with no traffic. If you're going to be working in Boca, I'd definitely recommend no more north then Boynton Beach. Fort Lauderdale is about 25-30 minutes south, but the traffic can be pretty terrible, especially on I-595 (NIGHTMARE!!!!)

East Deerfield Beach by the ocean might have some great summer rentals, and you can hop on I-95 north for about 10 minutes to get to where you will be working. It really just depends on your budget, but the Delray/Boca area is quite pricey, especially for what you get (alot of old buildings and units.)
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