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Renter's Guide to Boynton Beach
Sand, sun, surf, and great job opportunities await you in Boynton Beach!
Don’t let Florida's reputation as a “retirement haven” fool you. This coastal community is a great place for all ages, and over half of the residents here are younger than 45.
Of course, if you're a senior, you'll be happy to know that Boynton Beach is not only a safe place to live, it's got great healthcare. The American Heart Association even recognized the city for its excellent first responder life support system.
A suburb of Miami, Boynton Beach is part of Palm Beach County. At 16.25 square-miles in size, it's about 20% the size of Miami and 25% of Orlando.
And Boynton Beach is only about 16 miles from West Palm Beach, 33 miles from Ft. Lauderdale,
and 59 miles from Miami.
The weather here is very warm and balmy, with average summer highs in the upper 80s. Temperatures rarely drop below 60, even in winter, meaning you'll almost never see snow. But you can expect plenty of rain during the summer.
Boynton Beach, FL Demographics
- Total Population74,483
Female 34,525Male 39,958
- Median Age42.6
Cost of Living in Boynton Beach, FL
A three-course meal for two at a mid-priced restaurant in Boynton Beach typically costs between $25 and $60. Or if you're just in the mood for a coffee, you can grab a regular cappuccino for about $3.75.
As for your actual bills, you can expect to pay an average of $141 per month to provide electricity, heating, water, and waste disposal services for a 915 square-foot apartment.
If you need a way to get around, Boynton Beach has both public train and bus service available to help with your commute, provided through Tri-Rail and Palm-Tran. Fares are $3.75 for a one-way trip, or you can buy a monthly pass for $100.
Average Rent in Boynton Beach, FL
- Boynton Beach, FL Average Rental Price, January 2020 $1,594 /mo
Boynton Beach, FL Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00010%
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Living in Boynton Beach, FL
Locals rave about the wonderful coastal life, with plenty of natural beaches and other outdoor opportunities to explore. Public services, like medical facilities and the fire department, are also highly rated.
Boynton Beach does have to deal with the occasional hurricane though, but this is true of anywhere in Florida. And the city has constantly updated flood prevention and evacuation measures in place.
Things to do in Boynton Beach
Care for a little shopping? Boynton Beach Mall is the largest shopping center in the city, with over 130 stores and restaurants to serve you. Then there's the equally attractive Canyon Town Center, where you can find boutiques, salons, supermarkets, and numerous other shops and services right in the heart of the city.
If you have kids and are looking for a family outing, you really can’t miss the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center. Here you'll find plenty of educational activities, games, and play areas for the little ones.
Of course, it's hard to beat a visit to the beach. The city has numerous beaches and waterways for public use and fun.
Waterfront parks are a specialty of Boynton Beach. Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park has boat docks, a playground, and picnic tables for an outdoor adventure. You can launch row boats, canoes, or kayaks at Intracoastal Park. Finally, Jaycee Park permits leashed dogs and features both a playground and excellent spots for manatee watching.
Another great family activity is a visit to the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach, which has more than 700 animals living on over 20 acres.
Boynton Beach has plenty of high school sports teams, but pro sports fans will especially appreciate its proximity to Miami, home of the Miami Dolphins of the NFL, the Miami Marlins of the MLB, and the Miami Heat of the NBA. And the Florida Panthers hockey team plays just a short drive away, in Sunrise.
If you’re looking for a great couples outing, consider a round of golf together. Boynton Beach has several great courses to choose from. Or consider a short trip to Boca Raton and the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, where you can view adorable sea turtles together.
But sometimes the classic ideas are the best. Watching a movie together at the local Cinemark might just be the perfect date.
The annual Boynton Beach Food, Wine, & Brew Festival is not to be missed. There’s music and vendors, as well as the most delicious seafood and ethnic cuisine around. The town also has a Harvest Fest every September with food, children’s activities, and a car show.
Art abounds in Boynton Beach, and it's not just hiding away in museums and galleries. You’ll find art work peppered all throughout the city’s parks and municipal buildings.
Employment and Economy
Boynton Beach offers a variety of good job opportunities. The city itself employs lots of people, in jobs ranging from urban development to administration to agriculture. The Palm Beach County School District also provides a number of jobs in education.
Publix Supermarkets is another major local employer, with job openings in management, distribution, logistics, or labor fields. Or if you’re looking for work in the healthcare sector, Bethesda Memorial Hospital is a large 480 bed facility with many spots available.
Boynton Beach, FL Households
- Total Number of Households29,228
Family 16,322Non-family 12,906
Children 6,834No Children 22,394
- Average People Per Household2.52
- Median Household Income$50,561
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,227
Education in Boynton Beach
Boynton Beach is served by the Palm Beach County School District. It’s a medium-sized district, with 11 elementary schools and three high schools. There’s also a math and science magnet school program for students who excel in those subjects.
For those interested in theology, the St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary is located here in Boynton Beach. Miami has several great schools of its own, like the University of Miami, while nearby Ft. Lauderdale is home to campuses of City College, Florida Atlantic University, Keiser University, Florida International University, and more. The nursing and health careers and computer science programs at Keiser are particularly good.
Boynton Beach, FL Education Statistics
- No High School5%
- Some High School34%
- Some College27%
- Associate Degree9%
- Bachelor Degree17%
- Graduate Degree7%
Tips for Renting in Boynton Beach
In the state of Florida, your landlord must return your security deposit within a month of your moving out. And if it's not returned in time, you have the right to sue in small claims court. However, there's no set limit on the amount a landlord can charge as a security deposit in the first place.
If you ever find yourself running behind on rent, you have three days to pay late rent before your landlord can begin eviction. Your landlord is also required to give at least 12 hours notice before entering your residence.
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