Real estate database magnate Zillow & respected online business newspaper Business Insider have just recently published the fruit of their efforts in identifying which cities in an article titled “The 25 most popular cities for vacation homes in the US, ranked.” In it, they detail their methodology in determining which towns in the United States had the biggest allure for seasonal residents. The results put Boca Raton in the top 10 on their list, with 11.7% of 35,142 total homes in Boca Raton being vacation homes. No one could blame those seasonal residents – Boca Raton has it all, from culture and nature to dining and shopping. Boca is home to some of the top private country club communities in the country, such as St. Andrews Country Club. Along with the area’s cultural activities, restaurants, and natural areas, St. Andrews Country Club provides a high-end, luxurious lifestyle and responsive, personalized service, enabling members to make the most out of their time in Boca Raton. What do they plan to do with that time? Plenty – look below to see what they might get up to.
A Charming Culture
When it comes to culture, Boca Raton can’t be beat. The Boca Raton Museum of Art features some of America’s greatest works, including William Eugene Smith’s The Walk To Paradise Garden. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens details the role of Japanese settlers in Boca Raton’s history and economy. Events such as the Sushi and Stroll and the Sado: The Art of Tea ceremony help invite guests to learn more about this culture.
Fine and Fantastic Foods
Boca Raton also has a foodie scene, with fun and hip restaurants offering up the freshest bites. Area favorite Henry’s has been pleasing diners since its inception, as their litany of awards from respectable venues such as Opentable and Boca Raton Magazine would suggest. Expert teams of chefs serve up American classics such as honey ginger glazed mahi mahi and brisket blend burgers with flair for gourmands. The Sea Southeast Asian Kitchen & Sushi Bar serves up a variety of dishes from Southeast Asia, plated in a way that makes them ready for epicures’ social media photos. Their sushi menu is full of tempting options, so many opt to start with the cheekily named It’s All Sushi, which lets the chef pick five pieces of sushi for them to try, served along a California roll. This way, they can sample the variety that the menu offers.
In addition, residents are also moments away from Miami, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The close proximity of the Florida Turnpike and I-95 brings residents even closer to these locales, making travel for work or play even simpler than before. Not only that, but Boca Raton is also a central location close to three major international airports, that are available to bring residents to their next destination.
The residents of Boca Raton have access to the great outdoors. It’s easy to see why when beautiful beaches, amazing natural parks, and impressive wildlife surround them. Residents and guests can see it all on display at Spanish River Park, with its miles of meandering trails, expansive green spaces, and access to the Atlantic Ocean. Residents will often grab a towel, some sunscreen, and their favorite pair of hiking shoes to explore this park fully. For those who love flora, the Arboretum at Constitution Park hosts hundreds of species of trees from across the world. Staff here educates guests about their work through guest lectures, classes, and offer tours of what they lovingly call their “tree zoo.”
The secret to enjoying a great vacation home is being located in the right space. Enjoy a home in the right location, one with luxury amenities, exceptional service, and a community that’s a secluded oasis from the rest of the world. Situated in an exclusive area of Boca Raton, residents of St. Andrews Country Club enjoy life at their pace, whether that’s floating lazily in the resort-style pool, or facing off against members in a Club golf tournament. Single-family custom estate homes in a variety of sizes and styles can be found in this Club, ensuring that there’s something to match every member’s tastes.
There are those who search for the best way to enjoy themselves. Those are the people who are members of St. Andrews Country Club. When they drive in the gates of this private community, they know that they’ll be experiencing the finest dining, amenities, and living offered in South Florida, if not in the entire country. Members take time to meet with friends and neighbors at the 125,000 square foot Clubhouse, with its expansive spaces and dazzling social opportunities. Here is where the Club hosts many of its holiday events, casual soirees, and galas. Members can also attend cooking classes held here, play card games, and listen to guest speakers share their insights. Rooms within the Clubhouse are available for private parties and other functions.
Just as stunning as the recently renovated Clubhouse is the Club’s two golf courses, designed by Arnold Palmer and Tom Fazio II for the most intrepid golfers. Members often meet friends here for casual games, or visit the Golf Performance Center to utilize staff’s knowledge and the Club’s V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor to improve their game. The Club’s offerings of clinics and private lessons let members learn new skills and build upon older ones, in order to play their best game possible. St. Andrews Country Club also offers 14 clay tennis courts, one stadium court, and two pickleball courts for the pleasure of tennis and pickleball players. The expert tennis staff overseen by Aaron Krickstein, formerly number 6 in the world, also holds private lessons and group clinics, and exhibition games are hosted with frequency at the Club. Those looking to build upon their strength can visit the remodeled and expanded Fitness Center, and take advantage of its cardio and weight machines, its personal trainers, and its multiple exercise classes that include yoga and Pilates. Afterwards, they can cool off at the Aquatic Center, with its open and shaded cabanas, its Jr. Olympic pool, its Activity Pool, and its Adult Plunge Pool. Those hoping to relax with a spa treatment would do well to visit the Spa & Salon at St. Andrews Country Club, and partake of a Warm Stone Massage or Silky Body Polish Exfoliation.
Residents will find far more than exceptional facilities and social programming at St. Andrews. They will uncover a peaceful, private and unpretentious lifestyle that is beaming with comfort and elegance. With the action of Boca Raton at their doorstep, there is nothing that they can’t have or do. St. Andrews Country Club, a resident-only private golf and country club, is located in prestigious Boca Raton, Florida near world-class shops, superb dining, cultural attractions and gorgeous area beaches. Its distinctions include a “Distinguished Club of the World” and a “Top Ten Healthiest Clubs in America,” and its world-class amenities make life a permanent vacation. With only 730 families living in the private, low-density community, the custom estate homes are all unique. Home prices average $1.8M, many offering lake and golf views.