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Boca Raton Swimming Lessons For Kids | 4 Boca Raton Swim Schools

swimming teacher with smiling toddler in pool

Boca Raton is renowned for its beautiful beaches, waterfront properties, and inland canals. Our proximity to the water at seemingly every turn makes aquatic safety a must for all families living in Boca Raton. The best way to begin is to call in the pros. Teaching your child to swim is a high priority to many families moving to Boca Raton, and whether you've been here for days or decades, it should be for yours too. Here are 4 of the best ways to get swimming lessons for your kids in Boca Raton.

SMALL FISH BIG FISH SWIM SCHOOL

The Seussian entitled Small Fish Big Pond swimming school teaches everyone from 6-month-olds to senior citizens. Small Fish Big Pond swim school offers a free trial class to see if they're right for your family and teach in a state-of-the-art indoor facility.

FLORIDA SWIM SCHOOL

The Florida Swim School also features a sprawling indoor facility, for all ages and abilities, starting at 3 months old. The Florida Swim School has been featured in local publications such as Modern Boca Mom and features a diverse, highly-acclaimed training and support staff.

KISO SWIM SCHOOL

The KISO Swim School puts a hard emphasis on water safety, providing one the most complete platforms of any swimming school in Boca Raton. Their website includes resources on water safety, eLearning, and a member portal. The KISO swim school is now in its sixth year serving Boca Raton's families.

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Boca Raton Homes For Sale | The Top 5 Most Valuable Homes in Boca

The real estate market is positively exploding here in Boca Raton. With so many reasons for people to move to Florida, Boca Raton homes have been coming off the market fast! It's always fun to gaze at the most valuable houses for sale in Boca Raton and dream of luxury life. For some, it's a reality. For the rest of us, it's something to work towards. Here are the top 5 most valuable homes for sale in Boca Raton

1271 Spanish River Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 - $19,950,000

This fresh architectural masterpiece can be found in Old Boca Raton's Estate Section. For $19,950,000, it is currently the most expensive house on the market currently listed by Champagne & Parisi Realtors.

This brand new Intracoastal mansion was crafted by JH Normal Construction and Brenner Architectural Group. It sits on 190 feet of water frontage, is secured by gates and walls for privacy, giving way to beautiful gardens and a resort-style pool. 

1101 Spanish River Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 - $16,950,000

This modern mansion features massive multi-level vertical window panes, allowing for the natural beauty of our Florida sunshine to illuminate the entire main receiving area from the front door to the waterfront. With its expansive water views and patio space, this is the perfect home for lawn parties and waterfront cocktails.

415 E. Alexander Palm Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33432 - $16,950,000

This gorgeous estate is set for completion in 2022. This home...

Brunch in Boca Raton | Spots For A Morning Meal Near Me

brunch meal laid across table

Boca Raton is one of the premier locations anywhere to enjoy Sunday brunch. Many of the nicest condos in Boca Raton share space within walking distance of these great restaurants. Brunch in Boca Raton is rife with outdoor dining options, waterfront views, trendy cafes, and full-service restaurants ranging from wholesome to high society, Brunch has seen quite the transformation in the past decade. The Sunday special was once seen as an excuse for the rich & famous to fit in another meal, a means to drink champagne before 11 and sew the seeds of the week's most dramatic mealtime. It turns out regular people enjoy the occasional mimosa too, and skillet potatoes with their cheeseburger.  Below we've highlighted four of our favorite places to get brunch in Boca Raton.

Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen

Deriving its full name from prominent local restauranteur Gary Rack, The FarmHouse kitchen is situated in the Royal Palm Plaza just south of Mizner Park, and serves one possibly the best brunch in Boca Raton. Rack's features a generous happy hour, loyalty program, and long brunch window (9 AM-3 PM) for one of the best dining experiences in general.

Flashback Diner

Boca Raton might not be as sleepless of a town as Ft. Lauderdale or Miami, but 24-hour restaurants are still a community staple. The Flashback Diner is a near miracle - open 24 hours, 365 days a year, with great prices, service, and quality. The Flashback Diner features vintage American fare like shakes & malts, burgers, and wholesome breakfast options. It's rare to find a place...

Boca Raton Dog Parks | Favorite Spots To Walk Your Best Friend

dogs playing in watering hole

Boca Raton and much of South Florida at large is one of the best places to own a pet anywhere in the USA. Whether it's the year-round sun, fresh sea breeze, or diverse natural locales, Boca Raton is the place to be for dog owners. We brought our best friends around town to see for ourselves, where the best dog parks in Boca Raton might be. Here are 3 of our favorites, chosen by us, and recommended by our many dog loving realtors working with Champagne & Parisi

Mizner Bark Dog Park

Mizner Bark is one of the largest and most expansive dog parks in Boca Raton. The park is run by the City of Boca Raton and features miles of walking and bike paths, shade spots, and gazebos. Mizner Bark requires an annual pass but gives the visitor access to three beautiful beaches and this safe, clean, and well-maintained Boca Raton dog park. Mizner Bark is not far from our East Boca beachside location, where we meet many people interested in learning more about the dog parks in Boca Raton.

Spanish River Park

Spanish River Park is one of Boca Raton's best known public parks. Featuring a wide beach, overnight campgrounds, and its famous dog beach - found between towers 18 and 20 on Friday through Sunday from 7 am-9 am and 3 pm -sunset. Spanish River Park's dog beach is one of the best dog parks in Boca Raton, but it has so much more to offer the entire family.

Canine Cove at South County Regional Park

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Buying a Home in Boca Raton | 5 First Time Mistakes To Avoid

first time home buyers smiling and laughing in new home

Buying a home is one of the most exciting yet stressful things endeavors anyone can embark on. It often follows a major life event, like a marriage, childbirth, or career promotion. The single family home is a staple of the American Dream and something many of us strive to experience in our lives. With so many moving to Boca Raton, we're doing our best to provide quick tips and tricks to avoid some of the common mistakes made by first-time home buyers. Here are 5 we think you should know.

Searching for Homes Before Applying for Your Mortgage

The fun is in buying the home. A mortgage doesn't have a 2-car garage, picket fence, or a backyard pool. Mortgages, though necessary, can be very intimidating for first-time home buyers. The idea of multiple decades of ongoing debt can weigh on the conscience of many, especially those emerging from student loans. Having an underwritten preapproval not only prepares you for when that dream home hits the market but it also shows you're serious and financially capable. 

Talking to One Lender

The beauty of the marketplace is your ability to empower yourself through choice. Choice, after all, is the manifestation of abundance. The more choices you have in a given situation, the more likely it is you are better prepared and can tailor the moment to suit you....

Why Are People Moving To Boca Raton? | 5 Top Reasons

sunny boca raton beach walk

Boca Raton has always had a glamorous reputation. A community rich in natural beauty and brimming with opportunity, Boca has long been seen as where people go once they've "made it." Yet with conditions nationwide and the economic struggles related to the COVID19 pandemic, many people are moving to Boca Raton for the opportunity, rather than to rest on their laurels. So many are asking the same question, so we came up with 5 of our best answers for why people are moving to Boca Raton.

The Atlantic Ocean

Sure, the Atlantic Ocean has a bit more U.S. coastline than just here in Boca Raton, but for those looking to break their yearlong spell of cabin fever, the Atlantic sunrise feels just a bit more welcoming. From Boca Raton to Miami, the South Florida Atlantic Coastline is a true marvel.

No State Income Tax

This has been an allure for much longer than this current wave of people moving to Boca Raton. The states with the largest outward migrating populations seem to share a few things in common - mainly economically crippling lockdown policies and high taxes at every level. Florida's lack of a state income tax is a game-changer for many families and individuals alike.

Safety and Stability

We're not touting Boca Raton as the final bastion of public safety, but during a year in which crime rates skyrocketed in many cities nationwide, Boca Raton and South Florida at large has remained an option for those looking to whisk their families away from communities that may have seen marketable deterioration in more than one way during 2020.

A Quality Education

Families looking to move will place education at a premium, as they should....

COVID 19 Vaccine in Boca Raton | Where To Get Vaccinated

covid 19 vaccine dose drawing

The Coronavirus has had an immense impact on our global society since its onset over 12 months ago. The tragic loss of life and destruction to our small business sector will require great time and effort to recover, but the major step to normalcy so many were waiting for his here. With a large senior population and many new people moving to Boca Raton, the need for the COVID-19 vaccine is apparent to many. Before finding your COVID 19 vaccine center, first, check if you're eligible in the State of Florida.

Are you Eligible for the COVID 19 vaccine?

The State of Florida is currently organizing eligibility by health risk and overall occupational exposure. As of today's writing (March 20, 2021), the following groups are eligible for the COVID 19 vaccine in Boca Raton.

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Persons 60 years of age and older (NEW Persons 50 years of age and older effective 3/22)
  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact
  • Persons deemed to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 by hospital providers - 
  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older
  • All K-12 school employees and day-care center workers through Publix, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and federally run vaccination sites 
  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older
  • Firefighters...

Best Chinese Food In Boca Raton | Deliveries, Dine-In, & Take Out

Chinese Food dishes arranged on table

Fast, convenient, affordable. Chinese-American cuisine has become a staple of city life almost anywhere in the country. The versatility of take-out, dine-in, and even buffet options makes Chinese food one of the most exciting and easily accessible comfort food options. Something about Chinese takeout after a long day brings warmth back to the spirit with a combination of comforting deliciousness and easy convenience.

With so many people moving to South Florida, especially from the New York market, we’ve been asked the question many times: where is the best Chinese food in Boca Raton? We set out to find some answers.

Wok Boca

Located in the Polo Club Shoppes, this woman-owned Chinese restaurant in the heart of central Boca Raton is renowned for its classic cuisine, affordably diverse menu with several vegan options and a greater commitment to health through lower sodium and healthier cooking oils.

Lisa’s Kitchen

Lisa’s Kitchen is a local Chinese food talisman, run by co-owners Jason Yu and Lisa Zhen. Originally from the coastal city of Taishan, they’ve brought their coastal Cantonese flair – pairing fresh seasonal produce with the abundant seafood found throughout the community. From Taishan to Boca Raton, Lisa’s Kitchen is a proud community success story.

China One

China One covers a broader spectrum of East Asian cuisine, featuring a prominent sushi menu as well. Renowned for its quality of service, China One proudly boasts a modern interpretation of classic Chinese cuisine. With friendly service,...