This classic bungalow-style home features an expansive open area with lots of design options for outdoor entertainment. New windows, French doors, and A/C was installed in 2019. Set back from the main road, this home affords all the privacy and intimacy one would want, with great access to the community around it.
This delightful, moderately priced home sits on a wide strand of waterfront at the beautiful Boca Islands neighborhood. Built in 2015, this home grants all the trappings of a modern, sleek waterfront property without the expected concerns with HOA's that many families moving to Boca Raton are seeking to avoid.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 2:35 PMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 30, 2021Comment
Summer is just around the corner, school is letting out, and we know parents are wondering where their kids should be this summer. Boca Raton has many incredible summer camps for all activities and hobbies. We asked a few new families moving to Boca Raton where they chose this year. Here are their selections for the best Summer camps in Boca Raton.
For over 20 years, Woodmont is one of Boca’s favorite and most loved summer camps. Welcoming campers from ages 4-15, Woodmont is a wonderful summer experience provided with amazing activities and fabulous facilities. Campers can enjoy sports, art, music, theater, dance – there truly is something for everyone here and always new things to try! Woodmont blends both an indoor and outdoor curriculum to keep the campers active and entertained. Field trips, special events, guest appearances, and talent shows that parents are invited to are some of the things campers look forward to the most. With everything they have to offer, Woodmont Summer Program is easily one of the best choices around.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 2:19 PMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 29, 2021Comment
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming – it’s time for Spring Cleaning! Now, to the Boca homeowner, this may describe spring, summer, autumn, and winter. However, “Year-Long Cleaning” feels like non-stop chores. Nevertheless, here are our top 5 spring cleaning tips for your Boca Raton home!
#1 Change Your HVAC Filters
It’s no coincidence that Florida became more populous around the same time A/C became cheaper and more commonplace. With temperatures that can hover around 83 degrees Fahrenheit on an August night, we Boca homeowners run our HVAC systems 24-hours a day. That means constant air circulation that will clog your HVAC Filters with hair, dust, and our infamous pollen. Forgot to change your filters every three months? Prepare yourself for a bitter reminder as your electricity costs continue to creep as your central unit works harder and harder to keep your home habitable!
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 28, 2021Comment
Updated (12/07/2021) - Boca Lago Golf & Country Club was added to our blog.
Whether you’re looking to jumpstart your weekend with a 7:00 am tee-time, or want to make the most of a lazy Tuesday afternoon, our Boca Raton golf courses will help you make the most of your valuable leisure time.
Located in the westernmost point of the Boca area and nestled next to the legendary Everglades, Osprey Point Golf Course is considered to be one of the best public courses in Palm Beach County. The course boasts 3 immaculate 9-hole courses: The Raven, The Falcon, and The Hawk, and those looking for a challenge can expect longer links and tricky bunkers. When it comes to golfing in Boca, Osprey Point's scenic fairways and the occasional wildlife sighting make it a true Floridian experience.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 3:29 PMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 27, 2021Comment
Boca Raton is one of the best cities in America for dog owners. With its open spaces, spectacular dog park and beaches, and extensive footpaths, Boca Raton is a dog owner's paradise. With areas like Mizner Park and the Royal Palm Plaza open to foot traffic, outdoor dining is a hot topic in Boca Raton - no pun intended. Check out these 4 dog-friendly restaurants we recommend visiting!
With a dog in its logo, Tucker Duke's is one of the most popular fast-casual restaurants in Boca Raton. Tucker Duke's specializes in burgers and American pub fare, with gourmet inflections of flavor and modern gastropub innovations adding an exciting twist.
Luff's Fish House brings the Key West vibe to Boca Raton. With a wide array of classic fried fish house favorites, gourmet filets, and sandwiches for all tastes, Luff's Fish House offers an open-air, Keys-style dog friendly dining option.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:07 PMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 26, 2021Comment
Did you know some of the best wine bars can be found right here in Boca Raton? But what makes a great wine bar? Selection? Atmosphere? The tapas and sides?. It is about sharing the enjoyment of sipping a glass of wine with friends and family. It is about the atmosphere, the overall experience from the moment you set foot inside to the moment you leave. It is about taking your palate on an adventure of new taste and flavor. Check out some of our favorite choices we recommend for new people visiting or moving to Boca Raton.
Featuring over 50 wines by the glass, bottle, or case, Pat’s Wine Bar in Boca Raton is your neighborhood gourmet bistro and wine bar. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or looking to expand your palate, you will be able to discover some pretty unique and uncommon international fine wines from the small-batch vintner. There is something here for everyone from reds, whites, even a bit of bubbly, you can enjoy your wine journey in this laid back and relaxed atmosphere.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:22 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 25, 2021Comment
Boca Raton is renowned for its kosher and kosher-style cuisine. With many northeasterners now calling South Florida home, kosher food has found its home in Boca Raton. For blintzes, babkas, bagels, bialys, and more, you can find them at these outstanding restaurants!
The name alone should give it away. Flakowitz Bagel Inn is a two-location mainstay once featured on the famous Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives hosted by the legendary Guy Fieri. Located on the five point juncture of Federal Highway and 20th St, Boca Raton's Flakowitz Bagel Inn is a no-nonsense, New York Style Jewish Deli featuring classics such as pastrami on rye, handmade knishes, and more common breakfast classics such as omelets, eggs benedict, and french toast.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:17 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 24, 2021Comment
Coffee shops have grown to be a staple of a thriving community. Whether you love a warm morning brew before work or enjoy burning the midnight oil at one of Boca Raton's local coffee shops, there's a place for you to study, cozy up, and enjoy the environment. We asked the Champagne & Parisi office team to tell us their favorite choices. Check out our list of some of the best coffee shops in Boca Raton.
Mane Coffee was founded by Boca Native and coffee enthusiast Daniel Karram. As a teenager, he baked and sold bread throughout his neighborhood, showing an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. This passion is shown through his brainchild: Mane Coffee - a 1,500 square foot indoor/outdoor cafe that's been very popular with local businesses. The long tables and open indoor space affords lots of opportunities for meetings and important rendezvous.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 11:59 PMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 23, 2021Comment
Whether you’ve had a long day at the office or you’re on vacation with your friends, happy hour is the time to relax, unwind, and catch great deals on your favorite drinks and small bites. After a long day working with new families moving to Boca Raton, our agents tipped us off about where they love to go. We have compiled a list of the best happy hour restaurants in Boca Raton that are all worth a visit!
A hidden gem in Mizner Park, The Yard House is great for those looking for the ultimate beer selection. A casual and down-to-earth environment with great outdoor seating, this might be the perfect place to unwind after a hard day at work. Happy hour specials include the half price on all pizza, select appetizers, and $2 off all draft beer, spirits & cocktails.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 8:50 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 22, 20211 Comment
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....
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 10:12 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 21, 2021Comment
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...
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:47 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 20, 2021Comment
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.
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.
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...
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:33 PMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 19, 2021Comment
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 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.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:34 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 18, 2021Comment
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
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.
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.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 12:49 PMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 17, 2021Comment
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.
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.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 3:04 PMBy Anthony Carriuolo / March 16, 2021Comment
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 -