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Realtor Hacks | 5 Ways To Maximize Your Time

The market has never been more competitive. We certainly chase quality leads and commissions, but the most valuable commodity of all tends to be overlooked: time. With a constant undersupply of properties and an oversupply of real estate professionals, only the leanest and meanest will be able to ... Read more

5 Signs Your Buyer Leads Are Ready to Buy A New Home

If you’re a real estate professional, odds are that you’re pretty good with people. You can empathize, lead small talk to the sale at hand, identify subtle clues on a buyer’s face that can help you isolate problem areas for them during a showing, etc. You could be everything ... Read more

4 Kitchen Accessories For The Modern Boca Home

We are certainly not wanting for good cuisine in Boca Raton. You could probably dine out for dinner every evening in Boca Raton and never tire of what we have to offer. Nevertheless, you didn’t buy that seaside home to use its impressive kitchen as a place to pour wine. Well, we’d hope ... Read more

Volunteer Opportunities In Boca Raton | Where to Donate Your Time

In Boca Raton, we’re blessed to have a prosperous city with a special Floridian balance of vitality and an easy-going lifestyle. We’re also a generous crowd and many of us heed the call of public service. We’re proud to boast dozens of community service organizations in Boca ... Read more

4 Ways To Spot A Good Realtor

It seems like there will always be an ample supply of real estate agents. Thanks to the booms of the 90s and the 2000s, more and more people have snagged licenses to help with a career change or augment their income from a normal day job. Even when the market is flush with inventory, there will ... Read more

Local News TV Stations

WPTV: Local news, weather, and sports for Palm Beach County, FL.
WPBF Channel 25: Your source for the latest West Palm Beach news & weather.
WPEC CBS 12: Local news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment for South Florida.
WPLG Local 10: Breaking news, weather, and sports for Miami & Fort Lauderdale
WFLX Fox 29-TV: Local news and weather for Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast
NBC 6 South Florida: South Florida local news, national news, and breaking news stories.
Local-WSVN 7 News: Local news, weather, sports, and trending stories.

Local Newspapers

Sun Sentinel
The Boca Raton Tribune
Palm Beach Post
The Coastal Star
Boca Newspaper
Delray Newspaper
South Florida Times

Local Traffic

Boca Raton Traffic & Road Conditions: LocalConditions.com
Boca Raton Traffic Conditions & Accident Report

Local Weather & Beach Conditions

National Weather Service-Local Weather
Boca Raton Interactive Weather Radar Map
Boca Raton Hourly Weather Forecast
Boca Raton 10-Day Weather Forecast
Local Beach Conditions
Boca Raton South Beach Park Webcam
Boca Inlet Webcam
Lake Boca Cam

Emergency

Police, Fire, & Ambulance: Dial 9-1-1
Poison Control1-800-222-1222
City of Boca Raton Hurricane Info & Preparedness
Citizens Information Center (*only during a hurricane emergency): 561-982-4900
Emergency Messaging Services & EnrollmentCodeRED  ALERTPBC
Boca Raton Ocean Rescue: 561-393-7820

Utilities

Comcast Xfinity- Digital Cable, Internet, & Phone: 1-800-266-2278
AT&T- Internet & Phone: 1-888-757-6500
FPL- Florida Power & Light Company: 561-994-8227
Florida Public Utilities- Natural Gas & Propane: 561-278-2636
City of Boca Raton Utility Services- Water & Wastewater: 561-338-7300
City of Boca Raton Water Billing: 561-393-7750561-393-7855 (fax)
Palm Beach County Water Utilities: 561-278-5136

City of Boca Raton Services

City of Boca Raton (City Hall): 561-393-7700
City of Boca Raton Garbage Collection Service: 561-416-3367
City of Boca Raton Recycling: 561-416-3367
Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department: 561-982-4000 (non-emergency)
Boca Raton Police Services: 561-338-1234 (non-emergency)
Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce: 561-395-4433561-392-3780 (fax)
City of Boca Raton Employment
BocaTV (Boca Raton Government Television): 561-393-7941
BocaRADIO (Boca Raton Government Radio): 1650 AM WPQJ

County Services

Florida Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles Palm Beach County
Florida DMV Online Guide
     Drivers License: 561-355-2264
     Vehicle Registration: 561-355-2622
Palm Beach County Voter Registration: 561-656-6200561-656-6287 (fax)
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
     Headquarters: 561-688-3000
     District 7-Boca Raton: 561-687-6510
Crime Stoppers Palm Beach County, Inc.800-458-8477 (tip line)
Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Exemption Services561-355-2866
Palm Beach County Tax Collector: 561-355-2264
Discover the Palm Beaches (Convention & Visitors Bureau): 561-233-3000561-233-3009 (fax)

Post Office

United State Postal Service
     Main Station Line: 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777)
USPS Location Finder

Public Libraries

Boca Raton Public Library
     Main Phone: 561-393-7852
     Downtown Library: 561-393-7852
     Spanish River Library: 561-393-7852

Palm Beach County Library System: 561-233-2600
     Main Library (West Palm Beach): 561-233-2600
     Glades Road Branch: 561-482-4554
     West Boca Branch: 561-470-1600
     Hagen Ranch Road Branch: 561-894-7500
     West Boynton Branch: 561-734-5556
     Lantana Road Branch: 561-304-4500

Highland Beach Library: 561-278-5455
Delray Beach Public Library: 561-266-0194
South County Law Library: 561-274-1440

Education

Palm Beach County Public Schools: 561-434-8000
Boca Raton Private Schools (Pre-K to High School)
A.D. Henderson University School561-297-3970 (Elementary & Middle School)
Florida Atlantic University High School561-297-4707
Florida Atlantic University561-297-3000
Lynn University: 561-237-7000; 1-800-994-LYNN 
Digital Media Arts College: 561-237-7000
Palm Beach State College: 561-967-7222

Hospitals

Boca Raton Regional Hospital: 561-955-7100
West Boca Medical Center: 561-488-8000
Delray Medical Center: 561-498-4440
North Ridge Medical Centre: 954-776-6000
Broward Health Medical Center: 954-355-4400
Broward Health North: 954-941-8300
University of Miami Hospital: 305-689-5511

Airports

Palm Beach International Airport: 561-471-7420
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport: 1-866-435-9355
Miami International Airport: 305-876-7000
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport: 954-828-4955

Public Transportation

TRI-RAIL: 800-874-7245; 954-783-6030
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AMTRAK
     Fort Lauderdale (FTL): 800-872-7245
     Hollywood (HOL): 954-921-4517
     Deerfield Beach (DFB): 954-421-1155
     Delray Beach (DLB): 800-872-7245
     West Palm Beach (WPB): 561-832-6169

Palm Tran Bus Service: 561-841-4200
Palm Tran Connection: 561-649-9838; 877-870-9849
Palm Tran Fixed Route Info: 561-841-4287; 877-930-4287

Public Park List & Info

Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District
     Sugar Sand Park561-347-3900
     Willow Theatre561-347-3948 (box office)
     Children's Science Explorium: 561-347-3912
     Gumbo Limbo Nature Center561-544-8605
     Patch Reef Park561-367-7035
     Swim & Racquet Center561-544-8540 (swim); 561-367-7095 (racquet)
     Countess DeHoernle Park
     Spanish River Park: 561-393-7815
     
Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation: 561-966-6600
     South Inlet Park: 561-966-6653
     Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park561-966-6611?
     Sandalfoot Cove Park: 561-966-6600  
     Veteran's Memorial Park: 561-966-6600
     Southwinds Golf Course561-483-1305

Dog Parks

Mizner Bark Dog Park: 561-393-7815
Bark Park Dog Beach: 561-367-7035
Canine Cove at South County Regional Park: 561-966-6600

Museums

Boca Raton Museum of Art: 561-392-2500
Boca Raton Children’s Museum: 561-368-6875
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum: 561-395-6766
Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park: 561-347-3912
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens: 561-495-0233

Shopping

Mizner Park: 561-362-0606
Town Center At Boca Raton: 561-368-6001
Royal Palm Place: 561-392-8920
Boca Center: 561-361-9804
Glades Plaza: 561-254-2292
Festival Marketplace: 954-979-4555; 1-800-353-2627
Delray Marketplace: 561-865-4613

Sports Teams

Miami Marlins: 305-626-7378
Florida Panthers: 954-835-7000
Miami Dolphins305-943-8000
Miami Heat: 786-777-3865