Boca Raton is a beautiful, affluent community, known as a vacation and retirement destination. And no wonder—the sun shines constantly and the temperature is almost always in the high 70s or low 80s. Virtually every day is a beach day. Residents and students alike can enjoy swimming, skim boarding, jet skiing, boating, and other activities that take advantage of the sun and the sea.
Although not a typical college town with activities and events centered around the campus, Boca Raton is comprised of many good eateries and shopping areas, and there is always plenty for young adults to do. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach have zoos, malls, aquariums, beaches, and arts and cultural events that are just a short car ride away. Lynn University and the University of Miami are nearby, but typically students interact with mostly other FAU students.