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Are Boca Raton residents lazy or lucky?

Posted by Gloria Singer on Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 6:15pm.

Are you kidding me? Realtor.com thinks Boca is the laziest city in the US!

Vintage Boca Raton

I am completely baffled by Realtor.com’s conclusion that Boca Raton is the #1 City for lazy people. In their URL, they actually referred to us as lazy bums! Of course, in the description, R.com actually made Boca sound fabulous. I mean, what’s so bad about this?:

With an average temperature of 77 degrees Fahrenheit and 231 sunny days out of the year, it’s all too easy to be a beach bum in Boca Raton. The southern Florida city known for its wealthy and polished lifestyle is sometimes dubbed “the Beverly Hills of Florida.” And despite its perennial status as a punch line in “Seinfeld”-esque routines about geriatrics, the place has a surprisingly young and chill vibe.

In Boca Bash, there’s the massive full-day, music-drenched floating party on the Boca Inlet. Feel like going to the gym? No, you don’t. If you want to exercise, take a stroll in one of the area’s many malls—Town Center Mall, Mizner Park, and Royal Palm Plaza—instead. You’re welcome.

Some of the criteria used to determine this distinguished position are: number of spas; number of restaurants with delivery service; the percentage of homes with a hot tub or spa, number of hours of sleep, etc. Clearly their definition of lazy is a bit warped. According to Dictionary.com, lazy means “averse or disinclined to work, activity or exertion”. Seems to me that perhaps the folks at Realtor.com are describing places with a high quality of life and high standard of living rather than lazy. They alluded to such in the article by implying that the cities that made their list have a good work-life balance. I’m just not really sure what’s wrong with any of this.

Boca Raton has become a top destination for home buyers because of our appealing lifestyle. Not just for “snowbirds”, our area has some of the top public and private schools in the state, and Florida Atlantic University is becoming a world-class university with massive growth. We have a burgeoning business climate with many tech companies moving or opening offices here. Add to that the gorgeous beaches, excellent restaurants, and recreational activities such as boating, scuba diving, golf, tennis, and cycling, and at least to me you have anything but a place for lazy folk.

Of course we are in great company, because some other great cities such as San Francisco, Boulder, and Miami also made the list of the top ten cities for lazy people! What do you think? Lazy or lucky? Please add your thoughts in the comments below...

Here is the city of Boca's response:  

Gloria Singer is the Broker of Boca Expert Realty, a boutique Boca Raton real estate company with a focus on professional service and an unparalleled customer experience. Our select agents are amongst the top performing professionals in the field. Visit www.BocaExpert.com for information on Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach real estate and to connect with an expert in the local market. 

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