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Do you Know What the Intracoastal Waterway is All About?

Posted by Gloria Singer on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 3:00pm.

Image Credit: you're new to the Boca Raton area or considering moving to the area, you may have heard of the Intracoastal Waterway. This could be confusing because man non-locals think the area just sits on the Atlantic Ocean. Here's a quick explanation of what the Intracoastal Waterway is all about.

This waterway is found across the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It stretches about 3,000 miles in total and covers areas all the way from New Jersey to Florida and more. It connects the Atlantic Ocean, the Manasquan Inlet and stretches all the way around Florida to Brownsville, Texas.

The Intracoastal Waterway helps to connect many rivers, inland ports and so much more. It allows travel to areas, such as Mississippi, Alabama, Delaware, Connecticut and more. Many rivers are connected to inland ports by way of this waterway.

The portion of this waterway that stretches through the Boca Raton area provides plenty of benefits. Many residents can access the ocean from the waterway and it provides for great commutes over bridges for some workers.

The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is one of the three sections, which stretches from Brownsville, Texas to Carrabelle, Florida. The next section starts around Tarpon Springs, Florida and heads south to Fort Myers, Florida. Finally, the section that stretches through Boca Raton starts around Key West, Florida and stretches all the way to Norfolk, Virginia.

The main benefits of the waterway include safer travel, plenty of boating, more fishing and beautiful views in Palm Beach County.

Often, the waterway is called the Intercoastal Waterway, but it's really the Intracoastal Waterway. This understanding may help when it comes time to find a home, especially if you're looking for waterfront property or property with water access.

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 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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