The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 132
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 132

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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.16 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10, 1968 1 ' ""5 i-vrf-r;j. ' ''as'"sij T.l. r' mm..,"., .'m... (U. ". 'iit',3 ..''Z' "C't-' , " . x. - a lovely setting for pretty Jane Feener, pictured here on one of the club's two golf courses. SUN LOVERS' PARADISE A gracefully leaning palm tree overhead and the lavish Boca Raton Hotel and Club in the background provide f Boca Raton Is Booming! Church, Inc., a non-denominational church of over 1,000 members and winter conference center. A much used 2,500 seat auditorium and winter motel facilities to accommodate some 350 guests make it the reputed largest Bible winter conference center in America. Bibletown is one of 24 churches vithin the 17.5 square mile area of this predominantly residential community. There are, in addition, 64 fraternal and civic organizations. Lavish in appearance with a Spanish decor, the $22 million world-famous Boca Raton Hotel and Club attracts the wealthy and famous to Boca Raton each winter. Presently, construction of a $14 million guest tower and convention center addition is taking shape at the palm-hidden pink palace, golfing home of proSamSnead. For the sports minded, particularly the football buff, some 20 miles north of here. A mushrooming job market, which has come into being primarily with the establishment here of Florida Atlantic University and, more recently, International Business Machines, is attracting white collar residents from all parts of the United States and abroad. FAU, the first senior state university In the county (no freshmen or sophomores), expects an enrollment of 5,000 students this fall and a faculty and staff of about 500. IBM presently employs about 800 workers. In addition to these two burgeoning Institutions, Boca Raton is the locale of Marymount College, a Catholic private school which expects to enroll this fall up to 475 students, both men and women, and St. Andrews School for Boys, an Kplscopul private school where an enrollment of 250 is predicted for this fall. Boca Raton is the home of Bibletown Community By DAVID TATH AM BOCA RATON To put it bluntly, Boca Is booming. It has a booming population, a booming educational community, a booming high-level economy and a booming residential attractiveness which are all sending building permit requests soaring. Anyone familiar with the burgeoning development and bright prospects of Boca Raton can't help but become enthused. Just look at the record. Since I960 the population has swollen from something over 6,000 to near 25,000. Boca Raton today is the fastest growing and the second-largest city In a fast-growing Palm Beach County. The census people project a population of around 40,000 by W75. They predict that within 15 years or so Boca Raton will surpass West Palm Beach, v 1.. .:' ::n-:. i Stad Photo hv .Inhnnv N li klai i SURF AND SOLITUDE This lone surf fisher- anglers are common along the undeveloped man calmly waits to see what the glistening- beaches of the Palm Beach County coast. Pictur- waters of the Atlantic will have to offer in the ed is Manhattan Beach in Riviera Beach, way of game fish. The silhouetted figures of surf " SOmWING fOR mRYOM MRU Boca has a loud bark. Each July and August, the Miami Dolphins of the American Football League come tramping Into town and take up training residence at St. Andrews. And with the Super Bowl game set for Miami again this year, the AFL winner is again to train at the school the first week of January. An added football spectacle was served up this past winter when the Detroit Lions roared into Boca Raton to appear before the cameras for the filming of "The Paper Lion," released this fall. Again St. Andrews was the football set. Polo is big around Boca as reflected In the large crowds who attend Royal Palm Polo each Sunday afternoon during the winter months. Golf too is a booming pastime here. Within easy driving distance are no less than a dozen golt courses. Already a major county showpiece, Boca Raton nevertheless is still considered in the baby stage with the big boom yet to be heard. Consider the magnitude of some of the headline announcements for the Boca Raton area made within this past year alone: Plans were announced by the Arvida Corp. for developing a $500 million golf and apartment community immediately west of the city, to be called Boca West. Some 4,000 apartment units are to be built under a cluster concept around four golf courses. Plans were announced by a Miami firm to develop a $6 million 476-unit apartment complex next to the new 110-bed Boca Raton Community Hospital Plans were announced by a national concern for developing a $1.5 million medical center and convalescent home opposite the hospital. Plans were announced by another national concern to develop a 1,850 unit apartment complex with adjoining shopping area in still another area close to the hospital. ' Plans were announced by a south Florida developer for a $25 million mobile home area, to be the largest in the nation, for a 1,000 acre tract southwest of the city limits. Many other projects were launched in 17, such as commercial air service from the Boca Raton airport to West Palm Beach and Miami plus groundbreaking of the mammoth $100,000 Boca Teeca condominium and golf course development. Boca Raton is considered a cultural-education center, featuring many plush waterway subdivisions with homes In the $20,(1X1 to $;!U,000 bracket and We Invite You To Use Our Many Services to Surfing hat blottomad into a vary popular iport Thay'rt fun to watch, if you hoiitatt to try it. Air view of uniqu rivir to ectan facility, Houw of Rdfugt, built in 1875. Martin County hat bacoma gathering placo popular among young paopla. oul ---- - . FNj' Ja.. Jtfc V PASSBOOK SAVINGS CERTIFICATE SAVINGS HOME MORTGAGE LOANS CONSTRUCTION LOANS PASSBOOK LOANS MORTGAGE INSURANCE HOME IMPROVEMENT LOANS SAVINGS BY MAIL DRIVE-IN TELLER WINDOWS MONEY ORDER CHECKS U.S. SAVINGS BONDS NIGHT DEPOSITORY NOTARY PUBLIC TRAVELERS' CHECKS AMPLE PARKING FACILITIES KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF af 1 ; T?p ' J On many a flat calm day in mid-iummor, comparativaly tmall craft fish tha Ihra mila raafi for tailt, othar gamo fiiri usually found in 'itraam. Viawad from acroii Highway A I A, Tha Elliott Muiaum, unique in tha world. low property taxes (millage rate for 1967 was 6.85). City officials have made it clear that Boca Raton is to remain a predominantly residential community, backed by light industry and supporting services. Building and zoning codes are very stringent. Because of the city's surging growth and exciting projected future, a municipal master plan is being prepared by a Tampa planning consultant to guide local officials in zoning and development mutters. Strict codes have already kept a $40 million air-conditioned shopping mall from being constructed on North Federal Highway here, an indication of officials' concern with future traffic and development matters. But, to sum up. as Planning Director Walter Young put it, "Boca Raton Is the strictest city that I know of. But it's one of the best developed and most promising too." 1118 "federal Martin County Commissioners Welcome You! We ore. . .a comparatively young county and a particularly vigorous one. . .we are twice, yea, thrice-blessed. . .already famous as a year-round vacation spot for the discriminating, we have agricultural benefits unexcelled in Florida, with citrus, flowers and cattle in our broad lands off the coast. . .our industries are of the highest type, clean, growing, and we're proud of them. . . Martin County offers a friendly tax climate, too. . .has a school system far above the average for counties its size. . .come for a visit or a life time. . .you'll agree with our viewpoint, we feel sure. MARTIN COUNTY BOARD of COMMISSIONERS COUNTY SLAT STUART, FLORIDA i i 1 v l BRANCH OFFICES: 1300 LANTANA ROAD, IANTANA 901 S. FED. HWY., BOYNTON BEACH

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