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More of the good life for locals, luxury-seekers in Boca Raton

The Palm Beach Post – Boca Raton is a city that conjures up images of wealth, opportunity and privilege. It already boasts country club communities, plentiful employers and some of Palm Beach County’s finest public and private schools. But as more people retire to Florida, Boca Raton is expected to be a destination for people who want to live the good life. With the city’s amenities, including beaches, a private airport, luxury homes and more office space than anywhere in the county, business and city leaders expect Boca Raton will become richer and more sophisticated.

Little by little, sections of the city are being redeveloped to make way for future residents. Take Boca West Country Club, one featuring lushly landscaped neighborhoods in a parklike setting on Glades Road just east of Florida’s Turnpike. A new condominium dubbed the Akoya recently opened in Boca West. The Akoya was a project commenced by the late Richard Siemens, a longtime business leader who helped found West Boca Medical Center and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Richard Siemens could anticipate what the community would need, said his son, Rob Siemens. As a result, the 139-unit Akoya is designed with residents of the future in mind: Ultra-luxury amenities in large condo units ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet. Prices start at $1 million, and already, the condo is 65% sold out. Buyers range from locals to residents coming to Florida from the Northeast.

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