33486, Camino Gardens Homes for Sale – Boca Raton Florida

Camino Gardens Real Estate, Boca Raton FloridaOn January 17, 1951, John Pedersen purchased the 350-acre palmetto patch for about $25 an acre at auction from the town of Boca Raton. He set about fulfilling his dream of creating a theme park of “Africa, U.S.A.” Of his 350 acres, he chose the northern portion, the 177 acres now known as the subdivision Camino Gardens, as the site for his park. Fruit trees from all over the tropical world were imported including exotic trees and shrubs which Pedersen imported remain today and may still be seen in Camino Gardens’ “Park at the Lake”.

In September, 1961, the park which had been one of America’s best known tourist attractions for eight years, was closed. The following month Pedersen sold his 177 acres to developers.

Camino Gardens features more than 431 single-family, ranch-style homes in Boca Raton. Many homes also include private docks! The community is located near downtown Boca Raton with its many excellent schools, shopping centers, the beaches and I-95.

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