Camino Gardens Boca Raton Homes for Sale

Camino Gardens Boca Raton features more than 421 single-family, ranch-style houses in East Boca Raton. About 40% of the homes are situated on the waterfront and some include private docks.  This boating community is located just minutes from downtown Boca Raton and the ocean. This is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in East Boca Raton with its many excellent schools, proximity to the best shopping centers, the beaches and I-95.

Whether you prefer the beach or boating lifestyle or enjoying all the culture and amenities that  Boca Raton has for you, you will have the best of all worlds here. In addition, Camino Gardens Boca Raton is located 30 minutes South of Palm Beach and 30 minutes North of Fort Lauderdale.  You can experience all that these exciting cities of So. Florida have to offer.

Camino Gardens Boca Raton has a very special rich history. In 1951, it was John Pedersen’s vision to create a theme park.  Of the 350-acre palmetto patch that he bought at auction from the town of Boca Raton for $25 an acre, John Pedersen created “Africa U.S.A.” The 177 acres of the northern portion is now known as Camino Gardens. John Pedersen imported exotic fruit trees and shrubs from all over the world.  In 1952, his son, Jack, crossed the South Atlantic to bring in a cargo of about a hundred animals from Kenya and Tanganyika Territory. The Opening Day of “Africa, U.S.A.” in 1953 was filled with fanfare and hoopla as local dignitaries welcomed this new attraction to Boca Raton. The site drew over 2000 visitors a day.

The park was one of America’s best-known tourist attractions for eight years, but was closed in 1961. The following month Pedersen sold his 177 acres to developers. This is now the site of Camino Gardens Boca Raton. Some of the ambiance of the park still remains today among the lush trees and beautiful landscape.

In March 2003, The Camino Gardens Association placed a plaque to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Africa USA. The plaque reads as follows;  “At this site in 1953, John D. Pedersen and his family established “Africa USA,” a major Boca Raton tourist attraction for nearly a decade.  Dedicated by the Camino Gardens Association in March 2003 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Africa, USA.”

Read about the detailed history of Africa U.S.A. at http://africa-usa.com.

Whether you’re looking for Boca Raton homes for sale, or Camino Gardens homes for sale specifically, you’ll surely find a very special place to call home.

When you’re ready to work with a professional, take advantage of my Boca Raton and Camino Gardens market knowledge to streamline your home purchase.  Call me at 561-251-7252, or use the form below to send an email!

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Boca Raton Boating Communities

Boca Raton homes for sale have something for everyone.  And, that’s truly the case with the homes for sale in Boca Raton’s boating communities – from updated single-family homes to magnificent Mediterranean Style Estates. Dockage is available for your boat in many of these neighborhoods.  Life on Boca Raton’s waterfront is everything you can imagine. If you love boating, sail on the intracoastal or go deep sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.  Large and small yachts dot the intracoastal waterways and marinas.

Boca Raton’s Boating Communities offer the lifestyle avid boaters seek.  Access is available from the wide intracoastal to the ocean at the Boca Inlet. Many communities do not have fixed bridges. (Please request information on each separate community).

From our historic Boca Raton Resort & Club to the exciting nightlife including five star restaurants, notable art museums, golf courses, theaters, and world class shopping, Boca Raton has it all.  In addition, many of the private and public schools are exceptionally rated.

Whether you prefer the beach or boating lifestyle or enjoying all the culture and amenities that East Boca Raton has for you, you will have the best of all worlds here. In addition, Boca Raton is located 30 minutes South of Palm Beach and 30 minutes North of Fort Lauderdale.  You can experience all that these exciting cities of So. Florida have to offer.

Boca Raton’s Boating Communities can provide everything you need for an exceptional waterfront lifestyle.  You can see homes for sale in these Boca Raton boating communities on our main website.

These communities have larger boat docks: Bel Marra, Boca Bay Colony, Walkers Cay At Boca Bay, Caribbean Keys, Harbour East, Lake Rogers, Por La Mar, Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Sanctuary.

The communities of Boca Harbour, Blue Inlet, Palm Beach Farms, Boca Marina and Camino Gardens also have docks for your boats.

Call me at 561-251-7252 to learn about the dock sizes in these communities,  and to see the homes for sale.  Or, if you’d prefer, use the form below to send an email.

Michele


East Boca Raton Homes for Sale

East Boca Raton waterfront is one of the most sought after locations in So. Florida.  The gorgeous Atlantic Ocean beaches, wide intracoastal waterway, picturesque parks, superb golf courses and exceptional restaurants and nightlife make this City world famous.

 The special East Boca Raton waterfront homes for sale have something for everyone – From updated single-family homes to magnificent Mediterranean Style Estates. Dockage is available for your boat in many areas.  Life on East Boca Raton’s waterfront is everything you can imagine and this vibrant city is known the world over. If you love boating, sail on the intracoastal or go deep sea fishing in the Atlantic Ocean.  Many simply enjoy sitting on the pristine beaches or taking a dip in their pool overlooking the waterways.

 Prices in today’s “buyers market” are well below their peak of just a few years ago, and offer unprecedented value starting at the $500,000 to well over several million for waterfront single family homes. The schools, both public and private, are exceptional and obtain high ratings. Location Location Location – Boca Raton is nestled between two major airports, Palm Beach International Airport and Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Some of our desirable waterfront communities include:  Boca Marina Yacht Club, Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, Boca Harbour, Bel Marra, Bel Lido Isle, Camino Gardens, Boca Bay Colony, The Sanctuary, Palm Beach Farms among many others

Call Michele now to start living the East Boca Raton lifestyle and see the homes for sale.

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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