This sunny, tropical weather ensures that the area surrounding Boca West is lush with colorful, tropical foliage. Swaying palms and brilliant Royal Poinciana trees, colorful hibiscus and bougainvillea—South Florida is a mecca of bright and beautiful foliage. Bird watchers marvel at the incredible diversity of birds here, from ibis to egrets, osprey to owls. South Florida is also home to the third-largest barrier reef in the world—and the only one in the continental U.S. This incredible natural phenomenon makes you privy to a whole other world filled with colorful marine life of all kinds. Because of Boca Raton’s long history of commitment to preserving their beaches and parks, the city is a scenic, natural place to live. Lining our coast are some of South Florida’s most pristine beaches. They are stunning nature preserves and excellent places for residents to get outside and enjoy their natural surroundings. The same can be said for the numerous parks spread throughout Boca. Though many people know Boca Raton as a city devoted to luxury living, there is so much natural beauty to explore and enjoy, as well.