and I were
hanging out with Mark, Kelly
and Adam when I suggested we take a
walk. It was an option earlier in the evening but we found ourselves
and finally back at Mark's. All
agreed except for Adam, and after a long conversation about which vehicle
Adam would drive home, either the Mitubishi SUV
or the BMW 325i (he was renting both, but lending one
of them to Mark—don't ask, long story) he left (in the BMW 325i as he had
a date later on) and the rest of us took a walk through residential Boca
We ended up in a section of Boca Raton just east of FAU where
Mark and Kelly showed Spring and I an abandoned
section of Boca Raton which was very interesting.
It seems that during the late 60s/early 70s a developer had built some roads
and put up four demo homes in this particular area and thought he could get
approximately $100k per home, when homes in that area at that time were
going for $50k-$70k per home. No one bought in, and after awhile the demo
homes were knocked down and the area left to itself.
The roads are still there but are mostly overgrown and you can't even see
the area from the populated roads immediately around it. Water and
electrical services are still there; it's just waiting for some developer to
buy the land and start building, but we decided to head back there during
the day to take pictures and document the area before anything happens to
It's about the closest you'll get to a post-Apocalyptic Boca Raton
in Boca Raton, and I'm amazed it's been like this for so long.
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