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Why Boca Raton, Florida is the Healthiest Place to Raise a Child

I’m a mom. And I live in Boca Raton. Hooray! I personally think our town has everything you need (and more) to raise an awesome kid. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be writing this blog. But where do we stand when it comes to health? Boca Raton, Florida is the healthiest place to raise a child. Or is it?

I reached out to the board certified pediatricians at Boca VIPediatrics to find out the facts…

Here are our Top 5 reasons why Boca Raton is the healthiest place to raise a child:

1. An Abundance of Outdoors

While the rest of the country is shoveling snow and avoiding being outdoors to get out of the cold, here in Boca we’re flip flop-clad and loving fun in the sun with our kids (wearing sunscreen, of course!).

From Sugar Sand Park, to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, to playing on the sand at some of the best beaches, there are dozens of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with your family year-round. “As a Boca native, I love re-visiting these places as an adult and discovering new spots with my family,” says Dr. Rudnick.

Research has shown that spending more time outdoors and engaging in physical activity can reduce the risk for childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. It can also can boost school performance and standardized test scores. The ability to wear flip flops year-round is definitely a perk!

Mango picking in Florida
Dr. Rudnick of Boca VIPediatrics and his daughter picking backyard mangos
2. The Best Pediatric Care Around

One of the best parts about raising a family in Boca and the surrounding areas is the access to top healthcare and doctors. One reason we never want to leave is the game-changing care of our favorite Boca Raton pediatricians, Boca VIPediatrics.

Boca Raton, Florida is the healthiest place to raise a child according to Boca VIPediatrics

If you’re raising kids in Boca, the very first call you need to make is to Boca VIPediatrics. {Warning! Spots go quickly!} These top-notch pediatricians have families that travel to see them from near and far, or sometimes not even at all with the added perk of their virtual care, putting your pediatrician in your pocket 24/7.

A membership model of care, you’ll have the benefit of:
  1. No wait times & private office visits {they schedule just one family at a time, so you won’t see any other families at their office or have unnecessary exposure to germs)
  2. Text, Email, Call, or Virtual Visit with your family’s private pediatrician who knows your children best (you’ll see the same doctor who knows your children)
  3. Send pictures of rashes/bug bites, etc. or videos of coughs, etc. directly to your pediatrician and save an office visit for simple questions that always go directly to your pediatrician
  4. Longer, unhurried visits with your doctor + always same day sick visits
  5. House calls for newborn care
  6. Drive-thru sick visits, COVID-19 testing, and curbside care available for convenience and to limit exposure
  7. The most beautiful & immaculate office with special full-office HEPA air filtration system, designed to kill 99% of virus in the air.
  8. Fan-favorite board-certified pediatricians with the best reviews in town! We love Dr. Rudnick, Dr. Alex, and Dr. Fisch!

To learn more about Boca VIPediatrics membership, visit them at or call (561) 923-9635.

Boca Raton, Florida is the healthiest place to raise a child according to Boca VIPediatrics
Private “Baby Star” exam suite & lactation lounge at Boca VIPediatrics
Boca Raton, Florida is the healthiest place to raise a child according to Boca VIPediatrics
The “Rock Star” exam suite at Boca VIPediatrics
Boca Raton, Florida is the healthiest place to raise a child according to Boca VIPediatrics
Boca VIPediatrics makes house calls for newborn care or urgent, after-hours care
Boca Raton, Florida is the healthiest place to raise a child according to Boca VIPediatrics
The Boca VIPediatrics “non” waiting room! The always private appointments means that you won’t see any other families at the office–no wait times, and no unnecessary exposure to germs!
3. A City That Values Its Future

The Boca Raton City Council, led by Mayor Scott Singer, is truly a team of leaders who cares about keeping Boca a nationwide front-runner to raise a family.

Through the City’s support of education and after-school activities, children have the opportunity to play and learn in safe environments provided by the city. Parents can also take advantage of the city’s fire department, which frequently hosts family safety events.

Boca also houses a number of nonprofits that boost education, literacy, and safety. These include Child Rescue Coalition, PJ Library, and Young Entrepreneur’s Academy through the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

4. Culture for the Kiddos

Bringing up a well-rounded child aids in increasing the emotional, social, and scholastic performance potential.

Here in Boca, we’re fortunate enough to have amazing theaters, museums, gardens, art festivals, and other cultural venues where children can be exposed to a vast variety of arts and culture. On any given weekend, there are a slew of family-friendly options around town to immerse your children in, and help grow their minds.

Whether it’s a class at Organic Movements, a leisurely stroll through Morikami Gardens, or the Annual Festival of the Arts at Mizner Park, the more you can expose your children to the arts, the more enriched they can become!

5. Enviable Education Options

Boca Raton, Florida is the healthiest place to raise a child and it also boasts an excellent public school system. Many of which are A-rated, as well as 16 private schools! The right education for your children is available here, no matter which option you choose.

We are also fortunate enough to have two fantastic universities (FAU and Lynn University) within our city, which provide higher learning opportunities. Additionally, FAU offers dual enrollment opportunities for high school students to earn college credit. This unique opportunity gives Boca’s students a competitive edge when applying to colleges and universities.

Florida Atlantic University

Sponsored: This Boca Raton, Florida is the healthiest place to raise a child blog post was sponsored by Boca VIPediatrics. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. 

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Michelle Olson-Rogers is the founder of Modern Boca Mom, a leading lifestyle site for the stylish & modern South Florida mommy. features local businesses, events, lifestyle and family travel options and was the proud winner of the 2019 Florida Blog Con Sunshine Award in the “Favorite Events/Neighborhood Blogger” category. Michelle is also a regular contributor to Boca Raton magazine.

In addition to blogging, Michelle also serves as the Director of Communications and Community Outreach for Grandview Preparatory School, a private PK3-Grade 12 independent school in east Boca Raton. Her successful “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” program has been running there year-round since 2014.


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