Beyond the pristine location, the Ocean Ridge population is relatively small, which results in low density medium multi-family housing options and luxury waterfront estates.
Data from the latest census shows that Ocean Ridge has a population of approximately 1,878 people. There are 875 households and 494 families living in the city. The racial demographics of the city are composed primarily of white racial ethnicity, but there are small percentages of African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, and other races among the population. Of the households, 52.1% consist of married couples living together, 3.5% have a female homeowner with no husband, and 43.5% were non-families.
The town’s population is primarily within the age range of twenty-five to sixty-five. The medium income for a household tends to waver around $70,625 annually. For families this number increases to $99,184. The primarily spoken language among residents is English, but there are small percentages of Spanish, French, German, Persian, and Italian speaking residents as well.
The median price for homes in Ocean Ridge is $651,000. Many of the homes here are large waterfront estates which showcase all of today’s modern luxuries, along with a one-of-a-kind ocean view. These tend to start at $1 million and sell for up to $13 million. There are also condos available starting in the mid $100,000’s range and up.
Ocean Ridge was originally founded in 1931 as part of Boynton Beach, and the greater city of Boynton. In 1894, Major Nathan S. Boynton took a tour of the area and decided to establish the Boynton Beach Hotel in 1897. Disputes over property taxes and rising debt plagued the town in its early years.
In 1937, the Town Commission met for an emergency meeting where they would change Boynton Beach’s name. This was due to mail being sent to Daytona Beach instead because of the similar names. The daughter of the mayor at the time, Marion White Bird, suggested the name “Ocean Ridge.” For choosing the name she won a contest and the name was changed in 1939. The town of Boynton itself changed to “Boynton Beach.”
There are several third-party owned and operated parks within the city of Ocean Ridge. These parks each offer a wide range of facilities and amenities. More detailed information can be found about each park below:
This beach is a mere half-mile north from Ocean Avenue. It is open from sunrise until 9PM each day. During daytime hours lifeguards are on duty, and there are rental options for amenities like beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys. Facilities like benches, bike racks, showers, pavilions, restrooms, and a volleyball court are also present.
The nearby Sand Dollar Cafe offers plenty of refreshments for those who work up an appetite swimming in the soothing waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Located on Ocean Boulevard, this park includes 1,100 feet of Intracoastal Waterway frontage, in addition to 600 feet of guarded beach frontage. There are various amenities available here such as rentals for boat slips, a jetty with an ocean overlook, a snack bar, and a seating pavilion. The park is open from sunrise to sunset, with inlet fishing being permitted 24 hours a day.
If you’re looking for a more separated beach area, this is the place for you. This area is composed of unguarded beach frontage, outdoor showers, and parking. It’s the perfect place to take a walk on the beach at sunrise, or just as the sun sets over the ocean.
This untouched oasis is located at the end of Corrine Street and can be accessed via walking, biking, or by boat. While it does not have amenities or drinking water on site, it is a perfect opportunity to see the natural beauty of Ocean Ridge at its finest.
There are 2 primary and secondary schools in Ocean Ridge. One of the highest rated ones is Forest Park Elementary School which is home to 552 students. This coastal community offers something for everyone, which is why the luxury Ocean Ridge real estate options are in such high demand. The perfect home is waiting for you, it’s time to find it.
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