Boca Del Vista

Posted by: on May 4, 2010 | 3 Comments

For those of you who have no idea what that means, sorry but you missed Seinfeld. For the rest of us (and Barry, that means you), you know exactly what I mean .

So, this morning I was driving around in South Palm Beach County – Boca, Delray, Boynton. I was noticing the names of all the communities in this area and how unoriginal some of them are.

Bocaire, Delaire, Belaire – all right next to each other. I believe the  original was Palmaire but that’s in some other airea (get it?). As for Belaire, must be a common theme for the upper class as there’s the famous one in LA and the not so famous one in Livingstein, NJ. Actually, we now have more than one in that area.

There’s the names that exude old time waspish endeavors – Hunters Run, Quail Run (I believe Dick Cheney wants a place there) and The Polo Club. Or Admiral’s Cove where I am sure there no admirals but plenty of treasure, sunken or otherwise.  Kings Point and Gramercy Square to remind you of life back in NY. Romance language names like Boca Teca, Boca Lago and San Marco.

Before I sign off, one question.  Are you the master of your domain?


  1. Kelly Lux
    May 5, 2010

    Ira, good job with the blog…reminds me that I need to put your post up on mine. It’s been on my desk for months :|. I’m going to subscribe so I can get a little doses of Ira on a regular basis. Hope you are all doing well ~ Kelly

  2. Vicky Omeltchenko
    May 8, 2010

    I love the blob….. I finally met my match… I write exactly the way you do. You make my checks hurt from laughing so much… Keep it up Ira

  3. Adrienne Bergen
    May 8, 2010

    You were here and did not call…. did you miss all the Valencias on your tour of community names. This Israeli builder wanted us to think we were in Europe…. he is up to 7 communities now with that name–lakes, isles, falls, palms, shores, pointe and reserve, all in Delray and Boynton. Liked your observations, gave me a giggle….