Delray Beach is located in Palm Beach County Florida is home to roughly 68,000 residents. This beautiful coastal town is known for year-round residents as well as a lot of snowbirds. It’s been known as one of America’s most fun small towns by Rand McNally’s “Best of the Road” and rated the third happiest seaside town by Coastal Living in 2015. It covers 3 miles of beachfront property and bordered by Boca Raton, Highland Beach, and the Intracoastal Waterway. To the north is Boynton Beach is also bordered by the Gulfstream on the barrier island among the section of the mainland east of US Route 1. Over the last 20 years, the downtown area has expanded west of I-95 and East as far as the Atlantic Ocean.
As with most southern Florida coastal cities, our tropical climate keeps us a warm 75 to 90° year-round. Because we have near sea level elevation the Gulfstream shapes our climate and we have more specifically a tropical rainforest climate as February, our driest months averages about 64 mm of precipitation.
Delray Beach is not as large as neighboring Boca Raton but we do have a variety of sports and cultural attractions the draw folks to our smaller more quaint seaside community. We are home to the Delray Beach Open, the ATP world tour series for men’s professional tennis tournaments and the Delray Beach tennis center has hosted the Fed Cop, the Davis Cup and the Chris Everett pro-celebrity tennis classic. The center is a full-service tennis facility with 14 clay courts, 6 hard courts, and an 8200 seat stadium right on Atlantic Avenue. It’s one of our signature icons of downtown.
Two of the three miles of beachfront real estate is open to public access. Travel Holiday magazine named our public Valley municipal Beach is one of the top beaches in the southeastern United States. The heart of downtown known as the “Avenue” is noted for nightlife, fabulous dining, shopping, and also a destination for art fairs and street festivals throughout the year. One of the most unique features is the city allows for street legal golf carts, making travel from you next fairway to lunch offer easy. We even have a point-to-point golf cart free live service available. Downtown also has the Pineapple Growth Arts District just north of Atlantic Avenue. It has various galleries, performing arts and cultural facilities and several not-for-profit arts education organizations.
The wealth of performing arts activities and Delray Beach is practically endless. With a great school system, a wealth of academic and cultural diversity, fabulous beachfront property and a warm client year-round, why wouldn’t you want to live here full time?
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