From its original farming roots of the 1800s, Delray Beach has grown into a vibrant city known as ‘Florida’s Village by the Sea’ and credited as one of the hottest destinations in the US to live, work and play. Delray Beach has won numerous awards and accolades including ‘All America City’ (twice), designated a ‘Tennis Town’, ‘Most Fun Small Town in America’ and one of the ‘Happiest Seaside Towns’ (Travel Channel, Rand McNally, USA Today, Coastal Magazine).
Situated 30-45 minutes from Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale International Airports, and only an hour north of Miami, Delray Beach is not only highly accessible, but boasts a perfect winter temperature range from 60s to 70+ degrees making it one of the region’s most popular destinations.
Population of Delray Beach
It is the city’s rich lifestyle that has attracted so many different people to the region including couples, retirees and families. There really is something for everyone in Delray Beach from the arts and museums to sporting activities and from food and wine to green spaces, bustling shops and a vibrant nightlife.
Activities & Events
Delray Beach enjoys a packed calendar of activities, family-friendly events and festivals include the Annual Thanksgiving Fine Art Festival, Art and Jazz on the Avenue, Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest and the Delray Beach Holiday Parade – boasting one of the largest Christmas tree displays in the area. Delray Beach is also known for its huge St Patrick’s Day celebration, the spectacular 4th July beach fireworks display and the Delray Affair; a large arts and crafts festival celebrating its 55th anniversary this year.
The arts are alive and thriving in downtown Delray Beach including The Pineapple Grove Arts District just off Atlantic Avenue where you can enjoy more than 20 galleries and public displays as you explore the area’s charming streets. Delray Beach is also famed for its award-winning eateries and Atlantic Avenue, one of the longest main streets in Florida, is packed with upscale shops, fine dining restaurants and plenty of entertainment venues.
During the winter months the Green Market sees over 60 local vendors set up their stalls in Downtown Delray Beach. The market provides residents and visitors with the opportunity to buy delicious locally grown farm-to-fork produce.
Delray Beach is famed for its idyllic outdoor life including two miles of glorious and award-winning sandy beaches where the choice of water sports and recreational activities are endless. Outdoor spaces include over 40 recreation parks, recreational wetlands at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands and over twenty quality golf clubs.
Delray Beach is proud of its unique architecture and the City has designated several neighborhoods as historic districts. In fact, Delray Beach is considered a leader in the state’s growing historic preservation movement that limits certain building activity such as height legislation that restricts high-rise condos.
More families are now making Delray Beach their home because of its family-friendly social activities and the availability of excellent educational facilities including high ranking schools, (both public and private), three nearby universities and over twenty colleges.
The Business Community
Delray Beach is also renowned for a prospering and growing business community where innovative businesses and start-up enterprizes of all sizes flourish. Creative businesses in the orange economy are flocking to Delray Beach, with a growing cluster of enterprizes in the fine and performing arts, architecture, fashion, design, and film industries. The green economy is also growing, with a number of entrepreneurs around the country relocating their clean energy and sustainable technology sector businesses to Delray Beach.
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