Delray Beach

In the southeast corner of Palm Beach County on the Atlantic seashore, a village by the sea that began as an agricultural community in 1895 has become one of Florida’s most popular destinations for visitors, new families and seasonal residents.

The City of Delray Beach encompasses slightly over 16 square miles with a permanent population of nearly 65,000 and growing.  Over the past decade, renewal and re-development efforts in Delray Beach have resulted in recognition as the All-America City in 1993 and 2001, the Blue Wave designation for our clean and beautiful beaches and hailed by city planners around the nation as a model for growth management.

All these accolades can be attributed to the significant involvement of the residents of Delray Beach.  Every citizen of this City can claim authorship to an unparalleled quality of life in a very diverse community that works in concert for an even better future.

 

Places To Visit and Things To Do

Delray Beach has a variety of places and activities that will keep you and family very busy. These places vary from beaches and marina to a vibrant downtown area and park system.

Downtown Delray Beach

Delray’s 100ft Christmas Tree

For 20 years, the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority is proud to have been one of many to fund and sponsor this holiday tradition that fills our downtown with such joy!

You are invited to spend your nights and days this season shopping, dining and being merry.

For more information about this event visit the Delray’s 100 foot Christmas Tree website.

Delray Beach Green Market

The GreenMarket is a Saturday morning destination as an open air marketplace offering everything from off-the-vine produce, just-picked citrus and fragrant baked goods to fresh cut flowers, blooming plants and unique taste treats.

Learn more by visiting the Delray Beach Community Development Agency‘s website

TEDx Delray Beach

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.”

For more information visit the TEDx Delray Beach website

Parks

West Delray Regional Park

West Delray Regional Park is located at 10875 Atlantic Avenue has offers over 313 acres of fun and activities which include archery, biking, equestrian, radio-controled vehicles, and mountain bike trials.

Visit the West Delray Regional Park website for more information and a complete activities list.

 Morikami Gardens

The Morikami Gardens named Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew, The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Japanese Gardens, were designed to be a living exhibit complementing the Museum.

Here in Roji-en, designer Hoichi Kurisu has striven to create a garden complex for the new millennium. Its six distinct gardens are inspired by, but are not replicas of, famous gardens of Japan. Kurisu has created a unique garden conceived and constructed in the spirit of the masters.

Visit the  Morikami Gardens website for more information.

Restaurants

Deck 84

t Deck 84, legendary South Florida restaurateur Burt Rapoport brings Casual American waterfront restaurant dining to Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. Adjacent to the Atlantic Avenue bridge in Delray Beach, our waterfront restaurant, Deck 84, offers fresh sophistication with vibrant aquatic blue and orange hued interiors designed to embrace and complement Florida’s resort-themed lifestyle.

Modern tropical interiors and interactive additions including a dynamic water “bubble wall,”  along with an exquisite outdoor deck area perfect for live entertainment sets Deck 84 apart from other restaurants on Atlantic Avenue. Sun-kissed water, boats, and patio seating set the scene while guests enjoy quality wines, creatively crafted cocktails and Casual American cuisine overlooking Delray’s beautiful Intracoastal Waterway.  Deck 84 makes a perfect Delray Beach waterfront restaurant, bar and lounge for vacationers, beachgoers, boaters and local residents, providing an authentic Floridian resort-style indoor and outdoor dining getaway surrounded by lush tropical landscaping.

For more information visit the Deck 84  website

Boheme Bistro

Boheme Bistro also offers an extensive selection of wines, a full bar featuring specialty martinis, irresistible desserts and popular house specialties. There is also a cozy bar, where neighborhood regulars gather for food and drinks.

Boheme Bistro blends the tradition of family, friends and good times with authentic Mediterranean and Italian cuisine encompassed in an ambiance all of it’s own.

The focus is on the food, creating an atmosphere that entices people with authentic family-style cuisine.

Visit the Boheme Bistro website for menu items, location, hours of operation and more…

Education

Delray Beach has top rated public and private schools throughout it’s geography.

Top Rated Public Schools:
Morikami Park Elementary School
Banyan Creek Elementary School
S. D. Spady Elementary School
Atlantic High School
Carver Middle School

Top Rated Private Schools:
Trinity Lutheran School
Oak School of Delray Beach
Daughter Of Zion Jr Academy

History

The first documented human activity within the area that would become the city of Delray Beach was the establishment of the Orange Grove House of Refuge by the United States Life-Saving Service, a predecessor to the United States Cost Guard, to assist survivors of shipwrecks off the coast of Florida.

In 1884, a moderately-sized group of African-American settlers began farming west of the House of Refuge and eventually built the first school in the area. In 1984, William Linton, a postmaster from Michigan, bought a large amount of land near the coast and began selling it to farmers. Seeing the success of the Linton farms, Henry Flagler built a station there for the Florida East Coast Railroad. After an especially cold winter killed many crops in 1898, William Linton left his town, and it was renamed to Delray, which means “Of the King” in Spanish. Florida officially chartered Delray in 1911.

During the 1920s, Delray’s economy shifted from the farming of pineapples and tomatoes to tourism and real estate. Modern utilities and roads were constructed, and hotels sprang up. In 1923, the area between the Florida East Cost Canal (which would later become part of the Intercoastal Waterway) and the ocean became Delray Beach, and in 1927 the towns east and west of the Canal merged under that name.

Delray Beach’s development into a tourism and residential center has continued into the modern era. The city is now home to many upscale beachside hotels and restaurants, and modern sporting and entertainment facilities exist alongside historical sites such as the former Delray Elementary School and High School built in 1913 (now Old School Square), the Cason Cottage, which was built in 1915, and the Marina Historic District, built between 1922 and 1943.

Delray Beach has a total land area of 15.37 square miles. The city’s population as of 2006 is estimated to be 64,757 people, and so its population density is about 4213 people per square mile of land. The current mayor of Delray Beach is Rita Ellis. Its sister cities are Moshi, Tanzania and Miyazu, Japan.

Delray Beach Real Estate Just For You!

  1. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,070 sq ft
    Year built: 1971
    Days on market: 0
  2. 1 bed, 1.1 baths
    Home size: 726 sq ft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 1
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 800 sq ft
    Lot size: 23.43 ac
    Year built: 1983
    Days on market: 1

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Credits:

Wikipedia website

Delray Beach Community Development Agency

Downtown Delray

TEDx Delray Beach

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation

Morikami Gardens

City of Delray Beach

Greater Schools.org

Delray Beach Bites

 

 

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