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The suave, sophisticated Delray Beach is a major tourist destination in trendy Palm Beach County. It features two miles of award-winning beaches and has recently grown into a full-fledged live-play-work environment known as the Village by the Sea.
The buzzing coastal paradise has a size of 15.89 square miles and is currently home to 66,255 residents, which is a 10% increase since 2010.
The Village by the Sea is situated 52 miles from Miami, 20 miles from West Palm Beach and eight miles from Boca Raton. It lies 222 miles from Tampa, while New York City is a whopping 1,235 miles away.
The comfortable ocean breezes governing over Delray Beach provide a kind of relief from the tropical climate. The city gets around 235 days of sunshine per year and about 58 inches of rain annually. High temperatures in July can hover around 89°F, while January lows are generally in the high 50s.
With a healthy, vibrant, outdoor-oriented lifestyle, residents of Delray Beach enjoy mixed cultures, fantastic beaches, exciting water sports, an active night life and outstanding dining opportunities. The panoramic ocean views, grand hotels amongst seaside inns, enchanting boutiques, and fabulous galleries make its downtown core a dynamic tourist haven and an amazing place to live. In fact, the Village by the Sea was rated among “The Most Sociable Cities” and “The Most Fun Small Town in America” by USA Today.
The seasonal hurricanes can be a disadvantage of living in Delray Beach.
The median age of Delray Beach residents is 45.7 years, which is above the state average. Nearly half of its residents (43.7%) are married. Additionally, 67% of the local population is Caucasian, 25.63% is African American and 10.71% is made up of Hispanic individuals.
Living in the Village by the Sea generally costs 5% more than the national average.
Delray Beach is characterized by hassle-free access and convenience, with a large majority (77%) of its residents commuting with their own cars. The average commute time in the city is 22.2 minutes, with driving transportation here costing 9% more, on average, than the state norm. Local taxi fares cost $24 per hour.
Dining out in Delray Beach is reasonably priced, with a single meal at an inexpensive restaurant costing merely $10.50 — less than in Fort Lauderdale. A three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant is priced at $62.50 and a regular cappuccino is priced at $3.81. Local restaurant prices are 13% lower here than in Miami.
Basic utilities for a 915-square-foot apartment in Delray Beach cost $152.90 per month, which is approximately $7 less than in Miami. Monthly internet services are priced at $64.40, on average.
The average rent for an apartment in Delray Beach is $2,069 per month.
The average apartment size in Delray Beach is 1134 sq. ft.
Rent for a studio apartment in Delray Beach ranges between $1,300 and $2,397 per month.
Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Delray Beach ranges between $942 and $3,200 per month.
Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Delray Beach ranges between $1,132 and $7,000 per month.
Rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Delray Beach ranges between $2,200 and $15,000 per month.
With an unemployment rate of 4.4%, the local economy is stable and jobs in the city are projected to grow 3.39% in the near-term, with a projected 10-year growth of 41.7%.
About one-fourth of employees work in sales, office or administrative support, while more than 17% of the city’s residents work in management, finance or business.
The Palm Beach County School District is a massive local employer, with more than 21,000 workers. Office Depot employs 1,700 workers at its corporate headquarters, while Yurco/Churchill Benefit Corp. has around 500 workers at its design facility.
Palm Beach International Airport serves the city, offering 160 daily flights and 25 non-stop services to more than 25 destinations through 12 different carriers.
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Palm Beach County is the 11th-largest school district in the U.S. and the fifth-largest in the county. Notably, it has won prominent educational awards for innovative learning initiatives aimed at both children and adults. The local school system educates a total of 183,000 students speaking 150 different languages in 185 schools. Delray Beach is one of the top-performing school districts in Florida and includes 41 charter schools.
Palm Beach county is home to more than 16 different colleges and universities, most of which are geared for specific workforce training. Some of the top colleges here include Lifestyles College; Gallaudet University; Barry University; College of Health and Allied Development; and the Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology.
Boasting a full plate of cultural and natural wonders, Delray is considered to be one of the greatest culinary, entertainment and shopping destinations in South Florida. The downtown core is home to the 25-year-old Palm Beach County paintings fund at Cacace Fine Art Studio. The Crest Theater is situated on the campus at Old School Square, similar to the Fieldhouse, which is home to many amazing events. The Surfing Museum and the Delray Beach Center for Arts feature captivating local exhibits.
The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar and The Boys Farmers Market are fantastic destinations for a bit of retail therapy, while Jewelry with Edge has also become quite a shopping landmark.
The restaurants in Delray Beach are famous for their value and taste, boasting a wide range of great eats that range from budget-minded pizzas to amazingly diverse gourmet dining. For a taste of Latin gastronomy, head to the beach-side Cafe Luna Rosa or Cabana El Ray. Meanwhile, Dada offers Italian and American dishes, 50 Ocean at Boston’s on the Beach serves Mexican specials, and Scuola Vecchia Pizza E Vino is famous for its Italian cuisine.
Johnny Brown’s, Honey and Kevro’s Art Bar are some of the top spots for a night out on the town.
Delray Municipal Beach, the kid-friendly playgrounds at West Delray Regional Park and Wakodahatchee Wetlands are some of the prime spots for families with children, with the latter offering an exceptional opportunity to do a bit of bird-watching.
The city is home to a compelling golf, tennis and watersports culture. The annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic at Delray Beach Sports Complex boasts top players, and is home to the Donald Ross-designed, nationally acclaimed Delray Beach Golf Club. Dog Park and Atlantic Dunes Park attract jogging and walking enthusiasts.
November’s Wine and Seafood Festival, as well as March’s Delray Bacon & Bourbon Fest, are some of the most prominent events held in the city. Restaurant Week, Mellow Mondays and First Friday Art Walk all keep the city entertained in anticipation of the annual Delray Affair, which showcases local hospitality.
Colony Hotel, Cabana Club and Delray Beach Marriott seamlessly mix luxury accommodations with steamy nightlife and saltwater. Luxury Villas and Delray Beach House Boutique Hotel offer five-star services.
The historic campus at Old School Square, the Cornell Art Museum and the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum — which portrays the city’s colorful history from its earliest roots — should not be missed.
The Morikami Museum, Japanese Gardens and Lake Ida are the top spots for outdoor and nature attractions in Delray Beach.
The local rental market is filled with quality apartments. Landlords need to abide by the city, county and state laws, while tenants are entitled to enjoy safe common areas. Renters are protected against discrimination based on race, gender, national origin, religion or physical disability. If the opposite occurs, discrimination by the landlord can result in severe penalties.