The Top 6 Reasons to Live in Delray Beach, Florida

Have you been considering relocating to South Florida? If so, Delray Beach should be at the top of your list! Recently, this charming and historic town has been attracting new residents from all over the globe – and it’s no surprise why. Life is good in this Atlantic coastal town. When you live in Florida’s “Village by the Sea,” you’ll feel the warm and friendly atmosphere that makes Delray Beach so unique. Known affectionately to locals as simply “Delray,” this one-of-a-kind town offers a taste of small-town America – set in the tropics. 

Signature International Real Estate has long called Delray Beach home, and we would be beyond delighted to help you find your perfect Delray Beach property! Here are six great reasons why you should consider making the permanent move to Delray Beach, Florida. 

1. The People of Delray Beach

Delray Beach is home to just over 70,000 residents with a median age of 47 years old. The population here has more than doubled since the 1980s and continues to rise, with an average of about 1,000 new people relocating to Delray Beach every year. Delray’s population is incredibly diverse. This east coast town is a fantastic place for young professionals and growing families to put down roots. It’s also perfect for retirees looking to relocate permanently, as well as Northerners looking for seasonal respite from harsh winters. 

2. Small-Town Feel

There are so many reasons why this eclectic community was voted “Most Fun Small Town in America” by USA Today. While Delray Beach is constantly growing and expanding, you don’t get that big city vibe here – there are no towering skyscrapers. You will, however, find various boutiques, cafés, restaurants, historic homes and buildings, and kitschy and fun attractions. 

3. Incredible Beaches 

This might seem like a given, but Delray has incredible beaches! Who doesn’t love a day where you can lounge in the sand with a cold drink in your hand? Buy yourself a home on or near any of our beaches and have that day every day. Dreams do come true! 

Head east on Atlantic Avenue to one of the best beaches in the region. Delray Beach Municipal Beach is a great spot for relaxing, people-watching, or getting out into the water. Take a surfing lesson or rent a paddleboard from one of the beachfront concessions. Metered parking is available along State Road A1A and in five designated lots. In addition to the beaches, there are several nearby parks and nature preserves to explore.

4. Close to Major Cities 

Delray Beach is located just north of Boca Raton and south of Boynton Beach. It’s roughly thirty minutes from Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm and just under an hour to Miami. Due to the proximity to international airports and seaports, it’s relatively easy to get anywhere in the world from Delray Beach! 

5. Always Something To Do 

There’s always something happening along Delray Beach’s main downtown area, Atlantic Avenue, often referred to as “America’s Longest Main Street.” Not to mention, Atlantic Avenue was named among the “10 Great American Shopping Streets” by USA Today for its walkability and mix of civic, residential, local, and national retailers, restaurants, and generous hospitality. Stroll down Atlantic Avenue and discover the plethora of local boutiques offering everything from local art to home decor, clothing, jewelry, and beyond. Take a break at one of the area’s fine hotels, The Seagate Hotel & Spa, and dine waterside at Deck 84. Meander down Delray’s vibrant Pineapple Grove Arts District to observe artists in action at various galleries and studios. Don’t miss Pineapple Grove’s seasonal farmer’s market on the weekends for fresh produce and unique crafts. 

Everyone will love to explore Delray’s iconic Silverball Pinball Museum. With classic pinball and arcade games to play, delicious food and drinks to enjoy, and fun events to take part in – this fantastic museum has all of the above, and then some.

6. A Neighborhood For Everyone 

Delray Beach has a wide variety of housing options, including charming 1950s bungalow homes, modern single-family homes, luxury apartments, waterfront homes and condos, gated country club communities, and multi-million dollar estates. Beachfront residents can enjoy an unobstructed view of the ocean – there aren’t any high-rise condo buildings here to get in the way of your ocean view! 

Ready to buy in Delray Beach? Contact a Signature real estate agent to find your Delray dream home today.