Delray Beach, Florida is located in Palm Beach County and is a part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach Metropolitan Area. With a population, according to the 2010 census, of 60,522 it is a thriving community. Named “the Most Fun Small Town in America” by Rand McNally Best of the Road, Delray Beach is a perfect example of a classic beach town with its beaches, festivals, and boutique hotels.
Delray Beach is well-suited to active retirees, young and growing families, professionals, and singles. Delray beach real estate offers as many options as buyers could dream of, “green” apartments, historical homes, beach houses, condominiums and more. Delray Beach homes for sale invite buyers to explore a range of homes from small starter homes up to luxury beach front properties. Delray Beach condos for sale provide affordable luxury for singles, couples and families.
Delray Beach recorded history begins in 1876, with the building of the Orange Grove House of Refuge. However, true settlement in the area did not begin until about 1884 with the purchase of land near the Refuge house by a group of African-Americans to farm on. Settlers in the area were established enough by 1894 to open their first school. Fruit and vegetables became the mainstay and led to continued growth in the area and by 1910 with a population of 250 Delray became an incorporated town.
The top 4 employers in Delray Beach are the Delray Medical Center, Publix, JET Flite and Amnoco Services. As of the 2010 census Delray Beach had a population of 60,522. The two largest ethnic groups are Caucasian at 59.2% of the population and Black or African-American with 28% of the population. The city was 34,156 households strong and 18.9% had children under the age of 18. Over 25% of the population is over 65 years of age proving that Delray Beach among other things is a thriving retirement community.
For the children of Delray Beach their educational needs are supervised by the School District of Palm Beach County. The children of Delray Beach attend a variety of schools including the Plumosa School of the Arts, Banyan Creek Elementary Schools and United School. The Delray Beach Public Library serves the literary needs the community members of all ages.
Delray Beach is a beautiful, sub-tropical, thriving community with trendy boutiques, eateries from simple fast food through fine dining and countless eclectic shops. Local landmarks reflect the city’s history such as Old School Square, The Colony Hotel and the St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church. Other Delray Beach points of interest include the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, The Artists Guild, American Orchid Society Visitor Center and Botanical Garden, several museums, galleries and of course the beaches.
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