Delray Beach, once a thriving agricultural community has, over the last century or so become one of southern Florida's premier destinations for both tourists and those seeking a permanent home in the sun. The city of Delray Beach now encompasses a sixteen square mile area that is home to a full time population of 65,000 people and counting.
Those who are fortunate enough to own Delray Beach homes have a huge variety of recreational and lifestyle enhancing activities available to them right on their own doorsteps. Beach-goers have access to two miles of pristine public beach-front for sunbathing, swimming, and a variety of water sports.
Nature lovers and those who simply love to be out in the semi tropical sun can explore the beautiful Pompey Park and Wakodahtchee Wetlands or the elegant Morikamo Museum and Japanese Gardens. Those with more athletic tastes can opt instead to make use of the baseball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts and walking trails in Miller Park.
Shopping enthusiasts can explore Delray Beach's wide array of retail opportunities, including the unique Atlantic Avenue area of the city and the intriguing House of Vintage. There are also any number of fine dining establishments located in and around this growing city, especially along Atlantic Avenue where you can find cuisine to suit almost any palette.
Delray Beach homes range from historic Spanish style single family homes that are nod to the city's history to sprawling luxury estates and brand new amenity filled residential communities built to accommodate the city's new growth.
The average price of a Delray Beach home is somewhere in the region of $500,000, but like many other cities in Palm Beach County there are Delray Beach homes for sale available in price ranges lower than that, some for under $200,000, as well as those Delray Beach homes that sell for several million dollars.