Delray Beach: “The Village by the Sea”
We want to know from those who know it best, what makes Delray Beach so special? Of course, there is the perfect beach weather and the fact that it boasts a thriving arts scene and bustling downtown with fabulous shopping and plenty to see and do. Many say that there is a laid-back vibe that makes Delray Beach an inviting beach town to not only visit, but to call home. We asked some of the top agents in the area to pinpoint why Delray is a stand-out.
“Delray Beach, Florida, the ‘Village by the Sea,’ lives up to its name. The only city in Florida recognized as a three-time ‘All- American City’ award winner continues to attract tourists and locals. Some say Delray is where the people in Boca Raton go to get away from the people in Boca Raton! A charming beach town whose pulse is Atlantic Avenue, where fine and casual dining, nightclubs, bars and art galleries seem to coexist flawlessly. The attributes that make Delray Beach different from other coastal cities in the area — and what many people don’t know — are that it is rich in history with five designated historical regions. Nearly 270 identified historic structures are preserved to guarantee that its roots will never be forgotten. Strict building codes that will not allow new construction that would exceed four stories and a beachfront that is a beachfront with no high-rise condominiums on the sand are what contribute to the “small town” feel. So whether you like the sophistication of the new Rosewater Rooftop Bar at The Ray Hotel or the locals’ Delray Hideaway lounge or the cuisine of a Michelin-starred chef at Akira Back or a 2 a.m. cheese steak at Big Al’s … one thing is for sure, Delray Beach has it all.”
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