19 Facts About Delray Beach


Delray Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States.

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That year, Palm Delray Beach County was carved out of the northern portion of the region.

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In 1915, Palm Beach County and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create what is Broward County between the two, leaving Delray situated within the southeastern portion of Palm Beach County.

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Delray Beach issued bonds to raise money to install water and sewer lines, paved streets, and sidewalks.

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At that time, Delray was the largest town on the east coast of Florida between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

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The collapse of the land boom in 1926 left Delray Beach saddled with high bond debts, and greatly reduced income from property taxes.

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Four years of World War II, citizens of Delray Beach volunteered to watch the beach and ocean 24 hours a day from the faux bell tower atop the seaside Seacrest Hotel.

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Delray Beach was rated as the 3rd Happiest Seaside Town in America by Coastal Living in 2015.

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Delray Beach has experienced a drastic spike in opioid overdoses in recent years, reaching record numbers in 2016 and 2017.

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In earlier years, downtown Delray Beach was centered along Atlantic Avenue as far west as Swinton Avenue and as far east as the intracoastal waterway.

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Delray Beach has a tropical climate, more specifically a tropical trade-wind rainforest climate, as its driest month averages 64.

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Delray Beach is covered by two major daily newspapers, the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel, as well as local publications, including the Coastal Star, Delray Newspaper and the Delray Beach Times.

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Delray Beach Open is an ATP World Tour 250 series men's professional tennis tournament held each year.

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Delray Beach has a street-legal golf cart community among residents as well as local businesses.

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Cason Cottage House Museum, once home to a family of Delray Beach pioneers, offers visitors a glimpse at daily life in South Florida from 1915 to 1935.

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City of Delray Beach maintains five athletic fields, five beach and oceanfront parks, eight community parks, two intracoastal parks, a teen center and skatepark, a splash park, and a pool and tennis club, offering a variety of recreational activities and facilities.

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Delray Beach is one of South Florida's most popular beach destinations.

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Downtown Delray Beach is accessible by boat via The Intracoastal Waterway.

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Delray Beach has four sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:.

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