Because the Gulf Stream flows very close to the coastline, anglers are able to catch a wide variety of fish without having to navigate far offshore. For this reason, many of the homes along the Intracoastal Waterway and deep water canals in neighborhoods such as Delray Harbor Club, Yacht Club Condos, and Del Harbour, boast private docks and boat slips that can accommodate large fishing vessels. Golf aficionados favor country club communities like Addison Reserve, Delaire Country Club, St. Andrews Fairways, Polo Trace, and Seagate Country Club, which boast championship golf courses, grand clubhouses, tennis facilities, exercise rooms, playgrounds, walking trails, and more.
Hailing from humble roots, Delray Beach exchanged its pioneer prowess for a trendy tunic and evolved into a beach resort during the 1920s Florida real estate boom. During this time, Spanish-style estates and homes were rapidly constructed, giving Delray with an eclectic mix of mid-century Old Florida and Mediterranean-inspired architecture. The real estate boom also shaped Delray’s creative culture, gifting the area with famed writers, illustrators, and cartoonists such as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Williams, Herb Roth, H.T. Webster, and Fontaine Fox to name just a few. These artists---along with celebrities, sports figures, and politicians---gathered at the Arcade Tap Room on East Atlantic Avenue, a secret speakeasy during the Prohibition that still serves patrons lively libations. Through The Depression and World War II, Delray Beach real estate continued to progress at a steady pace. Condominium complexes and hotels are prevalent in the downtown district; however, for the most part, Delray Beach as maintained a relatively low cityscape, which further adds to its charm.
Apart from basking in the sun at the beach, surfing the soft waves, and fishing for sport, residents of Delray Beach frequent parks such as Pompey Park, Miller Park, Veteran’s Park, and Richwagen’s Cycle Center for recreational activities, athletic events, and nature trails. Locals and visitors enjoy spending the afternoon strolling down Atlantic Avenue and Artists Alley, shopping at the speciality boutiques, and dining at acclaimed restaurants such as Cut 432, Dada, or Caffe Luna Rosa. With more than 80 restaurants sprinkled throughout the small city, foodies are certain to find something to suit their palate. Other popular attractions include the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture at Old School Square, and the Sandoway House and Nature Center. In addition, annual events such as the Delray Affair and Garlic Fest always entertain with local artisans, musicians, chefs, and talents.
With so many entertainment venues and cultural attractions, Delray Beach real estate beautifully blends its historic landmarks, skillful artistry, and unpretentious personality to create an idyllic paradise for those fortunate enough to call it home.