Delray Beach, Florida

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

4 Votes - "Best For Food"
4 Votes - "Most Fun"
2 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
2 Votes - "Friendliest"

Description

Delray Beach uniquely ties beach days and downtown nights together for an experience that offers everything. The small town is as known for its art and nightlife as it is for beautiful beaches and water sports. Start the day combing the shore for sea turtles then snorkeling, and end it at a trendy restaurant and funky bar.

Delray offers over a hundred restaurants, distinctly original boutique shops, local art galleries and spas downtown with surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and sailing on the water. Vacationers can relax under the sun or pamper themselves in a spa or salon before a night of food, fun and dancing with the locals.

The town’s art scene ranges from paintings and posters to theater, dance and comedy. Visit a local gallery by day and likely meet the artist, then try antique shopping, a show or performance, or a museum. From the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture to the Morikami Museum and Japenese Gardens, history and culture abound here.

Community events range from craft shows or concerts to Civil War re-enactments or farmers markets. Each year Delray hosts a Seafood & Wine Festival in November, a summer music festival in July, several family nights throughout the year, and events for nearly every holiday. See why locals love living in Delray Beach in its reviews.

Have lived in Delray Beach since 1948, raised our three daughters here and Delray Beach is the best town along the East Coast, the nicest town in Florida. The very best City Government, Police force is terrific, schools are excellent.
Reviewed by mablbill@bellsouth.net
on May 15, 2012
The beach at Delray is just gorgeous. It is a picture postcard....
Reviewed by nncypfl
on May 15, 2012
Megan Bailey of Tauriello Real Estate found us our dream home in Lake Ida in Delray Beach, FL. We enjoy our boating neighborhood very much. Many in our neighborhood do the following: boating, walk our dogs, wave to each other, ride our bikes, ride our golf carts, share the fruit from our trees, and help each other out. Many in our neighborhood own local businesses such as Green Edge, and Putt N Round. Putt N Round is a great place to take the kids. We also enjoy being a short bike ride or walk to downtown Atlantic Avenue which has great food and cultural events like the Delray Affair. It also has free wi-fi and golf cart charging stations. Oh and of course we enjoy being a short bike ride or walk to our beautiful beach! Boston's has been a favorite place for us to eat and drink since we were teenagers.
Reviewed by BeachApple
on May 15, 2012
A great place to live with a lively downtown & beautiful beaches.
Reviewed by stern777
on May 15, 2012
Delray Beach the friendliest town!
Reviewed by Bill Padden
on May 15, 2012
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Population

60,522

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