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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Delray Beach is a town in Florida with a population of 67,353. Delray Beach is in Palm Beach County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Delray Beach offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Delray Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Delray Beach and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Delray Beach are above average.
About Delray Beach...
Population
67,353

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$267,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,465
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    417.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    120.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    398.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,912.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    293
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Delray Beach

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,532
National
$55,322
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Known worldwide as a vibrant, intimate town with big city sophistication, Delray Beach is a gem of South Florida, directly on the Atlantic Ocean. The city has upscale shops, fine restaurants, nighttime entertainment and, of course, the incomparable beauty of nearly two miles of award-winning beaches.
One of Palm Beach County's top attractions, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is named after George Morikami, a pineapple farmer who donated his land for use as a park after his death. The 200 acre Morikami park has become one of Palm Beach County's top tourist destinations attracting visitors from throughout the United States and abroad. It is the only museum of Japanese culture in the United States.
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Having grown up in Delray, I have seen it evolve greatly over the past 18 years. It has gone from being quiet and quaint, built up with more bustle. What used to be a big patch of greenery used to sell pumpkins and Christmas trees around the holidays was turned into a Starbucks and Tijuana Flats a while back. Last year a quaint pub was knocked down to make way for a massive Whole Foods. All serve their benefits for the local economy, but definitely not the Delray I grew up loving. Still not too loud and crazy in relativity to surrounding towns like Boca and West Palm, but it looks like it could be on a path towards something similar.
Delray Beach is a cute and fun little town! Downtown Atlantic Ava is my favorite place to go! It’s a multi use area, whether is be for a lunch date with my mom, a business meeting or date night with my friends.