In the 1870s, several stations were built along the Florida coast to give help and shelter to shipwrecked sailors. One of those houses, the Orange Grove House of Refuge, was constructed in Delray Beach, thus beginning this coastal city’s history. Located 24 miles north of Fort Lauderdale and nine miles east of the Everglades, Delray Beach is a small gem on Florida’s beautiful east coast.
Downtown Delray Beach is home to several upscale restaurants and specialty shops, museums, art galleries, and night clubs. Stroll beneath the palm trees toward the beaches and enjoy the historical homes and traditional Florida architecture and colors, from the light corals to the ocean blues. The spring and summer are great times to visit the Delray Beach area, when you can cruise the art festivals — including the Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival. Also, be sure to check out the Pineapple Grove Art District!
There are two miles of public beaches, attracting about a million visitors a year. Delray Beach’s clean, well-managed, award-winning beaches are sure to please residents and visitors year-round — especially with winter temperatures averaging in the mid-60s.