Welcome to the luxurious seaside community of Delray Beach, Florida. Located between Boca Raton and Palm Beach along the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach County, Delray Beach is known for its pristine beaches, phenomenal shopping, fine dining and fun night-life. Called the “Village by the Sea”, Delray Beach is a wonderful spot to enjoy culture, art, history and the waterfront lifestyle of South Florida.
The East Delray Beach Luxury Real Estate Market is comprised of oceanfront homes, direct Intracoastal residences, beach area houses and luxury condos and townhouses. The opulent oceanfront mansions are located on A1A known as North Ocean Boulevard and South Ocean Boulevard with East Atlantic Avenue dividing the two. The Estate Section of Delray Beach’s oceanfront is located between Atlantic Avenue and Linton Boulevard with some of the city’s deepest lots and finest views.
Delray Beach’s barrier island boasts many luxury properties including direct Intracoastal Waterway homes with deep water dockage for boats and yachts. These beautiful waterfront homes are located on several of the area’s fabulous streets including Harbor Drive, Island Drive, Beach Drive, Seaspray Avenue, Seabreeze Avenue, Basin Drive, Vista del Mar, Waterway Lane, Andrews Avenue, Seasage Drive, Seagate Drive, Azalea Drive, Oleander Lane, Poinsettia Road, Tamarind Road, White Drive, Del Haven Drive, Del Harbour Drive, Rhodes Villa Avenue, Brooks Lane, Lewis Cove and Bermuda Gardens Road. Luxurious direct Intracoastal homes are also located on the mainland in the neighborhoods of Palm Trail and Tropic Isle.
Luxury Condos in Delray Beach offer ocean, Intracoastal and/or city views depending on the location. The Seagate Residences and The Dorchester offer carefree condo living while several brand new townhouses on the barrier island offer the newest amenities and finest finishes the industry has to offer.
With a deep commitment to preserving the community’s past, Delray Beach has become a leader in Florida’s historic preservation movement, designating many of the town’s neighborhoods as historic districts. Originally a farming community named Linton, the settlement’s name was changed to Delray in 1901, with the area between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean incorporating as Delray Beach in 1923. In 1927 Delray and Delray Beach merged into one town named Delray Beach.
Tradition and luxury combine to create a trendy, hip vibe on Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue. Enjoy all the Avenue has to offer from Old School Square Cultural Center to art galleries and quaint boutiques to exciting eateries. And the fun just begins where Atlantic Avenue meets the Atlantic Ocean inviting endless hours of seaside entertainment on the beach.
Planning a visit to Delray Beach, Florida? There are several beach area hotels to accommodate your stay including the Delray Beach Marriott, a luxurious oceanfront hotel complete with the nSpa; the Seagate Hotel & Spa, a luxury boutique hotel offering exclusive guest privileges at the private Seagate Beach Club and Country Club; Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas featuring private Key West style villas just one block from the beach; Marriott Residence Inn Delray Beach offering spacious rooms with full kitchens; Colony Hotel & Cabana Club, a 1926 historic hotel complemented with its own private beach club; Hyatt Place Delray Beach located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District featuring a rooftop pool; and several boutique rental communities like Dover House Resort and Berkshire by the Sea.
No trip to Delray Beach is complete without strolling the Avenue’s boutiques, shops and art galleries. Whether you are window shopping or prepared to “shop til you drop”, there are shopping opportunities for all ages and styles including C. Orrica, A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store; Snappy Turtle of Kennebunkport; Harvey’s on First; Aqua Resortwear; Epic Surf & Swim; Harbor Wear; Dock Square Clothiers; Nina Raynor Designer Boutique; Hy Pa-Hy Ma; The Wine Wave; Next Generation Children’s; OH My Bod; Stitches by the Sea; Chico’s; Kientzy & Company Jewelers; Salutations of Delray; Just Hearts Inc; The Trouser Shop; Sequin of Delray Beach; Fresh Produce; Periwinkle; Vince Canning Shoes; Hand’s Office & Art Supply; Tootsies; Urban Outfitters; Sundook Art Galleries; and Blue Gallery to name a few.
While shopping, you will want to visit one of the downtown restaurants or bars. There are numerous eateries offering a wide variety of style and choices for dining, drinking and entertainment. Local establishments include Boston’s on the Beach, The Sandbar, Caffe Luna Rosa, BurgerFi, Seacrest Grill, Sazio Express, Pizza Rustica, Boheme Bistro, Ciao Sidewalk Café, Ben & Jerry’s, Sandwiches by the Sea, Atlantic Grille, Deck 84, Blue Anchor Pug, J&J Seafood Bar & Grill, Hurricane Bar & Lounge, Mellow Mushroom, Starbucks, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Le Macaron French Pastries; Mussel Beach, Juice Buzz, Cut 432, Kilwin’s Chocolates, Rocky’s Italian Bistro, Big Al’s Cheesesteak, Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Caffe Martier, Green Owl, Luigi’s Coal Over Pizza, City Oyster, Vic & Angelo’s, Taverna Opa Delray, Bru’s Room, El Camino Mexican Soul Food & Tequila Bar, The Office, Racks Fish House & Oyster Bar, Il Bacio, Brule Bistro, Max’s Harvest, Tramonti, Sazio, Park Tavern, Cabana El Rey, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, Carpe Diem, Salt7, Honey Delray, Tryst, 32 East, Café Bleu, Smoke BBQ; Dada and more. With venues ranging from sandwiches to epicurean masterpieces, you are sure to find something to tempt your tastebuds and satisfy your cravings. Prefer late night dining or an after dinner drink? Atlantic Avenue becomes a hub of nightlife and entertainment as the sun sets and the street lights begin to glow. Several of the local eateries transition easily from lunch to dinner to last call.
The City of Delray Beach hosts numerous annual events that include activities on the weekends, evenings and holidays. Downtown offers lots to do during The Delray Affair; Delray Beach Wind and Seafood Festival; Restaurant Week; Orchids on the Square; Delray Beach Surf Festival; Holiday Parades; 4th of July Festivities; Turkey Trot; Howard Alan Fine Art Festival and Craft Show; Old School Square Free Friday Concerts; Christmas Tree Lighting; Menorah Lighting; First Night; Bacon and Bourbon Festival; Savor the Avenue and more.
Tennis anyone? The Delray Beach Tennis Center is a full-service public tennis facility with 14 clay courts, 6 hard courts, pro-shop with locker rooms and 8,200 seat stadium. The club offers programs, leagues, clinics and camps. There are several annual championships hosted at the Delray Beach Tennis Center including the Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, Delray Beach Open The Venetian Las Vegas and USTA Summer Smash Regional Championships to name a few.
Want to get out on the water? Marina Delray and Gulfstream Boat Club offer boating options from rentals to full service marina for boat owners. The Salt Fly offer paddleboard rentals and sales and Delray Beach Watersports offers lessons and rentals for kayaks, windsurfing, surfing paddleboarding, boogie boards, snorkeling, stunt kites and more. If you would rather cruise the Intracoastal in style, book a trip on the narrated sightseeing cruise aboard the Lady Atlantic.
If you prefer to bike your way around Delray Beach, you will have no trouble renting a beach bike from Richwagen’s Delray Bike & Sport or Cyclevolution. Looking for something different? Segway Tours of Delray Beach can help you see the sites via a guided tour. If you just want a ride from “point A to point B”, the Downtowner is a super-sized six seater electric cart that offers fun, free rides around town that are also eco-friendly.
Thinking of purchasing a beach area residence? Ready to discuss the current luxury real estate market? Nicholas Malinosky and Randy Ely are the number one luxury real estate team in the beach area as ranked by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal (highest average sales price). With a sole focus on the beach area, Mr. Malinosky and Mr. Ely have become the “go-to experts” in the Coastal Communities of the Palm Beaches. Contact them today to discuss luxury properties and premiere estates in Delray Beach, Florida.
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