City of Delray Beach

The first documented human activity within the area that would become the city of Delray Beach was the establishment of the Orange Grove House of Refuge by the United States Life-Saving Service, a predecessor to the United States Cost Guard, to assist survivors of shipwrecks off the coast of Florida. In 1884, a moderately-sized group of African-American settlers began farming west of the House of Refuge and eventually built the first school in the area. In 1984, William Linton, a postmaster from Michigan, bought a large amount of land near the coast and began selling it to farmers. Seeing the success of the Linton farms, Henry Flagler built a station there for the Florida East Coast Railroad. After an especially cold winter killed many crops in 1898, William Linton left his town, and it was renamed to Delray, which means “Of the King” in Spanish. Florida officially chartered Delray in 1911. During the 1920s, Delray’s economy shifted from the farming of pineapples and tomatoes to tourism and real estate. Modern utilities and roads were constructed, and hotels sprang up. In 1923, the area between the Florida East Cost Canal (which would later become part of the Intercoastal Waterway) and the ocean became Delray Beach, and in 1927 the towns east and west of the Canal merged under that name.

Delray Beach’s development into a tourism and residential center has continued into the modern era. The city is now home to many upscale beachside hotels and restaurants, and modern sporting and entertainment facilities exist alongside historical sites such as the former Delray Elementary School and High School built in 1913 (now Old School Square), the Cason Cottage, which was built in 1915, and the Marina Historic District, built between 1922 and 1943.

Delray Beach has a total land area of 15.37 square miles. The city’s population as of 2006 is estimated to be 64,757 people, and so its population density is about 4213 people per square mile of land. The current mayor of Delray Beach is Rita Ellis. Its sister cities are Moshi, Tanzania and Miyazu, Japan.

 

Delray Beach Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Delray Beach

15469 Lakes Of Delray Blvd # 102 Delray Beach, FL 33484
Photo of 15469 Lakes Of Delray Blvd # 102, Delray Beach, FL 33484 (MLS # F10249299)
2 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $2,300
7341 Amberly Ln # 305 Delray Beach, FL 33446
Photo of 7341 Amberly Ln # 305, Delray Beach, FL 33446 (MLS # F10249736)
2 beds 2 baths 1,080 sqft $138,000
1413 Hummingbird Dr Delray Beach, FL 33444
Photo of 1413 Hummingbird Dr, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (MLS # F10249783)
3 beds 2 baths 1,408 sqft $430,000
7706 Glendevon Ln Delray Beach, FL 33446
Photo of 7706 Glendevon Ln, Delray Beach, FL 33446 (MLS # F10249740)
2 beds 2 baths 1,854 sqft $2,000
352 Capri H # H-352 Delray Beach, FL 33484
Photo of 352 Capri H # H-352, Delray Beach, FL 33484 (MLS # F10248566)
1 bed 2 baths 760 sqft $67,200
14425 Strathmore Ln # 306 Delray Beach, FL 33446
Photo of 14425 Strathmore Ln # 306, Delray Beach, FL 33446 (MLS # F10249344)
2 beds 2 baths 1,230 sqft $178,000
2575 Bessie St # N102 Delray Beach, FL 33444
Photo of 2575 Bessie St # N102, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (MLS # F10249380)
3 beds 3 baths 1,749 sqft $2,150
1020 Crystal Way # I Delray Beach, FL 33444
Photo of 1020 Crystal Way # I, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (MLS # F10249244)
2 beds 2 baths 978 sqft $1,530
7521 Glendevon Ln # 702 Delray Beach, FL 33446
Photo of 7521 Glendevon Ln # 702, Delray Beach, FL 33446 (MLS # F10249237)
2 beds 2 baths 1,260 sqft $199,900
15334 Floral Club Rd Delray Beach, FL 33484
Photo of 15334 Floral Club Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484 (MLS # F10248972)
2 beds 2 baths 1,378 sqft $265,000
503 Monaco K # 503k Delray Beach, FL 33446
Photo of 503 Monaco K # 503k, Delray Beach, FL 33446 (MLS # F10249119)
1 bed 2 baths 726 sqft $1,500
8101 Baltic Amber Rd # 8101 Delray Beach, FL 33446
Photo of 8101 Baltic Amber Rd # 8101, Delray Beach, FL 33446 (MLS # F10248930)
4 beds 3 baths 2,305 sqft $3,200
801 Andrews Ave # 1-8 Delray Beach, FL 33483
Photo of 801 Andrews Ave # 1-8, Delray Beach, FL 33483 (MLS # F10248877)
2 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $2,850
218 Ne 10th St Delray Beach, FL 33444
Photo of 218 Ne 10th St, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (MLS # F10248873)
6 beds 4 baths 2,937 sqft $849,000
53 Se 7th Ave Delray Beach, FL 33483
Photo of 53 Se 7th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483 (MLS # F10248827)
4 beds 4 baths 2,973 sqft $2,375,000

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Delray Beach School Data

Delray Beach School Districts

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Delray Beach Schools

Atlantic High School
9-12, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/Atlantic_High_School
Plumosa School Of The Arts
PK-5, public
http://www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/plumosaes
S. D. Spady Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/S_D_Spady_Elementary_School
Pine Grove Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/Pine_Grove_Elementary_School
Banyan Creek Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/Banyan_Creek_Elementary_School
Carver Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/Carver_Middle_School
Orchard View Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/Orchard_View_Elementary_School
Morikami Park Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/Morikami_Park_Elementary
Trinity Lutheran School
PK-8, private
http://www.trinitydelray.org/school
Unity School
PK-8, private
http://www.unityschool.com
St Vincent Ferrer School
PK-8, private
http://www.stvfschool.org
St Mark Catholic School
PK-8, private
Bar & Ferg’s Academy
PK-3, private
Oak School of Delray Beach
n/a, private
Daughter Of Zion Jr Academy
PK-8, private
Mount Olive Christian School
PK-8, private
American Heritage School – Boca/Delray
PK-12, private
http://www.ahschool.com/
Seacrest Christian School
PK-5, private
Village Academy On The Art & Sara Jo Kobacker Campus
K-12, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/Village_Academy
Toussaint L’ouverture High School
9-12, charter
http://toussaintlouverture.org/
Tomorrow’s Promise Community School
9-12, charter
St. Mary’s Anglican Christian Academy
4-8, private
South Area Elementary Transition School
3-5, public
Atlantic High Adult Education Center
n/a, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/Atlantic_High_School
Delray Full Service Adult Education
n/a, public
http://www.delrayfullservice.com/
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