Delray Beach 80 Exceptional
Delray Beach Livability #122 ranked city in Florida#1,659 ranked city in the USARanks better than 94% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Delray Beach

  • Commute

    A high commute score suggests convenient, easy access to public transportation, with shorter-than-average work commute times to work.

  • Crime

    The crime rate is far lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. As such, it should be considered a very safe place to live when compared to other areas.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Achieving a high health and safety score relies on factors including great air quality and convenient access to vital health facilities such as hospitals, doctors, clinics and police stations.

  • Ratings

    Locals express favorable opinions about the proximity of everyday local amenities, parks, public transit, neighborly atmosphere, strong sense of community and the general safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A large portion of amenities are not ideally situated within walking distance, potentially requiring residents to utilize a vehicle or public transportation.

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What's it like Living in Delray Beach?

Delray Beach is a mid-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 68,916 residents. In Delray Beach, there are 4,328 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. With an average age of 48 years, Delray Beach residents appear to be older compared to the national average. For seniors and retirees, this city presents itself as a compelling choice. Delray Beach is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 48% married, this city falls well below the national average. On a daily basis, the typical American spends approximately 26 minutes on their one-way work commute. Reduced travel times not only contributes to increased overall happiness, but also affords more opportunities to cherish moments with family and friends. If you're living in Delray Beach, your commute time will align closely with the national average, spanning a one-way duration of approximately 23 minutes.

Living in Delray Beach can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. To help you find the best places to live in and around Delray Beach, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, commute, education, employment and more.

Delray Beach has a livability score of 76/100 and is ranked #195 in Florida and #2,886 in the USA. Clearly, Delray Beach is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Delray Beach has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Delray Beach has higher than average scores for the following: education (B), employment (B-) and housing (A+). Unfortunately for Delray Beach, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F) and crime (F).

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Delray Beach can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

Delray Beach real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Delray Beach. The median home price for Delray Beach homes is $298,600, which is 79% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Delray Beach, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 32.4% higher than the Florida average.

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      Delray Beach transportation information

      Statistic Delray Beach Florida National
      Average one way commute23min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.4%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.6%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.3%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home11.2%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Delray Beach, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).