Delray Beach

Population: 65,044Median home value: $207,100 70 Ranks better than 61% of areas
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A+ Delray Beach Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Delray Beach Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Florida
Delray Beach
1099% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Delray Beach cost of living
F Delray Beach Crime Total crime is 50% higher than Florida
Total crime
4,37259% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2359% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
1%Year over year crime is up
Delray Beach crime
D+ Delray Beach Employment Household income is 6% higher than Florida
Median household income
$51,8296% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$34,72816% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%24% higher than the US average
Delray Beach employment
D Delray Beach Housing Home value is 24% higher than Florida
Median home value
$207,10012% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,33240% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%2% lower than the US average
Delray Beach real estate or Delray Beach rentals
C- Delray Beach Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Florida
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
48%2% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:116% higher than the US average
Delray Beach K-12 schools or Delray Beach colleges

Living in Delray Beach, FL

Delray Beach, Florida is a medium-sized city with a population of 65,044 people. With a population density of 4,095 people per square mile, Delray Beach is well above the nation's average density level. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Delray Beach is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 23 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Delray Beach could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to search. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Delray Beach and in the areas around Delray Beach is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 70/100, Delray Beach is ranked #11,268 in the United States and #601 in Florida. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Delray Beach ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Delray Beach does not rank well for, including: crime (F), cost of living (D-) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Delray Beach on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Atlantic Avenue, and Wakodahatchee Wetlands.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Delray Beach. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Delray Beach are affordable. The median home price for Delray Beach homes is $207,100, which is 24.2% 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, which is 17.6% higher than the Florida average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Delray Beach were 8.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 13.5%.

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Delray Beach, FL - A Pleasant Surprise

When it comes to Florida beach vacations, I've found that most beach trips are the same. However, when my family and I visited Delray Beach, Florida in August of 2010, we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of our stay. We stayed at the Delray Beach Marriott during our visit. The room was small, but the hotel itself was very clean, and beautiful. The pool area was fantastic and great for the kids, and the beach was just across the street, while downtown was just a few feet away.

One of the most surprising things about Delray was the shopping we found in the "downtown" area, there were several little shops and restaurants, and not the touristy type you see in many beach towns. There were a lot of great places to eat, our favorite was Boston's on the Beach, which had a great atmosphere, wonderful outdoor seating and a expansive menu. The only real downside to our Delray Beach experience was that the city owns the beach and therefore could charge us $32 a day to use some beach chairs and an umbrella, which seemed a little expensive.
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Source: The Delray Beach, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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