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Delray Beach


Delray Beach is located in Palm Beach County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and sits directly on the Atlantic.It has changed from an agricultural community into a vibrant city known for its unique architecture and thriving downtown. The downtown is a unique combination of shops, art galleries and restaurants.
In 93 and in 2001, Delray Beach, was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. It is the only city in Florida to receive this prominent award twice!
As for healthy and education, it draws from nearby Palm Beach and Ft Lauderdale to the south.
Delray has it’s own very unique arts and cultural scene.
For transportation see West palm Beach.
Some statistics:
The estimated population, in 2003, was 63,321.
Median resident age: 43.8 years
Median household income: $43,371 (year 2000)
As of Sept 2005, per an MLS search, the least expensive 2/2 was $179,000.
The cost of living is 110
See comparable Florida statewide CGI’s below:
Monroe 112.43
Dade 106.28
Broward 115.80
Pinellas 103.74
Sarasota 102.90
Palm Beach 102.69
Collier 100.99
Hillsborough 100.86
Seminole 99.48
Manatee 99.22
St. Johns 99.18
Orange 99.04
Brevard 97.92
Lee 97.80
(Population Weighted-State Average=100
National comparisons
Cost of living (100 = nationwide average)
New York, NY 364
Long Beach, NY 340
Palo Alto, CA 268
Menlo Park, CA 265
Los Altos, CA 261
Saratoga, CA 261
Boston, MA 240
Malibu, CA 233
San Francisco, CA 217
Greenwich, CT 215
Cambridge, MA 211
Santa Monica, CA 197
Keystone, CO 194
San Rafael, CA 192
Weston, CT 192
Darien, CT 192
Wellesley, MA 192
Fort Lee, NJ 189
Arlington, VA 184
Honolulu, HI 184
Washington, DC 181
Princeton, NJ 180
Vail, CO 178
Chicago, IL 166
Sunnyvale, CA 164
San Mateo, CA 163
Marathon, FL 161
Ridgewood, NJ 159
Mystic, CT 159
For a complete list go to http://verticals.yahoo.com/cities/categories/costofliving.html
A good site to see local attractions and their distances.
http://www.greghowley.com/wedding/shopping.html
In conclusion a drive through the downtown area quickly convinces you of the areas uniqueness. So, if you like small town feel with great choices plus the nearby big city attractions, this could be your place in paradise.
What if you went on vacation and never went back?
For more specific info about the area see the links at Palm Beach
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