About Downtown Delray Beach
Known worldwide as a first-class beach resort, Delray Beach is located in southern Palm Beach County, directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Delray Beach offers one of Florida's busiest and friendliest downtowns, full of authentic charm and just steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Boutiques, galleries, numerous world class restaurants and wide cobbled sidewalks dotted by outdoor cafes under lazy palms attract upscale visitors from all over the world. Beachy shopping days end with a vibrant nightlife as slow moving luxury cars cruise "the ave" nightly from 5 PM until well after midnight. Every evening the downtown bustles with shoppers, foodies, music lovers and art lovers, as the shops, galleries restaurants and nightclubs welcome patrons after the sun goes down. Valet parkers are situated on almost every block of Atlantic Avenue, so parking is never a worry.
As we ponder the future of downtown Jacksonville, communities like Delray Beach should be viewed as successful examples of how to implement strategies that carve out vibrant, pedestrian-scale atmospheres within highly competitive urban markets.