History & Culture
Located along the Atlantic Coast, both the history and the culture of Delray Beach unique and diverse. Prior to 1845, when Florida became a state, Africans, Seminole Native Americans, and Black Seminoles were already living in South Florida and continued to do so along with white Europeans. Its year-round warm climate seemed like the perfect place to cultivate vegetables and crops, including Pineapples and citrus. But as the surrounding population grew farming was pushed further and further to the west of town.
Today Delray Beach is known worldwide as a first-class resort town, and since it is located in southern Palm Beach County, directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Delray Beach offers the visitor a full range of amenities and, of course, the incomparable beauty of nearly two miles of well-groomed, easily accessible beach.