About Delray Beach
Delray Beach is a coastal city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 60,511. The population was estimated at 65,055 in 2014. Delray Beach is part of the Miami metropolitan area. Recorded history began with the construction of the Orange Grove House of Refuge in 1876. The house derived its name from the grove of mature sour orange and other tropical fruit trees found at the site chosen for the house of refuge, but no record or evidence of who planted the trees has survived. Delray Beach's climate qualifies as a tropical rainforest climate. Delray Beach has hot and humid summers and warm winters, with a marked drier season in the winter. The city has 1 miles (3.1 km) of public beach accessible from Florida State Road A1A. Travel Holiday magazine named the Delray Municipal Beach as the top beach in the southeastern United States. The remains of the steamship Inchulva that sank on Sept 11, 1903 are located in shallow water near the public beach, acting as habitat for native fish and corals. Known today as the Delray Wreck, the site is noted for snorkeling and scuba diving. Downtown Delray Beach has undergone a gentrification program centered on East Atlantic Avenue, also known as simply "The Avenue". The area is noted for its nightlife, dining, and shopping. In 2011 USA Today Travel named Delray Beach America's Most Fun Small Town.