Delray Beach, Florida was named an All-America City by the National Civic League in 1993 and again in 2001. It is the only city in Florida to receive this prestigious award twice.
In 1894 William S. Linton, Postmaster of Saginaw, Michigan, traveled by boat on Lake Worth and by barge on the East Coast Canal (now
the Intracoastal Waterway) to see the area which was being promoted as an excellent investment due to Henry Flagler's plans to build
a railroad down to Miami (it was completed in 1896). Impressed, Linton purchased 160 acres for $25 per acre. Originally known as
Linton, the town was incorporated as Delray Beach in 1927.
Located halfway between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale (just south of Boynton Beach), Delray Beach (population 55,000) is famous
for its beautiful beach (pictured above), the popular dive site of the wreck of the SS Inchulva (sunk by a hurricane in 1903 only
a few hundred yards from shore), the vibrant Delray Beach hotels, nightlife and world-class restaurants of its main thoroughfare Atlantic
Avenue, and more Events & Festivals
that any city of its size in South Florida!