The Five Historic Discticts of Downtown Delray Beach, Florida

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Real Estate Agent with Illustrated Properties R.E., Inc

South Florida Realtor Randall Regnier - 561.789.9171

I was recently speaking with a lady that was taking a stroll down Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida.  She was in inquiring about the five historic districts and her interest in finding a home in the beautiful Downtown Delray Beach area. 

There are five historic districts in Delray Beach that are all within walking distance to Atlantic Avenue, the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and the beach.  Each district is unique in its own way and has become priceless to own.

The "West Settlers Historic District" is located just north of Atlantic Avenue between Fire Station #1 at NW 5th Avenue and Delray Beach Tennis Center at NW 3rd Avenue.  The West Settlers Historic District is small in size but is considered significant in importance because of the families that established the city between 1895 - 1920 helped solidify what Delray Beach is today.

The "Del-Ida Park Historic District" consists of 58 acres with a total of 151 structures that was platted in 1923.  This area was one of Delray's first planned developments with a large percentage of Mediterranean Revival Style construction and Craftsman Bungalow structures.  The district features include diagonal streets that make up the unique triangular shaped blocks with varying street frontages.

"Old School Square Historic District" was originally the geographical center of town.  101 of the 176 structures are fifty years old or older on this fifteen block district.  Although rezoned in 1990, this district has not lost its architectural style.  The Old School Square Historic District runs along Swinton Blvd.

The "Marina Historic District" is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and built around the town's city marina.  The district has a distinctive blend of architecture on some of Delray's most valuable property.  A short walk to the nearby shops on the narrow streets.  Noticably the most pedestrian friendly district.

Although further east, let's not leave out the "Nassau Park Historic District".  This Cape Cod Colonial Revival style cottage district is a short walk to the beach.  Platted in 1935 as resort style living in the city during the 1930's.

 

 

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San Diego, CA

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Oct 26, 2011 03:13 AM