Living Downtown

Inside Downtown Delray Beach: The Series | LIFESYTLE

Living Downtown

Downtown Delray Beach is the place to live when choosing a home. From state-of-the-art "Green" apartments, condominiums, historical homes to beach front living, Downtown Delray Beach is home to singles, couples, families with children to young active retirees. Many international families have chosen Downtown Delray Beach as a second home when visiting the USA as well as making it their permanent residences. With temperatures ranging from the mid 70's for most of the year, Downtown Delray Beach's cool ocean breeze and wonderful climate is the perfect location to call home.

Explore all of the neighborhoods in the Downtown district before selecting the perfect place to live Downtown!

The Set (West Atlantic) 

(The green area in the map below is the area of The Set within the DDA district; Atlantic Avenue and I-95 east to Swinton Avenue, and one block north and one block south of Atlantic Avenue. The Set extends beyond the DDA district and includes additional NW & SW residential blocks, extending south to SW 10 St and north to Lake Ida Rd).

Vibe: Gateway

Artistic 30-foot columns welcome visitors to experience the past and present of Delray Beach's earliest residents, a diverse mix of West African and Caribbean cultures. Take a trip along Historic 5th Avenue to the south through Frog Alley and up West Settlers' District to the north, where the former home of prominent African American educator Solomon D. Spady now houses the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. With a new Fairfield Inn & Suites, art gallery, restaurants, and small businesses, West Atlantic is also home to the Public Library, and the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Click here to learn more about The Set. 

Pineapple Grove Arts District

 (The yellow area in the map below. NE 2nd Avenue to 4th Street)

Vibe: Artsy

A charming enclave located just off Atlantic Avenue down NE 2nd Avenue, the Pineapple Grove Arts District features an eclectic mix of boutiques, bistros, art galleries, salons & spas. The exciting public artwork and Artists Alley with working artist studios beckon, as well as cutting edge entertainment at the Arts Garage, and a stay at the Hyatt Place hotel. 

The Ave

(The light blue area in the map below. East Atlantic Avenue from Swinton to 5th Avenue)

Vibe: Electric 

Hot - Energy - Action is Atlantic Avenue from the Intracoastal to Swinton Avenue. Downtown Delray's main thoroughfare of The Ave boasts a myriad of restaurants and bars, coffee houses and nightclubs, and fun music and activities. Enjoy an impressive lineup of art galleries, unique boutiques and national retailers entice for shopping. Stay at the Colony Hotel & Cabana Club or sit at an outside cafe and take-in the scene - there is always something happening - night and day. 

SOFA (South of Atlantic)

(The orange area in the map below. South of Atlantic Avenue to Southeast 4th Street between Swinton and the Intracoastal Waterway)

Vibe: Up & Coming

The lifestyle of urban living exemplifies this South of Atlantic neighborhood. SOFA will soon be home to more than 650 residential apartments and condominiums. Boutiques, restaurants, and Eat Market, along with new class A office space, create the ultimate live, work and play experience. 


(Northbound and Southbound Federal Highway/US1 from SE 10th to NE 8th Street)

Vibe: Urban

Experience the calming and beatification of Northbound and Southbound Federal Highway (US1), where you'll find wider paver sidwalks, landscaping, and decorative street lights that provide a welcoming walkability for the retail shops, offices and restaurants along this North/South corridor. 


(The dark blue area in the map below. From the Intracoastal Waterway east on Atlantic Avenue to A1A/The Beach)
Vibe: Relaxed
Stroll across the Intracoastal Waterway bridge and see a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. With its own sense of shopping from jewelry to fashion, and surf shops to sandwiches, the Beachside welcomes you with fabulous hotels, like The Delray Beach Marriott or The Seagate Hotel & Spa and spectacular restaurants that offer alfresco seating with an ocean breeze. Stop by the Sandoway House Nature Center, enjoy water sport activities or soak-up the sun on a gorgeous, award-wining beach.

Click here to view a map of the Downtown/DDA District.