it's available on the FEMA site.
For information on any Delray Beach property, check out:
Jennifer Susanne Sommers
Luxury Real Estate Specialist/Top 5 Producer
Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty
200 East Palmetto Park Road, Suite 104
Boca Raton, FL 33432
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Yes, the elevation averages 7-10 feet in Delray Beach. It is fairly flat; however, you have natural ridges in the area that create in some neighborhoods a little differential in elevation. For example, Chapel Hill is a neighborhood that is located on the Boynton/Delray Beach border behind Bethesda Memorial Hospital. Of course it is named after a naturally occurring, albeit subtle hill, that the hospital and St. Joseph School had the advantage of sitting atop. And then there is Ocean Ridge just north of Delray Beach, also named after a natural ridge.
From a logistic standpoint as a home buyer, generally speaking if you buy property west of Federal Highway, you are not in an evacuation zone for hurricanes. When selling beachside properties, I tell my clients what they can expect in the event of a major storm, with evacuations and bridges up until all is well. The intracoastal is a natural buffer for the homes west of it from a water management standpoint. Flood insurance has been typically extremely affordable, under $500/year in most cases. New rulings are going to enforce some rate increases this spring.
If you have any other questions about the Delray Beach area, what it is like to live here, and what kind of neighborhoods there are, please feel free to contact me as someone who has lived here most of my life, as well as a luxury & waterfront specialist. www. jenkilpatrick.com is my website and best of luck in your Florida living plans.
Best Regards, Jennifer
Luxury and Waterfront Specialist
901 George Bush Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33483
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Depends where you are in Delray Beach but generally you will see an elevation of approximately 9 feet above sea level. Pretty much true of all of Palm Beach County; we are flat as a pancake. The highest point in Palm Beach County is all the way up there art 53 feet so not much change anywhere.
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