what are the negatives for living in Delray Beach?

Asked by Ricki, Puget, Bellingham, WA Fri Jan 8, 2010

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Russ Greenbe…, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Fri Jan 8, 2010
Hi Ricki,
Don't listen to these phony liars here there are many negatives: If you dont use at least #30 Sunblock you will get serious sunburn in FL, If you go out to enjoy the nightlife you might stay out too late and be late for work the next day. You might find it so affordable you might end up buying 2 places and then an investment property, you can go on fishing boats here and bring home fresh dinner and might end up losing weight, you might enjoy tennis, exercise and walks at the beach and might give up all your RX medications as your health increases, you might meet alot of nice people that may call you to keep getting together, you might end up being forced to spend more moey on buying a boat that you can use year round or find a place on the water to dock it in your back yard, you might enjoy the fine dining so much that you keep draining your bank account eating out too much, your friends might get mad at you for having a place to visit in FL and get jealous, your relatives will get mad if you dont buy them tickets to come here to watch the winter boat parade on the intercoastal, Okay I'll stop now since I live here and enjoy it very much. I'll be glad to help find you the perfect place to live in here!

Russ Greenberg
Relocation Realtor
Weichert Realtors Village Point
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Wed May 16, 2012
Vanessa I see you're new, so welcome to Trulia.

Just as a gentle FYI - this question was asked over 2 years ago, in Jan., 2010...if you look under the bold font for the question, you will see the light font with the date!
It's easy to miss!
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Vanessa Varg…, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Wed May 16, 2012
Delray Beach is an area that provides great opportunities for familes. It has great places for entertainment and great beaches for you to enjoy your time with friends and family. I have not met anyone who comes to visit and would love the opportunity to relocate. I suppose if I had to identify a negative is that is city living at it's best, if someone is looking for a secluded country type enviroment...Delray may not be the place to start. There are many great options in South Florida to explore and Delray would be a great start.

If you require additional assistance in the selection of your new HOME, feel free to contact me.

There are only two properties available in this community and they are both under contract at this time. The fees for the community are 160 monthly.

If you require any additional assistance in the search of your new home, please do not hesitate to contact me. Here to assist you in your home search....

Vanessa Vargas
Keyes Real Estate
Licensed Realtor
Direct: (561) 444-9894
Fax: (561) 752-5424
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Hablo Espanol
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Dan Statland…, , 33442
Thu Apr 29, 2010
Dear Ricki,

Too much beach, To much Sun, To many good restaurants ? To many nice people? Spend some time in Del Ray Beach you will come to know whether you would enjoy living their or not.

Its all subjective

Dan Statlander
p: 561.542.7338
e: dstatlander@statelandbrown.com
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Scott Miller, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Sun Jan 10, 2010

Only buy in East Delray. You'll have a blast! Lots of fun, tons to do! Restaurants, galleries, clubs, bars, the beach!



Don't buy in West Delray, you'll fall asleep watching the grass grow! This is my opinion only, BUT, it's true.


Scott Miller, Realtor®
Estate Specialist
Commercial RE
Business Broker
Realty Associates
561.716.4060 direct
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Carl Ashton, , Boca Raton, FL
Sat Jan 9, 2010
GO RUSS .. I loved your post, but its true!!!!!
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Fri Jan 8, 2010
Russ.....that response was very cute!
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Jeff K, Home Buyer, Bristol, PA
Fri Jan 8, 2010
Hi Ricki,

My parents and brother live down that way. My parents were in Boca Raton and moved to Lake Worth. My brother still lives in Boca Raton and used to live in Delray Beach. Most towns have their pros and cons, like anywhere else. Florida does have great deals, in my opinion, and this should continue through 2010.

The most important thing right now is that we don't know what YOUR NEEDS are. We don't know if you have kids and what ages (school systems can be critical even if you don't have kids), what commuting needs you might have, what price range is appropriate, whether you prefer a house or condo, and so many other things that we can't guess at.

If you would please outline your situation, then these folks can better understand what might be a fit for you?
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Joan Lorberb…, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Fri Jan 8, 2010
Negatives? Delray Beach? None!!!
Come see us so you can judge for yourself!

Here are some Delray links:

Joan Lorberbaum Moore
Broker Associate, GRI
Lang Realty
9858 Clint Moore Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33496
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Ben Giordano, Agent, North Miami Beach, FL
Fri Jan 8, 2010
Hi Ricki,
There may be some negatives depending on where you intend to live. Each community, neighborhood, and building (if considering a condo) has its pluses and minuses.
Selecting an objective Realtor is your best bet. Anyone depicting a rosy picture is just selling you hard...
Ben Giordano, Waterfront Specialist, 561-929-9955
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Rochelle Kle…, Agent, Lake Worth, FL
Fri Jan 8, 2010
Hi Ricki,

I am myself am a crecent Delray Beach resident since 2008. I had moved from Broward County and haven't regret it for one moment. There are plenty of activites going on for all age groups. Downtown is great for an evening out or for the family during the day. If you would like to know more of what Delray Beach has to offer I can be reached toll free at 866-333-2492 x238 or by email at RAnneKlein@aol.com. You may even want to browse my web site at boca-raton-living-klein-strulovitch.info
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Nicole Marks…, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Fri Jan 8, 2010
Hi, Ricki. Why do you think there are any negatives to living in Delray Beach? It's quite nice. It has a charming and fun downtown with a lot of shopping, restaurants and a gorgeous beach. There are good schools. You are near a lot of things. Sounds like you're considering a move to Delray Beach and perhaps another city. It's an important decision and you should give it a lot of thought. I am from South Florida and am very familiar with this area. Please call or email you if I can be of any help to you. My cell # is 561-445-8743 and my email address is Nicole@BuySellBoca.com
Web Reference:  http://www.BuySellBoca.com
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Laurie Somers, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Fri Jan 8, 2010
Hi Ricki,
As far as I know.....there really aren't any negatives to living in Delray Beach. It's now a very trendy place to live. If you have younger school age children, there are probably better school districts, but that's clearly subjective. Feel free to give me a call to discuss your particular needs. You can reach me at: 561-289-3585
Laurie Somers
Prudential Florida Realty
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Mark Gregory…, Agent, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Fri Jan 8, 2010
It's slightly warmer than West Palm Beach :-)

Seriously, It's hard to answer that question without knowing your specific concerns. If you want to discuss it further I can give you a comparison of the different communities and let you make your own decision.

Mark Gregory Gingrich 561-236-6902
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