Angielee55, Renter in Athens, GA

Nicest neighborhoods from Delray beach, FL to South beach - walkable to beach and restaurants?

Asked by Angielee55, Athens, GA Wed Apr 10, 2013

Hello! My husband, my toddler and I will be moving to southeast Florida this summer and need help deciding which neighborhood we should move to. My husband will be working in Fort Lauderdale, but he will only work at the office two days a week so he doesn't mind a commute. We really want to live very close to the beach (ideally walkable), walkable to restaurants & shops, anywhere between and including Delray beach and south beach. We can afford up to $2,000/month in rent. Any suggestions or opinions would be so helpful!!

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Chad Gray, Agent, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Tue Apr 16, 2013

Congratulations on your pending move to the very beautiful Florida! Here is a link to rentals in your price range:…

If you find a home that catches your eye, you can learn more about the neighborhood right on the listing page like Walk Score, Schools in the area and view a Map. If you want to learn more, you can use the Community Reports widget which will give you terrific detail.

If you have questions, please let me know!

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marc jablon, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Wed Apr 10, 2013
A condo in Delray Beach will give you what you're looking for. You can rent a 2/2 within the confines of the town area within your budget and be within a half mile of the beach and either right in town or within 3-4 easily walkable blocks from the town.

Delray has dozens of restaurants, shops, and galleries within the town, and is within 20 minutes driving distance of Town Center Mall in Boca Raton and City Place in West Palm Beach. And your husband would have a 30 minute commute from route 95, which is 10 blocks from the edge of town.

Marc Jablon, The Jablon Team
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John Bourassa, , Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wed Apr 10, 2013
Hi Angielee,

Anything in close walk to any beaches in the entire country is always a good to a best neighborhood to be in for they are by far the #1 locations every one wants (or, at least, dreams to one day live on a beach). Remember the old saying: "Location, location, location!).

That being said, if your husband is to work in Fort Lauderdale, then, Fort Lauderdale's "east-side" (along the beach) will be where to look (if your husband will work north Fort Lauderdale, then you can also consider south Pompano Beach, and so on). But, if you don't mind long commuting drives, then, Delray Beach (about 25 miles away) or South Beach (also 25 miles away) are also great areas to live.

However, Fort Lauderdale is really a small town with a big, BIG attitude loaded with tons of civic activities, theaters, zillion of restaurants, exciting night life, GREAT SCHOOLD (public or private) and a huge International Airport only 15 minutes drive to. If you get bored living in Fort Lauderdale, don't blame Ft Lauderdale ;-)

For your budget of "...up to $2,000/month..." it should not be difficult to get you in a condo (not a house) within a short walking distance to the beach on a yearly lease. If you want a house, you will need to be in-land within 10-15 minutes drive to the beach.

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale!
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Tessa Beauso…, Agent, ft lauderdale, FL
Fri Apr 12, 2013
Welcome to sunny Florida! East Ft Lauderdale is a great area, with lots of shops and amenities nearby. Any location easily accessible via U.S. 1 would be ideal for you. The Ft Lauderdale beach is quite popular, with road side cafes, hotels and shops. Always seem to be lively in that area. The area also lends itself to being family oriented. Delray is north of Fort Lauderdale and is know to be the up and coming area with Atlantic Ave being a great location. Please let me know if i can help with any further questions or rentals in either areas. Your budget is realistic.
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Angielee55, Renter, Athens, GA
Thu Apr 11, 2013
I really appreciate your responses! They are so helpful. I have two more questions, 1) Are there any other nice neighborhoods within that stretch that are both walkable to the beach and to shops & restaurants the way south beach, delray and Hollywood are? We can afford up to $2,000/month and need a 3 bedroom.

2) What is the best way to look for a rental once we have narrowed it down to a neighborhood? Do real estate agents have more options than what you can find on Craigslist, trulia, etc?
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