When tourist season rolls around, allow plenty of time to search this beachfront community for rental properties. And, because college students like to call Deerfield Beach home, pay attention to semester scheduling, too. At other times of year, rental properties are more easily available.
Walk through the beachfront locations and drive through others, to determine which community suits you best. If youre commuting to Ft. Lauderdale or Miami for work, check out road accessibility and traffic patterns before you pick a residence.
If youre a shady sort, realize that living here, youll soon be sporting a tan and a smile. Tropical Florida will find you in short sleeves in the winter months, as the temperature rarely drops below 60 degrees. Summer highs can reach the mid-90s, but those cooling afternoon showers will bring along an evening breeze.
Looking for big city style and a small town home? While Deerfield Beach is mid-sized, not small, Miami is the big time, and you’re only a short drive of 45 minutes from the heart of Little Havana, or the dance clubs of Miami Beach. Ft. Lauderdale is even closer, with a wealth of shopping, restaurants, and high end spas. Enjoy the best of both worlds: a community with a central core and waterfront vibe, plus access to the big city lifestyle anytime you want it.
By land or sea, you’ll enjoy this medium sized coastal community if you like the feel of sand between your toes and access to larger urban locations such as Miami nearby. With a mixed work force of white collar and blue collar workers, you’ll find management, administrative support, and sales employees along with service and agricultural workers. Ethnically diverse residents include those of Caucasian, Hispanic, and African American heritage, with some born outside the area. Considered a moderate income community on the whole, there are neighborhoods on the water and inland, near parks.
Barwal/Little Harbor: You'll find Italian cafes, and residents with a heritage from Italy, Ireland, or Germany here, and a mix of apartment homes, three bedroom houses for rent, and smaller apartment complexes. There are a solid number of single family residences. Most residents drive to work in under 30 minutes, making commuting seem like an easy task. $$
Ocean Vue: Guess what you can spy with your little eye here? That’s right, the water! This is considered an urban neighborhood, due to the walkability and density of its housing units. After all, a lot of Floridians like to be close to that white sand beach. Rental prices reflect this accessibility whether your rental search is drawing you to a one bedroom apartment for rent or a single family home. A mix of owners and renters live in properties built between 1940 and 1999. Seasonal rentals lead to more vacancies in the off season, and in addition, students from the large public Florida Atlantic College, and the smaller, arts oriented Lynn College, enjoy this neighborhood. The result is a busy mix of shops and restaurants along with your beach stroll. Residents drive and walk to work.
Lakeview: Also densely populated but closer, obviously, to a lake than the sea. Residences here are newer, having been constructed between 1970 and 2000. Some residents here have Brazilian ancestry - a little samba and salsa may appear at community events. College students also call this area home, with many townhouses making up a portion of the properties available. An upper middle income neighborhood, you'll find management and professional workers here, as well as sales and service jobs.
Once known as Hillsborough, early settlers grew crops like pineapples and tomatoes and fished the Intracoastal Waterway. It wasn't until after World War II that recreation replaced growing as a prime income source in this community.
If you like flowers, youll like the so called Tree Zoo also known as the Deerfield Beach Arboretum. A beautiful park for a stroll or a picnic it contains over 325 species of palms, fruit trees, and flowering plants of all kinds. From African Tulips to Orchids and a butterfly garden, this veritable Eden is a lush tropical find.
Deerfields Quiet Waters Park is a 430-acre water attraction, which is also only one of 79 cable water ski facilities worldwide. With a man made beach, skate park, at an annual Renaissance Festival held on the grounds, you can get your water adventure with a bit of milady and milord, if you'd like. The Ski Rixen cable system draws crowds statewide, but the park also offers fishing, biking and hiking trails, and a children's water park. Here, kids and adults of all ages can trick ski, wake board, or surf - without a wave.
The International Fishing Pier is the spot for anglers of all stripes. The Atlantic sea swimmers you can catch are one attraction, but a sunset stroll is equally appealing.
At Deerfield Island park, you'll find more nature trails and a great view of the inter-coastal Waterway to watch the boats go by. To get there, you'll need a boat, and Deerfield Beach provides one, and it won't cost you a dime.
Waterfront shops, restaurants, and bars are easily found in central Deerfield Beach, with shopping centers and grocery stores also easy to access. Whether it’s a beautiful Florida sunrise or just another rainbow after an afternoon shower, there's always a reason to celebrate in Deerfield Beach. A rousing 4th of July Celebration, a Country Music Festival, and Deerfield Beach Founders' Days round out the reasons to celebrate as a community.
With crafts booths and food vendors, national, regional and local country acts, the summer country music fest is a must-go event. On the 4th of July, fireworks follow a full day of fun activities, with a crafts fair, food vendors, and live music.