Tips for Moving to Delray Beach, Florida.
3 Time Winner of All-America City (AAC)!
Sometimes known as the hidden gem of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach has received numerous titles including Rand McNally, USA Today and the Travel Channel rating Delray Beach “Most Fun Small Town” and a top 10 Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living. The numerous bars, restaurants, parks and coffee houses make Delray Beach one of the best places in Florida to live. Conveniently located 52 miles north of Miami, Delray is home to a wide range of people, from young professionals to retirees, from Liberal to conservative and from single to family. Communities range from luxury gated communities like Villagio Reserve to condos along Atlantic Avenue downtown. You will find Delray Beach has something for everyone.
What to Know to Move to Delray Beach
If you are fortunate enough to be moving to Delray Beach there are several items you need to plan for to insure a smooth move. They include setting up your electric, water, Wi-FI and any other utilities you need to establish accounts with and turn on. Here are some of the key resources you will need depending on if you are an owner or renter and required documents to open an account
Utility (Water) Account – You will need to have certain documents submitted in order to insure your water is turned on. If you are moving into a private home, you can also establish your sewer service. Visit the City of Delray Beach website by clicking here to find out what documents are required to start your utilities services. As it says on the City of Delray Beach website site, all documents must be emailed 48 hours prior to moving in or start date to UtilitiesCustomerService@mydelraybeach.com.
The City of Delray Beach site will also provide information about the following services:
- Animal Care
- Renting a park or other facility
- Parking Permits
- Garbage and recycling services
- Registering to vote
- Getting a resident ID card
For Business related information, the site will provide information about the following:
- Codes and ordinances
- Contract Registration
- Chamber of Commerce
- Film permits
- Landlord permits
- Office of Economic Development
- Bids and solicitations
- Special events permits
- Sidewalk Café permit
- Many other business services
Electricity – You will need to contact Florida Power and Light at FPL.com or visit their offices located at 9329 S Military Trail, Boynton Beach, Fl 33436. You will need the following to open an account:
- Valid Identification – Driver’s License or other valid government ID
- The address of where you want electrical service
- The date you want to start service
- Follow the easy instructions on the FPL.com site
Cable TV/Wi-Fi – There are several options in the Delray Beach area including:
Comcast (Xfinity), AT&T and satellite services. If you are in a community or condo, you will need to check with your HOA to see if there are any limitations.
Schools in Delray Beach
There are several excellent schools in the Delray area including Banyan Creek and S. D. Spady Elementary Schools and Atlantic Community High School. In addition there are some highly rated private schools including American Heritage School of Boca/Delray, Daughter of Zion Junior Academy and American Academy of Boca/Delray for special education needs. You can find a complete review of these private schools by clicking here.
Shopping in Delray Beach
You will have no problem finding a Walgreen’s or CVS, with some open 24 hours. For grocery shopping there are numerous Publix markets plus several smaller places such as The Boys which offers the best fresh produce and bakery items. For fans of bazaars, there is the famous Big Apple Shopping Bazaar. There is the Delray Place shopping center which includes restaurants, Trader Joe’s and other retail stores.
Downtown Delray offers a number of curio shops, restaurants, bars and art stores for your enjoyment. Check out Pineapple Grove for a unique blend of shops, restaurants and stores.
For those moving to the west side of Delray there is the Delray Marketplace which offers a variety of shops, restaurants and a state-of-the-art movie theater.
The Beautiful Delray Beaches
Last but not least, Delray offers miles of the most beautiful beaches in south Florida for your year round enjoyment. The beaches are clean, the ocean is inviting and sand is warm and white.
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