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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Deerfield Beach represents an intercoastal beach. Deerfield Beach is located in Broward County. Named after the plentiful local deer that roamed through this area, it is a large community of over 70,000 residents. It is located just to the north of Fort Lauderdale and immediately below affluent Boca Raton. The city has had to wrestle with the issue of over development, which is such a big problem everywhere in Florida.

People who live in Deerfield Beach find it is possible to live near the water – either the beach or the intercoastal. There are many apartment buildings that offer carefree living and varying degrees of amenities. Or you can choose to live in one of the many gated communities in the town or surrounding area. This diverse city is warm in the winter.

Where to Retire in Deerfield Beach and Home Prices

Retirees who live in Deerfield Beach find it is possible to live near the water – either the beach or the intercoastal. There are many apartment buildings that offer carefree living and varying degrees of amenities. Or you can choose to live in one of the many gated communities in the town or surrounding area. This diverse city is warm in the winter. Deerfield Beach is home to one of America's oldest and largest active adult communities, Century Village (see link to Deerfield Active Communities at top right).
Real estate prices in the area are much lower than in nearby coastal communities.  According to City-data.com the median sale price of a home was about $118,000 in mid-2014. Zillow reports the median home value to be $168,700, in mid-2018.

What is special about Deerfield Beach

Beautiful white sandy beaches; living on the beach near some of America's most vibrant cities; warm weather all winter; average January temperature is in the high 60's; many housing opportunities for retirees, including high rise apartments near the beach and gated communities; proximity to major league sports teams in nearby Miami

What is not special about Deerfield Beach

Crowds in season; over development is always a risk; hurricane season

Climate and Physical Environment

Deerfield is on the southeast coast of Florida, about 20 miles north of Miami. It is flat with the Atlantic Ocean on the East with business and real estate development to the west.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Deerfield itself does not have many cultural resources. However, nearby Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Miami have much to offer culturally just a short drive away.

Crime

Crime in Deerfield Beach is just below the national average.

Medical facilities

North Broward Medical Center is just a few a miles in Deerfield Beach, as is Boca Raton's Community Hospital.

Transportation

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is just 17 miles away. Several railroads pass through Deerfield, which is blessed with Amtrak passenger service. Tri-Rail provides commuter service from Palm Beach County, through Broward County/Deerfield, and into Miami-Dade County.

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