Congratulations to Delray Beach! This week, the charming seaside city has been earning acclamation after acclamation. In the past few days Delray Beach has been named “America’s Happiest Seaside Town” according to Coastal Living Magazine and they scored a spot on Thrillist’s list of “Top 10 Most Popular Beaches” in Florida.
Editors of Coastal Living Magazine described Delray Beach as, “Fun-loving and unpretentious, this city of 61,000 with a village feel- from the tiny boutiques and cafes to its high-rise-free beachfront dotted with well-preserved cottages.”
Delray Beach is one of the happiest places to live in the nation and it earned its name against some strong competitors. One of the other seaside cities in Florida that was up for the running was Venice. Some of the other cities in country included Corona del Mar in California, Tybee Island in Georgia, South Port in North Carolina, Monterey in California, Narragansett in Rhode Island, Ocean Springs in Mississippi, Ports Mouth in New Hampshire and Wellfleet in Massachusetts.
For years, the Coastal Living article about the happiest places to live was called “Coastal Living Dream Towns.” Some of the characteristics the towns were judged on included; healthiness of beaches, air quality, percentage of sunny days, financial well-being of residents and excellence of living. Delray Beach has certainly earned its accolade with its serene living environment and charming coastal vibe.
To see some of the other cities that were in the running for the “Happiest Seaside Town” please click on the following link, America’s Happiest Seaside Town.