Sunday, February 20, 2011

Top Deerfield Beach Florida Restaurants

For tourists, the place’s beautiful natural attractions, historical landscapes, and fun activities are the things they look forward. But the most important thing that they will never forget after visiting that place is the food. Here in Deerfield, a food trip is great thing to do while touring. With the various cuisines served by its cozy restaurants, one kind truly say that Deerfield is a hub of extensive delicacies.

Now, let’s start with JB’s on the beach restaurant. This famous Deerfield Beach restaurant is located in the sunny sands of the Atlantic Ocean. It is o a great day time spot especially if you are hanging on the beach. Among Broward County Restaurants, JB’s On the Beach has always been a standout in Deerfield Beach. It is known for its mellow vibe, relaxed clientele, and beautiful sunsets. The lobster pizza that it serves is very good and fish tacos are light and tasty. Clients can also enjoy JB’s homemade chips. 

JB's Restaurant
Another fabulous restaurant in Deerfield is the OCEANS 234. Still located along the beach, dining at OCEANS 234 gives you a chance to enjoy the calm ocean breezes and fantastic view from its deck overlooking the ocean while dining on fresh Florida seafood and luscious tropical drinks. You can also listen to live music while sipping on one of its specialty cocktails.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a healthy meal, then Marlee’s Diner is perfect for you.Marlee's Diner offers a variety of delicious meals: a diverse breakfast menu, a wonderful vegetarian selection, hearty Mediterranean platters, and low-carb options for their dieting and diabetic guests. But if you don't find what you like on their extensive menu, they are willing to do their best to accommodate your desires. The foods that Marlee’s serve are all at a reasonable price. No wonder Marlee’s Diner has been one of the most popular destination place in Deerfield Beach for almost 20 years.

Marleen's Diner
 Now, if you’re searching for a delicious and fresh Deerfield Beach Pizza or Italian Restaurant, then the Times Square Pizzeria is the best for you.  Here in this restaurant, you will find the best and cheapest priced pizzas and Italian style dishes, made in true New York Style. Famously known for cooking their pizzas on hot stones, Times Square Pizzeria will happily offer take-out or super fast delivery services. Other items on the menu include delicious subs, salads, calzones, pastas and much more tuna salad, tiramisu, French toast, bread pudding, crème Brulee, chicken parmesan, pancakes, grits, biscuits, French fries, eggplant parmesan, cannoli, steaks, chicken-fried steak, garlic bread. For those who love to have the most daring food trips, Whale’s Rib Restaurant is a place you should go. Whale's Rib has been known as one of the locals' favorites with its ‘dive bars’ that serve fresh local seafood. 

Whale's Rib
Here you can savor the taste of Whale Chips, Whale sauce, Whale’s ribs, Whale fries, fried Dolphin’s fingers, Dolphin burger, fried clams and lobster bisque. Everything in Whale’s Rib is totally unforgettable.  Lastly, we have Deerfield’s Bagel Bagel Cafe suitable for breakfast, lunch or for a quick snack when craving fresh foods. Located in the Coconut Creek Shopping Center, this fantastic bagel company offers a scrumptious variety of foods to choose from. They offer breakfast, hot/cold subs, hot soups, fresh salads and delicious wraps.
Those are just a few of Deerfield’s many excellent restaurants. It is in Deerfield Beach Florida wherein everything is set for your own needs, choices, and tastes.

Deerfield Beach Florida Real Estate Market

Deerfield Beach, a city in Broward County, Florida has been one of the top destinations for those who want to experience an ultimate vacation. This city also has one of the biggest retirement communities. Deerfield’s sunny climate and beach paradise makes it inviting to those who want to get away from the hasty lifestyle of the metropolitan. From basketball, golf to Jai alai, whatever activity you are into, Deerfield Beach can truly serve you.
Deerfield Beach

From the beginning, Deerfield Beach has been the favorite city for those who want to enjoy a peaceful living as well as for those who retire. Even Deerfield’s best condominiums like the Ocean Plaza Luxury Townhomes & Condo and Puerta Del Sol Luxury Condos are well-made yet can be sold at a reasonable price.

You also don’t have to worry about living in this city because you are assured that in every neighborhood, there’s always an association that settles conflicts, initiates improvement (whether for recreational activities or security issues) and support you in times of joy and despair. Here are some of the city’s neighborhood associations : Boca Pines HOA, Coco Cay Condo Association,Concord Green HOA, Cresthaven, Heritage Circle Condominiums, Twin Oaks Association of Homeowners, W.E. C.A.R.E at Watergate Estates, andWincast Arms North Condo Assn.

For retirees who are looking for new homes, living in Deerfield Beach can give them the chance to live near the water – either the beach or the intercoastal. As a matter of fact, Deerfield Beach is home to one of America's oldest and largest active adult communities, Century Village. This diverse city has a great sunny climate that even in winter the weather is warm. Many apartment buildings also offer carefree living and at varying degrees of amenities. In Deerfield, you can also choose to live in one of the several gated communities in the town or surrounding area. Aside from the numerous real estate innovations from the private sector, the local government is also making significant projects for the benefit of the residents. One of these is the beach nourishment project will involve the placement of approximately 25,000 cubic yards of sand on the public beach from SE 6th Street to SE 10th Street.

On the other hand, here’s an overview of the real estate market of Deerfield. The median sales price for homes in ZIP code 33441 in Deerfield Beach from Nov 10 to Jan 11 was $90,000 based on 109 sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median sales price decreased 25%, or $30,000, and the number of sales increased 1.9%. Average price per square foot for homes in 33441 was $101, a decrease of 10.6% compared to the same period last year. There are currently 452 resale and new homes in ZIP code 33441 on Trulia, including 373 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in 33441 was $323,578 for the week ending Feb 09, which represents a decrease of 0.2%, or $545, compared to the prior week. Popular ZIP codes in Deerfield Beach include 33441 and 33442, with average listing prices of $323,578 and $117,054.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fun Activities and Historic Landmarks in Deerfield, Florida

Renowned for its peaceful and beautiful beaches, Deerfield Beach is located in Broward County, facing the Atlantic Ocean, just two miles south of the Palm Beaches and twenty miles north of Fort Lauderdale in the state of Florida. Because of the city’s sunny climate, Deerfield Beach is considered a great tourist destination.  In fact, in the year 2000 the city received the Blue Wave award for one of the most pristine beaches in the State of Florida. 

A city with a population of more than 77, 000 residents, Deerfield has a lot of programs and recreational activities that you will surely enjoy.  First, for sporty tourists, this city is host to the Women's Professional Volleyball Association Tour and Superboat Power Race. It also has a lot of green spaces with 266 developed acres of parks at 30 sites. The sports amenities include a gymnasium, several outdoor basketball courts, two roller hockey rinks, tennis courts, golf courses (private or public),and more . Beaches, parks (community/neighborhood), and natural eco-parks are also here in this area. Additionally, the government of Deerfield Beach sponsors a wide variety of special events throughout the year including Mango Festival, Founder's Day, Beach Blowout, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Moonlight Melodies Summer Beach Concerts.

Hotel view from the city

 For a place to stay in Deerfield, here are some of the city’s top hotels: Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort, Carriage House Resort Motel, Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort, and Tropic Isle Beach Resort. Now, let’s try to discover the city’s scenic spots, one by one. Firstly, we have Deerfield’s Quiet Waters Park.

Deerfield Park
 This water park has an area of 431.4 acres with a man made beach and a skate park is can be found in this wonderful park. You can also enjoy fishing on the shores of its lakes. Located at the heart of the Quiet Waters Park, Ski Rixen has a comprehensive cable water skiing system and comes as one of America's first Cable water ski resorts.

Cable water skiing

This water skiing utopia has new, fun and affordable water skiing system that pulls you silently over glassy smooth water.. Another awesome park in the area is the Deerfield Island Park. This nature preserve has boardwalk, an 8-acre mangrove swamp, observation platform over the waterway, a picnic area with tables, grills and one shelter, playground, guided tours, and marina. 

But if you want to go diving and buy your own diving equipments, Deerfield has the Dixie Divers to serve you. Aside from that you can also enjoy spear fishing, snorkeling, and more. For young adventurers, Deerfield has the best venues for summer camps like the Woodmont Summer Camp and the Zion Lutheran Christian School Summer Camps.  One must not also forget Deerfield’s Annual Founder’s Days which include a parade, “bed race”, motorcycle show, family carnival, fireworks display and live concerts. The city also has numerous restaurants located along the beach or piers. Boating and sailing can also be experienced at the shores of this beach city.

shores at Deerfield

Deerfield Beach is a one of a kind city abundant with nature’s love and serenity. It’s a place for the young, the old, and yes, absolutely for everyone. You can never afford to miss its scenic spots.

Climate and Storm History of Deerfield Beach

sunny day at Deerfield
Deerfield Beach, a city in Broward County, Florida, has a tropical monsoon climate. Generally, this place is sunny and has many beautiful tropical beaches. During summer, the city is hot and experiences frequent thunderstorms. On the other hand, during autumn, it has lesser rain. By winter (from November through March), the city does experience cold fronts. During the summer months average temperatures goes up to the 80's, while during the winter temperatures tend to be in the 60's. 

The warmest month of the year is usually July with an average maximum temperature of 92 °F (33.3 °C), while February is the coldest month of the year with an average minimum temperature of 58 °F (14.4 °C).  The highest temperature in the state was recorded in 1981 which is 101 °F (38.3 °C), while the lowest is 21 °F (−6.1 °C) which was recorded in 1995. The annual average precipitation at Deerfield Beach is 57.27 Inches. Summer months tend to be wetter than winter months. The city’s wettest month of the year is June having an average rainfall of 7.3 Inches. In general, the most of the year the city’s weather is warm and humid with a year-round average temperature is 77 °F (25.0 °C).

Hurricane Andrew
Since Deerfield Beach, is located near the Atlantic Ocean, storms called hurricanes frequently strike the area bringing strong winds, heavy rains, and high seas causing tremendous damage to infrastructures, properties, and even lives. Hurricanes usually hit the city during June 1 to November 30, although others come off these months. Likewise, 69% of the city's annual rainfall occurs during the five month summer period. Based on the records, over 114 hurricanes, 37 of them major have hit Florida from 1851 to 2006.  Almost 83% of the major hurricanes in the United States have struck the state. The first recorded tropical cyclone to affect Florida occurred in 1523, when two ships and their crews were lost along the western coastline. In 1935, the Labor Day Hurricane, the strongest hurricane recorded in the United States, strike Florida with a pressure of 892 mbar (hPa; 26.35 inHg).  Subsequently, during 1950 to 1974, about 85 cyclones have smashed the state which resulted to $6.2 billion in damage. In this period, the hurricanes named Donna and Dora were the most devastating. However, the hurricanes that devastatingly hit Deerfield were the 1947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane, Hurricane King in 1950, and Hurricane Cleo in 1964. But the most destructive of all these hurricanes is the Hurricane Andrew that hit during 1992 which remains as the second costliest hurricane of all times.

Hurricane Wilma hit Deerfield
Subsequently, from 2000 to present, as of 2007, 58 tropical/subtropical cyclones affected the state of Florida. As an effect, the total damage of the storm was $64 billion.  In the same period, Hurricane Charley, the strongest hurricane in the United States devastated Florida. Recently, the hurricanes that directly affected the city were Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma which both strike in 2005.

City of Deerfield Beach, Florida General Info

Deerfield logo
Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, USA. It is also part of the South Florida metropolitan area. The city is named for the numerous deer that once grazed along the area. Its sister city is the Acre,North District, Israel.


Deerfield Beach is located at 26°18′19″N 80°07′11″W/ 26.305223°N 80.119817°W/ 26.305223; -80.119817. Based from the data of the United States Census Bureau, the city has total area 14.9 mi² (38.7 km), that is, 13.4 square miles (35 km2) for the land area and 1.5 square miles (4 km2) for the water area.


As of 2004, the population of the city is 76,478 (U.S. Census Bureau) but during the year 2000, there were 64 583 people, 31,392 households, and 16,041 families residing in the city.  In addition, the population density was 4,810.6/mi² (1,856.7/km²). The people in the city were was 71.30%White (Non-Hispanic White), 16.00% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.36% from other races, and 2.79% from two or more races. In Deerfield, the average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.72. On the other hand, the median age was 45 years and in every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males. Since Deerfield has one of the biggest retirement communities in Florida, the percentage of senior citizens (age 65 years and up) is quite high which is 29.3% of the population.

office industries at Deerfield

After WWII, Deerfield’s economy gradually continued to change from agriculture toward tourism. In the present, the city’s economy is heavily diversified and includes distribution, manufacturing, and office industries in addition to tourism.  It also has a stable and strong local economy.  As a matter of fact, the median income for a household in the city was $34,041, and the median income for a family was $44,853. Males had a median income of $35,154 versus $27,451 for females.  Major manufacturing industries that operate in the city are Toyota, JM Family Enterprises, Advanced Processing & Imaging, and more.  


Deerfield's tropical climate
Deerfield Beach has a Tropical monsoon climate with hot and frequent thunderstorms in summer. During autumn, it rain less frequent. Also, a threat of a light during winter freeze from late November through early March caused by occasional cold fronts from the north, and even then not every year. The year-round average temperature is 77 °F (25.0 °C). The annual average precipitation at Deerfield Beach is 57.27 Inches. Summer months tend to be wetter than winter months. The wettest month of the year is June with an average rainfall of 7.3 Inches. 


Deerfield beach
Deerfield Beach, Florida is a sunny, cheerful ocean side city of just over 60,000 lying along the Atlantic Ocean. The city is also just 20 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additionally, this dynamic coastal town has an exciting beach front buzzing with activity. In fact, in the year 2000, Deerfield Beach received the Blue Wave Award for one of the most pristine beaches in the state of Florida. Deerfield Beach is also home to a picturesque 920-foot fishing pier, open to the public 24 hours per day.  Beachside mangrove forests and waterfront seafood restaurants can also be found in this city.

History of Deerfield Beach, Florida

Deerfield Beach is a city in the Broward County which is situated in the south-eastern part of Florida and a part of the South Florida Metropolitan Area. 

The City’s history begins in 1877, when the first non-native saw the swamps, vines, wild fig trees, cabbage palms, and pine groves along Hillsboro River which empties into the Atlantic.  Deerfield started from a small settlement named Hilsboro which dates back from 1890. This settlement was developed along the Hilsboro River. Soon, in 1898, the population increased which then has a post office. By the early part of the 20th century, the Florida East Coast Railroad constructed ways en route to Miami bisecting Deerfield.  Because most of Deerfield’s early settlers were generally farmers, pineapples, tomatoes, green beans, squash, are very abundant in the place.

old Deerfield

In fact, Deerfield tomatoes were ranked among the finest harvested in the state. The Intercoastal Waterway also enabled residents to fish. In, June 11, 1925, the Town of Deerfield incorporated having George Emory Butler, Jr. elected as the first mayor. 1925 also was the year when the first public library was opened. At that time the town’s population had climbed to 1,300 residents. In 1939, the name of the town was changed to Deerfield and the population numbered about 1,800. The town’s name was derived from the numerous deer that grazed along the Hilsboro River. Deerfield remained an agricultural community until the late 1940’s. But after WWII, tourists began to discover and appreciate the Deerfield’s beautiful beaches. From that time, the tourism industry started to flourish and soon hotels, motels, and resorts were built in its shorelines. In 1947, Lions Club, one of Deerfield’s most influential civic organizations was formed. One of the organization’s first projects was the establishment of the Pioneer Park located along the banks of Hillsboro Canal. The Lions Club members made a fund-raising campaign by selling chicken and rib barbecues. The fund-raising program was to organize and beautify the parks in the city. Since then, the residents of Deerfield celebrate annually the Founder’s Day in remembrance of this wonderful campaign. The untrimmed shrubs were also cleared and the area was made it to become a picnic area and a baseball court. Later on, recreational buildings, boat ramps and lighted tennis courts were also added in the said park. In 1951, the town name was changed to the City of Deerfield Beach. The economy progressively continued to develop away from agriculture toward tourism. Today, the economy of the city is greatly diversified which includes distribution, manufacturing, and office industries and of course, tourism. The sustained year-round population of over 50,000 is a proof of the strength and stability of Deerfield’s economy. Additionally, the City is host to the Women’s Professional Volleyball Association Tour and Superboat Power Race. It also features great recreational programs and green space. The City of Deerfield Beach provides customer-oriented services, which generate a quality of life that encourage residents and employers to enjoy South Florida and prosper in a growing global economy.  

Deerfield Beach