The area where the city sits used to be Hillsborough, a small settlement area along the banks of the Hillsboro River.
By 1898, the area had a population of 20 and had its own post office. It was then renamed as a town of Deerfield due to the huge number of deer living in the area. As the number of residents grew as a result of the construction of the Florida East Coast Railroad, Deerfield Beach became home to many farmers who cultivated green beans, tomatoes, pineapples and squash. There were also fishermen who fished at the Intracoastal Waterway.
As the neighborhood geared to attract more tourists, the name was changed to Deerfield Beach to establish that the neighborhood has direct beach access as well.
The residents are served by both the Amtrak and Tri-Rail at Deerfield Beach Station. The Broward County Transit also has routes in the city.
Deerfield Beach has a number of interesting places that both locals and tourists frequent. This includes Deerfield Beach Arboretum, Deerfield Beach Pier, Deerfield Island Park, Quiet Waters Park and Deerfield Beach Island.
Quiet Waters Park spans 43-acres and is known for its Renaissance Festival held every year. It also features Ski Rixen, a cable water ski attraction. It is also the South Florida’s sole wakeboard and water ski location. The park also boasts of an artificial beach, kid’s water park, campgrounds, fishing spots and a skate park.
Other places worth visiting are the Highland Woods RV Resort and Breezy Hill RV Resort.
Deerfield Beach Real Estate
Deerfield Beach properties are mainly composed of single family estates, townhome complexes and condominium buildings.
- Arlington Park
- Broward Highlands
- Carver Heights
- College Park
- Coral Manor
- Deer Creek
- Little Harbor on the Hillsboro
- The Springs
- West Deerfield Beach