DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA
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Part A---General Information *j
Deerfield Beach is on the lower East Coast of Florida, 28 miles south of Palm
Beach, 15 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, and 312 miles southeast of Jackson-
ville. Deerfield Beach is on the Atlantic Ocean and eighty miles-southeast
of Lake Okeechobee. The Intracoastal Waterway runs through Deerfield Beach.
U. S. Highway 1 and Florida Highways A1A and 7 pass through Deerfield. The
Florida East Coast Railway and the Seaboard AirLine Railrcad provide rail
service. Bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines. Air service is not
available. The nearest air service is at West Palm Beach.
Broward County had a population of.50,442 in 1945. Deerfield Beach had a
population of 2,008.
(From observations at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall
January 68.6 3.09 July 81.5 5.55
February 68.6 1.84 August 82.0 5.95.
March 70.4 3.11 September 81.1 8.27
April 73.8 5.03 October 78.1 11.21
May 77.0 5.92 November 72.5 3.98
June 79.9 8.03 December 69.1 2.21
Annual 75.2 65.19
5. Maior Sources of Income:
Agriculture is the main source of income. Beans, peppers, cucumbers,
tomatoes, squashes and tobacco plants are grown during.the winter. Cattle
raising is becoming of increasing importance here.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events:
2. Athletic Events:
Deerfield Beach is a member of the Lions Club Softball League.
3. Tourist Clubs:
4. Recreational Clubs:
5. Civic Organizations:
DEERFIELD BEACH, FLORIDA
6. Fraternal Organizations:
7. Organized Entertainment:
Deerfield Beach Bridge Club.
Lions Club dinner parties, barbecues, carnivals, box suppers, beach parties,
fish fries, bingo parties, and softball games.
8. Recreational Facilities:
Deerfield Beach is located on a natural ridge about 14 feet above sea level.
The beach is one of the finest between Palm Beach and Miami. There is a
natural series of coral reefs running parallel to the shore that tend to break
up the larger waves and makes swimming a real pleasure. Kester Park is just
in the early stages of being developed. A softball diamond has been built and
the Lions Club is equipping the park.
Quail, dove, deer, rabbits, and duck are found in this section. It is approxi-
mately 18 miles to unposted hunting grounds. No hunting lodges or hunting
guides are available.
Salt water bluefish, pompano, mullet, amberjack, sea bass, tarpon, and bhark
are caught in the Atlantic Ocean. Salt and fresh water fish are caught in the
Intracoastal Waterway, There are no fishing camps available. Fishing guides
and charter fishing boats may be obtained at Boca Raton, two miles north of
Deerfield Beach Baptist Church has services in Deerfield.
Deerfield Inn, 10 rooms, rates $12 to $15 per day, American plan.
2. Tourist Courts:
There are several tourist courts north and south of Deerfield Beach on U. S. 1.
3. Guest Homes:
There are no guest homes in Deerfield Beach, but there are about 50 rental
units that will be available for the season. These units are about two blocks
from the ocean. New five room bungalows rent for $2,000 per season (5 or 6
months). Efficiency apartments rent for $1,200 to $1,750 per season.
4. Trailer Parks:
There are several trailer parks on U. S. 1 about two miles north and south of
5. Specialized Eating Places:
Gulfstream Restaurant Sea foods
Beck's Restaurant Sea foods
DePerry's Italian Restaurant All Italian foods
Further information on Deerfield Beach can be obtained from:
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