1. Catch The "Blue Wave"

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Deerfield Beach is rated as one of the nation's cleanest and most environmentally safe beaches, which has earned it a certification as a "Blue Wave Beach" from the Clean Beach Coalition. The "Blue Wave" program is the first beach certification of its kind in the nation and Deerfield Beach has been Blue Wave certified since 1999.

2. Water Sports Meets International Innovation, and Sets Precedence In The Process

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Located inside one of the city's largest parks, Ski Rixen USA is a thrilling oasis for water sports enthusiasts. In addition to traditional water sports, guests can go for the gusto with some authentic European cable skiing. Ski Rixen USA proudly boasts the country's longest cable course, and is one of the U.S.'s first cable ski resort complexes.

3. The Best Part Of Deerfield Beach Is, Well . . . The BEACH

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Pristine beaches. Awesome boardwalk. Fantastic fishing pier. Oceanfront living. Open beach access. Coastal shopping, dining and entertainment. What can be better than that?

4. It IS Easy Being Green

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Every Sunday, the freshest produce and natural goods are available for purchase at the Deerfield Beach Green Market. It's the mingling of the rural and urban in a fitting open air market setting. Located downtown at The Cove Shopping Center, the Green Market makes going organic and local that much easier and more accessible.

5. You Don't Have To Drive To South Beach To Celebrate The Best In Wine And Food

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The finest professionals in the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County culinary scene are celebrated at the Deerfield Beach Wine and Food Festival. With a mix of food and wine tastings, exhibits, and demonstrations, the festival is a glorious party for the palate. The area's best wine experts are also featured, demonstrating their knowledge and expertise in the area of quality wine.

6. It's The Second Home Of The Festival Of The Historic Renaissance

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The Florida Renaissance Festival makes its grand entrance in two popular South Florida cities for its annual celebration: Miami and you guessed it, Deerfield Beach. Patrons can enjoy an authentic experience of the period, complete with costumes, medieval themes, and an abundance of nostalgia and whimsy.

7. A Nationally Recognized Historic Place Is Still Open For Business

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Originally known as the Deerfield Seaboard Air Line Railway Station, Deerfield Beach Station was first opened in 1926, and then reopened in 1990. It currently operates for commuter and intrastate rail transportation (served by Amtrak and Tri-Rail). The station is also home to the South Florida Railway Museum.

8. Go Ahead, Take A Dive

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Ranked by TripAdvisor users as the number one dive shop in Deerfield Beach, Dixie Divers are the local experts on all things diving. The Ancient Mariner Wreck is among the most popular dive sites. But you can also go for area reef dives and snorkeling too.

9. Surf's Up!!

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Yes, you can surf in South Florida! The experts at Island Water Sports enthusiastically share their knowledge and expertise to promote an enjoyable surfing experience to the Deerfield Beach area. Their retail shop offers the best in water sports gear and accessories, including surf gear. But the best part is it offers FREE surfing lessons. You can learn how to paddle board, skim, or mimic a pro and stand up surf.

10. The Superstar Of The City Is A Wooden Fishing Pier - And It's A Beauty!

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Deerfield International Fishing Pier is 920 feet of nautical greatness. It's a prime spot for the best fishing in Deerfield Beach, paired with breathtaking oceans views and convenient onsite concessions. Locals and visitors alike flock to the pier by the thousands each year to get a piece of South Florida at its best.

11. Have You Ever Heard Of A "Tree Zoo"?

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Your answer may be no. But guess what? It exists, and the in the city it's officially called the Deerfield Beach Arboretum. It's a botanical garden with trees of over 200 varieties. (Who knew there were so many?) Located at Constitutional Park, there's room for sports, play time with the kids, or a good old fashioned nature walk.

12. The City's Name Describes Its Landscape in Two Words - Literally

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The city was originally named "Deerfield" because of the large number of deer that roamed and grazed in the area. That name held firm until 1939, at which point the word "Beach" was added. The reason: to give tourists the heads up that there was a beach in the city.

13. A Strong Brazilian Presence Exists

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Deerfield Beach has one of the largest percentages of Brazilians and Americans of Brazilian descent in the United States. About five percent of the city's population is fluent in Portuguese.

14. The City Is A Melting Pot Within A Melting Pot

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South Florida is known as a vastly diverse demographic location. Deerfield Beach boasts its own multicultural and multilingual prominence. Its residents come from dozens of nations around the globe, and speak more than 40 languages.

15. Its Location Makes It Close To Everything

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Situated close to several major highways (Interstate 95, US 1) and centered between two major airports (Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and Palm Beach International Airports), Deerfield Beach's location is ideal for commuters and travelers. Its close proximity to the Atlantic coastline confirms its beach town status.

16. Nature Scenes And Green Space Are Prominent And Plentiful

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The city's ample green space (600+ acres of space for parks and recreation) makes for an intriguing nature experience in the city famous for its beach. Places like the Deerfield Beach Arboretum and Quiet Waters Park offer picturesque surroundings and spacious outdoor landscapes that you can't help but enjoy.

17. World Class Golfing Just South Of PGA Headquarters

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The home of the Professional Golfing Association may be located in Palm Beach County, but golf lovers can find superb golf courses and facilities at any of the available golf courses in Deerfield Beach. Deer Creek Golf Club, for example, staffs several PGA pros who offer lessons to those eager to learn the skills and tricks of the sport.

18. You Can Get Swept Away Without Setting Foot On The Beach

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More than two dozen spas are available in Deerfield Beach, offering a day of relaxation, rejuvenation and in some cases, a taste of luxury. Spa50, located at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa offers over 3,000 square feet of luxurious, state-of-the-art health and wellness space. Its treatments menu is will pamper you and help with weight management.

19. A Nautical Lovers Playground

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There's the beach; the diving and the fishing. And then there's the boating, the marinas, and the yacht clubs. With access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, places like Marina One offer boaters a full- service nautical experience that makes it worthwhile to live in a coastal city.

20. Fantastic Eats, Just Steps Away From The Shore

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The Whale's Rib is wholesome, unpretentious, and consistent in providing authentic coastal cuisine. This local culinary gem received national acclaim when it was profiled on the wildly popular Food Network series "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives".

21. An Oceanfront Culinary Escapade Awaits.

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Upscale culinary innovation is what's on the menu at Oceans 234. The use of fresh, local ingredients makes the food unparalleled in quality and flavor. Located right off the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier, patrons can enjoy an exquisite meal with an exquisite view to match.

22. The City Cares About The Sea Turtles

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Partnered with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Deerfield Beach takes specific measures to protect the endangered sea turtle. Its efforts include the daily dispatch of city volunteers to search for and locate sea turtle nests. Corresponding markings and signage alerts the public of their presences, and warns them against disturbing the nests.

23. It Celebrates The Arts

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Every year, the city hosts its annual Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts, highlighting the talent and mastery of local and national artists. It includes exhibits and live music entertainment for artistic enjoyment and enrichment.

24. The City's Founders Are Honored In A Big Way

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For over 65 years, the city has held its annual Founder's Day Festival to honor those who founded Deerfield Beach. The festivities are complete with arts, food, live entertainment, and a fireworks display.

25. The Cove Shopping Center - Deerfield Beach's City Center

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The Cove Shopping Center is where the hustle and bustle of the city works on all cylinders. The center is lined with and surrounded by local merchants and independently owned business, serving as the city center for dining, shopping, and entertainment.

26. It Actively Celebrates Country Music

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Deerfield Beach's Country Music Festival celebrates country music each August with live performances of local and national talent. What makes it unique is the festival's beachfront location.

27. Little League Is A Big Deal

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Families from all around the city gather to partake in the fun of little league baseball. The organization is authentic, with sponsors and uniforms for the players. The camaraderie and the enjoyment by players and patrons alike are very organic.

28. This Beach Town Used To Be A Farm Town

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From the 1890's to the mid 1900's, Deerfield's resident population was made up primarily of local farmers.

29. The S-Curve In Deerfield Beach Has Nothing To Do With Math

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The S-Curve as it relates to Deerfield Beach is the part of State Road A1A/South Ocean Drive that sharply curves in the shape of an "S". It's also where many of the city's most popular establishments are located. Two Georges at The Cove is a popular destination at the shopping center and offers casual waterfront dining. Its menu is chock full of seafood faves, like sea scallops, hog snapper, crab cakes, and the classic fish and chips.

30. History Is The Fabric Of The City's Culture

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From the old elementary school, to the long standing fishing pier, to the century old train station, the city's historical landmarks are a vivid reminder of its humble beginnings. In each part of Deerfield Beach there is a piece of history that keeps the past and present connected and fluid.