Deerfield Beach

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Contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker, REALTORS® by phone at 954-688-5353 (Joy) or
(954) 258-2233 (Jeff), and by email at

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Deerfield Beach, Florida is a community of approximately 75,000 people, located in northeast Broward County, Florida.

The following types of housing are readily available in and around Deerfield Beach FL:

  •     Single Family Homes from $55,000 to $2,500,000
  •     New construction homes from $265,000 to $5,000,000
  •     Townhomes & Townhouses from $40,000 to $2,000,000
  •     Patio Homes from $65,000 to $575,000
  •     Suburban condos & condominiums from $15,000 to $1,600,000

In 2011, there were approximately 2580 real estate and property transactions in the Deerfield Beach, Florida area. Prices for property in this community are expected to increase over the next 12 months.

Local zip codes in this community include:

  • 33064, 33069, 33073, 33441, 33442, 33443.

Public and private school systems serving families in the area include the school district is Broward County. Many of the schools that serve the Deerfield Beach area are “A” rated schools.

Commuters in this area are served by train, with the Tri-Rail runs through the middle of Broward county, near I-95. station, bus with the Broward County Transit has a very efficient bus service for the county. Major highways include I-95, I-595, I-75, Toll 869, Florida Turnpike freeway interchanges.

From the city’s website, it states:

“A passenger train slowly rocks to a stop in the heat of a lazy Florida afternoon. The train takes on water for its passengers, who have stepped down into a nearby field to stretch and gather pineapples growing beside the tracks. As the passengers refresh themselves, it is impossible to ignore the hum of life teaming around them. The air has the fragrant scent of sea mist and flowers. A short while later, the bell sounds on the train alerting passengers to their impending departure. Reluctantly, the travelers return to the train, glancing back at the peaceful and bountiful terrain. This scene was undoubtedly repeated many times in the early 1900’s as trains passed through the burgeoning settlement later to be named the City of Deerfield Beach.

The City’s history begins in 1877, when the first non-native glimpsed at the swamps, dense vines, saw palmetto, wild fig trees, cabbage palms, and pine groves along Hillsboro River which empties into the Atlantic. To the south, Key West and Miami were flourishing villages. To the north, Palm Beach was gaining renown as a fashionable winter resort. By 1890, a few houses appeared along the meandering Hillsboro River, which was named after the Earl of Hillsborough who was granted this land by King George III of England in the late eighteenth century. By the spring of 1896, Henry M. Flagler had extended his Florida East Coast Railroad down the coastline into Miami. The railroad opened up the tropical wilderness, pressing parallel against the Atlantic shore, which until then had been inhabited primarily by local fauna and Seminole Indians who lived inland.

On June 22, 1898 a post office was established at Deerfield, Florida to serve a population of 20 settlers. It is said this name was chosen because of the numerous deer that grazed along the Hillsboro River. This river formed the northern boundary of Deerfield. A narrow wooden bridge crossed the stream west of the railroad, leading to another blossoming settlement: Boca Raton.

The intersection of today’s Hillsboro Boulevard and Dixie Highway was the focus of Deerfield’s businesses in 1910. Dixie Highway was only a nine-foot wide dirt trail. The community was home to four or five stores, a lodge, the post office and the Australian and the Pioneer Hotels. But the key to the village’s economy lay at the produce shed adjacent to the railway depot. The farmers brought their vegetables and fruits there for shipment north. Deerfield tomatoes were ranked among the finest harvested in the state. The depot doubled as a site for civic activities. In 1911, the Hillsboro River was dredged and became the Hillsboro Canal, linking Deerfield to Lake Okeechobee 45 miles to the northwest.

The Town of Deerfield incorporated on June 11, 1925. George Emory Butler, Jr. was elected as the first mayor. 1925 also saw the opening of the first public library, which was serving a population that had climbed to 1,300 residents. In 1939, the name of the town was changed to Deerfield Beach and the population numbered about 1,800.

Although primarily an agricultural community until the late 1940’s, after WWII tourists began to discover Deerfield’s scenic oceanfront. The burgeoning tourism industry was evidenced by the new proliferation of hotels and motels along the shoreline.

1947 marked the formation of one of Deerfield’s most influential civic organizations, the Lions Club. Its first project was establishing Pioneer Park along the banks of the Hillsboro Canal. The Lions cleared the scrub growth and fashioned a picnic area and a baseball diamond complete with stands and barbecue pits. The park has been expanded since to include recreational buildings, boat ramps and lighted tennis courts. To raise funds, the club held several chicken and rib barbecues. The fund-raiser became so popular that it became an annual celebration, now known as Founders’ Day.

In 1951 the town name was changed to the City of Deerfield Beach. The economy gradually continued to evolve away from agriculture toward tourism. Now the economy is heavily diversified and includes distribution, manufacturing, and office industries in addition to tourism. The sustained year-round population of over 50,000 evidences the strength of the local economy. The City is host to the Women’s Professional Volleyball Association Tour and Superboat Power Race and features great recreational programs and green space. The City of Deerfield Beach provides customer-oriented services, which create a quality of life that, encourage residents and employers to enjoy South Florida and prosper in an ever-growing international economy.

As are most communities in Broward county, Deerfield Beach is loaded with 30 acres of parks such as Tradewinds Park, where water skiing. trail biking and picnics abound. It is also the famed site for the annual Renaissance Festival. Other parks include a roller hockey rink, tennis courts and tot lots.

Multiple events are sponsored through out the year by the city of Deerfield Beach such as the Mango Festival, Founders Day, Beach Blow Out, martin Luther King Day, Women’s Professional Volleyball, the Super Grand Prix and Moonlight Melodies Summer Beach Concerts.”

Search the Deerfield Beach, Florida MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for current property for sale listings HERE!

Contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker, REALTORS® by phone at 954-688-5353 (Joy) or
(954) 258-2233 (Jeff), and by email at

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Choose The Right Agent!

Joy Carter and Jeff Booker – CRS,e-PRO, LTG, PMN, SFR are REALTORS® serving the Deerfield Beach, FL area since 1985. Joy Carter and Jeff Booker do business as the GreatFloridaHomes Team, with team members Julie Mello is the Client Care Specialist for more than 15 years.  Affiliated with the Keller Williams Partners Realty, where experience counts, and Joy Carter and Jeff Booker have sold more than $200,ooo million in real estate in cities like Deerfield.

The Great Florida Homes Team team provides service to buyers and sellers of real property.

Joy Carter and Jeff Booker specializes in and around the Deerfield Beach, FL area. We cover Broward and Palm Beach counties since Jeff lives in Palm Beach and Joy lives in Broward. Specific qualifications include that we are thorough in our processes, making sure that details are not overlooked. This saves clients time and money. Joy started her career in real estate in 1985, working for the developer of the city of Coral Springs and Parkland (right next store to Deerfield Beach), selling land while helping Buyers choose their dream home to be built on the land. In 1996 she decided to partner with brother Jeff to be able to serve a larger real estate market. With their technology skills and continuing education they keep their Buyers and Sellers ahead of the crowd. Joy has been the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce and she continues to serve in areas that assist in the communities growth. Jeff is very active in his community of Lake Worth. They both feel very blessed to continue to receive the compliment of referrals from their past customers. This allows them to leave a legacy of great real estate service.

For superior real estate service in and near Deerfield Beach, FL, contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker today!

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Search the Deerfield Beach, Florida MLS (Multiple Listing Service) for current property for sale listings HERE!

Contact Joy Carter and Jeff Booker, REALTORS® by phone at 954-688-5353 (Joy) or
(954) 258-2233 (Jeff), and by email at