Deerfield Beach Island facts for kids
The island is approximately 5.5 miles long, consisting of three municipalities and two counties. The island runs from Lake Boca and Boca Inlet on the north end through Deerfield Beach to the Hillsboro Inlet and lighthouse on the south end of the island. The north end of the island is part of Boca Raton in Palm Beach County with approximately 3000 residences, several recreational parks and two draw bridges. The middle of the Island is part of Deerfield Beach (in Broward County) with approx. 2000 residences, public beaches, Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier, numerous restaurants/shops, and one drawbridge (Hillsboro Blvd.) leading to the mainland. The south end of Deerfield Beach Island is the town of Hillsboro Beach in Broward County with approx. 3000 residences, Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Inlet, Hillsboro Club, Hillsboro Lighthouse and some of the most expensive beach homes in the U.S.
On April 30, 2018 the City of Deerfield Beach and the state funded Community Redevelopment Agency erected a monument on the Southeast corner of the Hillsboro Bridge recognizing the section of the island that is exclusively Deerfield Beach and creating the "Deerfield Beach Island" District".
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