About YourDelrayBoca.com

Welcome to Your Delray Boca, a guide to what’s happening in one of the warmest and most dynamic places in the world.

The beauty, ocean, palm trees and splendid climate captivate you immediately. Then it’s time to discover the world-class restaurants, the vibrant business scene, and the amazing cultural opportunities available for people of all ages in Delray Beach and Boca Raton.

We keep you informed about the events, outdoor recreation, restaurants, shopping and real estate news you need to get the most out of Delray and Boca. Plus, we profile who and what’s happening around town with our feature articles – to give you a deeper flavor for this fantastic area.

If you’re visiting or new around these parts, here’s your starting point for experiencing the best and brightest that Delray Beach and Boca Raton have to offer. Take your pick of topics below, or head to the homepage for the latest happenings in Delray and Boca.

Geography and Ambience

Boca Raton and Delray Beach are  often referred to complementary cities. Boca is a world class destination, with beautiful neighborhoods, hotels, cultural amenities, sophisticated dining choices and remarkable business opportunities. Known as the birthplace of the personal computer, Boca has a thriving and diverse business community anchored by what locals call “Medutech” for Medicine, Education and Technology.

Delray Beach is known for its beautiful beach and dynamic downtown. Rand McNally and the Travel Channel recently named Delray “American’s Most Fun Small Town”, noting its vast array of festivals, arts, culture and recreational opportunities. If you’re a foodie, Delray is your place with a restaurant row that rivals any of the world’s great streets.

Delray is also home to a burgeoning creative class and is rapidly attracting an array of start-ups, events such TEDX and efforts such as Start Up Delray.

Delray and Boca Raton are strategically located in the heart of South Florida, a one-hour drive to Miami, 20 minutes to Palm Beach and 20 minutes to Fort Lauderdale. There are three international airports within an easy commute as well as a private airport in Boca Raton. Boca is also home to three universities, Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College as well as several private institutions such as Everglades University and Kaplan University.

Known for world class schools, the local system offers educational programs including International Baccalaureate, STEM, Entrepreneurship, Sports Marketing, Construction, Criminal Justice, Fire Service, Gifted, Montessori and Arts programs.


Boca Raton and Delray Beach are located at 26 Degrees Latitude, but don’t expect to ever see that temperature.

Weather is one of our biggest assets, with winter temps ranging from the 60s to 70 plus degrees. Summers are warm, but bearable and relief can always be found at the beach where the tradewinds make even the hottest days pleasant.


Look up the definition of “progressive city” in the dictionary, and you’ll find See Also: Boca Raton and Delray Beach Fla. The towns take pride in their creative, independent, and forward thinking, which in turn powers the intellectual vibe, recreational, and business scenes.

People aren’t just content to live here, they’re thrilled to live here — which is why Boca Raton and Delray Beach are vibrant and thriving communities with a wide array of activities for people of all ages, tastes and styles.

So who are we and why are we qualified to bring this news to you?

Well, you perhaps know one or both of us – Jeff Perlman and Dave Reeves – each long-time residents of the area.

Here are brief bios on us:

About Co-founder Jeff Perlman

Jeff PerlmanJeff Perlman has enjoyed a long career in politics, business, publishing and economic development.

He served on the Delray Beach City Commission from 2000-07, including four years as mayor. During his tenure, he was a finalist for Florida Mayor of the Year and World Mayor of the Year.

Under his leadership, Delray Beach gained national recognition for its renaissance led by the creation of one of the finest downtowns in America. Among his accomplishments: a Downtown Master Plan, creation of the cultural plan, passage of the 2005 Parks Bond and a vision for the Congress Avenue corporate/Innovation corridor.

He is currently CEO of Delray Brand Group/Community Ventures Inc., a business development firm with a diverse range of clients including technology companies, real estate investment firms, foreign investment corporations, consumer brands and publishing firms.

Prior entrepreneurial stints include serving as COO of Celsius, a publicly traded beverage company, Executive Vice President of BRN Media Group, founder and publisher of The Education Times and President of Magnum Publishing which was sold to BRN Media Group.

Past and present involvement includes serving on dozens of corporate and non-profit boards including Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Leadership Florida, Delray Medical Center (Tenet Hospitals), Achievement Center for Children and Families, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Tourist Development Council of Palm Beach County, Housing Leadership Council, Florida League of Mayors (founding board member), US Conference of Mayors and more.

He is married to Diane and they have four children, a rescue dog and two birds.

About Co-Founder Dave Reeves

Dave ReevesDave has been a resident of Boca Raton since 1984. He is currently president and founder of Reeves Laverdure Public Relations, which was established in 1994.

Prior to entering the public relations field, Dave was an award-winning journalist for newspapers in New England and Florida. His most significant journalistic accomplishment was a series on a Central Florida boxer who suffered a brain injury in a bout. These articles pointed out the lack of over-sight in the sport and was instrumental in Florida establishing a boxing commission. Dave received “Best Investigative Story” award from The Associated Press.

He, too, has been active in many civic organizations including the Delray Beach and Boca Raton Chambers of Commerce, the Business Development Board, Rotary Club, and others. Dave also has served as a Deacon at Spanish River Church.

He is married to Diane, who recently retired after 35 years as a teacher in Florida. Their daughter, Christine, lives in Washington, DC, and their son Matthew serves in the U.S. Army.