Located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida and a city in Broward County, Deerfield sits on the Atlantic Ocean and just south of the city of Boca Raton. The area was one a vegetable- and pineapple- growing site and was first settled in the 1890s. When the Florida East Coast Railway arrived in the community, the town’s name was changed to Deerfield because of the numbers of deer that are roaming along the river of Hillsboro. The town was then developed as a shipping center for vegetables and fruits. When the Hillsboro Canal was constructed and bridge across the Intracoastal Waterway to the beach, it gave rise to the growth of the town. The town was then renamed to Deerfield Beach and became a widely residential resort and with tourism as the city’s economic mainstay.
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