Broward Cities


 

Coconut Creek

Address: 4800 West Copans Road
 
               Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Phone:    (954) 973-6770
 
The City of Coconut Creek, "The Butterfly Capital of the World", had a population of 99,845 at the 2010 census.  The City houses over 1,400 businesses. It is recognized as an award-winning green and sustainable city. The city has attractions such as the Tradewinds park, one of South Florida's most famous park. It houses Butterfly World, which is the first and largest butterfly house in the United States, featuring over 80 species of butterflies, hummingbird and lorikeet aviaries, and outdoor gardens. Recently this city built a large outdoor lifestyle shopping destination called the Promenade at Coconut Creek which includes dining, shopping, and many special events. Among other amenities is the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek which features three restaurants, over 2,400 Vegas-style and bingo-style slot machines, table games with 65 live tables including blackjack and baccarat.

Cooper City

Website: http://www.coopercityfl.org/
Address: 9090 SW 50th Place
               Cooper City, FL 33328
Phone:    (754) 323-6400

The city is named for Morris Cooper, who founded the community by Special Act of the Florida Legislature on June 20, 1959.The city's population was 28,547 at the 2010 census, with an average age of 32.5 years. This 8.5 square mile bedroom community has the fourth highest median household income in Broward County. With three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, as well as several private and religious-affiliated schools, and an abundance of parks, recreational facilities and programs for all ages, Cooper City has long been known as an excellent place to "grow families" and it has earned the reputation of being called "Someplace Special."

Coral Springs

Website: http://www.coralsprings.org/
Address: 9530 W. Sample Road
                Coral Springs, FL 33065
Phone:    (954) 344-1000
 
The city of Coral Springs was created July 10, 1963. The city was master-planned and primarily developed by WCI Communities, then known as Coral Ridge Properties, a division of Westinghouse. The city's name is derived from the company's name, and was selected after several earlier proposals had been considered and rejected. Despite the name, there are no springs in the city. As of 2010 census, it had a population of 5,564,635 people. There are 3 high schools, 4 middle schools and 12 elementary schools within the city limits. All public elementary, middle, and charter schools in the city received "A" grades in 2009. One of the major recreational attractions of the city is the regional Sportsplex, which has a jogging path, an aquatic center, tennis courts, ice rinks and a dog park. The NHL's Florida Panthers call the Saveology.com Iceplex, part of the Sportsplex, their official home and conduct much of their training there.

Dania Beach

Website: http://ci.dania-beach.fl.us/
Address: 100 W. Dania Beach Blvd.
               Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone:    (954) 924-6800

The Town was incorporated in November 1904, its 35 residents, most of whom were Danes, changed the name to Dania. By 1912, Dania was a thriving community of almost 1200 people. As of the 2010 census, the city's population grew to 29,639 people. The city is known as the Antique Capital of the South. Today there are over 100 antique shops and malls vending their wares along a few short blocks of Federal Highway in Downtown Dania Beach. Dania Beach is the location of one of the largest jai alai frontons in the United States, Dania Jai-Alai. It is also the location for one of the largest amusement centers in South Florida named Boomers!, famous for its wooden roller coaster.Gulfstream International Airlines, makers of the most expensive private airplanes in the world, is headquartered in Dania Beach.
Davie
 
Website: http://www.davie-fl.gov/
Address: 100 W. Dania Beach Blvd.
               Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone:    (954) 924-6800

The Town of Davie was first settled in 1909 and later incorporated November 16, 1925. The town was named after Robert Parsell Davie, a developer who assisted then Governor Broward by draining the swamplands, bought about 27,000 acres in the area, and built the first school school. The town of Davie boasts a significant horse-owning population, numerous parks and over 165 miles of trail system giving the opportunity for people to live an equestrian lifestyle are amenities that can't be found in today's growing South Florida. This Town is also the nexus of higher education in South Florida where several nationally known colleges, technical institutes, and universities make up the South Florida Educational Center. Not to mention that Davie is the home of the Miami Dolphins who practice daily at Nova Southeastern University!
 
Deerfield Beach
 
Website: http://www.deerfield-beach.com/
Address: 150 NE 2nd Avenue
                  Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Phone:    (954) 480-4200

The City of Deerfield beach was settled in 1890 and it was named Deerfield for the deer that grazed along the Hillsboro River.  It was later incorporated on June 11, 1925 when the settlement was served by its own post office and the Florida East Coast Railroad constructed tracks en route to Miami bisecting Deerfield. In 1939 the town's name was changed to Deerfield Beach to let tourists know it has a beach. The City is host to the Womens Professional Volleyball Association Tour and Superboat Power Race and features great recreational programs and green space.  The recreational amenities available throughout the city include an aquatics center,athletic fields,gymnasium, outdoor basketball courts, tennis center, nature preserves, and of course the Blue Wave award winning beach and its crowning jewel: the 976 foot Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier!
Fort Lauderdale
 
Website: http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/
Address:
100 North Andrews Avenue
              Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone:   (954) 828-5003

The city of Ft. Lauderdale was Incorporated on March 27, 1911 and it was named after Major William Lauderdale who led a detachment of Tennessee Volunteers south along the east coast of Florida to capture Seminole agricultural lands and battle the elusive Indian warriors from the banks of New River in 1838. The city encompasses more than 33 square miles with a population of nearly 180,000, Fort Lauderdale is the largest of Broward County's 30 municipalities and the seventh largest city in Florida. Once known strictly as a tourism-based economy, Fort Lauderdale now establishes itself as a world-class international business center and one of the most desirable locations for new, expanding or relocating businesses. It supports a diverse range of industries, including marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, high technology, avionics/aerospace, film and television production.
Hallandale Beach
 
Website: http://www.hallandalebeach.org/
Address:
400 South Federal Highway
              Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
Phone:   (954) 458-3251

The city is named after Luther Halland, a worker for Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad who found a settlement south of the community of Dania. Hallandale was incorporated on 14 May 1927. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,113 over 4.55 sq miles. This city recieved awards such as the Beach Elevated Tower Creative Design in 2004 and the Project of the Year Award in Structures in 2008 for its famous Water Tower. Hallandale Beach is home to one of the most important venues for horse racing in America, the Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino.
Hollywood
 
Website: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/
Address:
2600 Hollywood Boulevard
              Hollywood, FL 33020
Phone:   (954) 921-3201

The city of Hollywood was founded in 1925 and as of 2010 had a population of 140,768 over 30.80 sq miles. Year-round activities on the wide Broadwalk, historic Downtown and unique ArtsPark at Young Circle offer value, family fun and exciting nightlife with options for any budget or taste. The Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is Among America's Best Beach Boardwalks, it was named one of America's Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine, it stretches nearly two and a half miles along the Atlantic. The city offers a convenient trolley service, from Hollywood Beach to Downtown to make it easy to get out and experience it all.
Lighthouse Point
 
Website: http://www.lighthousepoint.com/
Address:
2200 N.E. 38th Street
              Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
Phone:   (954) 943-6500

The city of Lighthouse Point was named for the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, it was incorporated in June 13, 1956. As of the 2010 census, the population of Lighthouse Point was 10,344 with approximately 2.40 square miles in land size. Its most famous landmark is the Hillsboro Inlet Light which marks the northern limit of the Florida Reef, an underwater coral formation on the lower east coast of the state. This octagonal iron pyramidal tower light acts both as a coastal navigational aide and as a support to local water traffic.
Margate
 
Website:  http://www.margatefl.com/
Address:
100 North Andrews Avenue
              Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone:   (954) 972-6454

Margate is the oldest city in northwestern Broward County having been incorporated May 30, 1955. The city has grown to become the 15th largest city in Broward County, with a population in excess of 54,000 on approximately 9.44 square miles. The city is widely recognized for its exceptional home-town quality of life and the provision of excellent municipal services, including police and fire protection. There are a large number of "snowbirds", including many Canadians, who call Margate home during the winter months. Margate is home to the Northwest Medical center, a 215-bed medical center and healthcare complex serving people from all Broward County.
Miramar
 
Website: http://www.ci.miramar.fl.us/
Address:
2300 Civic Center Place
              Miramar, Florida 33025
Phone:   (954) 602-4357

The city was established in May 26, 1955 and named after the Miramar district of Havana, Cuba. As of the 2010 census, the population was 122,041 on 31.0 sq miles. The city's official motto is "Beauty and Progress", Miramar loosely translates from Spanish as "sea view" or "sea sight," though it is not located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Among the business that call Miramar home are: the headquarters of Spirit Airlines, the headquarters of JL Audio, Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruises which have office buildings in the city. The Miami area's NBC owned and operated station and WSCV, the Telemundo station also owned by NBC shares their studios and administrative offices in Miramar. Miramar was named among the top 100 of “America’s Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine in 2006 and again in 2008.
Oakland Park
 
Website:  http://www.oaklandparkfl.org
Address:
3650 NE 12 Avenue
              Oakland Park, Florida 33334
Phone:   (954) 563-0867

The City of Oakland Park is one of the older municipalities in Broward County. It was originally chartered as the Town of Floranada in December, 1925.  In 1929 a referendum abolished the Town of Floranada due to bankruptcy after the hurricane of 1926. Then residents established the City of Oakland Park. Today the area of the city is a little over eight square miles and approximately 43,000 residents call Oakland Park home. Oakland Park Elementary School is a 1925 school building with the honor to be on the National Register of Historic Places. The city has a notable recreation program, its own excellent library, expansive parks, and there is an spurred interest in the city's downtown redevelopment plan. The movie theater chain Muvico has its headquarters in Oakland Park.
Parkland
 
Website: http://www.cityofparkland.org/
Address:
6600 University Drive
              Parkland, FL 33067
Phone:   (954) 753-5040

The city was incorporated on July 10, 1963. Initially, there were no stores or traffic lights in Parkland, though this changed in the early 2000s. Parkland is now a diverse community of about 25,000 on 10.78 square miles. Parkland is known for its tranquil, beautiful and green, upscale residential community with small scale commercial villages nestled in a serene, wooded environment in Northwest Broward County with a conservative approach to growth in order to maintain a small-town, park-like flavor. In addition to A rated schools, Parkland has its own independent state of the art Library, 8.5 miles of multipurpose trails, bike paths, and sidewalks, a YMCA, and its own Amphitheater.
Pembroke Pines
 
Website:  http://www.ppines.com/
Address:
10100 Pines Blvd.
              Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Phone:   (954) 435-6500

The city of Pembroke Pines was incorporated in 1960, and took the name Pembroke from its location along Pembroke Road and the many pine trees in the area. According to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city has a population of 154,750, making it the second most populous city in Broward County and the eleventh most populous in Florida. It has a total area of 34.4 sq miles. Two Hurricanes in 2005 have left a mark on the city: Hurricane Katrina which passed directly over the city as a category one storm and In late October Hurricane Wilma with 92 mph sustained winds, the strongest winds its residents had experienced in decades and leaving damages such as downed power lines and trees, especially in the Chapel Trail and Silver Lakes developments. The City of Pembroke Pines oversees the 450 acre wetland called Chapel Trail Park Nature Preserve, it has become home to 120 species of birds, deer, marsh rabbits, alligators, snakes, turtles, largemouth bass and insects. Many of Pembroke Pines schools have received the "Five Star School Award" from the Florida Department of Education as schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. For the Second Time, the City of Pembroke Pines is Ranked #1 in Florida best Place to Raise Your Kids!
 
Plantation
 
Website:  http://www.plantation.org/
Address:
400 NW 73 Avenue
              Plantation, Florida 33317
Phone:   (954) 797-2200

The city of Plantation was incorporated in 1953. The city's name comes from the prior owner of the land, the Everglades Plantation Company. The official motto of Plantation is "The Grass is Greener."Plantation is home to many business and educational institutions like DHL's World Headquarters for the Americas, American InterContinental University, University of Phoenix, the Esperanto language institute, Avianca operates a Fort Lauderdale-area sales office, and Goodwin Biotechnology is headquartered in Plantation. Plantation City Hall was the backdrop for part of the film, There's Something About Mary.
 
Pompano Beach
 
Website:  http://www.mypompanobeach.org/
Address:
100 West Atlantic Boulevard
              Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Phone:   (954) 786-4600

In 1908 a new municipality was incorporated in what was then Dade County and it was named the Town of Pompano. Nut it wasn't until 1947 when the City of Pompano merged with the newly-formed municipality on the beach and became the City of Pompano Beach. Its name is derived from the Florida pompano, a fish found off the Atlantic coast. The city the city has a total area of 22.15 square miles and it includes about 3 miles of beachfront. Pompano Beach is the year round home to 104,402 residents and the number raises to 150,000 as "snowbirds" came back during season (September through March). The city has also been listed as one of the top real estate markets, being featured in CNN, Money and the Wall Street Journal as one of the country's top vacation home markets. Pompano Beach Airpark, located within the city, is the home of the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation. The city also offers horse racing at the world famous Pompano Harness Track.
Southwest Ranches
 
Website:  http://www.southwestranches.org/
Address: 13400 Griffin Road
              Southwest Ranches, FL 33330
Phone:   (954) 434-0008

In 1999, the Homeowners Association of the then unincorporated area held a contest to select the name of their town, and 122 different names were submitted. Then they voted to select one of the top five names, and Southwest Ranches won. Southwest Ranches Homeowners Association members voted to move forward with the incorporation of their town, and the bill was approved by the Legislature. On March 14, 2000, residents voted overwhelmingly to form a new Town rather than be annexed to either Davie or Pembroke Pines. The population of this town is approximately 7,355 over an area of 13 square miles. The area is primarily residential, with most lots of 1 acre or more. There are some small farms and equestrian ranches. The town has laws that keep homes from being built on lots of less than 1 acre. The town has designated and developed dozens of miles of greenways and multi-use trails to support its rural-equestrian lifestyle. On most days, people can be seen riding horses, bicycles or walking the trails that thread throughout this rural-equestrian lifestyle town.
Sunrise
 
Website:  http://www.sunrisefl.gov/
Address:
10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard
              Sunrise, Florida 33351
Phone:   (954) 741-2580

The City of Sunrise was incorporated in 1961 by Norman Johnson. Originally known as Sunrise Golf Village, the City had a population of 4,300 and comprised just 1.75 square miles by 1967. Then in 1971, the City, by referendum, changed its name to the City of Sunrise. Through annexation, Sunrise eventually expanded to its current boundaries encompassing 18.4 square miles and as of the 2010 census its population grew to 84,439. Sunrise boasts its own flourishing job market and has emerged as the county's leader in commerce, having developed the largest corporate office park in South Florida. From humble beginnings, Sunrise has also grown into a sophisticated city of culture, offering abundant opportunities to experience art, theatre, fine dining and first-class entertainment. Its state-of-the-art arena, the BB&T Center - the second largest in the nation - serves as the home of the NHL's Florida Panthers hockey team and hosts top national entertainment and events. Sunrise is also home to The Sawgrass Mills Mall, currently the fourth largest outlet shopping mall in the United States and the largest in Florida.
Tamarac
 
Website:  http://www.westonfl.org/
Address:
7525 NW 88th Avenue
              Tamarac, FL 33321
Phone:   (954) 597-3500

In the early 1960s a young developer named Ken Behring, bought this land after making his fortune with a chain of car washes called Car-A-Mat. His vision was to create an active adult community of two-bedroom maintenance-free homes. He called his new city Tamarac, named after the nearby Tamarac Country Club, coincidentally this was also "Car-A-Mat" spelled backwards. Thecity was officially incorporated on July 19, 1963. The popularity of his concept quickly led to further expansion, businesses began moving in to the new community and Tamarac thrived as a destination for snowbirds. Today Tamarac is no longer just a retirement destination, with a population of 60,427 over an area of 11.89 square miles.
Weston
 
Website:  http://www.westonfl.org/
Address:
17200 Royal Palm Boulevard
              Weston, Florida 33326
Phone:   (954) 385-2000

The city of Weston, established as a city in 1996, was initially conceived as a master-planned community. The city has approximately 27 square miles in land size, with a population of 65,333 according to the 2010 census. Weston consistently ranks high annually in CNN Money Magazine's "Biggest Earners" category, with a median family income of $119,689. In 2012, "Money Magazine" ranked Weston as the 63rd best place to live in America, making it the best place to live in the state of Florida. Weston is proud to have A-rated public schools and excellent private schools; outstanding public safety and the lowest crime rate per capita in the County, and 14 meticulously maintained park and recreational facilities such as the Weston Regional Park which consist of the Sheinberg YMCA of Weston along with swimming pools,a skate park, baseball fields, outdoor hockey rinks, basketball courts, soccer fields, playgrounds, and hiking trails.
Wilton Manors
 
Website:  http://www.wiltonmanors.com/
Address:
2020 Wilton Drive
              Wilton Manors, FL 33305
Phone:   (954) 390-2100

The city of Wilton Manors, the "Island City", was incorporated in 1947. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 11,632, and a total area of 1.94 square miles. The 6,500 square feet library, called the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library of Wilton Manors, is an excellent library that is not a part of the Broward County Library system. It is one of only five municipal libraries in the county. Wilton Manors is experiencing a tremendous amount of new development and increased property prices, it is home to several recreational facilities, including Colohatchee Nature Park, a 9.3 acres recreational facility complete with a boardwalk for nature observation, a dog park, and a boat ramp for watercraft entry. Areas throughout the city continue to revitalize, making Wilton Manors one of South Florida's most attractive communities in which to live and work!