Pembroke Pines is a 35-square mile city located in southern Broward County, about 15 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale and about the same distance from downtown Miami. It's a short, but wide city whose western edge touches the Everglades at U.S. 27.
The city was incorporated in 1960 with only 1,429 residents, but by the late 90's, it had earned the title of Florida's fastest growing city at least once. Today, more than 137,000 people call it "home". Often referred to locally as "The Pines," the city has about 52,000 households of every style and price. They're so spread out that it takes five U.S. post offices to serve the residents in the many Communities.
The Broward County School District is the fifth largest in the United States and is one of only seven national districts to demonstrate consistent improvement during the past few years. It has exceeded national averages in student performance scores in both reading and math and has gained recognition for its performance by the State Board of Education. 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.
A beautiful climate, sprawling parks, a low crime rate and plenty of community facilities make Pembroke Pines the perfect home for young families and seniors alike.