The Town of Southwest Ranches, located 15 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale in Southwest Broward County, is approximately 13 square miles and is home to over 7,000 residents. The Town is a rural environment, filled with grazing animals, nurseries, farms, and exquisite and unique scenery and an abundance of wildlife.
The zoning in the town is almost entirely rural residential and agricultural, which requires that lots must be a minimum of a full one to two acres. We also have a growing amount of zoning for recreation and open space, which preserves land for residents' enjoyment. The newest zoning district is for community facilities that allows uses that serve the community such as places of worship.
Among the many planned and existing amenities for Southwest Ranches' parks are: trailhead facilities, picnic areas, concession stands, grills, play areas, restrooms, horse trails, fitness courses, nature trails, boardwalks, multipurpose trails, fishing, boat ramps, and historical museums.