The Town of Southwest Ranches has acquired approximately 150 acres of land for parks and open spaces since it's incorporation in June 2000. It is a priority to the town to protect the beautiful open spaces and keep it lush with greenery. Each of the parks has been funded, in part, by State and County grants, and amenities have been planned so that each neighborhood will enjoy a park that, while providing recreational space for the entire Town, is uniquely its own. Over the coming years, the following list of properties will be developed for the enjoyment of all residents and visitors.
Trailside Park This small recreational area on our border provides a passive open space buffer to commercial development on the East side of Town.
Sunshine Ranches Equestrian Park The first park in Town to be developed, this lovely facility has an equestrian focus and is currently open to the public.
Southwest Meadows Sanctuary The Crown Jewel of Southwest Ranches recreational spaces and future site of Town Hall.
Southwest Meadows Sanctuary/Calusa Corners The newest addition in our Parks lineup; this parcel provides a green open vista amidst burgeoning development.
Rolling Oaks Passive Truly a treasure, this large open space will be preserved forever as a passive recreational facility. Amenities include freshwater fishing, open fields for independent play, a one acre fitness trail and pollinator garden.
Country Estates Fishing Hole Experience a trip back in time when you visit. This park will provide an historic look at one of South Florida 's favorite pastimes.
Frontier Trails Preservation and thriving communities of native plants and animals will be the highlight of your trip to Frontier Trails. "Take only photos, leave only footprints."
Southwest Ranches is part of the Broward County Public Schools system, which is one of the best in Florida and the sixth largest and fully accredited system in the country. The schools also have programs for children with special needs as well as Nova schools, which come with specialized literary programs and pre-training for teachers to be able to teach in a very diverse environment. There are also 63 magnet programs spread out among the schools for students who are deemed as gifted and talented. Students attend one of the following schools depending on where they reside:
Hawkes Bluff Elementary School
Address: 5900 SW 160 Avenue,
Davie, Fl 33331
Hawkes Bluff Elementary School is an A-rated public school which has gained recognition for the extreme dedication of its teaching staff. In addition to its strong academics program. This Broward County public school also gives students the chance to participate in extracurricular activities like the book club, art club, sports club, Young Einsteins, or the Harmonious Hawkes. The school provides a stellar after-school program, prekindergarten education and has a prekindergarten ESE program.
Manatee Bay Elementary School
Address: 19200 Manatee Isles Drive
Weston, FL 33332,
Manatee Bay Elementary School serves Pre-K through 5th Grade and had a total of 1271 Students as of 2009. It had a total of 97 fulltime teachers and a student/Teacher Ratio of 15.9. It is part of the Broward County Publich School District.
Falcon Cove Middle School
Address: 4251 Bonaventure Blvd
Weston, FL 33332-2114
Phone: (754) 323-3200
Falcon Cove Middle School serves students from sixth to eighth grade and offers many clubs and organizations, such as human relations, chess, future educators of Florida, and drama. This school is an A-rated public school which has a diverse student body, strong technological progams and on-site security.
Cypress Bay High School
Address: 18600 Vista Park Blvd.
Weston, FL 33332
CBHS currently enrolls almost 4,000 students. The construction of CBHS was finished by late 2002. The school offers a broad range of academic pursuits including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, honors courses, and an array of academic and extracurricular student clubs and organizations. Cypress Bay has an FCAT school grade of "B" for the 2008-2009 academic year
Trinity International University
Address: 8190 West State Road 84
Davie, Florida 33324
Phone: (954) 382-6400
Trinity International University (TIU) is an evangelical Christian institution of higher education headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. With nearly 3,000 students, it comprises an undergraduate college, a graduate school, a theological seminary, and a law school. TIU is operated by the Evangelical Free Church of America.
TIU’s Florida Regional Center is a dynamic and diverse learning community where excellent academic instruction and sound Christian doctrine are at the heart of every graduate and undergraduate degree program.
Nova Southeastern University
Address: 3301 College Avenue
Davie, Florida 33314
Phone: (800) 541-6682
Nova Southeastern University (NSU), a private, not-for-profit institution, offers a diverse array of innovative academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, as well as distance learning programs. Encompassing 300 acres on the western edge of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU is the modern-day embodiment of Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a university as society’s intellectual and cultural hub.
And while not located directly on campus, there are two other NSU locations: The Oceanographic Center, which sits on 10 acres of Atlantic oceanfront and serves as home to the acclaimed National Coral Reef Institute and the Guy Harvey Research Institute; and the Fischler School of Education and Human Services in North Miami Beach, which continues to enjoy a national reputation for the quality of its education programs.
NSU is also home to the Miami Dolphins, whose headquarters and training camp are located right on campus. Just look for “The Bubble,” a two-acre, inflatable dome housing one of the team’s three practice fields.
Saint Thomas University
Address: 16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
St. Thomas University is an urban, student-centered, Catholic university with rich cultural and international diversity, dedicated to developing leaders who contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the regions they serve.
St. Thomas University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, law, and doctorate degrees. It offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs including nursing, education, communication arts and media, sports administration, management and accounting, engineering, tourism and hospitality management, international business, and forensic science, schools of Law, Science, Technology and Engineering Management, Business, Leadership Studies, Theology and Ministry; and a wide variety of extracurricular, spiritual and community-oriented programs, all designed to further students’ goals and leadership abilities.
ASM Beauty World Academy
Address: 6423 Stirling Rd.
Davie, Florida 33314
Phone: (877) 678-9532
Founded in 1987, ASM Beauty World Academy is licensed by the State Board of Independent Post-secondary Vocational, Technical, Trade and Business Schools. This academy is nationally accredited in the world of cosmetology. It offers programs such as Cosmetology, Instructor Training, Full Specialist (which consists of Skin Care & Aesthetician, Make up and Nail Technology), Skin Care & Aesthetics (Facials), and Nail Technology.
Mcfatter Technical Center
Address: 6500 Nova Drive
Davie, Florida 33317
McFatter is a Broward County Public School specializing in technical training in high wage, high demand career in the areas of Communications, Industrial Technology, Hospitality, Computer Technology, and Health Science. The curriculum for each program is based on the Florida Department of Education Curriculum Frameworks for Career and Technical Education.
American Advanced Technicians Institute
Address: 6801 West 20th Avenue
Hialeah, Florida 33014
Phone: (888) 362-6324
AATI provides practical training and a technical education in the field of Automotive Technology. The courses are designed for Automotive Technicians who are currently working in the field to help them study, review technical knowledge in order to pass the exam to obtain the state certification.