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Want to learn more about some of the fabulous cities and towns you can live in here in South Florida? Check out the useful facts and information we've put together for you below.

Boca Raton Boynton Beach Coconut Creek
Coral Springs Deerfield Beach Delray Beach
Fort Lauderdale Hallandale Beach Hollywood
Lake Worth Laudedale by the Sea Lauderhill
Margate Miami North Lauderdale
Oakland Park Parkland Pembroke Pines
Plantation Pompano Beach Port Saint John
Tamarac Wilton Manors

Boca Raton
Boca Raton was incorporated as a town in 1925 and since that time has experienced steady and substantial growth. As of 2004, the City had 83,960 residents. Boca Raton is the 25th most populous city in the State of Florida, and United States Census statistics from 2000 show Boca Raton to be the second largest city in Palm Beach County.

Geographically the City encompasses 29.6 square miles (18,572 acres). The City has five miles of ocean frontage and the park system covers approximately 1,080 acres. The last piece of available vacant beachfront property was purchased in 1994. This acquisition of the Ocean Strand parcel by the Greater Boca Raton Beach Tax District completed the purchase of more than five miles of publicly owned beachfront property.

The City provides police services, fire-rescue services, municipal services (sanitation, roads, and traffic and animal control), recreation services (parks, beaches, golf courses, tennis courts, a library and a municipal swimming pool), and utility services (water, wastewater, storm water and reclaimed water). Boca Raton is known nationally and internationally as an originator in the area of comprehensive zoning. Both the low density, i.e. dwelling units per acre, character of the City and the innovative Park of Commerce Industrial Park have influenced development around the country. The sign code, which was initiated in the late 1960s, gives the City a unique look with minimal commercial intrusion into landscaping and streetscapes.

Boynton Beach
Boynton Beach is the county’s third largest city and claims the #1 rated beach in Palm Beach County in 2001, by the Palm Beach Post. Our downtown area is undergoing a strong redevelopment effort including a multi-million dollar marina project that will have an enormous impact on the emerging downtown business district.

Here you will find a strong sense of community, an attitude of accomplishment toward planned development and a strong public / private partnership working to make things happen.

Whatever lifestyle you seek, we have it here in Boynton Beach! Upscale rental communities on the Intracoastal waterway, condominiums, luxury single family homes and estates, world class golf communities and of course, original ‘old Florida’ neighborhoods offering the charm and intimacy of years ago.

Coconut Creek
The picturesque City of Coconut Creek is located in Broward County, South Florida, nestled between Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Coconut Creek is widely recognized as a well-planned community with a unique environmental consciousness touting an abundance of trees, waterways, attractive landscaped roads, beautiful parks, and butterfly gardens throughout our neighborhoods. This is due to the City’s progressive planning approach to creating a unique life-style for our residents and businesses. Coconut Creek is the first in the State of Florida and eleventh in the country to be certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.

As the Butterfly Capital of the World, Coconut Creek is home to the world's largest butterfly aviary, Butterfly World; with over 80 species and 5,000 individual butterflies.

Coral Springs
Coral Springs is one of the most successful planned communities ever built. Known as “the City in the Country,” Coral Springs has become the premier South Florida community, known for its abundant parks, quality schools, athletic programs, and attractive neighborhoods.

Prior to its incorporation as a City in July 1963, the area that was to become Coral Springs was part of a huge tract of land acquired by Henry “Bud” Lyons between 1911 and 1939 that totaled over 20,000 acres of marshy wilderness in western Broward County. Clearing and draining the land himself, with the help of workers from the Bahamas, most of the land was used to grow beans, earning him the nickname “Titan of the Bean Patch.” Bud died in 1952, leaving his vast land holdings to his children, who converted the land to be used for ranching, bringing in 5,000 head of cattle.

Deerfield Beach
The Town of Deerfield was incorporated on June 11, 1925 with 1,300 residents. In 1939, the name of the town was changed to the City of Deerfield Beach. BSO was contracted to provide law enforcement services for the city in 1990 and undertook its parking enforcement in 1996 and code enforcement in 1997.

With a year-round population of 65,000 that grows to approximately 90,000 in the winter months, Deerfield Beach is home to many national events including professional touring sports, a super power boat race and a July 4th extravaganza.

Delray Beach
Delray Beach is truly a unique city! From its award winning public beaches and vibrant downtown nightlife to its excellent neighborhoods, bustling economy, and abundance of cultural activities, Delray Beach offers an unparalleled quality of life.

Located in the southern end of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach was settled as an agricultural community in 1895. First incorporated in 1911, it became the City of Delray Beach on May 11, 1927. The City has experienced substantial growth from 1,015 people in 1920 to 60,645 people today.

Delray Beach encompasses 15.37 square miles of land area, of which 90% has been developed. As the City approaches "build-out," growth management has shifted focus to renewal and redevelopment.

Economic development reaches out to all areas of the City. In recent years, corporations such as Office Depot, Oriole Homes, Levengers, and North American Shared Services Center for Joseph Seagrams and Sons, Inc. have opened corporate headquarters in Delray Beach.

Fort Lauderdale
Incorporated on March 27, 1911, the City of Fort Lauderdale is situated on the southeast coast of Florida, centrally located between Miami and Palm Beach. Encompassing more than 33 square miles with a population of nearly 167,000, Fort Lauderdale is the largest of Broward County's 30 municipalities and the seventh largest city in Florida. Embraced by the Atlantic Ocean, New River and a myriad of scenic inland waterways, Fort Lauderdale truly lives up to its designation as the "Venice of America."

An advantageous economic climate is helping the City of Fort Lauderdale establish itself as a world-class international business center and one of the most desirable locations for new, expanding or relocating businesses. Once known strictly as a tourism-based economy, Fort Lauderdale now supports a diverse range of industries, including marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, high technology, avionics/aerospace, film and television production.

Fort Lauderdale also offers an outstanding quality of life, highlighted by a semi-tropical climate, rich natural beauty and array of cultural, entertainment and educational amenities. Blessed with over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and pleasant year-round ocean breezes, world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach offers premier opportunities for recreation, relaxation and enjoyment. The picturesque Riverwalk serves as the cornerstone of the City's arts, science, cultural and historic district which features the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, Museum of Art and Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum. Las Olas Boulevard has gained international acclaim as Fort Lauderdale's centerpiece of fashion, fine dining and entertainment. In addition, the City's downtown area is home to Broward Community College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, the award-winning Broward County Main Library, federal, county and school district offices.

Through the cooperative efforts of residents, businesses and local government, Fort Lauderdale has evolved into a City that offers the best of both worlds - an attractive business environment and an outstanding quality of life. Fort Lauderdale is a great place to live, work and raise a family, and the City looks forward to continuing to build upon its success to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and beyond.

Hallandale Beach
Hallandale Beach is a progressive city with big city sophistication and a hometown feel. It is located in the center of a tri-county metropolitan area. Here, residents, businesses and visitors alike enjoy an unsurpassed lifestyle, complete with world class shopping, miles of pristine beaches and easy access to international air and sea ports. It is easy to see why Hallandale Beach is the City of Choice!

A coastal city of over 130,000 residents located in Broward County, Hollywood is nestled between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport abuts the city, while Port Everglades, the second busiest cruise port in the world, is partially within its municipal boundaries. Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike, Tri-County Commuter Rail, and two major railroads cut through the city in a north-south direction. Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami are less than twenty-five miles away, providing further opportunities for Hollywood residents and companies to have access to the global marketplace. The region is served by a substantial post-secondary educational infrastructure, including Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, the University of Miami, a number of smaller private universities and colleges, and a community college system.

Lake Worth
Lake Worth offers a great quality of life in a friendly, mid-size coastal community. Exciting festivals, cultural diversity, and opportunities for home ownership in a variety of price ranges attract new residents daily.

Opportunities for leisure activities are easily found. For golfers, the spectacular Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course features play along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. A 19-acre public beach is open to the public from 6:00 a.m. to Midnight daily. The arts community has discovered and embraced Lake Worth. The Lake Worth Playhouse and numerous studios and galleries are highlights of any visit to the downtown corridor.

Diners will discover a wide range of restaurants to suit every palate. From diverse ethnic specialties, international cuisine, small bistros and neighborhood pubs, Lake Worth has something for every taste. Distinctive stores offer an eclectic array of merchandise and one-of-a-kind items.

Laudedale by the Sea
Lauderdale By The Sea is a tropical paradise that offers a tranquil coastal getaway along with easy access to nearby bustling cities. Located on Florida's popular southeast coast, it is bordered to the east and west by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, respectively. The city of Pompano Beach lies to the north and Ft. Lauderdale to the south. This ideal location allows visitors to enjoy the pleasures of both a serene coastal retreat and an activity-filled stay.

Pelican Square, at the intersection of El Mar Drive and Commercial Boulevard, is at the center of this peaceful community. Lodging, pleasurable dining, boutiques, and charming shops can all be found within walking distance. For those wanting to travel a little further, museums abound in the area; lessons in history, science, archaeology, art, and culture can all be found nearby.

All of these land-loving activities aside, perhaps the best reason to visit Lauderdale By The Sea is the living reef which can be found just 100 yards from shore. Hence, snorkeling and scuba diving are popular activities, as are fishing, sunbathing, and swimming-all of which can be enjoyed year round.

Lauderhill makes good sense for business purposes. Our city is located in Central Broward County, less than one mile west of the City of Fort Lauderdale. Your business location is just a short ride from air transport facilities located at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, as well as, the shipping facilities of Port Everglades, the deepest seaport south of Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to Federal post offices located nearby, a substantial UPS shipping and distribution facility is also located in Lauderhill. If your business requires easy access to the major Florida highways, the Florida Turnpike, Interstates 75, 95 and 595 and the Sawgrass Expressway all are within close proximity to our city.

Lauderhill is a thriving city of over 50,000 residents. The median age of Lauderhill residents is 35.5 years and 56.3% of the population is between the ages of 18 and 64. Our business and residential communities enjoy one of the lowest millage rates in the county. In addition, we provide a full range of services, either directly or through franchise agreements, such as water and sewer, garbage collection, cable TV and propane gas.

It was May 30, 1955 when Margate became a town and just a few years later it made its transformation to an incorporated City on June 22. 1961. Jack Marquese was founder and developer of the city that originally planned for a population of 35.000. Today, the population is more than 54.000 and still growing. Each member of the commission had memories to share about their relationship to the city. Commissioner Bross said. “I remember back in l when there were just 50-100 homes.” Commissioner McLean gave thanks for being elected commissioner and said. “I plan on being here for a long time.” Commissioner Donovan, a native Floridian, remembered being a cheerleader in Margate and was “happy to be a little part of the City’s history.” Vice Mayor Talerico reflected on his 26 years in Margate and said he was “happy to represent the City.” Mayor Varsallone blew out the cake candles and wished everyone “happiness and a long and healthy life.”

As the largest metropolitan area in the State of Florida, Miami-Dade County is often referred to as the "Gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean." Our community is located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula. It is bounded by Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Everglades National Park to the west, the Florida Keys to the south, and Broward County to the North.

North Lauderdale

Oakland Park
Oakland Park, Florida has come a long way since its incorporation in 1929. It’s 42,421 plus residents enjoy a quality of life that combines cherished small town values with a vigorous new town spirit to make a safe, friendly haven for families to live and grow. Wonderful parks, outstanding recreational opportunities, top-rated public and private schools, excellent medical facilities, world-class restaurants, convenient shopping…Oakland Park has it all!

The City of Oakland Park, in partnership with Broward County Transit, has begun operating a bus service. This air conditioned and wheelchair accessible community bus will travel on a fixed route each hour with drop-off andCoaral Spoirngs..dfsalkj such as Oakland Park City Hall, Northridge Shopping Center and the Coral Ridge Mall, free of charge.

City of Parkland is a beautiful and green, upscale residential community with small scale commercial villages. Our hometown feeling and excellent neighborhood schools help to make us family friendly. Our residents enjoy an active lifestyle through first class leisure and cultural amenities, and easy movement through our streets and multi-use trails.

Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Pines was incorporated in 1960 when 98% of 425 voters cast “yes” votes in Enron Day’s carport. The less than a square mile property was between Pembroke Road (south) and then Hollywood Boulevard (north) and SW 72 Avenue (west) and the Florida Turnpike (east). Dr. Seth Kipnis was the first mayor, who presided over a 7 member Board of Alderman (or councilmen/women).<br><br> This first section of Pembroke Pines had been a dairy farm pasture, as had most of the western habitable reaches of southwest Broward County along the University Drive area. In 1943, pioneer dairy farmer Henry D. Perry sold 640 acres to the U.S. Navy for a flight-training field between Pembroke Road and Hollywood Boulevard. After World War II, the airport was turned over to Broward County for small plane use. During the winter, there may be two or three advertising blimps operating out of the airport and U.S. Coast Guard helicopters practicing search and rescue skills.

The 1980's and 1990's was a time of great growth and development for what we call our "Dream City". In 1982, the population was approximately 50,000 and the budget was $64 million dollars. By the late 1990's, the population had increased to nearly 83,000 citizens. Today, we have 84,500 with 55 diverse cultures and major employers that include American Express, Motorola, Florida Power and Light, Plantation General Hospital and Westside Regional Medical Center. The city has one of the few municipal libraries in a county where most libraries are regionally operated. Although Plantation was born as a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, its charm, beauty of natural surroundings, and prime location near major roadways have caused it to grow into a flourishing city in its own right.

Pompano Beach
Located in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast the City of Pompano Beach is the year round home to over 100,000 residents. During season (September through March) the number swells to nearly 150,000 as part-time residents from more inclement environments join us for "fun in the sun". As the name implies (Pompano - a species of in-shore -tropical game fish) the fun includes some of the world's best sport fishing.

Golfers find living or vacationing in Pompano Beach a dream come true, with some of the world's most beautiful and challenging links just a short drive away. It is said that a golfer could play a different course every day and still not tee off on all the links within 30 minutes of Pompano Beach. If your "fun" is spectator oriented, our City offers horse racing at the world famous Pompano Harness Track. If you are a team sports fan, then Pompano Beach is the place to be. Baseball fans have it both ways with the Florida Marlins calling nearby Pro Player Stadium. Football fans can watch the Miami Dolphins host the NFL's best , while if you like to do your spectating in-doors, hockey and basketball fans are only minutes from the home arenas of the Miami Heat and Florida Panthers.

Port Saint John
Port St. John isn't really a "port" per se - in fact the closest the community came to being a port is a small boat ramp located off Highway U.S. 1 - but it's proximity to the Indian River and its central location make this growing community a perfect match for any family. Currently a part of Cocoa, the residents rejected a bid for incorporation in the 2002 elections.

More than 12,000 people reside in this community, which is located between Titusville and Cocoa between Highway U.S. 1 and Interstate 95. A new community center off of Grissom Parkway offering meeting rooms, a game room and playground, provides a gathering place for locals of all ages.

Since its incorporation in 1963, Tamarac has prospered and grown into a full service city. Tamarac is 12 square miles located in Central Broward County. The approximate population of the City is 56,444. The City’s projected population at build-out is over 60,000.

The City of Tamarac constantly strives to meet the needs and improve the health, welfare and safety of its residents. Tamarac prides itself on being a government that is responsive to its residents.

Tamarac Florida is located in the western portion of Broward County Florida. Tamarac is in the heart of the South Florida cultural and business climate. This central location makes Tamarac a key city for business, leisure and recreation.

The City of Tamarac is strategically located in the center of Broward County, which is between Dade and Palm Beach Counties in South Florida.

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Wilton Manors
The City of Wilton Manors is approximately two square miles in area and is located in Broward County, Florida, just north of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Wilton Manors is often referred to as the “Island City” because its boundaries primarily follow the North and South Forks of the Middle River. Ideally located within minutes of the beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors is quickly becoming the “place to be” in South Florida.

The City is nearly 100% built-out and embraces the vision of a “sustainable urban village.” As part of its growth management strategy and in anticipation of redevelopment, Wilton Manors completed a major rewrite of its Comprehensive Plan and Unified Land Development Regulations (ULDR’s). The ULDR’s include regulations that promote New Urbanism and Smart Growth principles. The area adjacent to Wilton Drive, the City’s signature thoroughfare, is home to the Arts and Entertainment District. Within the District, mixed-use development provides for a pedestrian-oriented environment where residents and visitors can shop, dine, and experience the best of what Wilton Manors has to offer.

The City has acquired a great deal of park and open space, much of which is located on Florida’s Middle River. The riverfront parks provide a host of leisure and recreational opportunities including a canoe trail, mangrove preserve, and two nature walks. In addition, two new community centers have been constructed at the City’s Island City Park Preserve and Hagen Park. The Hagen Park Community Center features accommodations for hosting small cultural and performing art events. Serving to enhance Wilton Manors’ exceptional quality of life, the Wilton Manors Public Library has recently undergone a major expansion providing for a larger collection and extensive electronic resources.

Diversity is the strength of Wilton Manors. Children from many different ethnic backgrounds attend Wilton Manors Elementary School; the City’s Police Department employs African-American, Haitian, and Hispanic officers; and the City Commission includes openly gay elected officials.


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