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- Coconut Creek
- Coral Springs
- Deerfield Beach
- Hallandale Beach
- Lighthouse Point
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One of the most popular residential areas is Aventura, an immaculately landscaped city of open green spaces, lakes, and tropical greenery. Crisp white condominium towers and Mediterranean-style houses are home to more than 23,000 people. A community of old and young alike. Recent estimates put 25 to 35 percent of the residents under age 35 and 33 percent over the age of 65.
Aventura was incorporated as a city in the late 1990s, but it dates back to the 1970s when developers created a master plan to transform swamp land into a luxury community. Today the "City of Excellence" encompasses 3.3 square miles between the Intracoastal Waterway on the east and Biscayne Boulevard on the west. Aventura is midway between downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale and two international airports and seaports.
If you ask residents why they like living in Aventura, the answer will probably focus on lifestyle in attractive surroundings. Palm trees and flowered medians mark the entrance to the city on Aventura Boulevard. Beyond, Country Club Drive sweeps around the Turnberry Isle Resort golf course. Residents jog, bike, or skate around the bordering 4.3-mile fitness trail.
For two days every February, Country Club Drive is closed off to traffic for the Aventura Festival of the Arts, which attracts some 60,000 visitors. Residents flock to Aventura's Founders Park for the children's playground, tennis courts, and multipurpose athletic field.
Private yachts dock at Waterways Marina in the shadow of a decorative lighthouse. The surrounding village is a charming pedestrian-only area of boutiques and galleries and restaurants.
The area's most famous landmark is Aventura Mall. To date it is the largest in the area with six department store anchors and more than 250 shops in a setting of marble floors, fountains, and palms.
The city's thriving business community is focused on retail, service providers, and overwhelmingly, professionals; Aventura has designs on becoming "the Wall Street of the South." You will find that a large number of physicians maintain offices in Aventura and Aventura Hospital and Medical Center serves the surrounding community.
- City of Coconut Creek Website
- Chamber of Commerce
- Coconut Creek Area Guide
- Community Demographics
You'll find coconut palms and creeks, but no particular water course contributing to the city's name when it incorporated as Coconut Creek. It was Florida's fastest growing municipality throughout the '80s. In this city, the total number of families, defined as at least two people related by blood or marriage, increased 40.2 percent to 12,037 in 2000 census. Four percent of residents were 85 and older, and the number of residents under age 5 doubled to 2,688. The percentage of owner-occupied homes increased slightly to 75.5 percent.
The 2000 year census states single mothers whose children live with them make up 17.8 percent of families with children, while single fathers living with their children increased from 1 percent in 1990 to 2.4 percent in 2000. The estimated population in 2001 is 45,517 but by 2020, when Coconut Creek is projected to be built out with the population is expecting to reach 67,000. About half the residents are employed, and 21 percent have college degrees. The median age here is 50, with residents over 60 making up a substantial portion of the population. The retirees are active in community affairs and influence the city's direction. Wynmoor Village, a planned retirement village, is home to nearly 10,000 retirees. The Township development is also geared for retirees.
Coconut Creek also has sprouted single-family homes, rental properties and mobile home parks. All must adhere to strict building and landscape regulations set by city administrators. As a result, Coconut Creek possesses a freshness, a clean and modern feel. The North Campus of Broward Community College (BCC) provides cultural opportunities as well as a home to 18,000 students. There are playgrounds, athletic fields, nature preserves and activity centers in the 14 parks throughout town. Tradewinds Park is a 540-acre county facility located in the north of the city. City government consists of a five-member commission, elected from districts, with the mayor chosen each year from among the panel. A city manager oversees the various city departments and handles day-to-day operations.
Coral Springs Communities Include:
Applewood, Arbors, Bay Cove, Bay Pointe, Bayside Estates, Biscayne Villas, Breezewood, Briarwood, Broken Woods, Brookside, Brookside Grove, Brookside Isles, Carriage Pointe Broward County, Casa Del Sol Broward County, Chelsea South Florida, Clusters, Coquina Cove South Florida, Coral Creek South East Florida, Southeast Florida Country Club, Hills, Coral Springs II, Coral Springs Country Club, Coral Springs University, Country Acres Coral Springs, Coral Shores, Coventry Coral Springs, Coventry Cove Coral Springs, Coventry Place, Crystal Park Coral Springs, Cypress Glen Coral Springs, Cypress Isle Coral Springs, Cypress Run Coral Springs, Dells Coral Springs, Deer Run Springs Coral Springs, Eagle Creek Coral Springs, Eagle Glen Coral Springs, Eagle Lakes Coral Springs, Eagle Landing Coral Springs, Eagle Trace Coral Springs, Eagle Trace Estates Coral Springs, Eastridge Village Coral Springs, Electralab Coral Springs, Enclave Coral Springs, Falls Coral Springs, Fairways Heron Bay, Hidden Hammocks, Hidden Lakes, Highland Place, Isles Of, Kensington, Kensington Commons, Kensington Glen, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Greens, Knightsbridge, Lakes, L'Hermitage, Laguna Springs, Long Cove, Maplewood, Maplewood Isles, Mayfair, Meadows, Mizner Village, North Springs, Oaks, Oakbrook, Oakwood, Parkplace, Parkside Estates, Parkwood, Pelican Isle, Pine Crest, Pine Grove, Pine Ridge, Preserve, Ramblewood, Ridgeview, Running Brook Hills, Sanctuary, Shadow Wood, Summerwind, Sunset Harbor, Turtle Run, Tuscany, Venetian Isles, Ventana, Village Green, Villa Sorrento, Waterside, Westchester, West Glen, West View Estates, Whispering Woods, Windsor Bay, Wyndham Lakes, Yardley Coral Springs,
- City of Deerfield Beach Website
- Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Area Guide
- Community Demographics
DIPLOMAT COUNTRY CLUB
501 Diplomat Pkwy
Hallandale, Florida 33009
For Tee Times Call 1-877-561-4653 Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, ESTSemi-private, driving range, restaurant #18 The Diplomat Country Club's 18-hole, par-72 course has been redesigned by famed golf course architect, Joe Lee, to make it more enjoyable without eliminating the strategy.
Hollywood Neighborhoods: North Beach, South Beach, Boulevard Heights, North Lake, South Lake, Driftwood, North Central, South Central, Emerald Hills, Royal Poincianna, South Federal, Gracewood, Liberia, Park East, Hillcrest, Washington Park, Hollywood Hills.
History and Background of Hollywood Florida
The city of Hollywood grew quickly from a population of just 25,000 in 1925 to 146,526 today.
The quiet resort town has known both prosperity and hard times.
The surge of development in western Broward County hurt Hollywood, causing many stores to close
and malls to lose tenants. With the first signs of recovery evident, many business people are
pinning their hopes on a continued revitalization.
Vitality has swept into the downtown area, where restaurants, cafes and music clubs
are breathing nightlife back into the once-sleepy section.
After years of false starts, the long-promised wave of redevelopment seems to
have remade downtown Hollywood.
Set right on the beach is the 39-story, $400-million Diplomat Resort and Country Club. The Oceanwalk Mall at Hollywood Boulevard and State Road A1A has become a restaurant, retail and entertainment attraction. To the north, two 17-story condominium towers, Renaissance on the Ocean, are being developed and a proposed eco-tourism hotel is in the works to emphasize the area's environmental assets. The rush of development has raised concerns among residents who worry that the city will lose its charm and surrender the beach and the Broadwalk to tourists. Meanwhile, the renowned Urban Land Institute has suggested $74 million worth of improvements to downtown -- a proposal that met with approval from both residents and business people. Among the city's most visible improvements are the restaurant and retail strips of Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street, and upgrades being carried out at entrypoints to the city, in numerous neighborhoods and many of Hollywood's parks.
Hollywood has retained a very strong sense of community. The more than 30 civic groups ensure that almost every aspect of Hollywood life inspires hearty debate. Hollywood has six city commissioners, elected by district, and a mayor who is elected at large. Regular meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 PM.
- City of Hollywood
- Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
- Area Guide
- Downtown Hollywood
- Community Demographics
- City Redevelopment
- Hollywood Police Department
Golf in Hollywood
|CLUB AT EMERALD HILLS
4100 North Hills Drive
Hollywood, Florida 33064
Semi-private, driving range, lessons, restaurant
#18; R-72.2 Totally redesigned in 1989 by Charles Ankrom, this layout is challenging, interesting, and well manicured. Rolling fairways (many bordered by large berms), generous landing areas, and water on 10 holes make this a favorite with both locals and visitors.
|HOLLYWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
1600 Johnson Street
Hollywood, Florida 33064
Semi-private, lessons, restaurant
|ORANGE BROOK GOLF COURSE
400 Entrada Drive
Hollywood, Florida 33021
Public, driving range, lessons, restaurant
#36; R-71.76, 70.44
|SUNSET GOLF CLUB
2727 Johnson Street
Hollywood, Florida 33962 305/923-2008
Public, lessons, restaurant
PINES PAR 3 COURSE
- City of Lauderhill
- Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce
- Area Guide
- Community Demographics
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Lauderhill prides itself on being an international city with a sizeable minority middle class. One is just as likely to meet people of Russian ancestry as they are to encounter persons of Jamaican descent.
"The Crossroads of Broward County," Lauderhill has an advantageous location in West-Central Broward, dedicated volunteers, a Country Club and golf courses. The city is a top choice for minority entrepreneurs.
Property taxes, although rising, still are relatively low. The property tax base is flat. Lauderhill is divided into four sections - Northwest, Inverrary, East and Central - which promotes a sense of individuality instead of unity.
Lauderhill has an ample share of government-subsidized housing. Code enforcement is a high priority at City Hall and the Lauderhill Community Council is trying to unify residents.
The community of Lighthouse Point takes its name from the nearby Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse.
It is a community of bikeways, waterways, yachts and lavish houses. Eighty percent of the residences are single-family homes. The most expensive ones have docks on deep-water canals.
Many residents are churchgoers -- the most conspicuous landmarks in town are church steeples -- and many don't have children living with them. Those who do send their kids to schools in Pompano Beach or Deerfield Beach because there are no public schools here.
Incorporated in 1956, Lighthouse Point has a strong-mayor government, with the mayor and five commissioners responsible for running the city. The administrative assistant to the mayor is largely responsible for day-to-day operations. The city has 10,829 residents. Like many communities in east Broward County, Lighthouse Point is virtually built out. When the City Commission approved a 21-town house development at Tillotson Square in 1998, it settled the fate of the last large piece of undeveloped land in town.
Located east of US-1 to the ocean, and south of SW 10th Street and north of NE 24th Street.
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