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The Cities and communities of Broward County, Florida *



Andytown

Bonaventure

Carver Village, Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs

Dania, Davie, Deerfield Beach,

Fern Crest Village, Fort Lauderdale,

Hacienda Village, Hallandale, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood

Lake Forest, Lakeview, Lauderdale by the Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lazy Lake, Lighthouse Point

Margate, Melrose Park, Miramar,

North Lauderdale, North Pompano Beach

Oakland Park

Palm Aire, Parkland, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, Pine Island Ridge, Plantation, Playland Isles, Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach Highlands, Port Laudania

Rolling Acres

Sea Ranch Lakes, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Sunshine Acres, Sunshine Ranches

Tamarac

University Park

Village Park

West Dixie Bend, Weston, Wilton Manors

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area.

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Information & Facts about Broward County, Florida

Government:

Broward County Official Website

Broward County Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301.

Broward County Courthouse
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Broward County is governed by a seven member County Commission, who are elected and a full-time County Administrator.

The county has 28 municipalities. The smallest is Lazy Lake with just 33 residents and the largest is Fort Lauderdale with more than 149,000.

Broward County Sheriff Department
Broward Clerk of Courts
Broward County Transit

Population:

2000 - 1,623,018
2002 - 1,709,118

Nearly all of the population is located in incorporated areas. Of the 28 municipalities, at least seven has populations of over 70,000 persons.

Location:

The county is on the southeast coast of Florida. The eastern border is the Atlantic Ocean. Other bordering counties include Palm Beach, Dade, Hendry and Collier Counties.

Climate:

Avg. Annual Rainfall: 65.19 inches
Avg. Annual Temp.: 75.4 F
Winter Mean Temp.: 66.5 F
Summer Mean Temp.: 84.2 F

Other Facts and Figures:

1994 Per Capita Income: $25,494
Median Age: 37.7
Birth rate:
1992 - 14.1 live births per 1,000 persons
Death rate:
1992 - 11.6 deaths per 1,000 persons
Infant Mortality Rate:
1992 - 9.1 per 1,000

History:

The county was named for Napoleon B. Broward, who was governor from 1905 to 1909. He was also one who advocated the early attempts to drain the everglades. When formed in 1915, Broward County was carved from portions of Dade County and Palm Beach County.

Here is a history page for the county. Also try this history page for the county.
This page has some historical photos for Broward County

Geography:

23 miles of beach coastline
The county has 10 square miles of water.

Genealogy:

Broward County US GenWeb Project page
Genealogical Society of Broward County
Jewish Genealogical Society of Broward County

Libraries:

Broward County Library
100 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Administration: 954-357-7397
Reference: 954-357-7444

Schools:

Broward County Public Schools
Community Relations Office
600 Southeast Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: 754-321-0000

Economy:

Per capita income:
1993 - $24,700
Median household income:
1989 - $30,571
Median home value:
1990 - $91,800
Median monthly rent:
1990 - $497.00

In 1992, there were 93 Farms with 23,735 acres in the county
Main Agricultural products: cattle, citrus and vegetables

Organizations & Groups:

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

Broward County Chamber of Commerce
3045 North Federal Hwy. Suite 60
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Office Phone: (954) 565-5750
Fax: (954) 566-3398
E-mail: Editor@SouthFloridaBiz.com

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
100 East Broward Blvd, Suite200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: (954) 765-4466
Fax: (954) 765-4467
SunFax: 800-22SUNNY

Attractions & Other Information

Adventure World
3570 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida
Phone: (954) 457-9575
Email: Adventure World
Action-packed recreational center designed for thrills that the whole family can enjoy. Jet skis and air cat, kayak, canoeing and boat excursions. Florida outback fishing expeditions. Reservations advised. Open 365 days a year, 10am-6pm.

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Big Cypress Reservation
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Phone: (863) 902-1113
The Seminole Tribe of Florida presents their history and culture through exhibits, rare artifacts, dramatic film, nature trails and a "living" village. A Gift shop is available.

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
900 N. Birch Rd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Phone: (954) 563-5393
A 35-acre subtropical, historical museum. Open year-round, but please call ahead for hours of operation..

Buehler Planetarium
Broward Community College Campus
3501 SW Davie Rd
Davie, Florida
Phone: (954) 201-6681
A State-of-the-art facility with laser light shows, astronomy and space exploration. Telescope viewing after evening shows. Please call ahead for show schedules.

Flamingo Gardens
3750 South Flamingo Rd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Phone: (954) 473-2955
A 60-acre botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary with exotic and native plants, a 200-year old hammock, citrus groves and Florida's "Champion" trees. Bird of Prey Center and free-flight walk-through aviary plus alligators, flamingos and bobcats.

Graves Museum of Archaeology and Natural History
481 S Federal Hwy
Dania, Florida
Phone: (954) 925-7770
Displays roam the eras from Tequesta Indian times in South Florida to the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt

Office Depot Center
2555 Panther Parkway
Sunrise, Florida 33323
Phone: (954) 835-8000
Fax: (954) 835-8012
Home to Florida Panthers Hockey, concerts, ice shows, wrestling, circuses and more.

Young at Art Children's Museum
11584 State Road 84
Davie, Florida
Phone: (954) 424-0085
Exhibitions of art especially for children. Please call ahead for hours of operation

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