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Broward County, Florida

33317, 33324

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.




Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Plantation is approximately 85,989 (2005), 4919 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 34,999 (2000), 2618 (2010).
The amount of land area in Plantation is 6.349 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Plantation is 22.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.009 sq kilometers.
The distance from Plantation to Washington DC is 876 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 261 miles. (as the crow flies)
Plantation is positioned 26.13 degrees north of the equator and 80.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Plantation elevation is 7 feet above sea level.
Plantation median income is $ 53,746 (2000).
The Plantation median home price is $ 158,000 (2000).
Plantation average annual precipitation is 64.3 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 67.6 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 74.3 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82.7 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 78.9 degrees F.


in southeastern Florida, ten miles west of Fort Lauderdale. Other nearby communities include Pine Island Ridge, Lauderhill, Sunrise, Broadview Park, Broward Estates, Davie, St. George and Melrose Park.

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mild. Here is a current weather page for the Fort Lauderdale area.
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History & History Related Items

Of course, Native Americans have inhabited the area for thousands of years. In the early 1900's, the Everglades were being drained to make way for development. Not much development wsa created and a major hurricane destroyed whatever had been built. It wasn't until the mid 1940's that development began to creep in to the county. A homeowner's association was created in 1949 by Dr. Abram Hoffman. This was the beginning of government in the Plantation area. The city, itself, was created on 30 April 1953 when the fewer than 500 residents voted to incorporate. They wanted to preserve their community and keep surrounding cities from encroaching on their community. Much more information on the city's history may be found on this informative history page. Here is a great historical timeline for Plantation with all the important dates documented.
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Golf Courses in Plantation.

Plantation Historical Museum
511 North Fig Tree Lane
Plantation, FL 33317

Central Park
9151 NW 2nd Street
Plantation, Florida
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Plantation City Government

City of Plantation
400 N.W. 73rd Ave.
Plantation, Florida 33317
Phone: 954-797-2200

Plantation is governed with a strong Mayor, city council form of government. There are five elected councilpersons.

Plantation Fire Department

Plantation Police Department

Plantation Chamber

Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce
7401 NW 4th Street
Plantation FL 33317
Phone: 954-587-1410
Fax: 954-587-1886

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

Plantation Community Events

Community Events in Plantation.

Plantation Organizations

Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce
7401 NW 4th Street
Plantation FL 33317
Phone: 954-587-1410
Fax: 954-587-1886

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

Plantation Libraries

The Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library
501 North Fig Tree Lane
Plantation, Florida 33317
Phone: 954-797-2140
Fax: 954-797-2767

Plantation Schools

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

Central Park Elementary
777 N Nob Hill Rd.
Plantation, FL
Phone: 754-322-5700

Mirror Lake Elementary
1200 NW 72nd Ave.
Plantation, FL
Phone: 754-322-7100

Peters Elementary
851 NW 68th Street
Plantation, FL
Phone: 754-322-7900

Plantation Elementary
651 NW 42nd Ave
Plantation, FL
Phone: 954-797-4290

Plantation Park Elementary
875 SW 54th Ave.
Plantation, FL
Phone: 954-797-4320

Tropical Elementary
1500 SW 66th Ave.
Plantation, FL
Phone: 954-797-4330

Plantation Middle School
6600 Sunrise Blvd.
Plantation, FL
Phone: 754-322-4100
Grades 6-8

Seminole Middle School
6200 SW 16th St.
Plantation, FL
Phone: 954-797-4350
Grades 6-8

Plantation High School
6901 NW 16th St
Plantation, FL
Phone: 754-322-1850

South Plantation High School
1300 SW 54th Ave
Plantation, FL
Phone: 954-797-4600 Plantation


The population of Plantation was:
1948 - 36
1950 - 200
1953 - 475
1958 - 1,600
1965 - 6,500
1970 - 23,000.
1975 - 40,200
1980 - 48,653
1982 - 50,000
1990 - 66,692
1994 - 73,500
1997 - 78,000
2000 - 82,934
2003 - 83,968
2005 - 85,989

There is also a community named Plantation in the Florida Keys area.

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