About the Broward County Florida Area
Coconut Creek, Florida, in Broward county, is 1 miles E of Margate, Florida (center to center) and 33 miles N of Miami, Florida. The picturesque well-planned city features a vast number of trees, beautiful parks, waterways and landscaped communities. The environment includes wooded areas and wetlands. It's known as the "Butterfly Capital of the World" and features one of the largest butterfly aviaries on the globe. Coconut Creek is recognized as an environmentally friendly community.
The city was incorporated in 1967.
Coconut Creek Attractions
Butterfly World is a prominent Florida tourist attraction and features a butterfly aviary which is regarded as one of the largest in the world. It's home to approximately 5000 live butterflies. It also includes a bug zoo and the Jewels of the Sky Aviary which features hummingbirds and other bird species. Visitors enjoy the venue's waterfalls and attractive gardens. There are other noteworthy attractions in the city including:
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Sabal Pines Park
Coconut Creek Activities
The residents enjoy outdoor activities at the city's large number of parks. The local community center is available for a variety of endeavors and sports. Residents often travel to the nearby coastline including the popular beaches at Fort Lauderdale.
The region features quality golf courses including Eagle Lakes Golf Course, Palm Aire Country Club, Pompano Beach Golf Course and the Deer Creek Golf Club. The popular Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and Biscayne National Park are located in the region.
Coconut Creek Transportation
Air travel services are available from the nearby Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.
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Popular locations include the western suburbs of Tamarac, located about 13 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale and 40 miles north of Miami. The city is bordered by Coral Springs to the north and Sunrise to the south. It is easily accessible from the Sawgrass Expressway and the Florida Turnpike and is also close to Interstate I-95.
Arts and Recreation in Tamarac
Tamarac boasts a number of parks which provide a variety of amenities and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Veteran’s Park has a veteran’s memorial. Sunset Point Park features a walking trail, playground, and a small amphitheater. Caporella Park offers picnic tables, grills, playground, and a lake with a fishing pier. The Tamarac Sports Complex includes a hockey rink, tennis and basketball courts, fields for baseball, softball, football, and soccer, as well as a gazebo, covered playground, and picnic tables.
The Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts is one of South Florida's finest venues for live stage entertainment. In existence for over 25 years, the theater features a regular schedule of stage plays and musicals, as well as a Children's Theater program that teaches all the performing arts, covering dancing, singing, acting, and stagecraft. Tamarac's central location provides easy access to numerous attractions in nearby cities and towns. To name just a few, these include the Fort Lauderdale Historical Museum, the Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Graves Museum of Archaeology & Natural History in Dania Beach, the African American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale, and the City of Plantation Historical Museum.
Many of Coral Springs schools have received the "Five Star School Award" from the Florida Department of Education as schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement.
Attractions of note in and around Northwest Broward include:
- The Calder Race Course
- The Coral Springs Center for the Arts
- The Coral Springs Museum of Art
- The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach
- The International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale
- The Museum of Art, Ft Lauderdale
- The Sportsplex at Coral Springs which includes:
- The Coral Springs Aquatic Complex
- The Coral Springs Tennis Center
- Incredible Ice - Twin Ice Rinks
- The Coral Springs Golf Driving Range & Teaching Center
- "Dr. Paul's Pet Care Center" Dog Park
- The Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital
Northwest Broward residents also have easy access to all of the professional sports offerings in South Florida, including Florida Marlins baseball, Miami Heat Basketball, Miami Dolphins Football, Florida Panthers Hockey and numerous other sports teams.
Area sports can be found at a number of nearby places. The International Swimming Hall of Fame is one of the principal attractions in nearby Fort Lauderdale Beach. The BB&T Center in nearby Sunrise is the home arena of the NHL's Florida Panthers hockey team. The city of Miami, about an hour's drive from Coral Springs, with world renowned shopping and famous South Beach.
Davie, Florida is located in Broward County, Florida, only 9 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale and about 25 miles north of Miami. It is bordered by the Florida Everglades to the west, and is centrally located among major thoroughfares such as Interstates I-595, I-75, and I-95. Davis is a short 15 minutes away from the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
Davie is home to the campuses of a large number of educational institutions, including the Central Campus of Broward Community College and the Davie Campus of the University of Florida. Davie is also home to Nova Southeastern University. The classic movie, "Caddyshack" was filmed in Davie.
Davie is also the host site of several annual events:
- The Orange Blossom Festival, Parade and Rodeo (February): A two-day festival which includes a heritage parade, an arts and crafts fair, a fine arts show, an antique stage coach and wagon display, a livestock fair, a cook-off, a country barbecue, live country entertainment, and continuous professional rodeo.
- Diversity Festival (April): Features a multitude of food samplings from around the world.
- Independence Day Family Splash, Crafts and Fireworks: A Fourth-of-July event which includes family entertainment, a petting farm, bounce houses, climbing walls, and a huge fireworks show.
- Davieween Happenings (late October): Held at Pine Island Park, this event features Halloween costume contests for both humans and horses.
- Holiday Craft Fair and Green Market (November): A 20-year old craft fair celebrating the finest of country crafts and traditional arts.
- Winter Holiday Lighting of the Greens and Snow Play (December).
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- The Boca Raton Museum of Art. This museum attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to its galleries and programs, which include permanent and traveling exhibitions, an educational gallery, and an expanded sculpture garden.
- The Boca Raton Historical Society Museum is housed in a restored Mediterranean Revival style building featuring a gold dome, cypress millwork, and fan-lit windows.
- The Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, named for an indigenous hardwood tree with continuously shedding bark,a 20-acre complex protecting one of the few surviving forest islands (also known as coastal hammocks) in South Florida. Visitors can walk on a half-mile long elevated boardwalk terminating at a 40-foot tall observation tower.
- The Sports Immortals Museum houses a huge collection of sports memorabilia, including notable mementos encompassing several varieties of sports.
- Meet Me Downtown Festival, a fun filled two day festival which includes a flower show, live entertainment, festival foods, and a children's area
- The Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade, a city tradition for over 25 years, where magnificent boats make their way on the Intracoastal Waterway from the Boca Raton-Delray Beach border south to the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge.