Welcome to Broward County
Old Florida charm interspersed with big-town conveniences
Sunny skies and salty ocean breezes enchant people to the ethnically diverse Broward County, sprawling with tree-lined suburbs and eclectic cities draped in tropical charm. Its pristine parks, acclaimed public and charter schools, booming downtown districts, and exquisite sites of attraction have cemented its reputation as a perfect place to raise a family in Southeast Florida.
Owing to the incessant population booms of the 1920s, Broward County saw huge development in the aftermath of its incorporation. The locale established the first “tourist hotel” in Fort Lauderdale, after which developers began dredging the county’s wetlands from which Island Communities emerged. This transformed the county from an oasis of agricultural flourish to an urbanized residential area offering residents a perfect blend of beach and city.
With homes to accommodate any taste, Broward County exudes a classic Floridian charm spiced with variety. From Mediterranean Revival mansions to deluxe high-rise condos overlooking gorgeous waterfronts, sprawling estates and villas in gated communities, and quaint single-family homes boasting barbecue pits in the backyard, this haven offers a bit of everything.
What to Love
- Home to the world's largest butterfly park
- Pristine stretches of beautiful sand beaches
- World-class parks, museums, and entertainment venues
- Varieties for every shopper's appetite
- Distinctively adorable neighborhoods
- An active tradition of community events
With a bounty of recreational opportunities, community events, big festivals, and outdoor concerts to bring everyone together, Broward County truly makes it hard to sit still. The population of professionals and young families enjoy easy access to the Tri-Rail, which zips by clogged motorways, and the coastline offers a quick escape from the city whenever you need it.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
A shopper’s paradise and foodies’ haven, Broward County teems with prestigious malls and wonderful restaurants. Luxury brands and upscale boutiques can be found at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
, a premier shopping destination filled with stores like Apple, Chico’s, Victoria’s Secret, and Pandora. Pembroke Lakes Mall
is anchored by popular favorites, including Micheal Kors, Macy’s, Foot Locker, and Kay Jewelers. Visit Charlotte Russe at Broward Mall
to step up your fashion game with contemporary clothing and accessories, and be sure to grab a coffee cream brew or cappuccino from Starbucks on your way out.
With an eclectic dining landscape, it’s impossible to list all the lovely restaurants of Broward County offering diverse culinary styles and globally-inspired dishes. The Capital Grille
invites guests for classic American fare paired with wine in a clubby, refined setting. Enjoy hearty seafood servings on Fort Lauderdale’s coastal waterway at the elegant Mastro's Ocean Club
, or stop for craft cocktails and fried oysters at the luxe but laid-back JWB Prime Steak and Seafood
. Bistro Mezzaluna
offers a menu of lights ranging from veal scallopini to shrimp scampi and stone crabs to be savored in a modern space with a piano lounge. You certainly don’t want to miss a chance to dine at the spectacular Tavolino Della Notte
, where old-world Italian dishes are prepared with an innovative flair and served in a stylish space with chill vibes.
Things to Do
The Jacaranda Golf Club
offers two Four Star-rated championship golf courses, practice areas, and a pro shop and is also a popular wedding venue for residents. Exhilarating trail rides on horseback await you and your family at the Myrland stables
, beloved for their excellent customer service. Your kids may even want to enroll in riding lessons, which the staff at Myrland are always happy to provide!
Spend your weekends at the Tree Tops Park
, which features miles of scenic nature trails and provides shades of ancient live oaks, tropical hammocks to relax in, a boardwalk across 23 acres of freshwater marsh, and tons of picnic areas. Secret Woods Nature Centre
is home to the world’s largest butterfly park, as well as a wildlife sanctuary with different reptiles, raccoons, crabs, and spiders.
Broward County is served by the Broward County Public Schools, home to some of Florida’s most acclaimed institutions. Top opportunities include: