Coral Springs Facts
Known as "the City in the Country," Coral Springs has become a premier South Florida community, known for its abundant parks, quality schools, numerous athletic programs, and attractive neighborhoods.
Approximately 121,000 residents call Coral Springs home, making it the fifth largest city in Broward County and the 15th largest in the State of Florida. The majority of our land has been developed and only 1 percent is undeveloped. As the first and only local government to have received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and already a two-time Florida Governor's Sterling Award winner, Coral Springs has achieved national recognition as a leader in government quality. Money magazine's named us Best Places to Live and one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise in 2006 and 2007.
The City of Coral Springs was incorporated July 10, 1963, and is located in northwestern Broward County, Florida. It encompasses 24.5 square miles and has a population of over 124,000, the fourth largest city in Broward County, and the 11th largest in the State. Nearly one-third of our population is under the age of 18, which makes sports and recreation a clear priority for our family-oriented community. The City of Coral Springs is unique among all cities in the State of Florida because of the way we operate. We operate like a business, and we view our citizens as stakeholders. They have a say in everything that takes place in our community. Our mission statement is "To be the premier city in Florida to live, work and raise a family." We feel that we have accomplished this, but continue to strive for more. Coral Springs has just become the first city to win the Florida Governor's Sterling Award for Quality twice, first in 1997 and now again in 2003. We are a financially sound city, with a AAA rating from Wall Street. The taxes in Coral Springs are a low $4.5697 operating mills. Having a good economic base enables us to provide, among other things, quality sports programming for our citizens. We have both outdoor and indoor facilities that are second to none.