Broward County is a large county with a population of over 1.9 million people. With it’s beaches, county parks, shopping malls, over 1,000 restaurants, and countless other businesses, it has something for every lifestyle! The whole east coast of the county is an array of beaches that allow for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, boating, bike rentals, and sun bathing. Not to mention all the shops, restaurants, and bars aligned along the coast. If you prefer to lead an active healthy life, Broward County can accommodate you with farmers markets and organic grocery stores like Whole Foods, and Lucky’s Market. Dine at places like Green Wave, Chow, and Toss Up Salads for healthier menu options. GYMs like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness, and YouFit are located all over the county making it easy to find one close to home. County parks have jogging, nature, and mountain bike trails you can enjoy while getting exercise. Broward also host the Everglades Holiday Park where you can see alligators and take airboat rides through a subtropical wilderness like no other in the world. The Everglades has been recognized as a world heritage site and can only be found in Florida. If shopping is more to your taste than parks, you can visit Sawgrass Mills, Gallaria, and Broward Mall. These malls have food courts, movie theaters, and dozens of shops to choose from. From family life to nightlife, Broward County has something for everyone. View more below to discover if this is the right county for you!
SCHOOLS AND DAY CARE
Have children? Finding the right school is crucial in raising a successful child. Broward County has many A rated schools. You can view a list of the best-rated schools in the county at: https://www.niche.com/?ref=k12. If you want to know which public school belongs to your area, you can call Broward County Public Schools at (954) 321-0000 or you can visit their website at http://www.browardschools.com/Home to look up a specific school’s contact information.
If you prefer a private education for your child, Broward County has over a hundred options to choose from including religious schools. Some of the best in the county are American Heritage School-Plantation, David Posnack Jewish Day School, and NSU University School. Visit www.niche.com to view more private school options in Broward County.
We can’t forget the little ones! Unfortunately, not everyone can stay home full time. For the working parent, there are over a hundred daycare facilities that offer child care for childred aged birth to 5 years old. With so many options you are to find the care facility that is right for your family.
FAMILY FUN & ENTERTAINMENT
Fun for the whole family can be found throughout Broward. The Museum of Discovery and Science located in Fort Lauderdale and Butterfly World in Coconut Creek are great ways to fill the day with excitement and education. Kids can let loose at establishments such as Chuck E. Cheese, Off the Wall, and Funderdome. Bowling alleys, movie theaters, and mini golf are a good time for the whole family. Pavilions can be rented at John Llyod Park at Dania Beach for birthday parties and special occasions or you can use one of the many grills on the beach and enjoy a family barbeque with an ocean view. County parks offer activities such as horseback riding, boat rentals, bike rentals, and camping. They contain amenities such as basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and playgrounds where the kids can burn off extra energy. C.B. Smith Park, Quiet Waters Park, and T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park have seasonal waterparks where the family can cool down during the hot summers. Take an airboat ride through the Everglades at Everglades Holiday Park, which is something that can only be experienced in Florida. View more county parks at http://www.broward.org/Parks/FindAPark/Pages/Default.aspx. Don’t forget about all the seasonal fairs, eastern egg hunts, and Forth of July events. Broward County offers countless opportunities for families to have fun.
Does nightlife appeal to you? Visit Hollywood Beach at night and choose from an array of restaurants such as Margaritaville, Mama Mia, and Oasis By The Sea. Bars such as Elbow Room and Social Room provide great music and live bands. They also attract many tourists giving you an opportunity to meet people from around the world. Take a walk down Himmarshee Street in downtown Ft. Lauderdale to find a row of bars, restaurants, and dance clubs. You can bar hop down the strip, dance the night away at America’s Backyard, or enjoy a concert at Revolution. Ladies night is a great chance to live it up without breaking the bank. Looking for fun closer to home? Pool halls, restaurants, and bars can be found throughout all of Broward County allowing you to find your new favorite hangout spot in your neighborhood. If you enjoy gambling, we have the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Gulf Stream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, and the Casino at Dania Beach. Some of the casinos even feature comedy clubs, mechanical bull riding, bars, and dancing. Enjoy your nights to the fullest in Broward County!