Introduction to Pembroke Pines FL
Pembroke Pines is an award winning city, having received recognition as the National Civic League's coveted "All-America City Award" in 2004. The second largest city by population in Broward County, Florida, and largest in land mass, Pembroke Pines is located twenty minutes south of Fort Lauderdale and twenty five minutes north of Miami. Pembroke Pines provides easy access to all of the leisure and amenities of nearby Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
Pembroke Pines has also earned two unique designations: one as the 2005 All America City for their overall quality of life, and the second as the “Most Integrated Communities” in South Florida.
The earliest inhabitants of this area were called “Archaic Indians” whose history is documented back some 4,000 years. The area was once agricultural and primarily occupied by dairy farmers. By 1956 the first subdivisions had appeared and the “Village of Pembroke Pines” was soon incorporated. But in 1960, when city services were added, the town was renamed and incorporated as Pembroke Pines.
Pembroke Pines experienced a major increase in population with an influx of residents moving up from Miami-Dade County after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, making Pembroke Pines one of the fastest growing cities in the US. In 1990, the population was 65, 452 and grew to an estimated population of 150,094 by 2006.
Broward County Public Schools, which is the largest fully-accredited school district in the US, provides pre-K through 12th grade education to Pembroke Pines students. However, due to rapid growth in the 1990s, the mayor established the Pembroke Pines Charter School System to accommodate the large number of students. This system has four elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school. Higher educational opportunities are available at Keiser University and regional campuses of Barry University, Broward Community College, and Florida International University.
Some of the attractions found in the area include the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Broward Museum of Discovery & Science, the Miami-Hollywood Motorsports Park, the Pembroke Pines Theatre of the Performing Arts, and a 450-acre wetland park. Sports enthusiasts can also enjoy watching the Florida Marlins (MLB), The Miami Heat (NBA0, the Miami Dolphins (NFL), the Florida Panthers (NHL, and Miami FC (USL). College football fans know that nearby Miami is the home of the annual Orange Bowl held each year in January.
Pembroke Pines FL Real Estate
The Pembroke Pines FL real estate development continues to be brisk with young families moving into the city’s newer neighborhoods located west of Interstate 75. Retirees are finding the city a desirable area to settle as well. Residents of all ages enjoy the dynamic, high energy pace. But, they can also have a place for relaxation in the soothing tropical setting.
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