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About Broward County
Broward County encompasses 1,120 square miles of the southeast tip of Florida, just North of Miami. It spans from the Atlantic Ocean on the east and is bordered by the natural habitat of the Everglades to the west. In between lies a maze of canals serving as drainage for the area as well as waterfront access for its residents.
As the nation’s 18th largest county, Broward consists of 31 municipalities including the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Deerfield Beach, and Pembroke Pines. The current population of the county is nearing 2 million inhabitants. Looking back, it’s hard to imagine that the population of Broward County was just over 5,000 people in 1920.
The county was named in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte, who was the Governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909. Broward earned the distinction by leading the way, in an effort, to drain the Everglades. The project was set in motion so that the land could be developed and inhabited. To this day, the average elevation of Broward County is just 6 feet above sea level.
Things to Do In Broward County
Beaches of Broward County
Close to 10 million visitors flock to Broward County each year. With its tropical climate and an average year-round temperature of 77 degrees, we would venture to say that the majority of them head south to enjoy the pristine beaches of Broward and to swim in clear blue water of the Atlantic. Topping the list of Broward’s Beaches:
Golfing in Broward County
Fort Lauderdale alone offers a selection of over 40 premiere golf courses to choose from. Some of the more challenging courses were inspired by the nation’s top pros and designers including Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio, and Raymond Floyd. Some of our favorites include:
Parks & Recreation
The parks of Broward County have something for everyone. Whether you enjoy Mountain Biking, Hiking, Water-Parks, Playgrounds, or inland fishing, you will find something to your liking in Broward County. Markham park offers camping, a model airplane field, and a shooting range. You can even take an airboat tour at the Sawgrass Recreation Park. Follow these links to our favorite parks:
Arts & Entertainment
If you are searching for live entertainment venues in Broward County, look no further than the Slow Burn Theatre in Fort Lauderdale. Performances include Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages, and 9 to 5 the Musical. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is another popular venue producing professional shows on a regular basis.
The Communities of Broward County
Broward County is comprised of 37 cities, towns, and quaint communities. Topping the list is Fort Lauderdale. Dubbed the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale is a labyrinth of interlinking canals. Combine this with Fort Lauderdale’s infamous beaches and it’s no surprise to see it on top.