Plantation is a city in the central western section of Broward County. Plantation is an inland South Florida community that is bounded by the city of Sunrise to the North and West, by Ft. Lauderdale to the East and by the town of Davie to the South. Plantation is a community of vibrant neighborhoods in a conveniently located central location. From the city motto of “The Grass is Greener” to numerous recognitions as a Tree City USA, Plantation prides itself as a neighborhood community. In addition, Plantation has received the coveted designation of Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Foundation. Plantation prides itself as a community of safe and friendly neighborhoods that is rich in amenities.
As of the latest reported demographic information, there are 86,782 residents in Plantation. Of these, the median household income is reported as $66,740. For comparison purposes, the Broward County average is a mere $51,782. To serve the community’s educational needs there are ten public schools available. There are 6 elementary schools located in Plantation; there are 2 middle schools as well as 2 high schools. In addition, Plantation hosts 3 charter schools. At the same time, there are an equal number of private education facilities available including the nationally acclaimed American Heritage School.
The more centralized location of Plantation allows for fast and easy access to transportation. The major interstates of I-95, I-75 as well as the 595 East West Expressway are but a short drive away. Not only that, Plantation is only minutes away from Ft Lauderdale International Airport as well as Port Everglades. Public transport is available through the Broward County Transit System. Plantation also hosts the Westfield-Broward Shopping Mall, a one million square foot mall as well the The Fountain Shoppes of Distinction. In addition, Plantation is a part of the East Sawgrass Shopping District, the home of the world famous Sawgrass Mills Mall.
The city of Plantation strives to provide its community with world class recreation facilities. Thus you will find that there are no less than 42 parks in Plantation as well as 6 golf courses. The Parks and Recreation Department provides access to year round programs for residents of all ages. From classes to Camps for the kids, there is always something available for Plantation residents. The park facilities include everythingfrom traditional playgrounds to equestrian facilities to dog parks and large aquatic facilities and much more.
The real estate choices in Plantation reflect the diverse nature of the community. You will find single family homes. You will find homes and condominiums located within gated communities as well as townhomes and townhome associations. Naturally, there are also rental real estate options available.