Are you ready to unwrap a year of real estate with me? In this episode, we’re going to take a look back at all the best places to live in South Florida. We’ll take a real estate sleigh ride from Plantation to Coral Springs to give you an overall look at what life is like in Broward County.
It's that time of year again when everybody's out shopping for their loved ones and family. Soon, you'll be unwrapping all those wonderful gifts. Today, we’re going to unwrap a year in real estate, starting with Plantation.
I'm a little partial to Plantation because it’s where my family lives. This area is a great place for families looking for diversity, activities, and family fun. As you may know, Plantation is centrally located in Broward County. It's close to I-95, the Turnpike, and 75 and is bordered by Sunrise, Lauderhill, and Davie.
This area has so much to offer such as parks, golf courses, shopping centers, and various restaurants. According to Niche.com, Plantation ranks #8 among the most diverse suburbs in Florida. While this area kind of falls flat with public school rankings, don't be discouraged. There are lots of great schools and options around Plantation.
This city also ranks #13 as the best place to raise a family in Broward County, with Weston sliding into first place. Additionally, Plantation has 42 beautiful parks that you can visit and enjoy. When it comes to real estate, the median cost for a single-family home in Plantation is $605,000. This has gone down slightly since posting my original video in April. The median cost for a townhouse or condo is $270,000.
Now, let's Jingle all the way down south to Pembroke Pines. If you've watched my videos, you also know that Pembroke Pines is a very popular location and has so much to offer to everyone. Pembroke Pines is located in southwest Broward County and close to the Turnpike and I-75. It’s also about 24 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Beach or Hollywood Beach, and 30 minutes from Miami.
According to Niche.com, Pembroke Pines ranked #7 out of 380 for most diverse suburbs in Florida and #18 for most diverse places to live in Florida. Pembroke Pines’ school systems are also very good and above average. The median cost for a single-family home in Pembroke Pines is $615,000, while the median cost for a townhouse or condo is about $210,000.
If you’re looking for a smaller community, let's ride out to the Gulf Coast and check out Port Charlotte. Port Charlotte has a population of about 64,000 residents and is one of the best-kept secrets of our area. If you want to move to a small community, don't skip over Port Charlotte.
According to Niche.com, Port Charlotte was voted the #3 of the best places to raise a family in Charlotte County. Additionally, the public schools also ranked above average. Port Charlotte is centrally located between Sarasota to the north and Fort Myers to the south. It’s also a great place for all of your water and outdoor activities.
Port Charlotte features more than 165 miles of waterways, providing access to Charlotte Harbor, the Gulf of Mexico, and miles of natural shoreline. For all of you baseball fanatics, the Charlotte Sports Park is the spring training home for the Tampa Bay Rays.
When it comes to real estate, the median price for a single-family home in Port Charlotte is $330,000. The median sale price for a townhouse or a condo in Port Charlotte is about $230,000.
Now, let’s unwrap my last real estate community: Coral Springs, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. This community is located in the northwest part of Broward County. Its neighborhoods include Margate, Tamarac, and Parkland.
Coral Springs is located about 25 minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale, 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Airport, and about 45 minutes to Miami. Coral Springs is also near the Turnpike, I-75, and the Sawgrass Expressway. This suburb of Fort Lauderdale has a population of 133,000 people, and Coral Springs is one of the best places to live in Florida.
Living in Coral Springs offers residents an urban/suburban mixed feel, and most residents are homeowners. The area features restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families are young professionals. The public school system in Coral Springs is also ranked quite high and above average.
According to Niche.com, Coral Springs ranks #4 for the most diverse suburbs in Florida. It also ranks #58 as the best suburb for young professionals in Florida, while Miami Beach slides in for the first spot. When looking at the local real estate, the median sale price for a single-family home in Coral Springs is about $690,000. The median sale price for a townhouse or a condo in Coral Springs is about $230,000.
Lastly, know that the median sale price in Coral Springs has gone up since my original post in April.
Make Broward County Your Home
I hope you guys enjoyed our holiday real estate mashup that gave you an overview of all of the best places to live in Broward County. All of these cities have pros and cons, but the best thing of all is that the sun is always shining and the beaches are always calling. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you never miss a future episode of my show, all about living in Broward County.
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