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Broward County, Florida is the second most populous county in the state and the 18thmost populous county in the U.S., according to statistics from 2010. The county seat is Fort Lauderdale, which is also the counties biggest city. Broward County’s county seat is Fort Lauderdale, which is also the county’s largest city. Planned communities and subdivisions are very common in this area and there are over 30 incorporated communities in the county like, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Miramar, Pembroke Pines and Pompano Beach. Unincorporated communities within the county include Roosevelt Gardens, Hillsboro Pines, Andytown and others. English is the county’s most common spoken and written language, followed by Spanish, French Creole and Portuguese.
The county was founded in April of 1915 and was named after a well-known riverboat captain, politician and governor, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward. Broward county has a full rich history that lives on in its 36 properties and districts that appear on the National Register of Historic Places. These sites include, but are not limited to, the Hillsboro Inlet Light Station, Hollywood Boulevard Historic Business District, the S.S. Copenhagen Shipwreck, New River Inn, the Sample Estate and many others.
The county spans an impressive 1323 square miles, 1210 square miles of land area and 113 square miles of water. In 2000, the median household income was $41,691, the median family income was $50,531 and the per capita income was $23,170. In 2012, the county population was 1,815,137. And by 2013, the estimated household income was $50,446, the median monthly apartment rental was $1,031, the median price for detached homes was $296,468 and the median price for attached homes, like townhomes, was $158,684.
The county has 23 miles of beaches and is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. Points of interest include The Museum of Discovery and Science, The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Flamingo Gardens Botanical Garden and Wildlife Sanctuary, Butterfly World, the Festival Flea Market Mall and many more. The county’s many wonderful parks feature amenities from boat ramps and walking paths to playgrounds, benches and sports courts and fields. Parks and facilities include, but not limited to the Secret Garden Nature Center, Hollywood North Beach Park, the Brian Piccolo Sports Park and Velodrome, Deerfield Island Park, Markham Park and Target Range and others.
Public education is provided by the Broward County School District, which is the sixth largest school district in the country and the second largest in the state. The county has four airports, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, North Perry Airport, Pompano Beach Airpark and the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Public transportation is provided by Sun Trolley, Tri-Rail and Broward County Transit. Homes for sale come in a variety of sizes and styles suit the needs of potential buyers. Broward real estate options also include townhomes, condominiums apartments and more. The home you dream of awaits in Broward County, contact local real estate agent John Merrit at 561-283-3892 and find a place to call home today.
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|Average value of the dwelling in which household lives||$15,946,471|
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