Plantation City Real Estate
Plantation is a city in the Central Broward County in Florida and gets its name from the previous owner of the land, the Everglades Plantation Company. The city was incorporated in April 1953 and since then has grown to be a very vibrant city as well as the sixth largest city in the Broward County. Plantation is often used as a filming location for popular movies. The city is bordered by well-known cities such as Fort Lauderdale to the east, Sunrise to the north and west, Davie to the south and Lauderhill to the northeast. In 2013 the population of the city was recorded as 90,268 by city-data.com. Plantation is home to world-class recreational facilities and hosts many annual events yearly to keep visitors and residents busy and entertained. According to city-data.com the median condo or house value in 2012 was $247,700 while the median gross rent was $1,332.
The natural environment in Plantation is incomparable to other cities in South Florida with thousands of trees. The streets are landscaped beautifully and the city is also rich in amenities with a competitive business environment maintained by three different business districts. The general atmosphere of Plantation reflects one which is urban mixed with a hometown lifestyle. Because of the abundance of trees in the city it wears many hats which include Tree City USA, Sterling Tree City USA and Community Wildlife Habitat. The city has very safe and friendly neighborhoods.
In 2008 the city was named by America’s Promise Alliance as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People. Plantation has also seen many notable persons including many NFL players such as Mike McKenzie, Chad Johnson, Ronnie Brown, Luis Castillo, Patrick Surtain, Zach Thomas, Darrelle Revis and Jake Long.
Plantation is home to the DHL’s World Headquarters for the Americas. There are many other notable companies and schools which are located in Plantation including: American InterContinental University, University of Phoenix, Esperanto Language Institute Headquarters, Avianca, American Express, Motorola and Goodwin Biotechnology.
The city is served by the Broward County Public Schools with schools such as Plantation High School, South Plantation High School, Bar Middle School, Seminole Middle School, Plantation Middle School, Mirror Lake Elementary School, Peters Elementary School, Tropical Elementary School, Central Park Elementary School, Plantation Elementary School, Sawgrass Elementary School, American Heritage School, American Academy and The Blake School among others.
The city is also well suited with many restaurants to choose from that match a wide range of palates and budgets. Some of the restaurants include Koume Japanese Restaurant, Padrino’s Restaurant, J Alexanders Restaurant, Five Guys, Mustard Seed Bistro, Plantation Diner, Olive Garden, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille and Green Wave Café.
Plantation City is also home to an abundant amount of shopping options with many malls and small shopping areas all across the city. Some of the shopping areas include Westfield Broward Mall, The Fountains Shoppes of Distinction, East Sawgrass Shopping District, Westgate Plaza, Jacaranda Plaza, Viscaya Shops, Plantation Market Place and West Broward Mall.