About the Broward County Florida Area
Davie, Florida is located in Broward County, Florida, only 9 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale and about 25 miles north of Miami. It is bordered by the Florida Everglades to the west, and is centrally located among major thoroughfares such as Interstates I-595, I-75, and I-95. Davis is a short 15 minutes away from the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
Davie is home to the campuses of a large number of educational institutions, including the Central Campus of Broward Community College and the Davie Campus of the University of Florida. Davie is also home to Nova Southeastern University. The classic movie, "Caddyshack" was filmed in Davie.
Davie is also the host site of several annual events:
- The Orange Blossom Festival, Parade and Rodeo (February): A two-day festival which includes a heritage parade, an arts and crafts fair, a fine arts show, an antique stage coach and wagon display, a livestock fair, a cook-off, a country barbecue, live country entertainment, and continuous professional rodeo.
- Diversity Festival (April): Features a multitude of food samplings from around the world.
- Independence Day Family Splash, Crafts and Fireworks: A Fourth-of-July event which includes family entertainment, a petting farm, bounce houses, climbing walls, and a huge fireworks show.
- Davieween Happenings (late October): Held at Pine Island Park, this event features Halloween costume contests for both humans and horses.
- Holiday Craft Fair and Green Market (November): A 20-year old craft fair celebrating the finest of country crafts and traditional arts.
- Winter Holiday Lighting of the Greens and Snow Play (December).
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Located just two miles west of Davie, Florida is Cooper City, Florida. There are numerous parks and sports complexes in the city that offer great recreational activities. The parks have huge playgrounds ideal for children. The sports complexes have basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. The Forest Lake Park and the Ted Ferone Park are the perfect places to go on a picnic with family and friends. The community centers also arrange for summer and winter camps for school children.
- Tree Tops Park
- Optimist Club of Cooper City
- Hollywood Beach
- Orangebrook Golf Country Club
- Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
- Anne Kolb Nature Center
Cooper City is close to the Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, as well as Nova Southeastern University.
- Each December, the Historical Society creates a Winter Wonderland, highlighting trees decorated in many designs, reflecting a variety of cultures.
- Fall is the setting for Art in the Park, an outdoor juried Art Show offering food and drink, musical entertainment and activities for kids.
- The Halloween & Safety Festival, held in October, features a children's carnival, haunted house, live music, raffles and door prizes.
- The City of Plantation Historical Museum, which started as a small museum in a back room of City Hall, opened in 1985 and today houses permanent exhibits which include artifacts from the Seminole and Tequesta tribes and historically significant city memorabilia.
- Fort Lauderdale Beach, home of the International Swimming Hall of Fame
- The Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, home of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Native American Museum, which chronicles the history and culture of the Seminole Tribe of Florida
- The Graves Museum of Archaeology & Natural History (Dania Beach)
- Flamingo Gardens & Wray Botanical Collection (Davie)
- The Seminole Okalee Indian Village & Museum (Fort Lauderdale).
In nearby Fort Lauderdale, only minutes away, you'll find the Spring Training home of Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles. The nearby town of Sunrise is the location of the Florida Panthers of the NHL (National Hockey League), who play their games in the city's BankAtlantic Center. About 30 minutes south of Plantation is the city of Miami, where the Miami Dolphins (National Football League), Florida Marlins (Major League Baseball), and Miami Heat (National Basketball Association) all reside.
Many of Coral Springs schools have received the "Five Star School Award" from the Florida Department of Education as schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement.
Attractions of note in and around Coral Springs include:
- The Calder Race Course
- The Coral Springs Center for the Arts
- The Coral Springs Museum of Art
- The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach
- The International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale
- The Museum of Art, Ft Lauderdale
- The Sportsplex at Coral Springs which includes:
- The Coral Springs Aquatic Complex
- The Coral Springs Tennis Center
- Incredible Ice - Twin Ice Rinks
- The Coral Springs Golf Driving Range & Teaching Center
- "Dr. Paul's Pet Care Center" Dog Park
- The Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital
Coral Springs residents also have easy access to all of the professional sports offerings in South Florida, including Florida Marlins baseball, Miami Heat Basketball, Miami Dolphins Football, Florida Panthers Hockey and numerous other sports teams.
- The Boca Raton Museum of Art. This museum attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to its galleries and programs, which include permanent and traveling exhibitions, an educational gallery, and an expanded sculpture garden.
- The Boca Raton Historical Society Museum is housed in a restored Mediterranean Revival style building featuring a gold dome, cypress millwork, and fan-lit windows.
- The Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, named for an indigenous hardwood tree with continuously shedding bark,a 20-acre complex protecting one of the few surviving forest islands (also known as coastal hammocks) in South Florida. Visitors can walk on a half-mile long elevated boardwalk terminating at a 40-foot tall observation tower.
- The Sports Immortals Museum houses a huge collection of sports memorabilia, including notable mementos encompassing several varieties of sports.
- Meet Me Downtown Festival, a fun filled two day festival which includes a flower show, live entertainment, festival foods, and a children's area
- The Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade, a city tradition for over 25 years, where magnificent boats make their way on the Intracoastal Waterway from the Boca Raton-Delray Beach border south to the Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge.