If you’re looking for a new place to call home or a potential venue for your next real estate investment, then check out this list below for remarkable communities with stunning homes for sale in Broward County.
Ranked #1 on Niche as the best place to raise a family in Broward County, Parkland is a relatively affluent suburban area located 42 miles northwest of Miami. It has zoning laws designed to protect its green spaces, allowing residents to enjoy nature in the middle of the city. It has nine parks; hence, its name. It also has a low crime rate, meaning you have little to fear even when out on the streets at night. This Fort Lauderdale suburb is where you’ll find a good number of homes built fairly recently, the oldest of which were built at the turn of the millennium. The median home value here exceeds the $1-million mark, given their prime location by the intersecting waterways found here.
Weston is a city 30 miles northwest of Miami and west of Fort Lauderdale. On its west side is the Everglades National Park, a renowned biodiversity hotspot spanning 1.5 million acres and one of the largest wetlands on earth. It’s a great place for those who seek more tranquil surroundings without being too far from the urban conveniences of Miami. Weston is made up of several master-planned gated communities interspersed with inlets and small lakes. The city’s unique terrain and peaceful ambience has earned it the third spot among the Crazy Tourist’s 15 Best Places to Live in Florida this year. Most homes in the area have prices ranging from $754,000 to $1.13 million and are mainly composed of single-family homes with a spattering of condos and townhomes.
3. CORAL SPRINGS
Thanks to its welcoming residents, excellent schools, and booming economy, Coral Springs is one of the best places to buy a home. Located 20 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale and just south of Parkland, it gives a perfect urban-suburban feel, allowing residents to have the best of both worlds. It also borders the Everglades, meaning residents have easy access to the wealth of gifts Mother Nature has provided in a tropical wetland setting. Homes here have a median value of a little more than half a million, with types ranging from detached single-family homes to condominium apartments.
4. FORT LAUDERDALE
Fort Lauderdale is the largest city in Broward County and is considered the county seat. Also known as the “Venice of America,” it has 300 miles of inland waterways that people could use for transport; hence, the abundance of water taxis and gondolas here. It’s a highly urban city with a great mix of business districts, retail hubs, and leisure spots; and its beaches are golden. Niche.com also ranks Fort Lauderdale as #5 among the “Best Cities to Retire in America.” The median value of homes here is at roughly $562,000, with a large section of real estate for rent. Property types include high-rise waterfront condos, luxury townhomes, beachfront properties, and apartment complexes.
5. POMPANO BEACH
For those looking to taste the salt in the air and kick their feet in the sand, Pompano Beach is the place to be. The city is located just north of Fort Lauderdale and between Miami and Palm Beach. Its coastline faces the Atlantic Ocean, with gorgeous sandy beaches and clear waters to offer. Pompano Beach is the best place to buy a home for those looking for a fun urban lifestyle while enjoying the sun and sand. Despite being highly urban, the city has over 50 local parks and picnic areas for residents to enjoy. The pier spans over 1,000 feet and is a hotspot for boating and fishing. The median home value here is almost $396,000 and the selection of real estate includes a lot of beachfront properties and condominiums with waterfront views.
6. COCONUT CREEK
Coconut Creek is a small city found east of Parkland and Coral Springs. Despite having an area of only 12 square miles, it is a well-planned community with an abundance of greenery and waterways. It also has its fair share of shopping boutiques and fine dining. It was recently included in CNN Money’s list of the top 100 best small cities to live in America and in Safewise’s roster of Florida’s 50 safest cities, according to the city’s 2020 report. Coconut Creek is also nicknamed the “Butterfly Capital of the World” as it is home to the world’s largest butterfly aviary. The median home value of homes here is pegged at around $528,000, with condominiums dominating the selection of real estate options, followed by single-family homes.