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The City of Plantation was incorporated in April of 1953 and over its 65 year history, has expanded into a growing, vibrant urban municipality. It is a premier city located in central Broward County, 22 square miles in size, with a median age of 40.6 years old. With a residential population exceeding 90,000, Plantation is currently the ninth largest city in the county.
The city’s natural environment is unsurpassed by other South Florida cities, as we have been recognized for over 35 consecutive years as “Tree City USA.” Situated among thousands of trees are safe, friendly neighborhoods, world-class recreation facilities and a stable business community. Plantation offers a wide range of premier residential neighborhoods that include, historical homes, large properties on acreage, and condominiums within walking distance of commercial districts or within mixed use buildings. Single-family home prices range from $72,000 to well over $2 million. The property values have enjoyed a constant increase over the last six (6) years with the average single-family residential property valued at $252,000.
Residents are treated to great local shopping; delicious restaurants that accommodate a wide range of tastes and price ranges; excellent public and private schools; beautiful parks and recreational facilities; and low crime rates. The city offers its residents a variety of recreational opportunities, including: golf, tennis, swimming, equestrian, aquatics, in addition to the traditional recreational activities (flag and tackle football, soccer, lacrosse, softball, baseball, etc.). Although the city has a variety of parks, trails and recreational facilities, it offers some unique, but highly recognized, world class, city-owned recreational facilities where these activities are offered. These include the Plantation Preserves Golf Course & Country Club, the Frank Veltri Tennis Center, Central Park Aquatics Center, and our Equestrian Center.
There are more than 5,400 registered businesses in the city that range from small local ownership businesses and services, to national and international corporate headquarters. The city offers a variety of business markets, including Class A office space; one of the lowest millage rates in the county; a highly educated labor force; and an environmentally friendly local government committed to quality redevelopment, neighborhood improvements and enhanced municipal services. The city is home to some of the top major employers in the county, including American Express, DHL Latin Regional Headquarters, Motorola Solutions, Magic Leap, Westside Regional Medical Center, and Broward County. Plantation has an active Chamber of Commerce with over 900 members (from over 400 entities) from a cross-section of the business community.
The City of Plantation is rich in amenities, provides a competitive business environment and beautifully landscaped residential communities. Plantation offers an urban environment intermixed with a “hometown” lifestyle, achieved through thoughtful comprehensive planning and the vision and support of our elected officials, staff, volunteers and residents. Plantation offers the best of the business and residential worlds, and has the perfect environment to live, work and play!