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Broward County Regions Broward County is located between Miami Dade and Palm Beach. The total area of Broward County is 1,197 square miles. However, over 65 percent of the county’s land is located in a conservation area that cannot be developed. That means that all 30 municipalities in the county are located east of the levee on 410 square miles.

Broward has 23 miles of white sandy beaches in a barrier island shared among the oceanside cities of Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Hillsboro Beach and Deerfield Beach.

When Hurricane Andrew ravaged through south Miami-Dade County a decade ago, it accelerated Broward's build-out by several years because demand for new houses after the storm was so strong. Most of the demand centered on single family homes in Southwest Broward, where according to the 2000 Census, during the 1990s Weston's population quintupled, Pembroke Pines' doubled and Miramar's increased by 79 percent.

Today, little vacant land in the western cities remains for new subdivisions. Miramar and far northwest Broward are among the very few places left in Broward with larger tracts of land for residential projects. As a result, attention has turned to redevelopment. While Andrew speeded up the westward march, empty nesters and young professionals are now heading back east to Hollywood and Ft. Lauderdale. Specially hot is development along the beach, where 1,500 units are now under construction and more than 3,600 are proposed.

With build out nearly complete, Broward faces the tough challenge of how to accommodate the expected population growth. The Broward County Office of Urban Planning & Redevelopment published a report in 2003 that details the issues faced by the county. The report shows that in the 2000 Census Broward County’s 1.6 million residents occupied a total of 741,043 housing units. Using the most conservative assumptions, planners estimate a need for almost 294,000 additional units by 2030 to accommodate the projected 925,000 more residents. Theoretically, the current Broward Land Use Plan has capacity to provide 1.1 million units. However, planners estimate that there will be a shortfall in housing units because, among other reasons, existing residential development has already occurred at lower than the maximum density shown on the Land Use Plan. As a result, planers agree that it is likely that a sufficient number of units will not be realized by 2030, leading to a shortage.

Despite the projected housing shortfall, Broward is currently under intense political pressure to moderate development. The county has recently moved to usurp control of coastal growth from the cities. They have slapped a moratorium on large-scale projects while they rewrite rules on land use. The county is considering new development regulations that would clamp down on large developments. This could lead to either striping oceanfront cities of their total control, or requiring that all proposed land-use changes on the barrier island be reviewed by the county commission. County commissioners do not want development getting out of control and think they can better manage redevelopment by looking at the whole beach and not just a small piece of it when making decisions. City commissioners, on the other hand, are pro-growth and counter that they are best able to determine what's best for their beaches. If the county gets its way, future development, as well as some already proposed projects could be jeopardized.

During the last few years, Broward has had more buyers than units on the market, leading to record prices. Real estate experts and builders agree that explosive population growth coupled with the current restrained development sentiment will guarantee that this trend will continue for the next few years and property values will keep rising.


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Hallandalle BeachHollywood Beach
Ft. Lauderdale BeachDowntown Ft. Lauderdale
Downtown HollywoodPompano Beach
Pembroke PinesSunrise
Miramar


Hallandalle Beach
Hallandale Beach is coastal community of approximately 32,000 year-round residents encompassing four square miles of land area. It is bounded on the South by Aventura, the north by Hollywood, the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the west by Interstate 95. The city originally incorporated in 1947 as the City of Hallandale, but in 1999 it officially changed its name to Hallandale Beach. The community offers a small town atmosphere and friendliness mixed with sophisticated international influences. With over a mile of unspoiled ocean beaches, world-class golf courses and four star resort hotels, Hallandale Beach is also a popular tourist venue.

The city recently finalized its Economic Development Strategic Plan that prescribes a series of strategic steps that will be taken in order for the city to actively promote development and redevelopment. This is a significant shift for the city, which has not actively sought new development for several decades. The plan calls for infra-structure improvement programs, beautification of roads, making pedestrian friendly the major traffic arteries, and recruiting potential businesses & enticing developers into the city by offering incentives.

Hallandale Beach seeks to capitalize on the recent anti-development attitude now prevalent in Fort Lauderdale, which brings down the curtain on development initiatives in its neighbor to the north for the foreseeable future. The city is marketing itself as a viable alternative to Fort Lauderdale by reflecting a new, pro-growth attitude. The plan will undoubtedly revitalize the area and bring about substantial investment and development in the city.

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Ocean Marine Yacht Club Pre-Construction From the $400's
Ideally located on the intracoastal waterways, just steps from the beach, Ocean Marine Yacht Club is Broward's County newest luxury waterfront condominium residences. The exciting design of the 27-story tower, with outstanding views of the ocean and the Intracoastal waterway, will feature 283 residences including with one, two and three bedrooms selections.



Hollywood Beach
Home to over for 7,000 year round residents, Hollywood Beach is on a slender barrier island between the Atlantic ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Hollywood Beach today is a dynamic, evolving coastal community that combines the essence of a laid back and small-town friendly seaside community with the encroaching influences of high rise condominiums and hotels. Recently named first in a list of the best beaches in South Florida, Hollywood Beach is a vibrant and welcoming place that attracts tourists from around the globe.

Hollywood Beach is now in a renaissance mode. The recently completed $800 million rebuild of the luxury Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa on the beach has returned prestige and tourism to Hollywood's beach and downtown business districts. The five-star Diplomat stands as the largest and most expensive beach resort project recently developed in the United States, with dual 39 story oceanfront towers boasting over 1,000 guest rooms, a state-of-the-art 210,000 square-foot convention center, a country club, marina, championship golf course, 10 clay tennis courts and a world-class spa and fitness center. The Diplomat has served as a catalyst for a wave of redevelopment in Hollywood Beach, where at least 10 construction projects are under way. Projects include a mixture of high-rise luxury condos, beach-front town homes, upscale hotels and condo conversions.

Although Hollywood is encouraging redevelopment, it is being cautious about over-development. Their goal is to preserve the beach's charm and maintain its ambience by limiting high-rise development and allowing only a mix of projects that won't overwhelm the neighborhoods. The city is set to start a beach renourishment project in summer of 2004 that will widen the beaches by adding more sand. In addition, Hollywood Beach's historic 27-foot-wide, two-and-a-half mile long Broadwalk, the oceanside promenade bordered by hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops where residents and tourists can walk the length of the beach, is being renovated. The $20 million project will replace the existing concrete walk with different-colored brick pavers to divide the two-mile walkway into cafe, pedestrian and sports activity zones for bicyclists and in-line skaters. The project also includes adding a low lighted decorative concrete wall to separate the Broadwalk from the sand, burying utility lines underground, improving drainage, installing historic lightposts, and turning the east-west dead ends into pocket parks. The project will be completed in early 2007.

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Sian Beach Condo Residences Pre-Construction From the $300's
Sian Beach is posed to become one of the hottest beachfront condos in Hollywood Beach. As part of a larger two-building complex called Sian Beach Resort and Residences that also encompasses the Sian Yacht Condo Hotel, ammenities will include an exclusive marina and an exclusive Beach Club.



Ft. Lauderdale Beach
For decades, Fort Lauderdale Beach was known primarily as a place where college students came by the thousands to celebrate Spring Break. But in the mid 1980s, the city decided to shed its image as a mecca for college students and passed a strict ordinance prohibiting public drinking. After more than 15 years of successful redevelopment, Fort Lauderdale Beach has now transformed from a seasonal tourist spot to a year round, world class family resort destination.

With more than seven miles of sparkling beaches, Fort Lauderdale Beach offers residents and visitors premier opportunities for recreation, relaxation and enjoyment. A recent $26-million renovation, complete with wide brick walkways, lush landscaping, and a wavewall with neon accent lighting, has given Fort Lauderdale Beach new style and sophistication. The award-winning wavewall and signature beachfront promenade highlight Fort Lauderdale’s world famous coastline, which is punctuated by an array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and entertainment venues. The renovation of Fort Lauderdale Beach has brought national and international recognition and triggered additional public and private investment in the area.

The southeastern part of Fort Lauderdale Beach is dedicated exclusively to tourism so most new projects in this area are hotels, condo-hotels and time shares. Condo-hotels are the newest trend in vacation home ownership, in which units are individually owned, but the property is operated as a hotel. Owners can enjoy their vacation homes for a few weeks a year and receive rent revenue when not in use. Condo-hotels are usually managed and operated by prestigious, nationally recognized names like Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Sonesta, Starwood, Hilton, Rosewood, Conrad Hotels, Le Meridien and others.

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The QClub Resort and Residences Pre-Construction from the $400's
Managed by Hilton, The QClub Resort and Residences offers an inviting oceanfront resort lifestyle that transcends the ordinary. The Q Club makes a perfect second home, with impeccable features, amenities and services of a four-star hotel. Units are luxuriously furnished down to the linens and kitchen cutlery, completely equipped, immaculately maintained and serviced by the best hospitality management professionals.



Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
Incorporated in 1911, Fort Lauderdale is located in the east-central portion of Broward County. Fort Lauderdale is the largest city in Broward County with over 165,000 residents and an area of more than 33 square miles. With a gorgeous Intracoastal Waterway, a scenic New River, and more than 300 miles of navigable scenic waterways, it’s no wonder that Fort Lauderdale is known as the "Venice of America."

The Fort Lauderdale downtown district has established itself as a world-class international business center and a very desirable location for businesses, supporting a diverse range of industries, including marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, high technology, avionics/aerospace, film and television production. As a place to live, downtown Fort Lauderdale has become the choice of empty nesters and young professionals heading back east from the suburbs, offering true urban living with an outstanding quality of life, all in a unique setting where world-class entertainment, dining, and shopping are a walk away.

The downtown district offers a diverse range of cultural and entertainment attractions that include the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Discovery and Science, the Museum of Art, the Riverwalk and Las Olas Boulevard. The Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk is a promenade that follows the banks of the winding New River and is considered by many as "Florida's Most Beautiful Mile," linking boutiques, restaurants, shops and museums with lush, tropical scenery. The Riverwalk is also downtown's center for arts, entertainment, events, shopping, dining and nightlife. Las Olas Boulevard is Fort Lauderdale's most charming thoroughfare, running east-west parallel to the New River and ending at the beach. Las Olas Boulevard has gained international acclaim as Fort Lauderdale's centerpiece of fashion, fine dining and entertainment with everything from fashion boutiques and art galleries, to memorable restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and a world famous Jazz club. Many of the new developments in downtown are centered in the New River and Las Olas areas.

After the 2003 municipal elections, the City of Fort Lauderdale shifted its previous pro-development strategy towards a slow-growth strategy. This shift has essentially halted the building boom of the previous years and placed developers wanting to partake in downtown's residential-construction boom in a holding pattern. Although the moratorium on downtown residential development is temporary, no relief is expected for the foreseeable future. With most new downtown construction coming online in the next few months and almost no new projects on the horizon, prices are likely to rise as demand grows for downtown condominium residences but supply lags behind.

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Downtown Hollywood
Hollywood is located at the center of Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties in South Florida. Known as the "'Diamond" of Florida's Gold Coast, today the City of Hollywood encompasses 27 square miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Hollywood is experiencing continued growth and is now home to over 5,000,000 permanent residents plus millions of visitors annually. Downtown Hollywood is located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, 1.5 miles from the beach and 1.5 miles from Interstate 95 at Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. Highway 1. Within a 5 mile radius of Downtown Hollywood, the population grew by over 50,000 residents between 1990 and 2003.

In 1994 the City adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance and appointed a Historic Preservation Board for the purpose of preserving the fine examples of Joseph Young's original Hollywood. A conservation effort has begun to protect those properties which have historical, architectural and archaeological merits by designating local historic districts and sites. The Historic Hollywood Business District, Harrison and Tyler Streets Historic District, Historic Lakes Section, and six individual sites have been designated as local historic resources. The Historic Hollywood Business District now encompasses Hollywood Boulevard from 21st Avenue to the west side of the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Young Circle. The District has played an integral part in the City's social, civic and economic life since its development. Many of Hollywood's most prominent early buildings, though greatly altered, continue to serve the community.

The Historic Hollywood Business District functions as Main Street for the residents. Unlike suburbs where one residential street may comprise a neighborhood, the traditional neighborhood has important ties to downtown and all shops are within a fifteen minute walk. The recent revitalization of Harrison Street as a hub of art and music and Young Circle's growing popularity for organized events are helping to enhance this neighborhood's appeal. Residents are developing a renewed appreciation of our mild climate by streetside dining, strolling along the sidewalk, window shopping and enjoying other amenities offered by the area.

Downtown Hollywood is currently in the midst of a redevelopment boom. A multitude of city projects and improvements are underway, as well as various residential/mixed-use projects now in the design and approval stages. One siginificant city project is the park at the center of Young Circle, which will begin a $15 million transformation this year into Broward County's first Arts Park. In addition to quality urban open space, the park will have a dramatic fountain, 2,000+ seat amphitheater, indoor theater, working artist's studios and education and play areas for children. It will become the centerpiece that its location demands. Other committed projects during the next three to four years include: 1,200 new residential units, 95,000 sf of new retail space, 55,000 sf of new office space, a new Academy of Arts, a new Holocaust Center, and a new Live Performance Theater.

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Hollywood Station Phase 1 Pre-Construction from the $250's
This unique 3-phase, four city-block urban neighborhood offers new city-life condominiums and townhome residences with boutique retail space. You can choose from a variety of desirable floor plans, and be a part of luxurious living, with perfectly appointed details.



Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach is a coastal community of over 88,000 year-round residents encompassing 22 square miles of land area. The city originally incorporated in 1908 as the City of Pompano, but in 1947 it officially changed its name to Pompano Beach after the city merged with the adjoining coastal area. Its three miles of beaches, fishing, diving and many other types of outdoor recreation, make Pompano Beach a popular seasonal destination for part-time residents, who during the winter months swell the population to nearly 125,000.

Since the 1970s the city has not actively sought new development and, as a result, only one new tower, the 10-story Spa Atlantis resort, has been completed in the last two decades. But the tide changed in the late 1990s, when a pro-growth commission eliminated the height limit and loosened setback requirements so developers could build massive high-rises. During that time at least 17 projects for condos, townhouses, stores, offices and restaurants were proposed for construction between the Intracoastal Waterway and the beach. Some of these projects were approved and are currently under construction.

However, similar to what happened Ft. Lauderdale, in the last two years many residents started to vocally oppose development in the eastern part of the city. Their opposition played a major role in the most recent municipal elections, when the pro-development commission was transformed to one that favors a slower-growth approach. Though the new commissioners are cautious, they have not gone too far on restricting growth. However, at least one previously approved project has been recently rejected.

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OceanSide Early Pre-Construction From the $700's
OceanSide Pompano Beach will be a magnificent resort destination combining ultra-luxury residential condos with a first-class condo hotel, fronting 900 feet of beach and overlooking the Atlantic and the Intracoastal. It will redefine the area's oceanfront and landscape while introducing a new level of luxury and lifestyle to the community.



Miramar
Situated in southwestern Broward County, Miramar is home to over 87,000 residents and encompasses 31 square miles, making it the third largest city in size in Broward County. From the time of its founding in 1955, Miramar has been and continues to be a family-oriented community.

In the last few years, Miramar has experienced tremendous economic and community growth and development. Just in 2002 corporate capital investment in Miramar accounted for over 20% of the total for Broward County. The city is now the home of more Fortune 500 companies than any other city in South Florida.

Miramar is still one of the fastest growing cities in the country and the only one with large tracts of land still available for residential development. In total there are over 12,000 acres of vacant land, approximately two-thirds of the city’s total land area, in the western section of Miramar. This land will be used for residential, office park, industrial, and commercial development over the next few years. With 2/3 of their land not yet developed, the city stresses their philosophy of planned and controlled growth to ensure the quality of life currently enjoyed by its residents, while providing the opportunity for sound and managed growth.

The city is currently constructing a Town Center, a centrally located 54-acre mixed used development, with an expected completion in winter of 2005. The Town Center is designed to promote the kind of life enjoyed by the inhabitants of the best American towns by providing a "nucleus to foster a sense of a neighborhood". The plan for the center includes a variety of urban places, such as streets, boulevards, plazas and parks, while the architecture supports and frames these places. The center will include 526 residential units, the city hall, a cultural arts center, a library and education center, 100,000 sf of retail space for shops and restaurants and 78,000 sf of office space.

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Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Pines is situated in southwestern Broward County, just north of Miramar. Pembroke Pines was originally incorporated in 1961, but in 1980 a large piece of territory from Flamingo Road to U. S. 27 was annexed, effectively doubling the size of the city to approximately 34 square miles and making it roughly the same size as Ft. Lauderdale. After Hurricane Andrew, Pembroke Pines experienced explosive growth and is now home to over 146,000 residents, making it the second most populous city in Broward, right behind Ft. Lauderdale.

Pembroke Pines is a fine residential community that includes single family residences, townhomes, condominiums and apartments. Many families moved to Pembroke Pines in the last few years because they considered it the ideal city to raise a family --excellent schools, very low crime rate, numerous parks and recreational activities for kids, and the lowest property taxes in Broward for a full service city.

Pembroke Pines is also the first city in Florida to have a municipally-managed Charter School system providing a full public education. The city's Charter School system serves over 4000 students from pre-kindergarten through high school and consists of three elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school, and additional resources at an Academic Village, including a regional library, community college and a university campus. The accredited curriculum offers small class sizes and has received superior ratings in the Governor’s A+ program, providing an excellent education that rivals the best private schools.

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Sunrise
The City of Sunrise, located in western Broward County, is home to 87,000+ residents and host to more than 27 million visitors each year. The City was originally incorporated in 1961, but it wasn't until 1971 that through annexation Sunrise eventually expanded to its current boundaries, reaching the Everglades and dropping south of I-595/State Road 84.

Sunrise is home to the Office Depot Center state-of-the-art arena, the second largest in the nation, which serves as the home of the NHL's Florida Panthers hockey team and hosts top national entertainment and events. In addition, more than 25 million visitors flock to the area each year to experience nearby Sawgrass Mills Mall, the state's second-most popular tourist attraction after Walt Disney World.

Over the last decade, the City has fulfilled a commitment to improving residents' quality of life with approximately $325 million in infrastructure improvements completed or underway - the most significant public investment in a community being made by any municipality in Broward County today. At the same time, Sunrise has reduced the property tax rate for the past nine consecutive years.

Sunrise continues to provide its growing population with first-rate services, and is the county's recognized leader in providing quality-of-life facilities for residents. The City offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including a soccer club, golf course, a tennis club, playgrounds and municipal swimming pools - as well as a Senior Center and a Civic Center complex featuring a 300-seat theater, an art gallery and banquet facilities. Sunrise is also home to ten public schools, two post offices and two public libraries.

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Artesia Pre-Construction from the $295's
Artesia blends the romantic qualities of intimate European villages with a strikingly contemporary lifestyle. Colorful TownVillas will set the tone at the ground level. They in turn will be complemented by GardenVillas built around lavishly landscaped courtyards.



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