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Coral Springs, FL, 15 minutes northwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale is the epitome of a city designed with the resident in mind. Coral Springs’ public schools are unsurpassed by any other schools in Broward County; families flock from all over the country to reside in one of the only completely planned cities in the nation.
CNN Money Magazine features Coral Springs in the top half of their ‘100 Best Places to Live’ list every year. The city was originally chartered in 1963 and is now home to nearly 130,000 residents. Wikipedia features: “Coral Springs has a distinctive atmosphere among South Florida cities, due in part to its stringent codes designed to maintain the city’s aesthetic appeal. The city government’s effective fiscal management has maintained high bond ratings, and the city has won accolades for its overall livability, its low crime rate, and its family-friendly orientation.”
Coral Springs can also be considered a “Self-Sufficient City” because of its well mapped out plan. A resident in the city can live, work, entertain, and eat within the city limits.
Home to some of the area’s best restaurants, parks, and an amazing Aquatic Center, it is reasonable to stay within the boundaries for months at a time, venturing away to go to the beach or the airport. A resident can check out Big Bear Brewing Co. – Broward County’s only Microbrewery featuring eclectic American Fare and fantastic service, or Mythos Greek Taverna, a quaint Greek restaurant tucked into an upscale outdoor mall called The Walk, featuring an interesting and fun selection of martinis and the best humus I’ve ever eaten.
Residents can also enjoy the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the Coral Springs Center of Performing Arts, which offers residents off-Broadway and original productions within the city limits is an amazing opportunity for students and supporters of fine arts.
The true motivation for living in Coral Springs, Florida is the well-being of your family. Coral Springs features a top-rated police department, featuring their very own bomb squad and SWAT team (being the only private city department in Broward to fund these programs), and top-rated, ‘A’ public schools–giving your children a fantastic public school education featuring art education, music, advanced academia, and top-notch extra-curricular activities.
With all of the amenities in the area, even through the sub-prime housing crisis and the extreme low’s we’ve been experiencing in the markets, Coral Springs single-family home properties have held more value than properties in surrounding cities. Most homes in Coral Springs were built between the 1970s and early 2000s. Neighborhoods range from well-landscaped and gated communities, non-guarded HOAs, and many of the older neighborhoods feature the freedom of not having a HOA.
In my experience, most of the properties show well, with a majority on the market being updated and priced in the low 200s-400s. But don’t take my word for it when a well-appointed Real Estate professional is available to help you through your tour of one of the most livable cities in the US. Feel free to contact Jeannette Neerpat at (877)852-6636 for more information and listings within the City of Coral Springs.
Offering a safe, convenient and practical setting for your young family, Coral Springs is an ideal place to reside. The average city income is slightly higher than national averages, and most residents are home-owners, giving them true pride in the city they call home.