Coconut Creek in Broward County, Florida, is a wonderful place for people of all ages to call home. It is nicknamed the Butterfly Capital of the World, because it is home to the world’s largest butterfly aviary, Butterfly World, with over 80 species and 5,000 individual butterflies.
Coconut Creek has an area of 12 square miles (31 km2), with approximately 50,000 residents and 1,400 businesses. Real estate in this city is primarily single family homes, condominiums, and townhouses within professionally landscaped communities.
Coconut Creek homes are nestled in a city with a unique environmental consciousness, touting an abundance of trees, waterways, attractive landscaped roads, beautiful parks, and butterfly gardens throughout the neighborhoods. This is due to the city’s progressive planning approach to create a unique lifestyle for residents and businesses. Coconut Creek is the first in the state of Florida to be certified as a “Community Wildlife Habitat”.
With a lovely tropical climate, Coconut Creek rarely dips below 60 degrees, and has sunny weather year round for enjoying a swim in the pool or a trip to one of the many nearby beaches.
Coconut Creek is served by seven public schools operated by Broward County Public School District. Elementary schools include Coconut Creek, Tradewinds, and Winston Park Elementary. The middle school is Lyons Creek Middle School, and the local high schools are Coconut Creek High School, and Monarch High School. Coconut Creek is also home to Broward College’s North Campus and the Technological University of America.
Coconut Creek real estate includes access to the incredible facilities at the Coconut Creek Community Center and Recreation Complex. There, families can participate in all types of sports and science classes for kids, after school programs, adult basketball leagues, karate, and more.
Coconut Creek puts on events year round that are well-attended and fun for the whole family. Every year, the Butterfly Festival is a marvelous day with games and celebrations to honor the city. Tradewinds Park, where Butterfly World is located, also has ball fields, and horse stables, and a children’s train.
Throughout Coconut Creek and the rest of Broward County, there many restaurants and incredible shopping opportunities at high end retailers. Head out for a night on the town at the Seminole Casino, which not only has slots and blackjack, but award winning restaurants, music, and performances year round.
If you want to relax, go for a stroll at the majestic Fern Forest Nature center, where if you are quiet, you can spot an owl or maybe even a bobcat. For true relaxation, it’s a short drive to the Intercoastal Waterway and beach, where you can lounge on your favorite beach chair, kayak with manatees, snorkel, dive, or go fishing for dinner. Whatever your desire, homes in Coconut Creek have something for everyone.
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