The Statistics say it all. Parkland had a population of less than four thousand people in1990 and has a population of over 34,000 people today. Established in 1963, Parkland has developed in the northwest corner of Broward County between Boca Raton and Coral Springs in southeastern Florida. In 2018, a gunman killed 17 people and injured 17 others in a school shooting sparking nationwide protests, it was the deadliest shooting at an American high school.
About The Community
Coral Springs is less than four miles away from Parkland. Other nearby communities are Ramblewood East, Hillsboro Pines, Mission Bay, Sandalfoot Cove, Coconut Creek, Margate, and Boca Pointe. Parkland is a rare find in the bustling area of South Florida, being a beautiful and green, upscale residential community with small scale commercial villages.
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Parkland has become an incredibly popular bedroom community in South Florida, accounting for its recent population boom. Most families belong to the high income per household group with a median age in the mid 30’s. Many of the residents are professionals who have moved here because of the excellent A-rated school system and the commuter friendly location that is convenient to people working in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or Palm Beach.
This well planned and well-run community offers a small town ambience with all the attractions of fine living at hand. The residents enjoy an active lifestyle with first class leisure and cultural amenities. There are large number of social groups and organizations for all tastes and interests. A new Community Bus Service known as “Spirit of Parkland” provides free transport within the city. Offered by the City in conjunction with Broward Mass Transit, this bus service has provided a means of easy movement through the streets particularly in the eastern parts of the City.
Vicinity of Parkland
Parkland offers a lifestyle that incorporates the best of city living without any of the pressures and hassles. The proximity of Coral Springs to the south and Boca Raton to the north, provides Parkland with a large variety of shopping and restaurant choices. Both cities can be reached in an easy 10-minute drive from Parkland. The pristine white sands and sparkling turquoise blue waters of the Southern Florida beaches are just 15 minutes away with the Saw grass expressway that runs along the southern border of the city giving access to South Florida’s expansive freeway system.
Parkland is surrounded by miles of equestrian trails winding through woods making it a perfect place for horse enthusiasts. The local golf courses and clubs provide excellent opportunities for golf enthusiasts. The city boasts of a range of different types of homes, varying from smaller 3 bedroom single-family units to multi-million dollar estates in prestigious gated communities or on large lots.
There are numerous religious groups and centers in Parkland. The local Chabad maintains a year round schedule of various educational programs and social service events for all age groups within the Jewish community. The Crossridge Church and other churches provide spiritual moorings for this affluent community. Parkland City Hall, the Parkland Library, and the Police Station are all located in the City Hall Complex. Parkland is today the place of choice to live in Broward County Florida.