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Plantation A Great Place to Call Home

By July 27, 2014 No Comments

One of Florida’s most desirable places to live is in Plantation; a city in Broward County, famous for being the place where they filmed Caddyshack and There’s Something About Mary, 2 Hollywood blockbusters that have stood the test of time since being released in the 1980s. Broward County is located in south Florida between Miami and Palm Beach.  The climate is hot during summer and pleasantly warm in the winter. Most of the city is nine feet above sea level, it can be very humid especially in the summer. More than 85,000 people live in this lush green well landscaped city and if you include the surrounding residential metro areas, you will find a thriving population of more than 5.5 million people. It is the city where the general headquarters of the world’s most famous courier and parcel delivery company DHL are based.

The types of real estate in Plantation vary from simple town houses to condos but there are also a few new-construction projects being planned. But strangely enough this is an area where as many as one in every ten homes is unoccupied. Plantation is a city that has grown since it became a popular place to settle during the early 1950s. In 1961 there was little more than 5,000 people living in the city but 20 years later in 1981 there were more than 50,000 that had moved in. Plantation took a major move forward in the late 1960s when Motorola opened a facility in the city and brought with it thousands of jobs.

But Plantation still provides a full spectrum of real estate and home options, from many one-bedroom apartments and small condos, to larger single-family homes on large lots where larger families tend to thrive. The neighborhoods are friendly, safe and crime levels are well below Florida averages.  Homes prices range from about $125,000 to over 2,500,000 The city has such a hot climate that just about every apartment block tends to have a luxury swimming pool available for residents to enjoy while living here.  The recreational facilities in  Plantation are among the best in the state.  Plantation is a great neighborhood to raise a family and to call home      

* written by Allison James   *  tweeked By Sharon Bercovicz