Coral Springs Florida

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Coral Springs is a city where every resident is a VIP. Politicians and city officials keep in close touch with the citizens to ensure that all needs are met satisfactorily. It is run almost like a corporate house, perhaps because it was founded in 1963 by a subsidiary of industrial giant Westinghouse. Located in Broward County of southeast Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, it is a largely residential city that has grown rapidly along with its reputation of an excellent planned city. The population of Coral Springs nearly doubled between 1980 and 1990 and today is around 128 thousand.

Coral Springs was once known as the "city in the country," but cow pastures are now a thing of the past. Coral Springs works hard to maintain its reputation as the place with the best of everything. The city was awarded the Governor's Sterling Award for Quality in 1997 for its devotion to Total Quality Management. This is the state's highest award for organizational excellence. Residents who wish to improve their neighborhood or resolve a concern are invited to attend Slice of the Springs meetings held twice a year. It is their chance to interact with city’s officials and address issues.

During the last decade, the Coral Springs population has become more diverse with a mix of white, Hispanic, African American and Asian population. The number of Puerto Ricans has nearly doubled and there is a rise in single-parent families. Parks, shops, malls and other amenities make family living comfortable. Traffic flows fairly easily, even though Coral Springs is one of the county's most populous cities. There are several conveniently located hotels with varying amenities featuring restaurants and shopping.

Coral Springs has a number of golf courses and is home to the PGA Tour's prestigious Honda Classic. Incredible Ice is a popular twin ice rink skating and ice hockey arena that draws athletes from all over. The city is well known for its elaborate water sports complex. American Dive Center is a full service PADI 5 Star scuba diving and snorkeling dive center. The community’s health needs are looked after at the Coral Springs Medical Center.

Nature lovers can relax at Sandy Ridge Sanctuary, Kiwanis Park, Cypress Hammock or Fern Glen Park with their wide variety of plants and trees native to South Florida. The Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital is a non- profit volunteer organization that works to educate the public about the environment and to provide excellent care for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. The Center is being built in Sportsplex Park on 5 acres of land donated by the city of Coral Springs. The Environmental Learning Center will be a hands-on museum, classroom, wet lab, meeting room, library, nature shop, and café. Visitors can walk a nature trail through a beautifully restored South Florida wetland preserve. Animals will be housed in natural habitats on view to the public. Butterfly gardens and native plants will surround the facilities.

Coral Springs Center for the Arts, offers a variety of entertainment and artistic events for all ages and interests. From the best of Broadway, to top comedians, jazz and pop concerts, the Gold Coast Opera, and Symphony Orchestra, the Center, along with the Museum of Art, is the cultural lifeline of the community.

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