Lighthouse Point Florida

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Lighthouse Point does not wish to grow and cannot even if it wanted to. It is a lovely small town in Broward County nestling among many other communities with no space to expand. Residents enjoy wonderful weather and a leisurely lifestyle in picturesque surroundings. It is named for the century old Hillsboro Lighthouse that stands guard over the Hillsboro Inlet to the east of the city. The Intracoastal Waterway on the east and the Federal Highway, with its shopping centers, restaurants, and other business establishments, to its west, border the city.

Approximately eleven thousand five hundred multicultural people have made Lighthouse Point their home. The quiet neighborhoods are attractive with plenty of large trees and mini parks dotting the landscape. The shaded streets wind and twist and there are many cul-de-sacs. Most of the single-family homes front on the City's 18 miles of waterways. The character of some neighborhoods is changing as old houses are being razed and large mansions built on their site. There is a move to regulate the appearance of the streetscape and maintain some similarity.

Lighthouse has approximately 20 acres of several beautiful parks and mini-parks, including Dan Witt Park, Nature Park (renamed De Groff Park in 1982), and Lake Placid Park (renamed Frank McDonough Park in 1983). The parks have facilities for sports and activities for the young and senior citizens. The congregation prays at the local churches including the Trinity church, St. Coleman’s Catholic Church and St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. The former Public Works building that stands across from the City Hall was converted to a recreation center.

Lighthouse Point has grown in an area that was originally made up of mangrove swamps and fertile farmland. Incorporated in 1956 the small community has included several other areas over the years. Venetian Isles, Lighthouse Manor, and Wooler Heights were added between 1957 and 1969. In 1989, the city acquired about eighty feet of land on Cap's Island, which is now known as "Al Fletcher Park," and is used for pram sailing and police boat dockage. In 1990, Cap's Place found itself listed in the Florida National Register of Historic Places.

In 1990, a New City Hall and Library facility was constructed. The comfortable public library has an extensive collection of books, audio books, books on CD ROM and videocassettes. There are six public Internet accessible computers and literacy programs available. Story telling and craft programs are very popular. The Friends of the Lighthouse Point Library plans regular programs, activities, and exhibitions in the small community room.

Glacier Ice and Snow Arena is a forty thousand square-foot ice-skating and entertainment facility in Lighthouse Point, Florida providing an extensive variety of ice skating programs and activities for all ages and abilities. There are several popular restaurants including Orsinis Grill and Pizza Kitchen where every item is a house specialty. Enjoy old-fashioned Italian cooking with little butter or cream. Le Bistro offers classic French cuisine with a blend of healthy spa fare.

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