Pompano Beach Florida

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Pompano Beach is located on the southeast coast of Florida, just twelve miles from the Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades. It lies equidistant from Miami and Palm Beach, being about 33 miles away from both cities. It is the third largest city in Broward County with a population of approximately eighty-five thousand people. Almost a quarter of the people are of African American descent and 10% of Hispanic origin. More than 20% of the residents were born abroad making Pompano Beach a true melting pot of many races and cultures.

The city was incorporated in 1908 and at that time, it was a part of Dade County though it was once in Palm Beach County. Its early claim to fame was that it was the southernmost railroad station of the famous Florida East Coast Railway. The first train arrived here in 1896. Agriculture was the main occupation but the city grew rapidly into a beach town on the eastern side while it was a farming town on the western side. In 1947, the original city of Pompano merged with the beach area and was officially renamed as the City of Pompano Beach. Today despite its rapid growth and development, Pompano Beach is a quiet seaside community with the benefits of a major metropolitan area.

Pompano Beach depends a great deal on tourism as well as light manufacturing, retail, and high technology. Three thousand acres have been earmarked for industrial and commercial development. Conveniently, close to two international airports, several international seaports, railways and highways, Pompano Beach is a gateway to the world. The City of Pompano Beach offers excellent educational opportunities for students of all ages. Good job opportunities and education are well matched with great recreational activities.

Pompano Beach offers challenging golf courses and boating opportunities. It is a haven for scuba divers and snorkelers from around the world. Enjoy an outing at sea in a small rented boat. If you enjoy fishing or diving, Pompano Beach has numerous marinas offering fishing and diving excursions. There are several live reefs located just off the coast in the shallow waters. They are a part of the only coral reef system in the continental United States. Specially equipped scuba boats can deposit you directly on top of them. Relax on the 3.5 miles of sandy white beaches with the cool breeze and shimmering waters of the Atlantic Ocean around you.

Pompano Beach is a food lover’s paradise with over two hundred restaurants featuring a wide variety of cuisines from all over the world. Enjoy shopping at the many charming shopping districts or use the sports facilities at the many recreation centers. There are many hotels of all categories to suit every budget and taste. The Spa Atlantis and resort is the last word in comfort and luxury offering you rest and recreation at its best. It is one of the leading Wellness centers in the country. Pompano Park is the only place in Florida to offer you nighttime harness racing and poker at high stakes. If you fancy a little flutter, enjoy!

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