Why you'd want to live in Coral Springs
Though less than 50 years old, the City of Coral Springs, Florida, is the 11th largest in the state of Florida, with almost 127,000 residents. The City of Coral Springs is part of It is part of Broward County, Florida, and of the South Florida metropolitan area. The city of Coral Springs experienced tremendous growth in the 1980s and '90s, with its population more than tripling from 1980, when the city was home to about 37,000. The City of Coral Springs has a total area of 23.93 square miles and borders the city of Parkland, Coconut Creek, Margate, North Lauderdale, and Tamarac. Thanks to careful planning by government officials, the Coral Springs community has maintained a high quality of life amid the growth, with numerous parks, quality schools, preserved wetlands and a variety of recreational facilities and programs. The 180-acre Sportsplex at Coral Springs includes facilities for swimming, tennis, ice skating, golf and more. More than three dozen community and neighborhood parks provide facilities for baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, football and lacrosse, along with playgrounds, picnic areas, walking/jogging trails and more. Coral Springs Center for the Arts provides live theatre and musical performances and is the site of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. In the heart of Coral Springs is the Coral Square Mall, which has fabulous shopping and dining nearby. Coral Springs students attend Broward County Public Schools, the nation's sixth-largest fully accredited school district, serving more than 274,000 K-12 students. A number of private schools are also available in Coral Springs and nearby Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton. Eight colleges are located within a short drive from Coral Springs, including Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. Coral Springs' proximity to Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and the beach make it convenient to a variety of shopping, dining, beaches, and recreation.