Plantation is a premier City, located in central Broward County and bordered by State Road 7, Sunrise Boulevard, Flamingo Road and I-595. Situated among thousands of trees are safe, friendly neighborhoods, world-class recreation facilities and a stable business community supported by three distinct business districts. It is the sixth largest City in Broward County, and is home to a number of large national and international firms. It is run by a Strong Mayor and five-member City Council with a focus on business district redevelopment, neighborhood improvement and streamlined government operations and procedures.
Plantation’s natural environment is unsurpassed by other South Florida cities. It has been recognized for over 30 consecutive years, as “Tree City USA” and is one of only a handful of cities in the nation to be designated a “Sterling Tree City USA,” and a National Wildlife Federation “Community Wildlife Habitat.” It has been recognized by America’s Promise Alliance as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People,” and by the Florida Green Building Coalition as a Gold Certified “Green Local Government.”
The City of Plantation was incorporated in April of 1953. During the past 60 years, we have expanded into a growing, vibrant municipality, 22 square miles in size, with a residential population exceeding 88,000.
The City of Plantation’s public/private golf facility, Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club, includes a challenging, 18-hole championship golf course, a beautiful clubhouse with stunning panoramic views, state of the art practice facilities including a private Member-only practice area, Everglades-inspired wetlands situated throughout the back nine, and a 55-acre, 1.1 mile linear multi-use trail that is one-of-a-kind in the country and safely bisects the front and back nines. We also expanded our park system with two new signature parks: Plantation Woods, a forest themed park and water playground located in Plantation’s Historic District (Fig Tree Lane and Palm Tree Road); and Camp Everglades, an Everglades-inspired park located Plantation Acres at Volunteer Park (W. Sunrise Boulevard). The Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library is one of the few municipal libraries in a county where most libraries are regionally operated.
Plantation’s Police Department is nearly 200 strong and its Volunteer Fire Department is the largest and one of the highest rated volunteer departments in the State of Florida. There are ten public schools to educate elementary, middle and high school-aged children and numerous day care, charter and private schools.
Plantation boasts one of the lowest millage rates in Broward County and a strong-Mayor form of government that is committed to quality redevelopment and neighborhood stabilization through world class recreation facilities. The City’s business districts – Plantation Gateway, Plantation Midtown and Plantation Technology Park – offer an alternative to the congestion and fast pace of a downtown.
In keeping with Frederick Peters’ original Master Plan, Plantation retains its original home town charm, and offers all the amenities of a large city, but with the safety and security of a smaller community. Community events, parades and holiday celebrations are highlights throughout the year, providing memories that last a lifetime and traditions passed down from generation to generation.