Looking to live in South Florida, but want a more “rural” type of lifestyle? Well, welcome to Southwest Ranches!
Located just east of the Florida Everglades, this town’s population is over 7,000 people and its area is just over 13 square miles. If you drive through town you will have the opportunity to see plants, grazing farm animals and lots of native wildlife. It’s a small town when measured by area and population; but it offers its residents so very much.
First, of course, is the fabulous weather for which South Florida is known. With annual average temperatures ranging from mid 60’s to mid 80’s, you can put your winter coats in storage! That said, we do get some rain, especially in the summer and fall. Be prepared and throw an umbrella in your car. But be advised, the rain rarely lasts all day.
According to Data USA, Southwest Ranches has a median income of just over $97,000 per year. Additionally, the median property value is just over $530,000.
Located about 15 miles from Fort Lauderdale and 33 miles from Miami, the town is well-situated for those who need to commute to work. This proximity also provides a broad range of recreational opportunities. If you are a sports fan, you can see professional teams play Baseball, Basketball, Football and Hockey, all within a 45 minute drive. The Marlins, Heat, Dolphins and Panthers are all local South Florida teams.
Additionally, both The Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale and the BB&T Center in Sunrise host a broad range of cultural events for all ages. In less than half an our you can see Broadway shows like Waitress and Jersey Boys, children’s shows like Sesame Street Live and Disney on Ice and so many concerts! Finally, the town is just a15 minute drive to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. You can be on a plane in a snap!
Great schools are an important benefit to living in Southwest Ranches. Students are part of the Broward County School System, one of the largest districts in the country. there are also a number of private and charter schools nearby. Residents have many options.
Southwest Ranches is a short drive from several more “suburban” areas and residents can take advantage of everything those towns have offer including great shop.
Perhaps one of the most unique towns in southwest Florida, Southwest Ranches homes are predominantly single family houses; often on large property lots. Living here is special; residents have the quiet calm of a rural community with all of the fabulous resources of South Florida at their fingertips.
Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give The Wilson Group a call today at 954-818-6092 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.