Plantation is a city in Broward County, Florida, and is part of the greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area. Its beautiful landscaped streets, safe neighborhoods and friendly community make it a wonderful place to call home.
While Plantation suffered considerable damage from Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the city takes its motto of ?The Grass Is Greener? to heart. The population has been steadily on the rise for years, and the city has expanded into a vibrant, growing community with good amenities, a ?hometown? feel, and a stable business economy. Major companies, including Motorola, American Express and Kaplan University, are based in Plantation.
Commuters in Plantation drive major area Interstates (I-75, I-95, I-595); U.S. Highways 1, 27 and 441; and the Florida Turnpike. They also take advantage of Broward County Transit bus lines, Tri-Rail commuter trains and Fort Lauderdale?s Sun Trolley. Biking is also an option here. The two closest major airports are Miami International Airport (MIA), which is about 40 minutes away, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), which is about 20 minutes away.
Renting in Plantation, FL
Apartments for rent in Plantation carry the same average cost of other Miami/Fort Lauderdale suburbs. The cost of living is reasonable, so renters are able to enjoy more square footage without the burden of higher big-city costs.
- Happy Trails Dog Park ? This dog-friendly area in Seminole Park is a great place to let your four-legged friends run and play. Events and activities are offered throughout the year.
- Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club ? Enjoy this 18-hole championship course that?s open to the public (although memberships are also available).
- Broward Center for the Performing Arts ? Take in a musical, symphony, dance performance or opera at this large theater and entertainment complex.
- Major Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins (National Football League), Miami Heat (National Basketball Association) and Miami Marlins (Major League Baseball).
Collier-Seminole State Park Royal Palm Hammock Trail. (Photo courtesy of Miguel Vieira)
The Royal palms on Collier-Seminole State Park's Royal Palm Hammock Trail. (Photo courtesy of Miguel Vieira)