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About Pompano Beach, Florida
Pompano Beach is located in Broward County, north of Fort Lauderdale. It has a population of approximately 113,000, over an area of 25.4 square miles. It lies along the Atlantic Ocean, and the Intracoastal Waterway passes through the city between the mainland and barrier beaches.
The city is approximately 18 minutes (11.3 miles) away from Fort Lauderdale, and 46 minutes (38.6 miles) away from Miami.
The nearest major airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, is approximately 20 minutes away (15.3 miles) via Interstate 95-S. Pompano Beach Airpark is a small public airport in city limits, featuring charter services, several aviation schools, and is also the home of the famous Goodyear Blimp.
Pompano Beach enjoys 240 sunny days per year and average temperatures between 67 and 85 degrees. The Gulf Stream ensures that the ocean has warm waters all year long, averaging about 80 degrees. But just as Florida is famous for afternoon showers, the city also receives about 61 inches of rain per year. Niche.com ranks Pompano Beach as the #9 Best Place to Retire in America.
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Pompano Beach has been long-known for its beautiful beaches, and excellent fishing and scuba diving. And with major civic revitalization projects in recent decades, it is now a highly sought-after location for its vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment scene, and outdoor recreation.
Whether you are looking for a multi-million dollar estate, single-family home, waterfront condo, or rental apartment, Pompano Beach real estate has something to offer everyone.
Discover stunning, luxurious 10-bedroom estate homes backing onto the Intracoastal Waterway, with resort-style pools and private boat slips. Luxury Condos feature spacious interiors with premium finishes and floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views of the water. Spacious townhome developments feature large open living spaces, lots of storage, and prime locations within walking distance of beaches, shopping, and dining. Single-family homes are available in a variety of neighborhoods, from exclusive gated communities to quiet streets close to schools.
If you are in the market for commercial real estate, Pompano Beach offers everything from prime lots and acreages with a variety of zonings, to industrial warehouses and office space, to hotels, retail businesses, and restaurant space.
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Pompano Beach Attractions
Often referred to as “The Heart of the Gold Coast”, Pompano Beach offers residents and visitors plenty of sunshine, fun beach and ocean activities, great local dining and shopping, and a rich arts and culture scene. Discover over 3 miles of public beaches, serving up beautiful white sands and warm waters. North Ocean Park is known as one of the area’s most beautiful beaches, and Public Kite Beach is a local favorite spot for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Pompano Beach features a boardwalk 1,000-foot-long municipal fishing pier, beachside playgrounds, grills, and picnic tables.
Pompano Beach is known for its excellent boating, fishing, and snorkeling/scuba diving. Known as the wreck capital of Florida, snorkelers and scuba divers flock to the many coral reefs reachable from shore, or wrecks and underwater art installations off of Shipwreck Park. Discover some of the best fishing spots on the coast for big game fish like mahi-mahi, kingfish, and snapper. Fish right off of the Pompano Beach Pier, try your hand at kayak fishing or rent a fishing charter from one of the many local businesses. You can also show your skills off at any of the exciting, annual fishing tournaments.
In addition to fun on the beach and the ocean, Pompano Beach has over 50 city parks and green spaces to explore. Pompano Beach Community Park features various sports fields and courts, an aquatic center, an open-air amphitheater, playground, and BBQ grills. Hillsboro Inlet Beach offers beautiful ocean views and the Hillsboro Lighthouse and Museum. The Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Park is an ecological preserve where visitors can observe local wildlife and flora while enjoying walking and jogging trails. And the Canine Corner Dog Park serves up 2.6 acres of doggie heaven for the four-legged members of the family.
Avid golfers can enjoy several courses within city limits and many more in neighboring communities. The Palm Aire Country Club features three separate courses, Leisureville Fairway offers a fun nine-hole course, and Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course is a popular local favorite. And if an afternoon rainstorm delays your tee time, hit up Sim-U-Golf for an indoor round.
There are lots of smaller neighborhood shopping centers throughout the city, offering residents easy access to necessities like grocery stores, banks, and fitness centers. There are 2 malls in the city, Pompano Citi Center, an open-air mall featuring department stores, specialty retailers, and boutiques, and the Festival Flea Market Mall, housing vendors with a variety of unique products.
When it comes to dining, Pompano Beach has everything from upscale fine dining to laid-back seafood spots. Oceanic is a local favorite, with beautiful ocean views and a menu focusing on local sea delicacies. Gianni’s Italian Restaurant features authentic Italian dishes like Veal Parmigiana, Shrimp Francese and Tiramisu. La Vie Lebanese is a full experience, with Mediterranean cuisine and live belly dancing, and other entertainment. There’s also a burgeoning craft beer and cider scene in Pompano Beach, with a fast-growing community of brewers, including 26 Degrees Brewing Company, Black Flamingo Brewing Company, Bangin Banjo Brewing Company, Broski Ciderworks, and more.
Pompano Beach has a vibrant local arts scene. The Creative Arts District downtown features numerous venues, including live performances at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, and visual arts exhibits and art workshops at the Bailey Contemporary Arts Center. Other local cultural venues include the Pompano Beach Historical Museum, Meridian Gallery, Ali Cultural Arts Center, and Blanche Ely House Museum.
The city hosts many unique festivals throughout the year. Food festivals include the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, the Pompano Beach Fine Food & Wine Celebration, and Pineapple Jamboree. Cultural celebrations include the Annual Brazil Festival and St. Coleman’s Italian Festival. There are numerous music events, including Beachfest, and Christmas celebrations, including the nation’s oldest Holiday Boat Parade. There is never any shortage of great community events in Pompano Beach!
Pompano Beach Education
Public education in Pompano Beach is administered by Broward County Public Schools. The city itself has 9 local elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools, along with a number of private and charter school options. Top-rated schools include Pompano Beach Institute of International Studies, McFatter Technical College and High School, and St. Coleman Catholic School.
There are numerous public and private college campuses within commuting distance of the Pompano Beach area. Some of these include the University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida Atlantic University in nearby Boca Raton, Broward College, and many more.
What is Pompano Beach known for?
Pompano Beach is famous for its stunning beaches and great fishing, wind surfing and scuba diving. It is known as the ‘wreck capital of Florida’ because of the many shipwrecks just off the coast. There is also a vibrant arts and culture scene in Pompano Beach, as well as many fun festivals throughout the year.
How far is Pompano Beach from Miami?
Pompano Beach is just over 38 miles from Miami. It takes about an hour to drive between the two cities depending on traffic.
Does Pompano Beach have nice beaches?
Located just north of Fort Lauderdale on Florida’s Atlantic coast, Pompano Beach has miles of beaches that are perfect for swimming, sun bathing, snorkeling and water sports. The main public beach stretches for four miles and has soft, golden sand, walkways, a playground, beach volleyball spots and picnic areas. North Ocean Park is great for kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Is Pompano Beach a good place to live?
There is something for everyone in Pompano Beach. The warm weather, sunny days and coastal environment make it easy to live an active lifestyle and enjoy the outdoors. The city also has fabulous restaurants, art galleries, boutique shops and entertainment options.
Does Pompano Beach get hurricanes?
Between the months of June and November, Pompano Beach can experience heavy storms and hurricanes. If you’re worried about hurricanes damaging your new home, there are a few features to look for including reinforced doors and windows and hurricane shutters. Florida also has strict building codes designed with hurricanes in mind.
Is Pompano Beach a good place to invest in real estate?
Pompano Beach is a popular vacation destination, as well as a desirable place to live for families, young professionals and retirees alike. Therefore, if you invest in Pompano Beach real estate, there is a high chance that demand will be there when you decide to sell. In addition, houses in Pompano Beach tend to appreciate in value over the years, and this trend is expected to continue.
Pompano Beach Real Estate Stats
|Average Home Price||$446K|
|Lowest Listing Price||$0|
|Highest Listing Price||$4.3B|
|Total Property Listings||486,837|
|Avg. Days On Market||192|
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