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Coconut Creek

The town is known as the “Butterfly Capital of the World.”

Welcome to Coconut Creek

Beautiful and friendly to the core, this dynamic city brings together the bounty of South Florida’s tropical nature and sophisticated shopping.

There’s a reason that Coconut Creek is revered as one of Florida’s most picturesque cities, and it isn’t only because the town is known as the “Butterfly Capital of the World.” Apart from its exotic butterfly aviary and sprawling public parks, Coconut Creek is a cornucopia of ambling waterways, pristine ponds, and thoughtfully designed shopping corridors. 

Coconut Creek was incorporated in 1967 and rests snugly between Palm Beach and Miami, Florida. It’s a city recognized for its unique, eco-conscious mentality, and all residents are both encouraged to follow the “Living Green” motto and are also given plenty of resources to maintain an environmentally friendly lifestyle. 

The residential real estate market of Coconut Creek is saturated in upscale condos as well as the occasional, coveted single-family houses Architectural styles typically reflect the town’s airy aesthetic, including colorful bungalows and red-tiled Mediterranean abodes. Often, properties in Coconut Creek boast waterfront and canal views. 

What to Love

  • Extremely pet-friendly
  • Plentiful outdoor recreation options 
  • City amenities tucked in the bucolic scenery

Local Lifestyle

Gorgeous green spaces and condos placed along ambling waterways give Coconut Creek an undeniable visual allure, which is heightened by the town’s dedication to maintaining a green, nature-friendly lifestyle. Whether they’re visiting the Festival Market with friends to find niche goods or attending one of the many community events — like the annual 5k Butterfly Run or the Holiday Lights Drive-thru — residents of Coconut Creek love to foster meaningful connections with other locals. 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

North Broward County’s premier retail and dining destination is nestled right in the heart of Coconut Creek. Anyone who visits the impressive Promenade at Coconut Creek is bound to be delighted by its open-air shopping opportunities and remarkable fine eats. As sun sets at the Promenade, fairy lights strung along swaying palms twinkle over outdoor diners enjoying inspired cuisine that spans across a variety of cultures and styles. 

Ethos Greek Bistro is the community’s leader in all things Greek and Mediterranean, and the restaurant’s sumptuous menu of traditional dishes elevated with contemporary flair is apt to make repeat customers out of any visitor. The buzzy, colorful atmosphere of Naked Taco makes every meal a fiesta, and diners come from all over North Broward County to sample the innovative tacos and creative cocktails. 

For the craft beer enthusiast, there’s World of Beer, a hip gastropub that carries a selection of more than 500 brews. Plenty of restaurants exist outside of the Promenade, too. Sette Mezzo Ristorante has mastered the art of crafting traditional Italian cuisine, and Papamigos ultra-unique, Asian-Mexican fusion fare has won the hearts of residents near and far. 

The Fish Joint is a seafood lover’s dream, while Swirl Wine Bistro has made a name for itself with its sophisticated and internationally driven cuisine, as well as its assortment of specialty wines unique to the restaurant. The Promenade entertains in other ways, too, and situated right next door to epic restaurants, the luxe Coconut Creek Silverspot Cinema is the go-to for catching the latest movies. 

Things to Do

Residents in Coconut Creek don’t need to go far to find a way to connect with nature. At the resplendent Tradewinds Park and Stables, visitors can traverse the green expanse via the equestrian and walking trails, or have an encounter with more than 20,000 rare butterflies at the city’s landmark Butterfly World aviary and farm. 

Other notable parks include the Sabal Pines Park — the largest city park and a family favorite — as well as the Windmill Park, known in part for its large, enclosed dog park. Nearly 250 acres of vast, protected landscape abound at the Fern Forest Nature Center, whose central facility acts as an educational resource, meeting space, amphitheater, and exhibit. Locals also love hitting up the Winston Park Nature Preserve, where a long boardwalk meanders through scenic woods.

When in search of social activities, Coconut Creek residents have their pick from both top-tier entertainment centers and tons of local events running throughout the season. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek promises a night of luxurious, Vegas-style fun, whether that’s spent playing the slots, laughing it up at a comedy show, or sipping cocktails in the swanky lounge. 

Schools

Coconut Creek is home to a number of excellent schools. Though all of the town’s schools are noteworthy, a few top educational opportunities include:

  • Tradewinds Elementary School, PK & K-5, well-rated public elementary school
  • Winston Park Elementary School, PK & K-5, well-rated public elementary school
  • Lyons Creek Middle School, 6-8, highly rated public middle school
  • Monarch High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school
  • North Broward Preparatory School, PK & K-12, highly rated private school ranked in the top 40 best of the state

 

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