Coconut Creek is known as the Butterfly Capital of the World. It is home to Butterfly World, a living collection of over 5,000 butterflies.
Besides being a great place for butterflies and those who love them, Coconut Creek is a great place for business and for living. It’s between Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County, located in scenic southern Florida. Housing options are very diverse – most homes are in the categories of single-family homes, townhomes, or condominiums. Most of these are grouped into communities that are professionally landscaped.
As of the 2010 census, Coconut Creek had 25,926 households. The city continues to grow; in 2000, there were 20,093 households. In total, the decade between 2000 and 2010 saw a 21.4% increase in population.
Landscaping and a dedication to a healthy environment are two major factors in the development of Coconut Creek. The city received its name from the planting of coconut trees by its early developers. Coconut Creek is the 11th city in the nation to be classified as a “Community Wildlife Habitat,” and for good reason – the planning of the city allowed for, and still allows for – a multitude of parks, butterfly gardens in the neighborhoods, landscaped roads, preservation of trees, and more.
Education at Coconut Creek offers many options – the Broward County public school system operates within the city, and it’s served by the North Campus of Broward College. Coconut Creek has also been recognized by Playful City USA, an organization working for increased play opportunities for children. Coconut Creek isn’t only fun for children, though – it was rated by Money Magazine in 2010 as one of the top 50 best small U.S. towns in which to live.
Coconut Creek is home to over 1,400 businesses and is conveniently close to boutique shopping, wonderful dining opportunities, and even has its own casino. Whether you’re single, retired, or starting a family, Coconut Creek has an incredible amount to offer.