Cooper City prides itself in its sense of community, excellent parks and recreation opportunities, and great schools. The city takes its name from Morris Cooper, who founded it in 1959. The city, a part of south Florida’s Broward County, is within the South Florida metropolitan area.
Cooper City’s schools are rated highly – its public schools receive “A” ratings. Cooper City is also home to a Christian elementary school, Flamingo Road Christian Academy, and Nur-ul Islam Academy.
Cooper City offers plentiful recreation for adults and children alike. The city calendar features such regular events as adult trips to parks, flea markets, etc. It also has family activities like ceramics and holiday Santa visits.
A pool and tennis center is available for residents’ use, and the city is home to many parks, including sports complexes, green parks, basketball courts, and playgrounds. Sports programs are available and are facilitated through the city’s Optimist Club. If you want to relax with a good book, the Cooper City branch of Davie Library is your answer.
Cooper City is committed to growth – in 2006, it annexed a nearby dairy farm, which provided 530 acres of new building space. It also has some surprising features, including Brian Piccolo Park, one of the best cricket grounds in the U.S. In 2004, the city hosted the United States Cricket Team when it played Canada for the 2004 ICC International Cup. Cooper City has a cycling track, a rarity in southern Florida. It’s a city full of promise and pleasant surprises.