Imagine having a home where your boat is docked right in your front yard. You can have that when you live in the city of Lighthouse Point, located in the scenic region of Broward County in South Florida. Lighthouse Point grew from a region of swamp and farmland when citizens voted to incorporate rather than join the city of Pompano Beach.
Lighthouse Point is named for the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse, which is actually located in Hillsboro Beach. Hillsboro Beach is across the Intracoastal Waterway, so the lighthouse is generally visible from Lighthouse Point. The 2010 census places population at approximately 10,344. The actual land area of the city is fairly small – it’s about 2.4 square miles.
Lighthouse Point is for people who like small-town atmosphere. Most home sites have been built, but existing homes are high-quality and are fairly expensive. While Lighthouse Point is affluent, it is also laid-back. Residents can enjoy 18 miles of canals and waterways perfect for travel within the city. Eighty percent of homes are single-family, and many of these are organized into lovely neighborhoods. Residents live in harmony with nature, as evidenced by 13 miles of bike paths and sidewalks and about 20 acres of park land. Many natural trees are left standing, so Lighthouse Point provides a tranquil escape or a great everyday living experience.
Lighthouse Point is adjacent to Federal Highway, a corridor with many restaurants and retail locations. Various businesses operate within the city or nearby. For those who work in Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point is a close-by, yet more relaxing, living option.