Coral Springs : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Coral Springs

Coral Springs, Florida, is a unique master-planned city that was developed by a division of Westinghouse, and officially chartered in 1963 for 50,000 residents. But during the 1970's through the 1990's, the popular town grew rapidly, with the population swelling to approximately 121,000 in the 2010 census. Located in Broward County, twenty miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs has been recognized for its overall livability, low crime rate, aesthetic appeal (due to strict building codes), and family-friendly orientation. The growing city has added 19 public schools, malls, shopping centers and parks, but contrary to its name, there are no springs located here. Pictures of Coral Springs City Hall, Downtown Coral Springs, and picture of the Covered Bridge, the first permanent structure in Coral Springs to help promote the new town, courtesy of Wikipedia and Legionarius.

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Where to Retire in Coral Springs and Home Prices

The median sale price of a home was a little under $300,000 in late 2014, according to City-Data.com. Zillow reports the number to be $322,000 in mid-2015.

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What is special about Coral Springs

Coral Springs is a pretty town as the city has strict building, commercial sign and landscaping ordinaces; it offers many parks and sports facilities along with an Arts Center for cultural events. 

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What is not special about Coral Springs

High housing costs; summers are hot; Coral Springs has been hit by damaging storms and hurricanes.

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Who will like retirement in Coral Springs

Retirees who want a mid-sized town with lots of outdoor activity along with a host of cultural events would enjoy living here.  The town also offers free in-town bus service and has it's own medical center.

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Local economy is driven by

Retail, Tourism and Construction drive the economy.

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Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 67 degrees, July's average is 83 degrees. Hurricane Wilma caused extensive damage to Coral Springs in 2005.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Walk offers open-air dining, shopping and entertainment in the heart of Coral Springs;  The Coral Springs Center for the Arts provides concerts, dance and family productions throughout the year; Coral Spring boasts more than 50 parks including a skate park and and a water park;  The Sportsplex has a jogging path, dog park, an aquatic center, tennis courts and an ice rink; The "Our Town" festival has been held every year since 1979, and offers a car show, carnival, food and games, and is attended by more than 100,000 people.

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Crime

The crime rate in Coral Springs is low, about half of the national average.

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Medical facilities

Coral Springs Medical center services the area.

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Transportation

There is free bus transportation within the city;  it is not considered a walkable community; The nearest airport is Ft.Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport about 30 miles away.

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Valuable Links

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Coral Springs Center for the Arts

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Facts about CORAL SPRINGS
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Urban,New Urban/Master Planned,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: jdb

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