Located in Broward County, Pompano Beach is a popular coastal town in Southern Florida. As of 2007, the city was home to a population of nearly 103,000 residents.
The economic health of Pompano Beach depends primarily on a combination of tourism, retail, construction, and light manufacturing operations. Roughly 3,000 acres has been set aside by the city for industrial development and the expansion of commercial and retail businesses.
The city is part of a geographic area known as the Internet Coast, a reference to the high concentration of technology-based businesses located within Broward, Miami/Dade, and Palm Beach counties.
Pompano Beach is situated near the Hillsboro Inlet, considered part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The Waterway is used for both passenger travel and freight shipping. The city is also within easy reach of major highways and also has access to rail systems. The Tri-Rail is a commuter rail with services to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach. Within Pompano Beach, the city operates a bus system that provides access to the majority of the city, including key shopping and business centers.
Pompano Beach offers a number of permanent residence options to long time residents and newcomers. Detached housing, such as homes and condominiums, are found in many neighborhoods, including gated communities. Apartment complexes are also found in many areas of the city. Nearby Plantation also offers a wide range of residential options, including houses, condos, town homes, mobile homes, and apartments.
In addition to healthcare services offered in nearby metropolitan areas, Pompano Beach is home to three healthcare facilities of note:
A number of colleges and universities are located in and around Pompano Beach. The major educational institutions in the area include:
While shopping in local metropolitan areas is readily available, Pompano Beach offers three opportunities of note:
Several professional sports teams are headquartered within convenient driving distance from Pompano Beach. These include:
Pompano Beach offers a number of recreational facilities and events that provide diversion for residents and visitors throughout the calendar year. Some of the more popular spots include:
Popular annual events include:
A total of 34 different AM and FM radio stations serve the greater Broward County area, covering a wide range of musical tastes, news reporting, and community information.
Five broadcast television stations serve Pompano Beach:
Cable services are offered by Comcast Communications.
In addition to the newspapers originating from the surrounding metropolitan areas, Pompano Beach is also served by the Sun-Sentinel, a daily that is published in Broward County.
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