Introduction to Coral Springs, Florida
Chartered in 1963, Coral Springs is a city on Florida's southern Atlantic coast, located in northeastern Broward County. Coral Springs is thirty minutes northwest of Fort Lauderdale, twenty minutes northwest of Pompano Beach, and fifty minutes northwest of Miami.
Coral Springs is only thirty minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and thirty-five minutes from Port Everglades, the second busiest cruise port in the world. Major highways in and around Coral Springs include: the Florida Turnpike and the Sawgrass Expressway.
Many of Coral Springs schools have received the "Five Star School Award" from the Florida Department of Education as schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement.
Coral Springs Arts and Culture
Coral Springs provides easy access to all of the fun and leisure attractions of nearby Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and all of the South Florida metropolitan area. Some attractions of note in and around Coral Springs include:
- The Calder Race Course
- The Coral Springs Center for the Arts
- The Coral Springs Museum of Art
- The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach
- The International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale
- The Museum of Art, Ft Lauderdale
- The Sportsplex at Coral Springs which includes:
- The Coral Springs Aquatic Complex
- The Coral Springs Tennis Center
- Incredible Ice - Twin Ice Rinks
- The Coral Springs Golf Driving Range & Teaching Center
- "Dr. Paul's Pet Care Center" Dog Park
- The Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital
Coral Springs also has over fifty regional and community parks throughout the city for recreation and leisure. Many park facilities have an extensive array of sports facilities, including aquatics, soccer, baseball, softball, football, basketball, tennis, golf, volleyball, lacrosse, horseshoes, and bocci ball. In addition, many of the Coral Springs parks also provide passive areas and natural settings for more leisurely recreation.
Coral Springs residents also have easy access to all of the professional sports offerings in South Florida, including:
- The Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB).
- The Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals of Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The Hammerheads are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Florida Marlins, and the Cardinals are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
- The Miami Heat of the NBA.
- The Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).
- The Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
- Miami FC of the United Soccer League's (USL) USL First Division.
For college sports fans, nearby Miami is home to college football's Orange Bowl every January.