Weston, Florida

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Weston, Florida

Introduction to Weston, Florida

Weston, Florida, in Broward county, is 8 miles W of Sunrise, Florida (center to center) and 27 miles NW of Miami, Florida. The city is situated on the south Atlantic Coast of Florida and is included in the South Florida metropolitan area. A large portion of the community was developed by Arvida/JMB Partners. It's regarded as an upper middle class/affluent community. In 2006 Weston was ranked 20th by Money Magazine on their "Biggest Earners" list.

It's regarded as a planned community. The city includes a sizeable Hispanic population and numerous bilingual stores. Weston features wide streets and has a manicured appearance.

Weston History

The acreage now known as Weston was acquired during the 1950's by Arthur Vining Davis, the founder of the Arvida development company. In 1984 homes were constructed and Weston had its first group of residents. The city expanded its acreage by annexation of land.

Weston Attractions and Activities

The city features numerous parks for outdoor activities. Weston includes an historic Tequesta Indian burial mound. Residents enjoy the activities at the boardwalk and the scenic beach at nearby Hollywood. The popular beaches of the Greater Fort Lauderdale region are close by. The Pompano Beach is enjoyed by families. The region features a large number of quality golf courses including Flamingo Lakes Country Club, Cooper Colony Country Club, Arrowhead Golf Course and the Colony West Country Club. There are plenty of fishing opportunities in the area. Residents enjoy visiting nearby Boca Raton.

Weston Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.

Weston Higher Education

Weston is home to the American Intercontinental University South Florida Campus.

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High Points

Weston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Weston People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Weston Median Family Income
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Weston Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Weston College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 10% Weston Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 16% Weston Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Weston, Florida

Comparing Weston to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Age of the Population 4 2
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 8 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Public Transportation Use 2 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 9
Low Violent Crime 7 8

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Weston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Sunrise, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles NW of Miami, Florida
County Broward
Standard Zip Codes 33326, 33327, 33331, 33332
Phone Area Codes 954
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.111
Longitude -80.411

Weston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 36.5 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches
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Weston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 49,286 100%
Male 23,892 48.5%
Female 25,394 51.5%
Under 18 15,967 32.4%
18+ 33,319 67.6%
65+ 3,313 6.7%
Median Age 34.1
Average Family Size 3.29
White 43,286 87.8%
African-American 1,832 3.7%
Asian 1,561 3.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 58 0.1%
Other 1,443 2.9%
Mixed Race 1,098 2.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14,880 30.2%

Estimated Weston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 65,679
Growth 16,393
Growth % 33.3%

Weston Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.1%
Italian 9.1%
US/American 7.6%
German 5.9%
Irish 5.5%
Russian 5%
English 4.4%
Polish 3.4%
Jamaican 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
European 0.9%
Brazilian 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Eastern European 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
British 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
South African 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Haitian 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Weston, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bonaventure (33326)
Southwest Ranches (33331, 33332)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Weston 49,286 $88,145
Cooper City 27,939 $78,172
Davie 75,720 $56,290
Lauderdale Lakes 31,705 $32,641
Plantation 82,934 $65,029
Sunrise 85,779 $47,908
Tamarac 55,588 $41,927

Weston Hospitals

(954) 689-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Weston

(As of 2005)
Griffin & Weston
4503 Weston Road
Lakes Plaza
310 Indian Trace Road
Weston Town Center
1739 Main St
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Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

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