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Overview

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. 

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 1950s 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.

People

Total Population 68,423
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 9.3%
Employed Population 16+ 30,297
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 60.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,974
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 10.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,939
Median House Value $399,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.9%
Irish 5.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FORT LAUDERDALE
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
Station HIALEAH
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Cooper City 33,382 $99,928
Davie 97,372 $76,455
Lauderdale Lakes 34,103 $37,022
Plantation 89,904 $78,578
Sunrise 89,942 $58,759
Tamarac 63,227 $51,526

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Weston Hospitals

CLEVELAND CLINIC HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
3100 WESTON ROAD
(954) 689-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Weston High Schools

CYPRESS BAY HIGH SCHOOL
18600 VISTA PARK BOULEVAR
754-323-0350
Serves 4,262 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

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