Introduction to Cooper City, Florida
Cooper City, Florida, in Broward county, is 2 miles W of Davie, Florida (center to center) and 20 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city is considered part of the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area.
Cooper City History
Cooper City was founded by Morris Cooper, a well-known businessman. The Seminole Indians were among the first settlers in Cooper City, and Fort Lauderdale was the first permanent settlement based along the New River. Cooper City is a municipal corporation created by the Special Act of the Florida Legislature on June 20, 1959. Mail arrived in the late 1800s, and local residents operated on the New River Ferry and the Florida East Coast Railway to Miami.
Cooper City and Nearby Attractions
- Tree Tops Park.
- Optimist Club of Cooper City.
- Hollywood Beach.
- Orangebrook Golf Country Club.
- Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.
- Anne Kolb Nature Center.
Things To Do In Cooper City
There are numerous parks and sports complexes in the city that offer great recreational activities. The parks have huge playgrounds ideal for children. The sports complexes have basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. The Forest Lake Park and the Ted Ferone Park are the perfect places to go on a picnic with family and friends. The community centers also arrange for summer and winter camps for schoolchildren.
Cooper City Transportation
The city is served by the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport.
Cooper City Higher Education
The closest college is Nova Southeastern University.