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 30 minutes northwest of Fort Lauderdale, 20 minutes northwest of Pompano Beach and 50 minutes northwest of Miami.

Coral Springs is only 30 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and 35 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 Centet, Incredible Ice - Twin Ice Rinks, the Coral Springs Golf Driving Range & Teaching Center, "Dr. Paul's Pet Care Center" Dog Park and the Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital.

    Coral Springs also has over 50 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.


    Total Population 126,673
    Male Share of the Population 48.8%
    Female Share of the Population 51.2%
    Senior Citizens 9.3%
    Employed Population 16+ 63,350
    Age of the Population 37


    % of people married 48.4%
    Average household size 3

    Education and Earnings

    Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.5%
    Median Earnings25+ $38,397
    Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,416
    Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,297


    Median Family Income $71,321
    % Above Poverty Level 89.7%
    % Below Poverty Level 10.3%

    Commute & Sprawl

    Average Commute Time 28 minutes
    % Working from Home 5%
    % Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
    % Using Public Transportation 1.1%


    People Living Alone 17.3%
    Median Gross Rent $1,302
    Median House Value $277,900


    Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 41%
    US/American 0.1%
    English 4.8%
    Irish 9.1%

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

    Coral Springs Almanac

    Category Value
    Nearest Large City 34 miles N of Miami, Florida
    County Broward
    Standard Zip Codes 33065, 33067, 33071, 33073, 33076
    P.O. Box Zip Codes 33075, 33077
    Phone Area Codes 954
    Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
    Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
    Latitude 26.27
    Longitude -80.27

    Coral Springs Climate

    Nearest Weather Stations


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

    Distance 7.9 miles
    Jan Temp 58 to 77 F
    Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
    Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
    Oct Temp 71 to 87 F
    Annual Precip 57.2 inches
    Distance 12.6 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 30.3 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

    Nearby Cities and Towns

    Location Population Median Family Income
    Coconut Creek 56,816 $64,031
    Margate 55,678 $54,249
    North Lauderdale 42,853 $42,775
    Parkland 27,114 $135,403
    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/.

    Coral Springs Hospitals

    (Government - Hospital District or Authority)
    (954) 344-3000
    Emergency Service: Yes

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    Student/teacher ratio: 21.8

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