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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Plantation Florida

Plantation is a great city to live in. Quiet, clean, full of green landscapes and perfect for families. There are many great communities in Plantation like Westport, where I live. Mostly family oriented, and close to everything: shopping, schools, movies, parks, and major highways. The best part is less traffic. On the weekends we love taking the kids and our dogs to the different parks in the area and enjoy some quality time with the family. My work involves commuting to many different areas, but it is always great to come back home to Plantation and my peaceful and beautiful community.

Wesport, Plantation

Westport is a great family oriented neighborhood, which is located close to all major highways, shopping, restaurants and schools. It is on the west side of Plantation and is also close to a few beautiful parks, like Volunteer Park and Central Park.

Volunteer Park, Plantation

Volunteer Park is located on the West side of Plantation at Sunrise blvd and 118th Ave. It offers a playground for all ages, a pavilion with bathrooms, and a large event venue. There is also a stable with horses where you can practice horseback riding.

Plantation Historical Museum

The Plantation Historical Museum, built in 1985, is fenced by a Botanical Garden and Arboretum. It includes a Fire Museum and a Butterfly Garden. You can enjoy artifacts from the Seminole and Tequesta tribes, Fire, Police and families with historical significance.

Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library

The Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library was found in the late 1950s by Mrs. Abram Hoffman and members of the Plantation Woman’s Club. The library offers activities such as story time and puppet shows for kids, book clubs, as well as borrowing books, DVD's, reading magazines and more.

Sheraton Suites Plantation

The Sheraton Suites Plantation is located close to the Broward Mall on N University Drive. It is close to shopping and many restaurants located on University Dr. as well. The prices are reasonable and the service is great. So if you have any guests coming to town they can stay there.

Westside Regional Medical Center

Westside Regional Medical Center is a 224-bed state-of-the art acute care facility, providing high quality care such as emergency interventional cardiology and neuroscience services in a caring environment. Westside is certified by the Joint Commission for excellence in their Hip and Knee Replacement Programs and certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration. Westside was the first in Florida to be certified in atrial fibrillation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

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Plantation Central Park

Planation Central Park is a beautiful park with many amenities. It is a 26,560 square foot Multi-Purpose Facility that was built in 1982. Inside the facility, there is a basketball court, exercise room, locker room, game room and a few classrooms. The classrooms, game room and gymnasium are all available to rent for events, as well as being open to the public daily for a small fee. Some classes and activities are offered throughout the year in the active facility. The outside amenities include two Olympic size pools, a hydro-play area, indoor/outdoor lighted basketball courts, exercise room, roller hockey rinks, playground area, jogging track, eight lighted baseball diamonds, three lighted football fields, a 400 meter running track and a ten acre lake for remote control boats. Residents use the park on a daily basis. It is a great place to spend time at with your family and on your own too.

Westfield Broward Mall

A one-level 1,000,000-sq-ft shopping mall in Plantation, FL, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. Managed and co-owned by the Westfield Group. Home to Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, Regal Broward Stadium 12 & RPX, Buffalo Wild Wings, Brio Tuscan Grille, The Whole Enchilada and Red Robin. In addition there is also expectant mother and family parking, Westfield gift cards, complimentary wheelchairs and 126 specialty stores including Victoria’s Secret, Aldo, Aeropostale, Express, G by Guess, Hollister, Pandora & more.

American Heritage School

American Heritage School is the #1 high school in Florida with 134 nationally recognized scholars in the Class of 2015 and ranks 12th out of 22,000 high schools in the nation. American Heritage is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school for grades PK3 through 12 with approximately 2,400 students. The campus resembles a small college in size and design and was founded in 1965 to serve the fast-developing residential communities in South Florida. American Heritage School gives its students a rigorous, traditional education in a forward-thinking, technologically advanced, well-rounded environment. The student to faculty ratio is 8:1; 100% of the graduates attend 4-year colleges.

Central Park Elementary School

Central Park Elementary is an A rated public school for grades K-5. It is located on the corner of Nob Hill Rd. and Cleary Blvd. It achieved the five star and golden awards for many years in a row. The school has a great staff and an active PTA.

Sunset Park

Sunset Park offers seven lighted baseball fields, and two of them are major league regulation size. There are also four unlit T-Ball fields, two tot-lots, a pavilion and a walkway surrounding the fields. It is located next to Central Park Elementary school, and is a great place to spend time with your kids.

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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Plantation Florida