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Southwest Ranches
Broward County, Florida

ZipCodes
33330, 33331, 33332

Motto
Preserving Our Rural Lifestyle



Page Contents for Southwest Ranches, Florida

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Southwest Ranches is approximately 7,203 2000.
The amount of land area in Southwest Ranches is 13 sq. miles.
The distance from Southwest Ranches to Washington DC is 907 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 390 miles. (as the crow flies)
Southwest Ranches is positioned 26.06 degrees north of the equator and 80.34 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in southeastern Florida about 15 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale. It is only about fifteen minutes from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Other nearby communities include Sunshine Acres, Davie, Sunshine Ranches and Cooper City.

Here is a map page for the town. This Yahoo map page show more of the surrounding area also.
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History & History Related Items

When Pembroke Pines attempted to annex the area in the fall of 1996, the residents here desired to preserve their rural life. Eventually, a vote was taken in March, 2000 when area voters chose from three plans - annex to Pembroke Pines, annex to Davie or become a new city. Area residents didn't wait for the vote to begin plans for a new town. They had a contest in October 1999 to name the new town and the winner over 122 different names was Southwest Ranches. The Southwest Ranches Homeowners Association voted to begin the incorporation process early and the legislature approved the bill to allow this. Finally on 14 March, 2000, the vote was taken and the residents declared they wanted a new town, Southwest Ranches. By July, 2000, most problems were ironed out and the new council was elected.

Here is a history page for Southwest Ranches.
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The incorporation of Southwest Ranches

6 June 2000


Attractions

Southwest Ranches is a unique community that is mostly residential. There is a little agriculture and a little commercial development. The lot sizes in the town are 1 acre. Most of the area is made up of homes with families, small farms and equestrian ranches.
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Southwest Ranches City Government

Town of Southwest Ranches
6589 Dykes Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33331 Phone: 954-434-0008

The Town has a Council/Administrator form of government.

Southwest Ranches Chamber

Broward County Chamber of Commerce
3045 North Federal Hwy. Suite 60
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Office Phone: 954 565-5750
Fax: 954 566-3398
Email

Southwest Ranches Organizations

Broward County Chamber of Commerce
3045 North Federal Hwy. Suite 60
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Office Phone: 954 565-5750
Fax: 954 566-3398
Email

Southwest Ranches Schools

Broward County Public Schools
Community Relations Office
600 Southeast Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: 754-321-0000


Children in Southwest Ranches attend the following schools, depending on their residence:
Hawkes Bluff Elementary School, Manatee Bay Elementary School
Falcon Cove Middle School and Cypress Bay School. Southwest Ranches

Miscellany

Southwest Ranches is located in the Eastern Time Zone.

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