Welcome to Coral Springs

Coral Springs FL is an awesome place to live, work and play. If
you are in a partying mood or just want to relax on the sand, just
head 20 miles South East to beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach. The
city of Coral Springs has excellent restaurants, specialty shops
and many festivals throughout the year to keep you entertained. I
have lived in Chicago, Illinois most of my life and decided in August
of 2009 to move down to South Florida fulltime to escape the long
cold winters in the windy city. We truly love living here.

HISTORY

Coral Springs was officially instituted on July 10th 1963 and the
mastermind behind the city is WCI communities that were known
as the Coral Ridge properties. The city, however, does not house
any springs in it. The Florida springs are located in the northern
and central parts of Florida.

WEATHER

The climate here is very comfortable during the winter months,
with an average temperature of 77 degrees. When I talk to my
family and friends in Chicago, who are freezing their butts off, I’m
floating in my pool with a refreshing cocktail in my hand. The
summers are pretty hot here, but it’s a great time to head to the
beach and cool off. The hurricane season officially kicks off here
June 1st to Nov. 1, with bands of rain coming in around 5pm each
day. You need to prepare yourself beforehand with plenty of
bottled water, freeze dried food and plenty of gas for your
generator. Since arriving down here in 2009, I haven’t had much of
a scare.

TRANSPORT

When in Coral Springs, there are in-city buses that are provided
without fee by the local government while regional transportation is
offered by Broward County Transit. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
international Airport is the nearest public airport from Coral
Springs, and it is located 27miles southeast of the city. The only
access thoroughfare in Coral Springs is the Sawgrass
Expressway. It is located on the city’s northern and western parts,
and the major thoroughfares in the city include roads such as the
Atlantic Boulevard University Drive and Sample road.

HEALTH INSTITUTIONS

Broward Health serves Coral Springs city and it the home of 200-
bed Coral Springs Medical Center. It is ranked among the top
hospitals in the state.

WATER SUPPLY

Coral Springs’ water is supplied from the Biscayne Aquifer, South
Florida’s chief source of safe drinking water. The city has four
main water districts; the City of Coral Springs Water District, the
Coral Springs Improvement District, the North Springs
Improvement District and the Royal Utilities.

The South Florida Water Management District offers safeguards
against flooding and water protection to the residents. It is also in
charge of controlling all water scarcity management efforts, and
when necessary, it assigns restrictions. Waste Pro is the body that
collects and disposes waste while Florida Power and Light
provides electricity.

EDUCATION

The state runs three high schools, at least four middle schools and
some 12 elementary schools within the school. In addition, there
are three charter schools which provide both basic and secondary
education. Higher Education is offered through Barry University,
Nova Southeastern University and Broward College, in conjunction
with Coral Springs Charter School.

SPORTS AND ART

In the city there is the regional Sportsplex which has a path for
jogging, an aquatic center, tennis court, ice rinks, and a dog park.
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is a local art center, and the
two local newspapers are the Coral Springs Forum and Our Town
News.

In conclusion, I have dedicated each page of this site to a local
business or service that the locals might occasionally need. I know
for sure, they are the first-rated businesses out there. If you tend
to disagree, please drop me an email with your feedback! Maybe you can change my mind.