Southwest Ranches


Southwest Ranches

Southwest Ranches is a semi-small town in Broward County, Fl. It has two neighborhoods and is the 229th largest community in the state. It is located on the edge of the Everglades about 15 miles from Fort Lauderdale. The community works to preserve its rural nature and is zoned for rural residential and agricultural. It has no public transportation system and the majority of the workforce is employed outside the community. Commuters primarily drive private vehicles and the average commute for residents of Southwest Ranches is approximately 32 minutes. Over 38% of all adults in the town have four-year degrees or higher. It is semi-ethnically diverse, over 27% of all residents are foreign born. English is the primary language followed by Spanish and French. It has a commission/manager style of city government with a four member council.

The community was originally incorporated to avoid annexation by neighboring communities. Efforts to incorporate began in 1997 and the town was incorporated in 2000. It was named Southwest Ranches due to its location in the county and the prevalence of horse ranches in the area. The city’s official motto is “Preserving Our Rural Lifestyle” and its unoffcial motto is “The Pavement Stops Here.”

The city spans 12.8 square miles of all land area, it has a predominantly white-collar workforce with 88% of the work force holding white-collar positions. Nearly 8% of the workforce works from home via telecommuting and home-based businesses. It is a wealthy community in comparison to state and national averages. In 2010, the per capita income was $44,693. By 2013, the estimated median household income was $50,466 and the estimated per capita income was $27,804. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value in the town was $181,000, the mean housing price on all units was $234,961 and the median gross rent was $1680.  The population in 2014 was 7,761 and the population density was 610 people per square mile.

Public education in the town is provided by the Broward County Public School System. There are two schools in Southwest Ranches, Franklin Academy E and Franklin Academy F. It is primarily a residential community with homes on lots of generally one acre or more. The community features around 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking and trail-riding. It has quiet winding roads, low crime rates and good schools. There is abundant wildlife and beautiful natural scenery and community land featuring fishing spots, picnic areas, playgrounds and more. Housing in the community is almost exclusively traditional single family homes and the homes for sale come in a range of sizes and styles. The community has room enough for families, farms and peace of mind. To find the home of your dreams in Southwest Ranches, call local real estate agent Albert Vasquez today, at 305-801-2761.

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      Number of households 16,905
      Household Avg. Income 136,506
      Avg. year dwelling build 1993
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      Population 55,164
      Population Density 1,522
      Median Age 40
      Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $1,631,496
      Avg. years a household has lived in dwelling. 17 years
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