Pembroke Pines, FL

Population: 164,753 livability score shield

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  • Pembroke Pines has a Livability Score of 85/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Pembroke Pines crime rates are 29% lower than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Pembroke Pines is 15% higher than the Florida average
  • Pembroke Pines real estate prices are 35% higher than the Florida average
  • Rental prices in Pembroke Pines are 41% higher than the Florida average

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      Pembroke Pines, FL

      The pleasant city of Pembroke Pines offers people from all walks of life the chance to live in a paradise setting. Located near Florida’s Atlantic coast, Pembroke Pines is home to more than 150,000 residents and is located a short distance from Fort Lauderdale, Miami and other exciting communities in the area.

      The cost of living in Pembroke Pines is surprisingly not overly extravagant and is just slightly higher than other parts of Florida and the U.S. The prices of homes also cost less than what you'd find in many other communities of this caliber. Housing market conditions are often considered to be very hot, which makes it easier for people to find ideal homes that are within their price ranges.

      Pembroke Pines also features several schools where children can go to sharpen their education and prepare for higher learning. Chapel Trail Elementary School is considered to be one of the cities top primary schools and consistently ranks among the top schools in Florida in terms of test scores and student-to-teacher ratio. Somerset Academy Middle School and West Broward High School have also received positive ratings. Students who choose to pursue college studies can attend classes at the Pembroke Pines campuses of Barry University, Broward College and Florida International University.

      There are several ways to get around Pembroke Pines and the neighboring communities. Broward County Transit operates the public bus service, which has buses that run every day of the week. Tri-rail train service is available to take commuters to different parts of Palm Beach County and West Palm Beach as well as to Miami International Airport. Residents who have their own vehicles can take Interstates 595 and 75 to areas around the city.

      Like many other parts of Florida, Pembroke Pines is known for its spectacular weather throughout much of the year. Summers are often hot and humid with daytime highs reaching sometimes into the 80s and 90s, but the cool breeze from the nearby ocean usually offers some relief. Temperatures in the winter rarely drop below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, which is perfect if you’re not a fan of cold weather. June and September are the rainiest months on average.

      Fun is never in short supply in Pembroke Pines, FL. Chapel Trail Nature Preserve features a designated walking trail through marshland and also has canoe rentals if you want to do some exploring by water. Pembroke Gardens is a great place to go shopping for the latest fashions, housewares and other merchandise to enhance your quality of living. A round of golf can be played at Pembroke Lakes Golf Course. If you’re craving some wintertime fun even while you’re living in the Florida heat, you can head to Pines Ice Arena for indoor ice skating.

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      Pembroke Pines, FL City Review
      I spent the better part of the 90's living in a gated townhouse community in Pembroke Pines. Located about 10 miles west of Hollywood and not too far from the beach, overall I found Pembroke Pines to be a good place to live. I enjoyed all the amenities of a middle class suburb and endured the problems that come with such a community.

      Whether it was shopping at the Pembroke Lakes Mall, dinner at a nice Jewish Deli or a night at the movies, you could find it in Pembroke Pines. There was a big park and several public golf courses I used to frequent.

      With the good came the bad. There was a growing crime rate and traffic was becoming more and more unbearable. The city had more than doubled in size in the 8 years I had been there and I had had enough of the hustle bustle lifestyle. One day I decided to sell my house in Pembroke Pines and move. Today I'm very happy living on 3 acres of wooded land in the country, far from city life.
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      Source: The Pembroke Pines, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).