Southwest Ranches

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Southwest Ranches is a town of Broward County, located about 15 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale. The rural town is known as an equestrian community along the eastern edge of the Everglades.

The Neighborhood

The small community was incorporated in 2000 in an effort to preserve its rural atmosphere. With the huge number of horse ranches and its southwestern location in the Broward County, residents have adapted the name Southwest Ranches.

Its boundaries include Sheridan Street to the south, Griffin Road to the north, SR 27 to the west and Flamingo Road to the east. It has the neighborhoods of Weston to the north, Cooper City to the east, Pembroke Pines to the south. It has the Everglades bounding it to the west.

Before its incorporation, the area was once requested to become part of the Pembroke Pines. This has caused the citizens to practice their right of forming their own city and identity. They have requested for their independence which resulted to its incorporation as Southwest Ranches. Through this, the town is the 30th incorporated area of Broward County.

The residents of Southwest Ranches have worked tirelessly on keeping the rural lifestyle of the area. The lands are filled with nurseries, farms, grazing animals.

The town adapts a strict zoning that are mainly agricultural and residential. To allow for maximal enjoyment of residents, the town also has zoning for open spaces and recreational areas.

The town is protected by the Davie Police Department and is served by the SWR Volunteer Fire Department. The Town of Davie also provides Southwest Ranches its Emergency Medical Services.

A County Bus serves the community but most residents drive their own vehicles. The nearest airport is the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Miami International Airport is half an hour away from the town.

Things To Do

The town has a number of expansive parks and places of recreation including Rolling Oaks Open Space Park, Sunshine Ranches Equestrian Park, Southwest Meadows Sanctuary, Trailside Park and Country Estates Fishing Hole Park and Frontier Trails.

Top Restaurants In Southwest Ranches

1. Blue Ginger
15791 Sheridan St
Southwest Ranches, FL 33331
Phone number (954) 680-9998

2. Torino Gelato Caffe
15771 Sheridan St
Southwest Ranches, FL 33028
Phone number (954) 945-5603

3. Twin Peaks Pembroke Pines
440 SW 145th Ave
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Phone number (754) 400-6990

4. Romeu’s Cuban Restaurant
6800 Dykes Rd
Southwest Ranches, FL 33331
Phone number (954) 252-9788

5. Cafe 27
4690 US Hwy 27
Southwest Ranches, FL 33332
Phone number (954) 659-9957

6. Panezze
4442 Weston Rd
Davie, FL 33331
Phone number (954) 389-7699

7. La Casserola
6941 SW 196th Ave
Pembroke Pines, FL 33332
Phone number (954) 470-5021

8. Sushiato
4483 Weston Rd
Weston, FL 33331
Phone number (754) 223-7923

9. Roasting Buddies
18457 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Phone number (954) 441-2441

10. Piola
15641 Sheridan St
Davie, FL 33331
Phone number (954) 252-8151

Communities

Southwest Ranches may be a rural town, but it has a good collection of large estates and villas with oversized and lushly landscaped lawns.

  • Alamo Country Estate
  • Green Meadows
  • Griffin
  • Ivanhoe Estates
  • Laguna Isles
  • Landmark Ranch Estates
  • Rolling Oaks
  • Stone Creek
  • Sunshine Ranches

Schools

Students living in Southwest Ranches can attend any of the schools that belong to the Broward County School District. This includes:

Silver Trail Middle School
18300 Sheridan Street, Southwest Ranches, FL 33331

Hawkes Bluff Elementary School
5900 Southwest 160th Avenue, Southwest Ranches, FL 33331

Apple Tree Montessori School
6301 Southwest 160th Avenue, Southwest Ranches, FL 33331

Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School
5451 South Flamingo Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330

The Masters Academy
13900 Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330

Southwest Ranches Christian Academy
6201 Southwest 160th Avenue, Southwest Ranches, FL 33331

Location Real Estate

Southwest Ranches has a population of 7,345. With a total area of 13 square miles, the town has a population density of 550 per square mile.

Many of the residents are families living together. The median age in the town is 41 years old. Almost 50% of the residents hold college degrees. The median household income of residents is $106,815.

About 92% of the properties in Southwest Ranches are owner-occupied. There are only a few rental homes available in the town, pushing rental rates to go up by as much as 27% from $3,700 last year to $7000.

While rental rates become higher, median sales price of properties in the town experienced a 17% drop from $635,000 last year to $550,000 this year. 9% depreciation in the average sales price per square foot was also posted from $242 to $220.


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