Named after the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse standing at the nearby Hillsboro Beach town, Lighthouse Point is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The city is served by the Miami Herald and South Florida Sun Sentinel. Residents also receive monthly subscriptions of Lighthouse Point, a lifestyle magazine published by Susan and Richard Rosser.
Lighthouse Point used to be a mangrove swampland. In 1947, Juliet Becker built the first home in the community. After four years, R.E. Bateman acquired an acreage that they have developed into the first subdivision, Hillsboro Isles. From there, many commercial buildings and residential enclaves flourished in the area pushing the residents to vote for incorporation.
The city was incorporated on June 13, 1956. It has its own Fire Rescue Department, which also hosts a number of emergency life care support classes. Aside from responding in emergency cases, the department also has trained personnel who can assist in car seat installations.
Safety and protection is provided for by the Lighthouse Point Police Department. They are also responsible for keeping the city orderly.
The quaint town of Lighthouse Point is home to many wealthy individuals who love the community’s laidback atmosphere. Shaded areas, tree-lined trees and waterfront homes attract home buyers in this self-sufficient and prosperous community.
In an effort to continually provide its residents several recreational avenues, Lighthouse Point consistently maintains and develops its lush greenery.
Residents can spend quality time with their loved ones in the many parks within the community including Al Fletcher Park, De Groff Park, Dan Witt Park, Exchange Club Park and Frank McDonough Park.
Frank McDonough Park features nine clay tennis courts, a covered playground, an outdoor sand volleyball court, soccer field, four racquetball courts and picnic tables. It also home to the Lake Placid Tennis Center.
Lighthouse Point Real Estate
- Coral Key Villas
- Hillsboro Isles
- Lake Placid
- Lighthouse Manor
- Pompano Waterway Estates
- Venetian Isles
- Wooler Heights