Coconut Creek, Florida, is part of the Miami metropolitan area with primarily single family residences, townhouses, and condominiums. This is a twelve-square-mile city that gets its name from coconut trees that were planted by the original developers. The city was planned with environmental factors in mind, with trees, waterway, landscaped roads, park, and butterfly gardens through all the neighborhoods. It is known as a certified community wildlife habitat and was named one of the top 50 best small towns to live in the United States by Money magazine.
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The Mainstreet Project is home to the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and the Coconut Creek Promenade, which is 23 acres of open-air and upscale shopping and dining. Green construction is used on businesses, housing, parks, and greenways. Butterfly World is the first and largest butterfly house in the United States and features more than 80 butterfly species, hummingbird and lorikeet aviaries, and outdoor gardens. Tradewinds Park has guided trail rides and pony rides, as well as horse camps during the summer and school breaks. Coconut Creek has an abundant selection of dining options, ranging from small shops to large restaurants, and casual dining and fast food to ethnic options. The city's Parks and Recreation department offers 18 city parks, nine greenways, a number of athletic fields, two fitness centers and two recreation centers to encourage residents to be active and have fun.
Approximately 55,000 people make this place, known as the Butterfly Capital of the World, their home. Coconut Creek is served by the Broward County Public Schools, which operates three middle schools, one middle school, and three high schools. There are two higher education options, Broward College and the Technological University of America, and a private preparatory school. The city is also home to the American Top Team (ATT) mixed martial arts academy, where fighters are trained to reach the elite ranks of their sport. The Miami area is known for its tropical monsoon climate, so people should expect humid and hot summers and warm, short winters. The wet season usually runs from May through October, when temperatures are in the 80's and 90's. Most of the annual rainfall happens during this period, which has high humidity and heat that is followed by afternoon thunderstorms or sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, which lowers temperatures. Snowfall is extremely rare, but hurricane season is something to watch for between June and November.