The housing market in Davie, Florida, offers something for just about everyone. Million dollar estates of recent vintage are as deluxe as it gets and gorgeous to boot, while the lower end of the spectrum features small homes and condos, some featuring great 1960s architectural accents. The middle range is vast and varied, featuring everything from family homes to sweet getaway spots. Whatever you're looking for, coastal or inland, there's a good chance it can be found in this South Florida enclave with Wild West spirit.
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Named for R.P. Davie, who helped the governor at the time drain the swamplands, Davie was built on what were once the Florida Everglades. This Broward County city is home to over 90,000 residents, with a healthy mix of families and single folks and a median age of 36. Part of the Miami metropolitan area, Davie is home to the Miami Dolphins training facilities, located on the campus at Nova Southeastern University. There are numerous schools-Davie is considered the "nexus of higher education" in South Florida-making it attractive to parents of potential scholars. Elementary, middle and high schools are abundant as well, so there are plentiful options from which to choose.
About that Wild West spirit, though-it's something that the city's push for development tried to tamp down, but Davie boasts rodeo grounds, over 165 miles of trail systems, and a lasting dedication to equestrian living. It used to be home to several cattle ranches and that history survives in a western-themed district in town as well as in attempts to bring back more locally-produced food. Davie was once an agricultural leader in the region, and foodies are energized about reviving that independent spirit. If you're a "locavore," or if it's just not home without your horse or plentiful open space, Davie might be right for you. Looking for more typically Floridian pastimes? Miami is just a half-hour drive away if night life is what you have in mind. Closer to home there are golf courses, country clubs and community centers offering opportunities to connect for bridge, mah jongg and other fun pastimes, and there's a farmers market for fresh local eats. If Florida means water to you, don't fret-you can find waterfront homes listed or choose to live inland and know you're always close to the coast. Check out Davie and see how easy it is to feel at home.