The city of Sunrise in western Broward, is home to the largest outlet mall in the USA – Sawgrass Mills. At last count there were 350 stores, with household brand names and top designer stores to tempt the estimated 22 million annual visitors. Local hotels run busses to and from the mall and tired shoppers can relax in one of the many restaurants inside and around the perimeter of the mall.
The nearby Sawgrass International Corporate Park, at 612 acres, is the largest office park in South Florida, providing office facilities for local, national and international businesses. Catering to the corporate and retail growth in the Sawgrass area are a number of high-rise condo developments, all boasting top-ot-the line designer interiors, lush landscaping and elegant concierge services.
These new developments are quite a departure from the city’s older condo buildings for retirees. These well-maintained and often upgraded condos have retained their pull with mature home-buyers as they provide good value in pleasant surroundings. Sunrise also has many older, single-family developments with comfortable square-footage, making them ideal for both young families and multi-generational households.
The city has an appealing range of recreational, sports and entertainment facilities for all ages. Top of the list is the large BB&T Center, an indoor arena for top entertainment and sporting events, notably the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. The new Soccer Club Park, catering to the fast-growing interest in America in this sport, is popular with youth and adult teams. For nature lovers, Markham Park has hiking and mountain bike trails, a very popular model airplane field, the Fox Observatory and camping and picnic facilities.
The Sawgrass Sanctuary Park is a 20-acre park built to protect the fragile eco-system of the wetlands and provide education and recreation to the general public and nearby schools. Twenty-five percent of the city’s diverse population is under the age of 18 and is served by 11 public schools, a number of private institutions and several pre-schools.
Sunrise is a city on a growth fast-track while maintaining a friendly community spirit in its various neighborhoods. It offers a wide range of attractive real estate and has easy access to major highways for those needing to commute to other cities.
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