Advertise Now
  Home > Travel Florida > Florida Cities > Pembroke Pines

Pembroke Pines

The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama.
Pembroke Pines is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The population was 137,427 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population estimated by the U.S. census bureau is 150,104.
Pembroke Pines was incorporated in 1960, and took the name Pembroke from its location along Pembroke Road and the many pine trees in the area. But the name Pembroke may even date back much further. The name may have been from an early landowner from Britain known as the Earl of Pembroke.
The first inhabitants in the city are known as Archaic and were small bands of Indians that first appeared about 4,000 years ago. Skeletal remains of animal hunters dating about 10,000 years old were found around Broward County, showing that perhaps human beings have lived here even earlier. These people wandered around the county about 2,000 to 4,000 years ago. These Archaic Indians collected fish, shellfish, deer, bear, and plants such as sea grape and prickly pear.
Pembroke Pines has been true to the original desire of its pioneer residents by creating and maintaining a desirable residential community. Over the years, the city has grown to a population of 146,000. As the city grew, it provided all the services needed and all the facilities that make it a great place to live.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.6 percent under the age of 18, 6.4 percent from 18 to 24, 33.5 percent from 25 to 44, 19.3 percent from 45 to 64, and 15.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older.

Pembroke Pines is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

Back to Florida Cities