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Southwest Ranches

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.
The town of Southwest Ranches is located in southwest Broward county. It is approximately 13 square miles and is home to over 7,000 residents. The town of Southwest Ranches was incorporated on June 6, 2000. It was incorporated six months after the census survey was completed. The population according to 2000 census report was 7,203 and according to 2005 census estimate was 7,388. The town is located 15 miles to the southwest of Fort Lauderdale and 12 miles to the north of Miami.
The zoning in the town is almost entirely rural, residential and agricultural. The town also has a growing amount of zoning for recreation and open space, which preserves land for resident’s enjoyment. The newest zoning district is for facilities that serve the community such as places of worship. After the fall of 1996, Pembroke Pines introduced a proposed bill to the Broward county Legislative delegation to annex all the unincorporated area between Griffin road to the north, Sheridan street to the south and Flamingo road to the east into the town.

It is a rural environment, filled with grazing animals, nurseries, farms, exquisite and unique scenery and an abundance of wildlife. The region is well suited for virtually any industry. The town has undergone some improvement in various fields and enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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