Coral Springs’ Covered Bridge was the first permanent structure built before Coral Springs was even a City. It is now 51 years old and a Florida Heritage Site. My parents moved my family to Coral Springs in the city’s infancy. I remember often playing on this bridge.
Today, not many residents know it is here since the trees have grown and it is located on a side street. I believe it is fun to discover and know the little treasures each town has to offer.
Coral Springs was originally the “City in the Country” when the population was small. It is now the “City with Everything Under the Sun”. While many families choose to make Coral Springs their home, empty nesters will often stay and enjoy the amenities offered. With a population over 121,000, the largest age segment is under 18 with the other age groups (19-34, 35-49 and 50-64) almost equally split in number. The culture is also quite diverse with many countries being represented.
Coral Springs does offer a wide variety of parks, including passive parks, exercise trails, preserves and many ball fields. Other recreational options include an aquatic center and an ice rink. The Olympian swimmer, Dara Torres trained at the local aquatic center. The NHL Florida Panthers train at the ice rink and play their games just a few miles to the south.
Schools are numerous, covering all grades both public and private. Broward College also holds classes within the city.
With the Sawgrass Expressway surrounding two parts of the city, it is easy to travel to other cities, the beach and the airports.
While Coral Springs has grown dramatically since I arrived as a child, I find that there is always something new and interesting to discover. New businesses are always popping up. An Art Walk is under construction. The Holiday Parade is our family tradition!
I would love to help you discover what Coral Springs has to offer your family.
(demographics courtesy CoralSprings.org)