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Old 03-16-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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We are currently in Dallas and contemplating a move to the Fort Lauderdale area for my husband's job, and wanted to find the best cities/ neighborhoods for our family ( 2 kids 11 and 9 ). A couple things we need to consider would be his commute from Davie, finding a reputable USAG gymnastics training center for our 11yr old, and of course good schools. I have to say, I am a little discouraged from what I have read about the school districts in Florida; however private school could be an option also. Would you prefer Broward County or Palm Beach County? We are looking for newer communities with homes in the mid $300 - mid $400k.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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Weston, Pembroke Pines, some parts of plantation are you best bet, not too far from davie, school systems are way better there. You can send you kids to public school there and not worry so much any other city you have to go magnet. Nothing east is good. If i had the choice i would choose one of those areas or cooper city.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Thanks StEt0417

I was also looking at Cooper City?? Any thoughts?
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Yes cooper city is very nice and the public schools are nice. I have a friend who lives out in Embassy lakes in cooper city and she loves the area. I dont think you could go wrong there.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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Weston is really nice and the commute shouldn't be too bad to Fort Lauderdale. Pembroke Pines is very nice as well and has some great charter schools that are part of the university. Check them out on greaterschools.org. But, I feel compelled to ask if you have spent time down here and are sure your family will be able to adjust? I just moved to South Florida from California for a new job and my 7 year old son tells me every single day he HATES it here. We have been here for two months and he is unable to get along with the kids at school, and socializing in general, even in sports and after school care here has been really tough for him. Just a heads up since you mentioned a 9 and 11YO.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Davie, Coral Springs, and Parkland are suburbs you should check out. Those are the ones with good schools. The public schools in Cooper City and Weston in particular are exceptions to the rule and are pretty good from what I've heard.

Plantation is also nice, but the general consensus is that the schools aren't good.

Davie is centrally located right smack in the middle of Broward County. It is an easy commute from anywhere in the county.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Davie and Plantation are more central.... But you won't go wrong with other cities that were recommended above (Pembroke Pines, Weston, Cooper City). Welcome to sunny paradise
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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Larachris...we are also originally from California. We've been in Texas 7 years now and I have to say it is such a family friendly place to live. The schools are explemary, there is a strong christian community and the people are so friendly. I would prefer to stay put, but it is looking more and more like I won't get my wish. What city did you decide to settle for?
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:10 AM
 
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Coconut Creek?? I believe we have found the best of the best in USA gymnastics training for our daughter; however, it's in Coconut Creek!! DH will be working in Davie. All of the suggestions I have gotten from this site, says, Weston, Cooper City, P.P, Plantation, Parkland....What about Coconut Creek? What would be the ideal city/ neighborhood for us if both myself and DH will have to daily go to Davie and C.C.? And do you have recommendations on elem. and middle school suggestions, public or private?

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