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Old 03-02-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Hello, I'm thinking of moving to SW Ranches - either the east side of I-75 or west side in Rolling Oaks (deciding which is better could be a whole other discussion). I've driven through the neighborhoods looking for houses a number of times, but what's it like to actually live there? My family has 2 small children. Is this the type of community where the people are neighborly, decorate their homes for the holidays and go trick-or-treating, and are generally friendly? Any other tips about SWR are welcome, too!
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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I have a few friends there and they are very nice people and seem to have nice neighbors.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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If you see many houses for sale in the west area especially near sheridan street and 196th AVE be careful. ICE and CCA are going to develop a 1500 bed immigration detention center schedule to start construction this year with a possible expansion to 2200 beds.

Do a yahoo or google search for southwest ranches detention center to obtain more information.

I know because I live in Pembroke Pines in 184th. The government of PP is against the facility due to increasing opposition from West Pembroke Pines and SWR but the leaders of SWR are deaf to its voters.

Coldwell Banker already has release a statement that all houses west of 1-75 between griffin road and Pines BLVD they are not responsible for decrease property values.

Get inform, make an educated desicion on your new home.

Otherwise is a very nice place to live.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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watch this video that one of SWR residents took to counter attack the lie of SWR mayor nelson that the facility would be in an isolated part of town.


CCA / ICE Immigrant Prison Location in Southwest Ranches, FL - YouTube
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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the immigration center aside.

Yes, SW raches is a great place for a family. Very spread out homes, quiet family-friendly area. Homes are decorated for the holidays, trick-or-treating, etc.

It's great for a family.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale
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Absolutely, love the SW Ranches... Beautiful houses with very decent size lots. You won't regret buying in there....
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:33 AM
 
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Yes, Southwest Ranches is a nice community. Everything you wondered if they have, they do. Living in South Florida and living in Southwest Ranches is like the best of two worlds if you like the quiet, nice neighbors/neighborhood, a sense of privacy in your neighborhood. The homes are very spaced out unlike a lot of the cookie cutter homes in Pembroke Pines, Fl. Your two small children would have plenty of space in the backyard to play, have fun and just be kids. There are a lot of animals mainly ducks that roam the streets; you will see people riding their horses, children riding their bikes. It is actually a beautiful neighborhood, very balanced and great for families. My family and I are from Mississippi so living in Southwest Ranches is ideal for us, we just can not afford it. Oh yeah, I don't know if you are from Pembroke Pines Fl but an outdoor mall is nearby called The Shops at Pembroke Gardens and on that same street called Pines Blvd. there are plenty of restaurants, another mall (Pembroke Lakes Mall), shopping centers, hair salons, you name it they have it on Pines Blvd.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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You will need a truck to live in SW Ranches. When it rains hard, the streets get quite flooded.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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Thank you for your responses. It seems like a great place to raise a family. Hopefully the flooding isn't too bad on the east side of 75 - although we do have a truck!
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Weston, Fl
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Beautiful place to live! Its is definetely a rural residential and agricultural, which requires that lots must be a minimum of a full one to two acres. You will love it there if you are used to a large back yards and space! For city information visit http://www.southwestranches.org/

Good Luck!

be safe,

Linda J. Dunphy
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