One of the most affluent areas in Broward County FL, Parkland has specific zoning laws to preserve its ‘park like’ characteristics. Incorporated in 1963, there were no stores or traffic lights in this city up to the mid-1990s. A flurry of development during this period changed the scene as posh areas such as Heron Bay and Parkland Isles started coming up.
An important part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach statistical area, Parkland is spread over an area encompassing 14.37 square miles. The estimated population of this town is around 31,500 as of 2016.
Bounded on three sides by land areas such as West Boca Raton, Coral Springs, and Everglades, the Coconut Creek is the water body lying to the East of this affluent town.
The city witnessed development and increase in its population from 2000 to 2010. It saw a jump of 73.2% during this first decade of the century. The White Caucasian and Hispanic population makes up for around 84% of the population. This is one of the few towns in Broward County that has an almost equal proportion of males and females with 99 females for every 100 males.
This is an affluent locality with the average per capita income of $ 41,896. The people below the poverty line account for just 4% of the population making it an ideal place to reside. English and Spanish are the two main languages spoken in this area with a sprinkling of people speaking German and Italian as well.
You have a number of public schools in the city. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the only high school in this area. Anthony Rizzo, the professional baseball player belongs to this region.
There is tremendous scope for real estate development in this area. This is the main reason the top developers are making a beeline towards this city.