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City Summary - Pembroke Pines, Florida
Thriving under its banner of “Join Us – Progress with Us,” Pembroke Pines, Florida was incorporated in 1960 and derived its name from its close proximity to Pembroke Road and the copious pine trees in the area. Reaching further back into the annals of history, legend suggests the city may even have been named after an early British landowner, the Earl of Pembroke. Regardless of its name's origin, it is a thriving residential area whose inhabitants have remained dedicated to the dream of its founding families: to build and to maintain a strong community where people want to live, work and nurture families, thereby epitomizing the American Dream.

Located in Broward County, Pembroke Pines has a population of more than 154,000 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Its rapid growth has been attributed Hurricane Andrew which, in 1992, led thousands of southern Miami-Dade County dwellers to relocate. The diverse population is 42% Hispanic, 33% Caucasian, 17% African-American and 6% Asian.

Lauded as one of the best cities in America to live, Pembroke Pines was a 2003 finalist in the National Civic League’s “All-American City Award,” winning the highly coveted honor just one year later. In 2005, it received an “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. In addition, the Florida Department of Education has awarded several Pembroke Pines schools the “Five Star School Award,” which recognizes outstanding community involvement. The city established a charter school system as its population boomed and today boasts the largest charter school system in the county. Additionally, Pembroke Pines is the home of Broward Community College and Florida International University.

A number of cultural and recreational outlets are available to residents and visitors, including parks, museums and indoor and outdoor entertainment. An annual arts and crafts show is held each fall that allows budding and seasoned artists and craftsmen to showcase their talents.

With so much to offer and the numerous state and national accolades the city has received, it is understandable why Pembroke Pines is an ideal community in which to live. It is more than evident the residents love their city and strive to maintain the high standards on which it was founded.



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