As we continue to profile the South Florida real estate scene, one area that is very popular among athletes such as Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, and Florida Marlins, is Weston. This well-designed and immaculately landscaped city is located just northwest of Southwest Ranches, and it’s known for it’s uber-low crime rate, quality educational facilities, and appeal to families. Weston is made up of many cultures. Latinos, African American, Caucasion, Asian, and more. It’s probably the most well balanced, evenly distributed city in the South Florida area. Weston very rarely has any crime, and the streets are well patrolled and policed. Speeders, beware. Don’t you dare speed through a school zone in Weston.
The city is a master-planned, family-oriented dream, which makes it popular among affluent families that have children who can play in the many parks and participate in the community activities. Weston neighbors Davie, Sunrise, Pembroke Pines, and Southwest Ranches. It boasts the largest youth soccer organization, multiple modern Publix supermarkets, various Italian, Mexican, Asian Fusion, Latin, and even other types of specialized eateries. There is a diner, there are Latin bakeries, and of course, a couple locations of Dunkin’ Donuts. Bottom line, Weston offers casual and fine dining for all tastes.
With a population of just over 60,000, Weston is made up of 27 square miles in land size. The business climate in Weston is also worth noting. Companies range from Fortune 500 sized organizations to owner-operated retail establishments, restaurants, warehouses and many other businesses. The world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Florida, Broward Health Weston and the Miami Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Center are all in Weston, Florida.
Several hotels and golf courses also outline the city of Weston and provide entertainment for guests. Weston borders the Florida Everglades and is home to over 2,200 acres of preserved wildlife and natural refuge.
Home prices in Weston can go into the millions. With luxury laden gated communities abundant, there are still price points for all interested in living in Weston. A five bedroom home in a gated community can be had for $450k+. There are many housing options in Weston. It’s a great place for new families -the community offers so much.
Coming up, we’ll preview some of the finer homes in the Weston area.