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By Kimberly Hookway | Agent in Pompano Beach, FL
  • Welcome To Pompano Beach

    Posted Under: General Area in Pompano Beach, Home Buying in Pompano Beach, Home Selling in Pompano Beach  |  February 21, 2014 9:28 AM  |  374 views  |  No comments

       

       Popular for its' beautiful Beach and Fishing opportunities, Pompano Beach, FL offers many    
       Waterfront Ocean access Homes, which are perfect for those who enjoy fabulous Waterfront views
       and the ability to dock Watercraft, both large and small.

        Located just north of Ft. Lauderdale, east of the Florida Turnpike, in the heart of Florida’s Gold    
        Coast. The City of Pompano Beach is home to some of the warmest and clearest waters, beautiful
        sand beaches, and calming breezes. It's the perfect place for a beach vacation, with opportunities
        for lots of fun and adventure. Enjoy great dining, exciting water sports from deep sea fishing to
        paddle boarding or just relaxing on the beach. Visit one of our many fabulous parks, take in a
        game of golf or tennis, some unique shopping, harness racing or try your luck at the smoke free
        casino.




        FISHING / BOATING


       Pompano Beach is named for the Pompano-a    species of in-shore tropical game fish, which      
       swims abundantly in the areas warm Atlantic Ocean. Pompano Beach has some of the world’s
       best sports fishing; the topography and temperature of the Atlantic Ocean just east of      
       the beach are the perfect habitat for sport fish like mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna and many others.
       The Pompano Beach Pier is always open and is great for snapper fishing, the Hillsboro Inlet
       features wooded fishing decks and bridges, fishing licenses not required. 

Boats and jet skis
       maybe launched at Alsdorf Park located at N.E. 14th St. Causeway and the Intracoastal.
       Catamarans and sailboats may be launched at N.E. 16th St. and are required to stay 200 yards
       off the public beach. 

There are numerous types of charter boats and fishing boats available to rent
       for your boating pleasure.

       BEACH

       Pompano Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of South Florida. 100-150 yards wide  
       with fine golden sand, running from Sunset Lane south of Atlantic Blvd. north to the Hillsboro Inlet
       offering all types of exciting watersports, sand volleyball, playgrounds and picnic areas. The public
       beach is guarded 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm. All are welcome.

       Pompano Beach is adjacent to Ft. Lauderdale on the Northeast side of Ft. Lauderdale, so is        
       conveniently close to Ft. Lauderdale's Nightlife, Cultural Activities, Las Olas, and Ft. Lauderdale      
       International Airport.

        Pompano Beach offers 3 types of Waterfront Ocean access Homes:

        Direct Oceanfront Homes (located on Bay Drive in Hillsboro Shores)

        Homes located on Ocean Access Canals (Fixed Bridges OR No Fixed Bridges)

        Direct Intracoastal front Homes

     

       For information on local event in Pompano Beach please click below…

     

       http://pompanobeachfl.gov/pages/misc_pages/events/events.html.php


    Kimberly Hookway

    Pompano Office: 139 N Federal Highway

    Pompano Beach, FL 33062

    Fort Lauderdale Office: 3350 N. Ocean Blvd.

    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

    Cell: 754-204-0535

    Fax: 954-775-3943

    KimberlyHookway@me.com
    www.KimberlyHookway.com




  • Worried about your school district? Where to start? School choice options available to parents

    Posted Under: General Area in Pompano Beach, Schools in Pompano Beach, Home Buying in Pompano Beach  |  September 4, 2012 3:13 AM  |  447 views  |  No comments
    Whether you are choosing a school for the first time for your child or your child is making the transition to a new school, you probably have many questions. What are your options? How much choice do you really have? What's the best option for your child and your family? Where should you begin?

    School choice options available to parents have increased dramatically in recent years. There's a growing national sentiment that promoting competition in public education may spur schools to improve and that parents who invest energy in choosing a school will continue to be involved in their child's education.

    Your neighborhood school

    Generally, your first option is your neighborhood school. Each public school district sets up its own rules and boundaries for each school in the district, so it is best to check with your local district to find out which school your child will be assigned to, and what the rules are for attending charter schools, magnet schools, or other schools within or outside your local district.

    School transfers

    School districts generally set their own policies for intra district transfers (from one school in the district to another) and inter district transfers (to a school outside the district). Preferences are often given to children whose child care provider is near a particular school, or whose parents work in the city where the school is located. Most school districts have an appeals process if your request is denied. Space limitations often make transfers difficult, and each district's process has its own regulations, so be sure to check with your local district for specific requirements.

    How much choice do you really have?

    It depends. The amount of choice varies from one school district to another, and varies from state to state. In most instances, it depends on supply and demand, and schools that are well regarded are generally in high demand. So if you are hoping to transfer your child to a popular school outside your home district, or a popular charter or magnet school, you may find it difficult.

    Always check with your local district to learn the rules, and once you have applied for a transfer, keep checking on the status of your application. In some districts, spots will open up at the last minute or once the school year has begun, so it's a good idea to keep checking back with the school.


    U.S. News Looked At Thousands Of Public Schools
    to Identify The Most Outstanding

    Broward County Public Schools is home to several Best High Schools in the nation and state, according to new rankings by U.S. News & World Report. In all, 14 BCPS high schools received gold, silver, or bronze medals in U.S. News’ Best High Schools 2012 national rankings.

    U.S. News evaluated more than 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, exams, how well students are prepared for college and other factors.

    A three-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work. Schools with highest unrounded college readiness index values were numerically ranked nationally from No. 1 to No. 500 and were the gold medal winners.

    Broward’s top national ranking high schools and gold medalists, also ranking in the state’s top 50, are Cypress Bay High School (#19 state, #253 national), Pompano Beach High School (#20 state, #262 national) and McFatter Technical High School (#24 state, #329 national).

    In addition, four BCPS high schools are national silver medalists and rank in the state’s top 50 – Nova High School (#32 state, #544 national), Atlantic Technical High School (#38 state, #611 national), Cooper City High School (#46 state, #810 national) and Fort Lauderdale High School (#48 state, #854).

     

    Kimberly Hookway
    Exit Ocean Realty
    Direct: (754) 204-0535
    Email: kimberlyhookway@me.com
    Web: www.KimberlyHookway.com
    Web: www.ShowAssist.com

  • Worried about your school district? Where to start? School choice options available to parents

    Posted Under: General Area in Pompano Beach, Schools in Pompano Beach, Home Buying in Pompano Beach  |  September 4, 2012 3:13 AM  |  356 views  |  No comments
    Whether you are choosing a school for the first time for your child or your child is making the transition to a new school, you probably have many questions. What are your options? How much choice do you really have? What's the best option for your child and your family? Where should you begin?

    School choice options available to parents have increased dramatically in recent years. There's a growing national sentiment that promoting competition in public education may spur schools to improve and that parents who invest energy in choosing a school will continue to be involved in their child's education.

    Your neighborhood school

    Generally, your first option is your neighborhood school. Each public school district sets up its own rules and boundaries for each school in the district, so it is best to check with your local district to find out which school your child will be assigned to, and what the rules are for attending charter schools, magnet schools, or other schools within or outside your local district.

    School transfers

    School districts generally set their own policies for intra district transfers (from one school in the district to another) and inter district transfers (to a school outside the district). Preferences are often given to children whose child care provider is near a particular school, or whose parents work in the city where the school is located. Most school districts have an appeals process if your request is denied. Space limitations often make transfers difficult, and each district's process has its own regulations, so be sure to check with your local district for specific requirements.

    How much choice do you really have?

    It depends. The amount of choice varies from one school district to another, and varies from state to state. In most instances, it depends on supply and demand, and schools that are well regarded are generally in high demand. So if you are hoping to transfer your child to a popular school outside your home district, or a popular charter or magnet school, you may find it difficult.

    Always check with your local district to learn the rules, and once you have applied for a transfer, keep checking on the status of your application. In some districts, spots will open up at the last minute or once the school year has begun, so it's a good idea to keep checking back with the school.


    U.S. News Looked At Thousands Of Public Schools
    to Identify The Most Outstanding

    Broward County Public Schools is home to several Best High Schools in the nation and state, according to new rankings by U.S. News & World Report. In all, 14 BCPS high schools received gold, silver, or bronze medals in U.S. News’ Best High Schools 2012 national rankings.

    U.S. News evaluated more than 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, exams, how well students are prepared for college and other factors.

    A three-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work. Schools with highest unrounded college readiness index values were numerically ranked nationally from No. 1 to No. 500 and were the gold medal winners.

    Broward’s top national ranking high schools and gold medalists, also ranking in the state’s top 50, are Cypress Bay High School (#19 state, #253 national), Pompano Beach High School (#20 state, #262 national) and McFatter Technical High School (#24 state, #329 national).

    In addition, four BCPS high schools are national silver medalists and rank in the state’s top 50 – Nova High School (#32 state, #544 national), Atlantic Technical High School (#38 state, #611 national), Cooper City High School (#46 state, #810 national) and Fort Lauderdale High School (#48 state, #854).

     

    Kimberly Hookway
    Exit Ocean Realty
    Direct: (754) 204-0535
    Email: kimberlyhookway@me.com
    Web: www.KimberlyHookway.com
    Web: www.ShowAssist.com

  • Twitter - Easy way to find new homes in your area

    Posted Under: General Area in Pompano Beach, Home Buying in Pompano Beach, Property Q&A in Pompano Beach  |  October 3, 2011 9:25 PM  |  485 views  |  No comments
 
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