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By John Palmisano | Agent in Weston, FL

What Is Weston?

The City of Weston is located on Florida's southeast coast, in western Broward County.

Weston is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, located 25 miles west of Fort Lauderdale beach and 31 miles north of downtown Miami. Weston is a bedroom community, that is located near some of the finer attractions that the "bigger" cities provide, yet it is able to maintain a home-town feel that so many people enjoy. If the "big" city is not what you want, many fine dining and shopping opportunities exist within the city limits, making it possible to never really have to leave to find what you are looking for. Weston truly has it all.

Built to give Weston a "home-town" feel, Weston Town Center provides shopping and dinning for many residents and non-residents alike. There are activities organized there all year long, such as multi-cultural events, a 4th of July parade, and Halloween trick-or-treating. Adults can find their fill of night life and dining, while kids can enjoy family-style meals with their parents and friends. Small stores and boutiques line the streets of Town Center, with many residents becoming loyal followers to Weston owned and runned businesses.

Many residents have flocked to Weston because of its park-like atmosphere, its focus on family living, and its priorities toward children and schools.

All the schools in Weston have maintained an A+ rating over the past 5 years. There is a huge amount of community and family involvement in all of them, and they consistently produce some of the best FCAT scores in the county and the state. Children also have the opportunity to enjoy the many parks and recreational opportunities, as well as the educational and entertainment events held throughout the city all year long. Whether it is watching a movie under the stars in the park, joining an athletic team, hearing a philharmonic play, or visiting the local library, children never have to go far from home to participate, and many of the events are appropriate for the entire family. There is a sense in Weston that children belong to the community, and there is a genuine sense of caring for the welfare of all children.

Weston was named one of the 25 most affordable suburbs in the United States by BusinessWeek.com.

According to the US Census in 2006, Weston had the lowest poverty rate in 2005, just over 1%, among US cities with a population of more than 65,000.

In 2007, CityTownInfo.com

rated Weston as being a top city for college educated adults.

Once you have experienced the City of Weston, you will have to agree, it is a wonderful choice for families. With all there is to experience, it is worth the time to explore. So relax and enjoy, you will be glad that you did!


By Susan J. Penn, PA, Realtor,  Fri Jan 15 2010, 15:51
Weston is a city just west of 75 and south of 595. It is approximately 5 miles wide and 5 miles long. We have one high school, two junior high schools and six elementary schools. Weston is a beautiful city with nicely paved winding roads filled with lush tropical landscaping. Many of the communities are guarded and gated. There is a community there for anyone ranging from condo's to townhomes and homes ranging from 1300 square feet to over 10,000 square feet. There are plenty of supermarkets, restaurants, a movie theatre, gyms, parks, a library, and biking trails. There is a very peaceful relaxing feeling living here.

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