Hi J Roan,
I would be happy to help answer your question.
I Live in the 33073 zip code and my triplets attend Tradewinds elementary. I honestly could not be happier from a parent standpoint as to the education that they are receiving, enough so that we have considered moving as long as we stay in the general area.
As far as the area is concerned, Wow, where do I begin? There is everything you could possibly want right here in this area. There are schools, houses of worship, at LEAST 5 different grocery store chains, there are several pet stores, a super Wal-Mart, a super target, ross, marshals, tjmax, and the list goes on and on. There are at least 3 gyms in the area as well as sporting good stores. We have most major fast food chains, several restaurants of all different types of foods; unique and normal. We are on a major bus line and minutes to Sawgrass expressway, the turnpike, I-95 and so much more for easy commutes. We are very close to the beach as well.
We could not be happier and that may be why Coconut Creek was voted one of the best places to live in 2010.
Please feel free to ask should you have more questions.