Hi Keri...My first choice for you would probably be Parkland...the schools in all of the areas are excellent and A rated, , but I believe that out of the 3, Parkland would still come out on top for schools. In addition, it's a city that it extremely "park like", if you will...the density of the city has been kept down...it was planned that way, and it's truly a wonderful place to live.
There are a variety of communities here in Parkland...some are gated; some not. Some are newer; some are more mature, in the 14-18 year range...that would probably be more like a Westchester "feel" since these communities are filled with large trees and have more individuality in their homes. Most have homeowner's associations; however there are some that don't. (By the way, I'm very familiar with Westchester, having grown up in NY).
All however, are beautiful, and Parkland is filled with a host of restaurants, from take out, casual and elegant. The lifestyle tends to be casual as well. I'd be glad to send you information on a variety of the communities here...please feel free to contact me: I'd be happy to help you make this an easier relocation.
Bette Abrams PA, GRI
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
5810 Coral Ridge Drive
Coral Springs, Florida 33076