Officially chartered July 10, 1963, is this city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The population was 117,549 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city had a population of 128,804. The city has a unique atmosphere among South Florida cities, because the city was planned with aesthetic codes prohibiting large commercial signs. With its quality schools, parks and recreation opportunities for children, Coral Springs is known as a nice city for families. Coral Springs was ranked 27th in Money Magazine's 2006 list of 100 Best Places to Live, the highest-ranked Florida city. As featured on CNN.com, the Morgan Quitno press used FBI statistics to rank Coral Springs among the 2006 top 10 safest places to live in the United States.
Coral Springs is less than 30 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). From the airport, take I-595 West to I-95 North. Exit west on Sample Road and continue across Powerline Road and State Road 7 (441). Coral Springs is also easily accessible from West Palm Beach and Miami via the Florida Turnpike and Sawgrass Expressway.
The easiest way to get around Coral Springs and South Florida is by car. If renting, it is substantially less money to rent a car from a location outside of the airport. The city is set up on grid system, and is fairly easy to navigate. Broward County is served by three major Interstates (I-75, I-95, I-595) and some U.S. Highways including U.S. Highway 1, US 27 and US 441. It is also served by Florida's Turnpike and State Highway 869, also known as the Sawgrass Expressway.
Taxis are generally expensive, but available at almost any time and place.
- Yellow Cab, ☎ +1 954-777-7777
The county bus system (BCT ☎ +1 954-357-8400) provides for connections with the bus systems in other parts of the metropolitan area:
- Metrobus in Miami-Dade County and Palm Tran in Palm Beach County.
Fort Lauderdale is served by two English-language newspapers, the South Florida-Sun Sentinel and The Miami Herald, as well as two Spanish language newspapers El Sentinel del Sur de la Florida and El Nuevo Herald.
There are several conveniently-located hotels in Coral Springs with varying amenities. All feature nearby restaurants and shopping.
Courtyard by Marriott 954-227-1300 620 North University Drive Reservations: 888-236-2427 Amenities: Breakfast café, desks, lounge, meeting room
Studio 6 Extended Stay 954-796-0011 5645 University Drive Reservations: 888-897-0202 Amenities: Complete kitchens, desks, movie theater nearby, pets allowed La Quinta Inn, Ft Lauderdale-Coral Springs Coming Soon!- La Quinta Inn and Suites http://925.lq.com 3701 N. University Drive Reservations: 954-753-9000 or 800-531-5900 Amenities: Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, Free high speed wireless Internet, Banquet and Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool, Full Catering
La Quinta Inn, Coral Springs South (Former Wellesley Inn) http://7706.lq.com 3100 North University Drive Reservations: 954-344-2200 or 800-531-5900 Amenities: Complimentary continental breakfast, Free high speed wireless Internet, Walking distance to The Walk of Coral Springs and several area restaurant
Marriott Coral Springs Hotel, Golf Club and Conference Center 954-753-5598 http://www.marriottcoralsprings.com 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. Reservations: 800-333-3333 Amenities: Restaurants, golf, meetings, suites, spa, fitness center, lounge
In order to make local phone calls, all ten digits of the phone number are required. As such, you'll notice that all phone numbers will include an area code. Currently they are 954 and 754. To call Miami you must dial 1 + area code 305 or 786 and the number. To call Boca Raton/Palm Beach you must dial 1 + 561 and the number.
This page was last edited at 00:51, on 8 March 2009 by San Francisco Girl. Based on work by David, Todd VerBeek, Peter Fitzgerald and Stacy Hall and Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel.