Coconut Creek, Florida

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Coconut Creek is a city in Broward County, Florida (United States), nestled between Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. It is nicknamed Butterfly Capital of the World, because it is home to the world's largest butterfly aviary, Butterfly World; with over 80 species and 5,000 individual butterflies.[6]

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Characteristics

Coconut Creek has an area of 12 square miles (31 km2), with approximately 50,000 residents and 1,400 businesses. Housing is primarily single-family homes, condominiums, and townhouses within professionally landscaped communities.

The city took its name from the coconut trees that were planted in the area by early developers. R.E. Bateman, one of the developers, named Coconut Creek after combining the names of Miami-Dade County's village of Indian Creek, and the Miami neighborhood of Coconut Grove.

According to the U.S Census estimates of 1 July 2006, the city had a population of 62,769.[7] Coconut Creek is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people. [8]

The city is a well-planned community with a unique environmental consciousness touting an abundance of trees, waterways, attractive landscaped roads, beautiful parks, and butterfly gardens throughout the neighborhoods. This is due to the City’s progressive planning approach to creating a unique life-style for residents and businesses. This exquisite city provides a paradise which attracts tourists from all over the world. Coconut Creek is the first in the State of Florida and eleventh in the country to be certified as a "Community Wildlife Habitat."

Coconut Creek is adjacent to the North Broward County Resource Recovery and Central Disposal Sanitary Landfill, familiarly known as "Mount Trashmore," which has long emitted foul odors into the air of the city.[9][10]

Geography

Coconut Creek is located at 26°16′30″N 80°11′5″W / 26.275°N 80.18472°W / 26.275; -80.18472 (26.275010, -80.184719).[11] The city is in northern Broward County. It is bounded by the following municipalities:

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