Pembroke Pines

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Pembroke Pines was officially incorporated on January 16, 1960. The City's name, Pembroke Pines, is traced back to Sir Edward Reed, a Member of Britain's Parliament for the County of Pembroke in 1874, who purchased and farmed land in the 1880s which today occupies much of what is now the nearby city of Dania Beach. The road put through his land came to be known as Pembroke Road. When incorporating, then, first mayor elected, mayor Dr. Kipnis suggested the name Pembroke Pines because of the pine trees growing near Pembroke Road.

The first inhabitants of this area were American Indians who first appeared about 4,000 years ago. Skeletal remains of animal hunters dating back about 10,000 years were found around Broward County, showing that perhaps human beings had lived in the area even before that.

The town started as agricultural land occupied by dairy farms and grew after World War II as servicemen were retiring. One of the first homes in the city belonged to Dr. and Mrs. Walter Smith Kipnis, built in 1956. Dr. Kipnis was also the first mayor. It was then known as the “Village of Pembroke Pines” and was incorporated into a village in 1959. University Drive was the western edge of habitable land for residents.]

In January 1960, Pembroke Pines held another election, and the village became a city. This small property was less than a square mile and was between Hollywood Boulevard and SW 72nd Avenue, and had the Florida Turnpike to the east. The square-mile city was unable to expand due to North Perry Airport and the South Florida State Hospital. Joseph LaCroix, a developer, had his 320 acres land north of Pines Boulevard annexed to the city. This gave a new pathway to proceed westward.

In 1977, a maximum security prison known as the Broward Correctional Institution was built in the northwestern part of town. This facility closed in 2012. In 1980, property from Flamingo Road to U.S. 27 was incorporated into Pembroke Pines, doubling the size of the city. This expansion included the property that is currently C.B. Smith Park as well as what was once the Hollywood Sporttorium and the Miami-Hollywood Motorsports Park. At this time, I-75 was extended through the city.

The city’s rapid population growth in the mid- to late-1990's was part of the effect of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Thousands of Miami-Dade residents moved northward to Broward County, many to Pembroke Pines. The resulting boom ranked the City of Pembroke Pines third in a list of "Fastest Growing Cities" in the United States in 1999. The city's population has grown from 65,452 in 1990 to 157,594 in 2011.

GEOGRAPHY

Pembroke Pines has a total area of 34.8 square miles (90.2 km2). 33.1 square miles (85.8 km2) of it is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) of it (4.88%) is water, making it one of the largest cities in Broward County.

SURROUNDING AREAS

Southwest Ranches to the northwest

Davie to the north

Cooper City to the north east

Hollywood to the east and southeast

Miramar to the south

The Everglades to the west and southwest

The area of Pembroke Pines west of Flamingo Road is commonly known as West Pines, and consists mostly of subdivisions built since Hurricane Andrew.

DEMOGRAPHICS

As of 2010, there were 61,703 households in Pembroke Pines.

According to 2 10, the median income for a household in the city was $52,629, and the median income for a family was $61,480. Males had a median income of $45,129 versus $32,531 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,843. About 3.9% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line.

As of 2000, speakers of English as their first language were at 63.06%, while Spanish accounted for 27.91%,(more than 400 million people speak Spanish as a native language, making it second only to Mandarin in terms of its number of native speakers worldwide), French made up 1.24%, French Creole comprised 0.99%, Portuguese was 0.94%, and Italian was at 0.92%.

EDUCATION

Public Elementary Schools

Chapel Trail Elementary School.

Franklin Academy Charter School.

Lakeside Elementary School.

Palm Cove Elementary School.

Panther Run Elementary School.

Pasadena Lakes Elementary School.

Pembroke Lakes Elementary School.

Pembroke Pines Charter Elementary School.

Pembroke Pines Elementary School.

Pine Lakes Elementary School.

Silver Palms Elementary School.

Silver Lakes Elementary School.

Somerset Academy Charter Elementary School.

Sunset Lakes Elementary School.

Public Middle Schools

Franklin Academy Charter School [K-8].

Glades Middle School.

Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School.

Pines Middle School.

Silver Trail Middle School.

Somerset Academy Charter Middle School.

Walter C. Young Middle School.

Public High Schools

Charles W. Flanagan High School.

Pembroke Pines Charter High School.

West Broward High School.


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Updated: 19th November, 2018 12:40 AM.