Nicknamed the “Butterfly Capital of the World,” Coconut Creek is a thriving city in South Florida with an extensive butterfly collection and a scenic environment. The first city in Florida to be certified as a “Community Wildlife Habitat,” Coconut Creek is a well-planned community with a commitment to environmentally conscious living. Rent an apartment in this beautiful community, and you’ll enjoy living in this unique environment.
Coconut Creek’s economy is affected largely by educational institutions, with Broward College serving as the area’s top employer and the Broward County Public School System being the second largest employer. Other major area employers include the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, Publix, Walmart, and the City of Coconut Creek. In addition, many large corporations call Coconut Creek home and reside in the Lyons Technology Center or the Lyons Business Park.
College students will find several colleges and universities nearby, including Florida Atlantic University, Broward College, Nova Southern University, Palm Beach State College, and Saint Thomas University.
Whether you’re looking for shopping, fine dining, or excitement, you’ll find everything you need in Coconut Creek’s downtown area. At the Promenade of Coconut Creek, there are numerous specialty shops and restaurants, all housed in a green mixed-use lifestyle center. This is also the home of the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, which offers live entertainment and boasts having the area’s best slot machines.
For recreation, there are several parks in the area, including Tradewinds Park, the home of Butterfly World. The largest butterfly park in the world, Butterfly World contains 10,000 butterflies on display, and visitors can hope to see as many as 50 species during a single visit. More than 150 species travel through the park each year.