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Located between Fort Lauderdale to the south and Lighthouse Point to the north, Pompano Beach is a thriving east side community offering a fantastic array of outdoor activities and plenty of fabulous real estate; both waterfront and non-waterfront properties.
Pompano Beach was named after the species of fish (Pompano) that abounded in local waters back in the late 1800's. First settled in the early 1880's as a farming community, Pompano Beach was first incorporated in 1908. Pompano Beach covers 20.3 square miles of Broward County with 3 beautiful miles of beach.
The Hillsboro Lighthouse is the main landmark of Pompano Beach. The lighthouse is also known as "Big Diamond" and is widely referred to as the brightest lighthouse in the world. It is located on the shore on the north side of the Hillsboro Inlet. This was named after The Earl of Hillsboro who was given large grants of land during the English occupation. The lighthouse has been in operation since March 7, 1907.
Residents and guests enjoy the 3 beautiful miles of beach as well as the magnificent living reef located just offshore. Divers and snorkelers can explore several different colorful living reefs as well as several shipwrecks. Pompano is known for some of the best diving in north America. Most dive sites are accessible from the shore. The gulf stream is very close to shore here and will gently carry visitors across the reef as they observe magnificent aquatic life.
Pompano Beach provides 50 different parks and public facilities from Boat Launch Parks to Equestrian Parks, Dog Parks, Tennis Center, Aquatic Center, Amphitheater, Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, Pompano Air Park and Jogging Track to name only a few. Facilities are beautifully maintained and well frequented. There is no lack of outdoor activity in this fantastic community!
For the adventurous folks who appreciate horse racing we have Pompano Harness and for the gamblers we have a couple of terrific casinos; The Isle Casino and the Seminole Casino in nearby Coconut Creek.
The City of Pompano Beach and the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce are jointly dedicated to improving the economic well-being and quality of life for all of its citizens.
There are a few wonderful revitalization projects going on in Pompano Beach. The Atlantic Boulevard Beach area and the Atlantic Boulevard Corridor east of US 1 have undergone a spectacular transformation. The beachfront now offers a wonderful, wide pedestrian promenade past children's play areas, a beachside area for adults to enjoy some great exercise machines, the convenience of a concession stand, a few wonderful grassy areas, one of which is host to a weekly yoga class. There are upgraded rest rooms and so much more. Part of the revitalization package included dune restoration by stabilizing the dunes with native vegetation. The restored dunes should be approximately 3.5' high providing storm protection, a plant and animal habitat and shading from beachfront lighting being mindful of the sea turtle hatchlings. The entire area is lushly and carefully landscaped to represent what is truly one of the most beautiful beachfronts in the area.
The other revitalization is of our "Old Pompano" Town Center by Atlantic Boulevard and Dixie Highway. The sidewalks will be widened, the area will be transformed into a vibrant, walkable Downtown area. In May, 2014 the Baily Contemporary Arts Center opened it's doors to local artists and those who appreciate the arts. Here you can rent private or shared studio space if needed, catch an awesome art exhibit, enjoy a workshop, a class or perhaps a production. This is a much needed and very welcome enhancement to our community.
Find out for yourself how the arts can enhance your life.
Bailey Contemporary Art Center
41 NE 1st Street Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Hours: 10am – 6pm EST
Located in the heart of Pompano Beach’s new Creative Arts District, we encourage you to visit BaCA located one block north of Atlantic Boulevard.