Plantation Acres - Horse Country and Home to Huge Yards!
Located in the west Broward County Plantation Acres is a well-established equestrian neighborhood and is the largest single family home community within the City of Plantation with approximately 1,557 homes on 2048 acres. It is located within 3 miles of I-595 and I-75 making it highly accessible to Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
Most of Plantation Acres is comprised of one-acre or larger single family estates, and also includes some one-half acre and one-third acre developments, multi-family developments, schools, churches and many wonderful parks.
Home age ranges from the late 1960s to brand new construction. There are many mid-range homes, as well as custom homes and mansions with square footage from 2,000 to 9,000 sq. ft.! Within the community are multiple horse stables, ranches and farms.
Residents can enjoy great shopping at the Sawgrass Mills Mall. The mall is the 8th largest mall in the United States and the 2nd largest in Florida with nearly 2.5M sq. ft. of retail space and over 300 retail outlets. It contains a Regal Cinemas movie complex with 24 theaters and multiple restaurants.
Neighborhood amenities include multiple parks including Camp Everglades at Volunteer Park. It consists of a one-acre play area at the park that provides a unique environment and educational opportunity for children. The Everglades-themed park features such playground equipment as an Everglades village, a fishing camp with tree huts, and more. Within the park, visitors will enjoy quiet, peaceful nature trails, wetlands designed to support local wildlife, educational playgrounds, auditory sculptures that react to wind and rain, and a beautiful meeting facility able to accommodate gatherings from 10-250.
Plantation also hosts a Farmers Market featuring fresh, certified organic and non-organic produce, locally produced honey, homemade hummus, plants and orchids, fresh cut flowers, breads and Danishes, olive oils, cheeses, dips, spreads and more. It is located at Volunteer Park and runs year round.
American Heritage School is nearby for those wishing to send their children to private school. It is a co-educational day school for grades Pre-K through 12 with approximately 2,400 students. It is a nationally recognized college preparatory school rated the #1 private school in the nation for National Merit Scholars and ranked #1 in the nation in math six consecutive years.
There are over 60 student clubs and organizations, as well as multiple service opportunities on and off campus. The library is a 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art structure housing 9 interactive classrooms, 300 computers, and 60,000 volumes of books and reference materials. Other highlights of the campus include two multimedia production studios, three science labs, a 12,000 sq. ft. gymnasium, five athletic fields, and a 2000 sq. ft. weightlifting and conditioning center. American Heritage offers financial aid, scholarships, and faculty tuition benefits to approximately 21% of the student body for tuition expenses.
The City of Plantation has supported its equestrian community for years, and in the past helped provide a place that allowed residents to enjoy that lifestyle. The equestrian center is set within a picturesque, sub-tropical setting, developed with the safety, security and enjoyment of you and your horse in mind. The Plantation Equestrian Center is set amidst 85 acres of beautifully landscaped boardwalks, bridle paths and recreational areas and features:
- Two stables that house 96 stalls, each with its own wash rack
- One lighted main ring and two addition show rings
- Two practice rings (one lighted)
- Turn-out paddock areas
- An ancillary building, which includes a concession area, restrooms, an announcer booth with PA system and office space
- Bleachers to accommodate approximately 300 spectators
- Ample parking for events and shows
- On-site management
- Easy access; conveniently located on West Sunrise Boulevard, near I-75 and I-595
The Plantation Equestrian Center respects the City’s long history with the equestrian community, and encourages the relationship between a horse and its rider by providing an opportunity for them to connect with our unique South Florida landscape.
Plantation Acres is for those who desire a taste of country living within the big city with less restrictions from Homeowner Associations.
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