Coral Springs

Coral Springs

About Coral Springs

Coral Springs, officially chartered July 10, 1963, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Fort Lauderdale. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 121,096. It is part of the Miami Fort Lauderdale Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people in 2010. The city was master-planned and primarily developed by WCI Communities, then known as Coral Ridge Properties, a division of Westinghouse. The city's name is derived from the company's name, and was selected after several earlier proposals had been considered and rejected. Despite the name, there are no springs in the city; Florida's springs are found in the central and northern portions of the state. During the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s the young city grew rapidly, adding over 35,000 residents each decade.

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