Parkland, Florida located in Broward county is 3 miles NE of Coral Springs, Florida (center to center) and 37 miles north of Miami, Florida. The city is part of the Fort Lauderdale metro area. Parkland was established in the year 1963 and has grown rapidly in a very short time. In fact, the population was less than 4,000 in the 1990s and has risen to about 14,000 within a decade or so. The zoning laws of Parkland were framed in such a way that they would protect the ‘park-like’ spirit of the area. The city did not even have any traffic lights or stores in the beginning. However, they have been introduced in the recent years.
Parkland is situated in an ideal location where one can live a very peaceful life, while having all the amenities of a city. The city has several social organizations and groups that arrange a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. The beaches of South Florida are a short drive away. The city is surrounded by several miles of equestrian trails, which provide great opportunities for horse riding. The city also has many golf courses.