Coconut Creek is known for its beautiful landscapes, warm weather, and multiple recreational options for residents. The city is nestled in Florida between Miami and Palm Beach, an hour’s drive from each. Nicknamed the Butterfly Capital of the World, Coconut Creek is a popular small town destination for active adults.
Climate & Geography
Located in Southeast Florida, Coconut Creek lies within tropical latitudes and experiences tropical savanna climate. With this climate, summers are wet with high temperatures and winters are short and comfortable. There is nearly twice as much rainfall in the city than average, mostly occurring throughout the summer months. On average, Coconut Creek has 250 sunny days per year.
Coconut Creek is located between the Everglades to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Coconut Creek has many amenities for residents of the city. Throughout the year, the city hosts free events like concerts and movies in the park.
Coconut Creek Promenade is a 23-acre, open-air, upscale shopping and restaurant center.
For fun with a bit more of a Vegas twist, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek features 2,400 Vegas-style and bingo-style slot machines and 65 live tables, including blackjack and baccarat. The casino also houses three restaurants: NYY Steak, Sorrisi Italian Restaurant, and New York-style 1st Street Deli.
For active adults who enjoy the outdoors, Coconut Creek has an abundance of sport fields, fitness centers, athletic courts, 18 parks, and nine greenways. Butterfly World is the first and largest butterfly house in the U.S. The breathtaking natural attraction houses 80 species and 5,000 individual butterflies, hummingbirds and lorikeet aviaries, and outdoor gardens.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Florida is one of seven states that has no state tax on income. Permanent residents of Florida are entitled to a homestead exemption of up to $50,000. Retirees may qualify for additional exemption.
The cost of living in Coconut Creek is higher than the national average, but lower than the state index. There is a 7 percent sales tax in Coconut Creek.
The greater Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area ranks in the top 20 communities across the country in Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
There are 10 hospitals located within 10 miles of Coconut Creek. The medical facilities are considered high performing in a total of 13 procedures/conditions and one adult specialty.
Holy Cross Hospital-Fort Lauderdale is recognized by U.S. News as the No. 5 hospital in Southern Florida. The hospital is high performing in orthopedics, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, hip replacements, and knee replacements.
Northwest Medical Center-Margate is also rated as high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure cases.