Welcome to Pompano Beach
A northeastern expanse of Broward County with the spectrum of real estate and lifestyle opportunities.
Its slogan is “Florida’s Warmest Welcome.” And with so much South Florida goodness packed into its confines, it’s no wonder that more than 110,000 people call it home. Pompano Beach is most renowned for its Atlantic Avenue meets A1A beachy core. In reality, its geographic scope extends well beyond this epicenter. Pompano Beach is generally bordered by Sample Road to the north, McNab Road to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Florida’s Turnpike to the west.
What to Love
- Access to Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach.
- Outdoor opportunities aplenty spanning parks, golf courses, the beach and more.
- Shopping selections including local boutiques to stretches of bigger box stores.
With coastal living and more suburban-esque communities all within Pompano Beach, your choice of lifestyle awaits. Generally east of US-1 / Federal Highway, you’ll find canal-side residents with Intracoastal and Atlantic Ocean access – the closest ocean access is via Hillsboro Inlet to the north. Atlantic Avenue is Pompano Beach’s primary land-to-sea thoroughfare. Between US-1 / Federal Highway west to A1A, you’ll find a stretch of family-owned restaurants, shops and the in-between. Regional favorites include the Checkers Old Munchen German restaurant, Houston’s steakhouse and The Rabbit Hole vegan restaurant.
There are plenty of other urban centers throughout Pompano Beach as well. Tucked off the southwest intersection of Copans Road and US-1 / Federal Highway is Pompano Citi Centre which includes a Lowe’s, TJ Maxx and Dangerous Minds Brewing. Just north is Pompano Pointe Shopping Centre, which is anchored by a Whole Foods Market, Muvico movie theater and HomeGoods. Beyond shopping, Pompano Beach has a number of regionally-popular parks, including Pompano Community Park which is a haven for baseball and pickleball players and, west of I-95, Hunters Manor Park, which includes a lengthy hiking track, playground multiple sports courts.
Dining, Entertainment, Shopping
Sure, you can easily venture to Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and points in-between within 15 minutes, but there are so many stellar entertainment, shopping and dining destinations within Pompano Beach proper.
Within the Pompano Community Park / Golf Course area, are two of the area’s biggest music lovers’ draws. Pompano Beach Amphitheater seats nearly 15,000 and regularly hosts big-name acts. Galuppi’s is the on-site restaurant at the golf-course and is renowned for its local acts on Friday and Saturday nights.
For oceanside dining, Beach House Pompano is on the sand and has sweeping vistas of the pier and beach landscape. Oceanic is another stellar option nearby – a seafood and steakhouse joint on the pier itself.
Fun fact: Pompano Beach has a quaint downtown, too, and it’s located near the intersection of East Atlantic Boulevard and Dixie Highway. To taste the town, South Bar & Kitchen has become the “it” spot with a Southern-meets-creole vibe and menu.
For a fun family outing, Butterfly World is in neighboring Coconut Creek. The attraction is within Tradewinds Park and is home to more than 20,000 butterflies and birds that soar by in canopied and open areas.
Things to Do
For art lovers, Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano Beach’s quaint downtown district houses more than a dozen independent art studios. Pair your artsy excursion with a bit of history at the Sample-McDougald House, a historic home that was built in 1916 and is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Also on the history front, you can pay a visit to Hillsboro Lighthouse. Each month – typically on a Saturday – the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society hosts one-hour boat tours around the iconic lighthouse’s grounds.
Designated schools for Pompano Beach include: