About Pompano Beach, FL
When you come to Pompano Beach, you can expect to receive “Florida’s Warmest Welcome.” That’s the motto for this quiet yet bustling seaside
community located in the heart of the Gold Coast just minutes from Fort Lauderdale and midway between Palm Beach and Miami.
The city is home to over 100,000 residents and is a popular beachfront destination for countless tourists. CNN, Money Magazine and the Wall Street Journal have listed the area as one of the top real estate markets in the country for vacation homes.
With a year round sunny climate and more than three miles of pristine sandy white beaches, it’s the ideal location for a myriad of recreational activities. Numerous marinas offer fishing, boating, diving, and snorkeling excursions. On dry land, people can enjoy playing golf on some of the most beautiful courses in the country, including the Greg Norman Signature Pines Course. Also, over 200 restaurants are providing diverse culinary experiences.
Variety Of Events
The city also hosts a variety of annual events including the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, St. Patrick’s Irish Festival, St. Coleman’s Italian Festival, the Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade, The Holiday Yuletide Parade and the Annual Nautical Flea Market at Pompano Community Park & Amphitheater. Pompano Beach is also home to the Goodyear Blimp, located at Pompano Beach Airpark.
With so much to offer, it’s easy to understand how the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce can boast that “in the heart of everything, we have everything!”
As the third largest of Broward County’s 29 municipalities, the Pompano’s economy is fueled by tourism, light manufacturing, retail, and high technology with over 50,000 individual business enterprises. There is no state income tax, no state property tax, no inventory tax and no corporate franchise tax on capital stock. Residents of Pompano Beach also enjoy one of the smallest tax rates in the county.
Convenient access to highways and railways, two international airports (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport) and several international seaports makes Pompano Beach a convenient crossroads for business, travel, and commerce.
Pompano has a crime rate index of 4 out of 100 with 100 being the safest. The two most common categories of crimes committed in Pompano Beach are violent crimes and property crimes.
- The overall crime rate in Pompano Beach is 61% higher than the average of crimes committed in Florida and 84% higher than the national average
- Pompano Beach is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
- In Pompano Beach you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 14.43 daily crimes that occur in Pompano Beach
Leah Mayherson is a Criminal Defense Attorney serving the Pompano Beach area, for questions and guidance on any criminal matter, feel free to contact her for guidance.