Where should we raise our children?

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend some time in the playground with my kids and a wonderful mommy friend who has grown to be one of my nearest & dearest. The beauty of being a Realtor for me as a busy mother of 3 is having flexibility. I get so busy balancing helping clients, home and family obligations that I had sadly not taken the time to visit the local park (Miramar Regional Park) in a very long time.

Being a South Florida native, I’ve had the opportunity to live in different cities such as Aventura, Sunny Isles, Kendall, South Beach and where I was born, Hialeah! I must admit my husband and I enjoyed the city life before moving to the burbs. The nightlife was plentiful as well as “day life”. There was always something to do. We would frequent nearby music venues, bars, go dancing every once in a while, etc. It was fun. But then we had kids and priorities shift. We started researching neighborhoods to raise a family, where there were great schools and nice homes that were affordable.

This is when we discovered the Southwest Broward area aka. the burbs. It was marvelous. We didn’t even know this area existed. It was nicely tucked away in between Fort Lauderdale and Miami close enough to the highways making it easy to venture off to the “city” whenever we wanted to have a taste of the city life again. But, here we had everything we needed for our everyday life for the whole family…restaurants, shopping, great schools, church fairs, local hot spots for date nights, neighborhood events, the list goes on.

There were many options to live in this area too like Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Southwest Ranches (where you can find the larger lots/acres+), Weston, Davie, Cooper City, and Sunrise. We have called this area (“the burbs”) our home for over a decade and love this lifestyle because it is ideal for our family. It was a glorious day indeed…clear blue skies, cool temperatures (high 60’s – low 70’s), birds chirping (no traffic or sirens wailing) and just reflecting on a beautiful neighborhood with kids laughing and playing in a beautiful park so close to home…in the burbs!

Here’s a glimpse of the glorious day! IMG_4826


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