Southwest Ranches

Holding true rural lifestyle and small-town personality sits like a hidden treasure.

Welcome to Southwest Ranches

A Hidden Rural Gem

On the eastern edge of the Everglades in Broward County, a small town holding true to its rural lifestyle and small-town personality sits like a hidden treasure. Southwest Ranches, with a population of over 7,900, may be the best kept secret in South Florida.

Live the Quiet Life

Incorporated in 2000 as a way to avoid being annexed by Pembroke Pines, Southwest Ranches prides itself on being independent, on having a lack of sidewalks, and by affording a rural way of life. If you are looking for a place to relax in a quiet life on an acre of land, you will find it in Southwest Ranches.

Current zoning laws keep the industrial and commercial zoning light and the residential and ranch lifestyle in full swing. New homes are built on sites with a minimum of one acre lots, but many are much larger. Southwest Ranches is a place where you will hear horses neighing, donkeys braying and roosters crowing.

Located 15 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale and 12 miles north of Miami-Dade County, you will be able to access all of the amenities of big city living. Work hard, play hard, and come home to the peaceful small-town vibe that is Southwest Ranches.

If you are looking for a place to spend time outdoors, look no further. There are plenty of parks in Southwest Ranches. Sunshine Ranches Equestrian Park, Rolling Oaks Open Space Park, and Country Estates Fishing Hole Park are just a few and give you plenty of opportunity to spend time in the great outdoors getting back to nature.

Hollywood’s finest and professional sports players alike are no strangers to Southwest Ranches. Southwest Ranches is home to celebrities that sought-out the quiet, rural, and tranquil feel. Among the famous residents are movie star and wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, NFL’s Chicago Bears stars Devin Hester, Brandon Marshall and Miami Heat NBA star Udonis Johneal Haslem call or have called this city home.

A Great Place to Live and Learn

Not sure where to live? You have the option of building to order in neighborhoods like Sunshine Ranches. Single family homes are available in locations like Alamo Country Estates. If a luxury home is on your list, choose from communities like Trails of El Rancho Acres. No matter where you live, you’ll be able to enjoy the rural lifestyle to the fullest.

Raising children in Southwest Ranches is made easier with top-rated schools such as Silver Trail Middle School, Hawkes Bluff Elementary School, Apple Tree Montessori School, and Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School as some of the top schools in town. Beth Emet Temple and School are just around the corner in neighboring Cooper City.

Move to Southwest Ranches to live a life you may have thought impossible, a quiet rural life, in the heart of major metropolitan areas. You don’t have to sacrifice convenience for peace and quiet. In Southwest Ranches, you really can have it all.

Broker Patty Da Silva can help you find the best home to suit your needs and the lifestyle you are looking for in Southwest Ranches. Give us a call when you are ready to find your rural escape in Southwest Ranches.



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