Weston, Florida, is a city located between Sunrise and Miami. It is found on the Atlantic Coast of Florida and is a part of the South Florida metropolitan area. Weston has a population of over 65,000, and it has a median income of close to $120,000. The city was founded in 1996, and in 2012, Weston was ranked by CNN's Money Magazine as the 62nd best place in America to live, the top ranking for any city in Florida.
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Housing StatisticsThe average price per square foot in Weston is $172, which shows an increase of 11 percent in comparison to last year. The median price for housing, for May 13 to July 13, was $339,950; a figure based on 444 individual sales. This figure represents a 20 percent rise, which translates to a $56,550 increase, when compared to the same stretch last year. At the same time, number of house sales displayed an increase of 11.8 percent. There are also 532 houses pre-foreclosure, owned by the bank or in auction. The listing price of these houses, on average, currently sits at $591,160. This shows a decrease of 0.2 percent compared to the week prior. These houses are available to buy, rent and rent to own. 21.30 percent of the housing available is rented, while 13.01 percent is unoccupied.
NightlifeThere is a thriving nightlife in Weston. Try out the Carolina Ale House at 2618 Weston Road. The Carolina is a large bar with comfortable sofas and television. Visitors will find a fine selection of draft beer and house wine. Dining includes American dishes, including steak, burgers and seafood. Flanigan's is another great place to relax and enjoy good food. Try the baby back ribs. For more nighttime entertainment, have a look at Uncle Al's Sports Cafe at 15846 West State Road 84.
Transportation and CommutesWeston is in close proximity to the Fort Lauderdale Airport. A network of bus routes going to and from the airport serves the city well. Weston is also a good place to have a bicycle for those who prefer to be more active and environment-friendly. The city boasts 52 miles of bike lanes, making it convenient and safe for bikers. At the same time, the traffic in Weston is relatively low and parking is available in abundance.
Tourist AttractionsThere are many outdoor and recreational activities available to Weston residents. The city boasts countless parks, the Tequesta Indian burial mound, beautiful beaches and many quality golf courses. Recommended for swimming and sunbathing is the Pompano Beach. For golfing, try out the Flamingo Lakes Country Club or the Cooper Colony Country Club. Additionally, residents get to enjoy the many fishing opportunities within the district-don't miss out on Boca Raton, which is nearby.
Local SportsThe city of Weston joins forces with the Weston Sports Alliance in order to arrange and manage its league athletics. Involved in this arrangement is the American Youth Soccer Organization, the Weston Area Little League, the Weston Rattlers Baseball, Weston Warriors Football, Weston Warrior Lacrosse and the Weston Family YMCA Center, which helps operate a range of basketball, football and hockey programs for Weston residents.
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