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  • Sunrise, Florida, was established in 1961 in western Broward County. It's a pleasant commute from here to Fort Lauderdale, and many people enjoy living in Sunrise because its quiet pace of life and low housing costs. Sunrise Boulevard offers easy access to the beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Seven Bridges at Springtree Golf Course is a popular stop for residents and local golf-lovers alike.

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  • Housing StatisticsIt's not uncommon to see Sunrise residents commute to Fort Lauderdale for work, and a home in Sunrise will give you access to all that Broward County has to offer at a greatly reduced price. The average sales price for a home in Sunrise was just under $189,000, compared to nearly $400,000 in Fort Lauderdale. There's a reason that 69 percent of the residents in Sunrise are homeowners. Single-family homes run at an average of just over $245,000 (over $434,000 in Fort Lauderdale), and townhomes averaged at less than $200,000 (over $360,000 in Fort Lauderdale). The town has a 13.6 percent vacancy rate, making it a great place to buy or rent to own houses.
  • Outdoor ActivitiesThis town was also once named Sunrise Golf Village, and it wasn't for show. The wide open, flat areas made the region ideal for golf courses. The Seven Bridges at Springtree is one such course, with an 18 hole, par 62, championship quality course and short game practice areas. Here you can get golf lessons from a PGA professional and take part in the annual Patriot Day charity golf tournament.
  • Transportation and CommutesThe main roads to commute eastward are Sunrise Boulevard and Oakland Park Boulevard, both shooting straight across to Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Everglades Parkway also extends eastward to Federal Highway (US Hwy 1) in southern Fort Lauderdale and westward to the Gulf Coast of Florida. The Sawgrass Expressway goes north to Coral Springs in northern Broward County or south into Miami-Dade County. Both Sawgrass and Everglades are toll roads. Broward County Transit provides Sunrise with public transit, and the main routes are route 36 along Sunrise Boulevard and 72 along Oakland Park Boulevard. Both routes start at the Sawgrass Mills Mall and travel eastward. The city also has its own mini bus service that takes residents from residential to main areas in town. The fee to travel is 50 cents each way.
  • Local SportsThe BB&T Center in Sunrise plays host to Florida Panthers home games along with other events. As a Sunrise resident, you're also not far from the Miami Dolphins training camp in Davie. Sunrise also offers an athletic complex that has five baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, two soccer fields, and a football field.
  • Tourist AttractionsOne attraction in the past was the Upside Down house, constructed by Norman Johnson to bring in traffic to the budding town. It is no longer standing, but serves as a memory to those residents who have been in town longest. Aside from hosting hockey games, the BB&T Center is a venue for over 200 events. These include concerts for international headliners from Aerosmith to Jay-Z and everyone in between. Also featured at the BB&T Center are the Harlem Globetrotters and Disney on Ice. Tourists also come to the Sawgrass Mills Mall on the western part of town, which takes pride in being the largest outlet shopping center in the country. The mall itself is a large, winding, colorful facility and always full of shoppers.