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Pembroke Pines, FL, City Facts and Higher Education Info

Pembroke Pines, Florida, is a fast-growing city in the South Florida metropolitan area. Pembroke Pines is within commuting distance of a variety of colleges, universities, career schools and technical institutes. Find out more about the city's history, economy and school options below.

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Information about Pembroke Pines, Florida

Pembroke Pines is located in Florida's Gold Coast near major southeastern cities like Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Miami. Pembroke Pines was incorporated in 1960 and has since grown rapidly, with a current population of about 165,000 residents, according to 2014 U.S. census estimates. Pembroke Pines is in close proximity to large, metropolitan cities such as Miami, providing easy access to a variety of amenities while retaining a slower pace of life and family-friendly atmosphere.

Pembroke Pines has an art gallery, theater, culture center and glass gallery, in addition to over 30 parks and recreational facilities. The Florida Everglades, an expansive system of marshes, lakes and grassland, is an hour and a half drive to the west. The city is also close to a number of beachfront areas, golf courses and shopping opportunities. Just north of Pembroke Pines is the city of Jupiter, which has spring training camps utilized by two major league baseball teams.

Higher Education

While Pembroke Pines has just one school, Keiser Permanente-Pembroke Pines, the local area has about 20 public and private non-profit colleges and universities. Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale is under 5 miles from Pembroke Pines. It offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to approximately 24,000 students. Barry University in Miami is a liberal arts college that has numerous undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Other 4-year schools include St. Thomas University, Florida Memorial University and Johnson & Wales University. Several 2-year colleges can be found near Pembroke Pines, such as City College-Hollywood, Sheridan Technical College and Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College.

Economy and Employment

The median household income for residents of this city was $61,539, based on 2010-2014 census data. That rate is nearly $15,000 higher than that of Florida as a whole. According to 2012 census data, retail trade employed nearly 10,700. Health care and social assistance employed about 7,000 people, while accommodation and food services employed nearly 6,000 people.

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