About Weston, Florida

Weston is a master planned suburban community in Broward County, Florida, United States. Established as a city in 1996, much of the community was developed by Arvida/JMB Realty (known for developing Walt Disney World) and is located near the western developmental boundary of Broward County. It is the most western city in Broward County, and its entire west side is next to the Everglades. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 65,333. Weston is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.

In 2010, Money magazine ranked Weston 19th in America in the "Biggest Earners" category, with a median family income of $119,689. In 2006, it was ranked as the city with the largest job growth in Florida and 18th largest in the nation. BusinessWeek ranked Weston as one of the "best affordable suburbs" in the United States in November 2006.[9][10]

 

Weston consistently ranks high annually in CNN Money magazine's "Biggest Earners" category. In 2008, Money magazine ranked Weston as the 73rd best place to live in America, making it the best place to live in the state of Florida. In 2012, Weston moved up eleven slots to the 62nd best place to live in America, once again topping the list in the state of Florida. It was recently named by Family Circle Magazine one of the Ten Best Towns for Families for 2015. In February 2018, the City of Weston was ranked #8 in the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. by NeighborhoodScout.

Climate

South Florida winters are usually dry and warm during La Niña conditions, while El Niño conditions usually bring cool and wet conditions to the region. ENSO effects on South Florida are rather minimal during the summer months, with the exception of tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic Basin.

Geography

Weston is located at the western edge of development in Broward County. It is bordered by: On its northeast: Sunrise, On its east: Davie, On its south: Southwest Ranches, On its west and north: The Everglades.

According to the United States Census Bureau the city has a total area of 26.3 square miles (68.2 km2), of which 25.2 square miles (65.2 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) is water. The total area is 4.49% water.

Demographics

As of 2010, there were 24,394 households, with 13.0% being vacant. In 2000, there were 16,576 households out of which 51.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.0% are married couples living together, 9.0% have a female householder with no husband present and 17.6% are non-families. 13.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.97 and the average family size is 3.29.

In 2000, the age distribution of the city was as follows: 32.4% were under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64 and 6.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 90.2 males.

In 2000, English was the sole language spoken at home by 62.5% of the residents, while Spanish speakers comprised 31.40% of the population, Portuguese speakers comprised 1.3% of the population, and French speakers 0.82%.

As of 2010, Weston had the highest number and highest percentage of Venezuelans in the United States, at 9.4% of the city's residents, the fourteenth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 6.19% of the city's population, seventy-fifth highest percentage of Cubans, at 4.05% of Weston residents, and had the forty-seventh highest percentage of Peruvians in the US, with 1.19% of the population (tied with Orange, New Jersey.] Also, Puerto Ricans (who are born U.S. citizens), made up 4.1% of residents.

Economy

According to a 2010 estimate, the median income for a household in the city is $93,553 and the median per capita income is $40,432. Males have a median income of $63,135 versus $38,119 for females. 2.3% of the population is below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.8% of those under the age of 18 and 8.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Companies with operations in Weston include Ultimate Software, DHL, Marriott International, Abbott Laboratories, Mondelez, Cleveland Clinic, Wendy's LATAM & Caribbean, Rockwell Automation LATAM, American Express, Rick Case Autos among others.

Transportation

Major highways in Weston include:

  • Interstate 75, which travels North and South along the Eastern Edge of the City, and East and West along the Northern edge of the City as "Alligator Alley".

  • U.S. Highway 27, which travels along the western edge of the city.

Other major roads and Arterial Streets include:

  • Griffin Road (State Road 818)

  • South Post Road

  • Weston Road

  • Royal Palm Boulevard and then renamed Glades Parkway north of Saddle Club Road

  • Indian Trace

  • Bonaventure Boulevard

The city is served by bus routes of Broward County Transit, e.g. route 23.

Education

Broward County Public Schools operates public schools.

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