Don’t Forget Your Four-Legged Friends When Evacuating!

September 5th, 2017

With the most recent hurricane forecasts, Hurricane Irma, predicting landfall in South Florida, it is important to have a plan to evacuate if necessary. If you are in an evacuation zone and are a pet owner, you may find an issue with bringing them to a general population shelter, as they only allow service animals. If you own pets, you are advised to bring them to the pet friendly shelter (which is not a general population shelter). We encourage those that have pets to pre-register their animals with the shelter in case of emergency and you need to leave your homes. The pre-registration is required and is something that you may not be able to do on the go, so be prepared!

The closest pet friendly shelter is in Tamarac at the Millennium Middle School located at 5803 NW 94th Avenue. Tamarac, FL 33321. This shelter will allow all Broward residents and their registered pets to seek shelter. In order to register, please call the Humane Society at 954-989-3977. To see the full listing of general population shelters check out the Broward Evacuation Shelter List Here. Please start to take necessary precautions and stay safe!

 

Featured Listing: 6193 Rock Island Rd. #117 Tamarac, FL 33319

August 29th, 2017

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom corner unit condo is located in the peaceful and amenity filled community, The Gate. It also has water views from the kitchen, living areas and patio! With over 1,000 sqft of living space it is perfect for a young couple or small family.

It features wood cabinets, a remodeled master bath and upgraded fixtures. The master suite also contains a walk-in closet. The fresh and open eat-in kitchen has a breakfast bar and opens up into the living area beautifully. There is also a separate carved out area for a formal dining room. Included appliances include a dishwasher, disposal, refrigerator, a self-cleaning oven, a washer and a dryer. The entire unit is also freshly painted.

The complex is beautifully maintained and has amenities that will rival any other community. A substantial picnic area, tennis courts and a large swimming pool. You will have one assigned parking space to the unit and plenty of guest parking available. It is also pet friendly (up to 20 pounds) so no need to worry about your furry friends!

Please view the full listing here. If you would like to schedule a showing please contact your local agents at Great Florida Homes!

Registration Opens for Annual 5k Remembrance Run/Walk

August 21st, 2017

Annually, the City of Coral Springs remembers the victims and honors the heroes of September 11th, 2001. This year’s Remembrance 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 7 a.m with the starting line at the Northwest Regional Library at 3151 University Drive. It is a family friendly event and teams are encouraged to register as groups or teams as awards will be given.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female, as well as the top three in the age-appropriate categories. Team awards will also be given out to the top fire rescue department, law enforcement department, EMT paramedic department, and top club. All finishers will receive medals and t-shirts for their participation. Registration costs are as follows: $25 for Adults/$15 for Students 19 & under/$20 for Emergency Service Personnel. Registration fees will increase as the race gets closer, so register for your spot today!

Gather your friends, family, co-workers and come on down to support emergency personnel and those we lost on September 11th. Please visit the website for more info and registration links.

 

Back To School Supplies Drive!

July 20th, 2017

Assist the City of Coral Springs with providing the children of our community with a great start to a new school year by making a donation of school supplies.  As back to school shopping begins to get back underway, some children will head back to the classrooms without much-needed, basic school supplies. The City is collecting these supplies for economically disadvantaged children in the community starting on July 18th.
This drive will run from the 18th of July until August 15th.  Supplies that will be accepted include: markers, erasers, glue sticks, crayons, highlighters, binders, pencils, folders, pens, index cards, rulers, notebooks, and more. Please stop by and make a donation of any size (Cash donations are also accepted toward supplies and uniforms). Also, remember that the weekend of August 4-6th is Tax Free for all schools supplies. So come on down and continue to make Coral Springs a better place to live for people of all ages.

Drop off Locations:

Volunteer Service (inside Mullins Park) • 10000 NW 29th Street
Police Department (in lobby) • 2801 Coral Springs Drive
City Hall • 9551 W. Sample Road
City Hall in the Mall • 9239 W. Atlantic Blvd.
Marcos Pizza • 8220 Wiles Road

 

Rainy Season is Mosquito Season!

July 7th, 2017

Everyone knows that mosquitoes are both annoying and a nuisance to any home. They can also carry serious diseases such encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue, and malaria. There are many ways to prevent mosquitoes from lingering around your home, so in order to protect yourself and your neighbors, you can take these precautions.

–       Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets

–       Move house drain hoses frequently

–       Install screens on rain barrels

–       Empty water from boats.

–       Clean clogged roof gutters

–       Empty watering areas of pets daily

–       Change and clean water in bird baths weekly

–       Stock fish pools or lily ponds with minors. These fish eat mosquito larvae.

–       & many more!

Remember, mosquitoes need stagnant water to lay their eggs where they hatch in a day or two. So draining and changing water frequently will prevent these eggs from hatching or being laid in the first place. If you would like more information and more precautions you can take to protect your property from mosquitoes, please visit broward.org.

 

Happy Independence Day!

June 30th, 2017

The summer is a great time to be a resident of Coral Springs and this Fourth of July is going to be a highlight of the year! Join the City’s annual Fourth of July celebration at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th at Mullins Park.

We encourage the community to celebrate the holiday safely by enjoying a fireworks display set to being at around 9 p.m. in the park. The event as always will be free to enter with bounce houses and live music. There will be some small fees for kid’s craft activities, food, and refreshments. If you will be driving, there is a $3 parking fee at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, Mullins Park, and the Center for the Arts. For safety reasons, personal fireworks, pets, and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited and security will be enforcing these rules. All bags brought into the event are subject to search for this reason.  Mullins Park is located at 10000 Ben Geiger Drive and for more information please call 954-345-2200.

We here at Great Florida Homes wish everyone an exciting, fun, and safe summer!!

 

Healthcare on the Go!

June 14th, 2017

The Coral Springs, Parkland Fire Department/Cleveland Clinic Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program (MIH) is a mouthful to say but is something that brings a very unique form of healthcare to Coral Springs. It is a system that gives the patient (in a non emergency situation) the option of being treated on their premises and then to be referred to the appropriate level of follow up care if needed.

The fire department has modified one of its existing rescue trucks into a mobile urgent-care of walk-in unit. It has the feel and look of an examination room found in a hospital or doctor’s office. The unit is staffed with one mid-level care provider, a nurse practitioner and one paramedic. The service is available by appointment only between 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.  and the caller will be asked for some basic demographic and insurance information before the appointment is confirmed.

Some examples of service that could be provided are as follows:  Respiratory Infections, Ear, Nose and Throat Infections, Urinary Tract Infections, Asthma, Migraines, Minor Lacerations and Burns, Minor Soft Tissue Trauma (Sprains/Strains), Minor Skin Conditions (Rashes/Bites), Minor Eye Conditions, Minor Pelvic Discomfort, Sports and School Physicals, Vaccinations, and Community Public Education.

Please call 954-346-HELP if you are interested in scheduling an appointment. Times and services will be expanded as demand for services increase. Stay safe!

Enjoy an Ice Cream Cone With Coral Springs Finest

June 12th, 2017

On June 16th, we encourage you to come out to the Chick-Fil-A on University Drive in Coral Springs to enjoy a Cone With a Cop. Join your neighbors and police officers for an ice cream cone and conversation. There will be no agenda or speeches, just questions from you!

This is an opportunity for you to voice any concerns your may have as well as just being able to get to know the officers that are patrolling your neighborhood. Coral Springs always wants their police officers and citizens to have a solid relationship and this event is your chance to ask any questions you may have.

The event will take place on June 16th, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Chick-Fil-A located at 1341 University Drive in Coral Springs. So come on down and enjoy some ice cream while getting to know those who keep Coral Springs safe each and every day!

Coral Springs Flooding – Be Safe!

June 9th, 2017

Coral Springs has had over a foot of rain over the past few days which has led to dangerous flooding, especially with the current drought situation upon us. We want to remind you that flooding is extremely dangerous and that precautions should be made. The City of Coral Springs is working very heard to remedy the situation and is pumping water out at its maximum capacity. The c-14 canal is currently very high due to the amount of rain in such a short amount of time which is making it difficult to move water out at a quicker pace.

Please drive carefully and avoid flooded areas for your safety. To report any road hazards, please call the Call Center at 954-344-1001. The water districts are working very hard to clear the flooded roads. Please be aware that Westchester, North Springs, and the Corporate Park are the worst affected areas. Please avoid them if you can.

Lastly, Waste Pro is working hard to collect carts, but some routes are inaccessible due to flooding. If they are unable to collect your cart, please store them away until the next scheduled pick up day. The city wants to thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Stay safe!

Broward County to Replace Aging Police Radio System

June 7th, 2017

Coral Springs and the surrounding communities in Broward county have approved the replacement of its aging police radio system. The current system has had some recent criticism for the static and sporadic outages that have been reported in the past. The cost of the new system totals at $59.5 million. Though replacing the system is expensive, the current system is more than 25 years old and is generally considered to be at the “end of its life”.  The new system which was approved Tuesday May 23rd won’t be ready to use until the end of the 2018 year.

A new system means improved communications within the county and will increase the capabilities of local law enforcement agencies to respond that much quicker and allow the first responders to be better updated with critical information. It will be focused and used by all public safety responders, police, and fire departments. This is just another way in which Coral Springs and the communities in Broward County are making this area a place where everyone will feel safe and everyone will want to live!