Homes for Sale in Margate
Margate is a city with a small town feel and a big city attitude. Margate was incorporated in 1955 and since then, it’s popularity has grown due to an abundance of outdoor facilities such as the Calypso Cove Water Park, three excellent golf courses and some beautiful parks. The city recently came together to celebrate Margate’s 60th Birthday providing residents with an opportunity to share treasured memories from the past.
Location & Population
Margate is a bedroom community located in Broward County, not far from Fort Lauderdale and Miami, and can be accessed by the nearby interstates and airports. Getting around the city is simple via the free bus service that is offered to all residents. A tropical all year-round climate is enjoyed by the city’s 55,000 residents and visitors.
Activities & Events
Margate radiates community spirit which is clearly illustrated by the vast array of activities and events such as the Fourth of July celebration parade and fireworks, the golf classic and Sounds at Sundown concert. One of Margate’s most popular events is the annual winter festival where festival-goers can enjoy a range of musical entertainment, food and drink. The city’s main attraction is Calypso Cove which is located within the Royal Palm Park. Calypso Cove is a Caribbean-themed aquatic attraction providing Margate’s residents and visitors, and especially families, with a range of leisure pursuits; from swim lessons and fishing on the dock to basketball and sunning in lawn chairs. Every Saturday night Margate Sports Complex offers ‘Movies in the Park’ where family and friends can come together to watch a free blockbuster movie under the stars.
The city operates the Margate Volunteer Programme (MVP) which provides residents with the opportunity to participate in community activities. The city also provides a recreational program that includes a variety of activities such as dance, karate, tennis and drama classes.
With its 7 public schools, 3 charter schools and 4 private schools, plus a packed calendar of family-friendly events throughout the year, Margate is the perfect family-friendly choice for people looking for a quieter Florida location, or as a vacation destination.
The Business Community
The city of Margate has a growing business community and the city is home to numerous amenities and services as local and national businesses, parks, and waterways. There are plans for a revitalized city center which will offer a variety of unique and local retailers, businesses and restaurants. Margate is also a self-sustaining community with its own police and fire departments, water and wastewater treatment facilities that also provides services to surrounding communities.
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