Cooper, FL

Located in Broward County, in southeast Florida, Cooper City is home to around 28,000 residents. The city has been rated as a top place to live in the United States by several publications, including "Family Circle."

What's unique about Cooper City, Florida

Cooper City is blessed with easy access to transportation. (Interstate-75 runs just west of the city; I-95 is just east of the city and I-295 runs just north of Cooper City.) The pace in this bedroom community is relaxed, offering the best of small town life, while still being just a short drive from major league sports, cultural events, shopping, health care and restaurants throughout south Florida.

Living in Cooper City

Life in Cooper City revolves around the outdoors. Not only are there a good selection of city and county parks, but the beach is just a short drive away. The city is also close to a number of excellent golf courses and has a cycling velodrome and several skate parks.

Cultural Activities

There are plenty of cultural activities and events near Cooper City. The Hollywood Arts and Cultural Center, which hosts a full schedule of musical, dance and dramatic performances, is just south of Cooper City. In addition, Bailey Hall at Fort Lauderdale's Broward College is a popular venue for lectures, concerts and theater performances.

Cooper City schools

School-age children in Cooper City attend Cooper City, Embassy Creek or Griffin Elementary School; Pioneer Middle School and Cooper City High School. All of the area schools are rated among the best in the state. In addition to the public schools, there are several private schools in and around Cooper City. These include Flamingo Road Christian Academy and Franklin Academy.

For higher education, south Florida is home to a number of excellent colleges and universities, including the University of Miami, Broward College, Nova Southeastern University and Florida Gulf Coast University.

Working in Cooper City

Although Cooper City is primarily a residential community, there are plenty of job opportunities in nearby Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale. Many of these are in the hospitality and health care sectors, with employers such as Memorial Healthcare System, Spirit Airlines, Tenet Healthcare and American Express.


While the pace is relaxed in Cooper City, there are many entertainment options just outside of the city. The Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Resort is just east of Cooper City. In addition, Cooper City hosts an annual Founder's Day celebration each March, with a parade, a car show, a one-mile family race, several concerts, fireworks and plenty of food and fun.

Parks and Recreation

The City of Cooper City and Broward County owns and maintains a variety of parks and green spaces, including Brian Piccolo Park, which is home to a world-class cricket field. Of course, Cooper City is just a short distance from Atlantic Ocean beaches.

Cooper City Real Estate

Housing in Cooper City includes a good mixture of single-family homes, townhouses and semi-detached condos. Most of the homes here are low-rise with a good sampling of mid-century modern and Florida cottage-style architecture. There is also a smattering of new construction. The median home value in Cooper City is $353,600.

To learn more about buying or selling a home in Cooper City, Florida or if you're looking for a Florida Realtor, call Ruth Klein real estate today at 954-983-1111