Cooper City is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It is located in Broward County, 12 miles from Fort Lauderdale. The city is named for Morris Cooper, who founded the community in 1959. This is an inland city on the eastern side of the state. Cooper City serves as a bedroom community for Fort Lauderdale.
Copper City’s economy is based on transportation, manufacturing, and its nearness to Fort Lauderdale. Companies with office space or other facilities in Cooper City include Gulfstream International Airlines and Locair. The nearby Fort Lauderdale economy is heavily reliant on tourism. Companies based in the Fort Lauderdale area include AutoNation, Citrix Systems, DHL Express, Spirit Airlines, and National Beverage Corporation. The largest employers in the county are Tenet Healthcare, American Express, the Continental Group, Motorola, and Maxim Integrated Products.
Entertainment And Dining Out
In the nearby Fort Lauderdale area there are many of things to see and do. Choices include boating on the ocean or along miles of other waterways. This might entail taking a river cruise, such as the Jungle Queen. There is also sport or deep sea fishing available. The area offers a great deal of shopping options. One of the malls located near the beach is the Galaria, or there is the huge Sawgrass Mills mega mall featuring over 300 retail outlets. Sawgrass is one of the largest malls in the United States. Dining options in Cooper City include South China Restaurant, Buca di Beppo, Vita Italian Restaurant & Pizza, La Brochette Bistro, Tijuana Flats and Beef O Brady’s. The Tijuana Taxi Company is a Mexican restaurant that serves huge portions of delicious authentic cuisine.
The nearest major airport to Cooper City is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights from Fort Lauderdale, the airport is located 10 miles from the city center. The area is served by regional bus service. Port Everglades Expressway is part of interstate 595 and connects Interstate 75 and Alligator Alley.