Plantation is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated in Broward County, and is bordered by the communities of Lauderhill, Sunrise, Davie, and Fort Lauderdale. This inland city is 7 miles from Fort Lauderdale. It is a planned community, home to an 850-acre central business district known as Plantation Midtown, which offers residential, entertainment, office space, and retail shops. The city takes its name from the Everglades Plantation Company, previous owners of the land the town sits on.
There are over 5,400 businesses located in Plantation. Major companies with office space or other facilities in the area include American Express, Motorola, Kaplan University, Aetna Insurance, and Tradestation. The largest employers in Plantation area Westside Regional Medical Center, Broward County, City of Plantation, DHL, Plantation General Hospital, University of Phoenix, Team Health, PRC, and Consolidated Credit Counseling.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Plantation is located 20 minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s beaches. Within 5 miles of the city center you will find the Museum of Discovery and Science. This museum offers hand-on, interactive displays that are continually changing. There is a very popular science exhibit, and live animals that you can touch, that are native to the state of Florida. The museum also houses the world’s largest captive Atlantic coral reef and an IMAX 3D theater. Dining options in Plantation include Bonefish Grill, India House Restaurant, J Alexander’s Restaurants, China Gourmet, and Padrino’s Cuban Cuisine. Boston Juicy Jerk serves authentic Caribbean food their classic chicken, rice and peas has visitors and locals raving about the restaurant constantly.
The nearest major airport to Plantation is Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights from Fort Lauderdale, the airport is 11 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is Miami International Airport, offering international and domestic flights from Miami, Florida just 31 miles from Plantation.