Weston is Family Friendly
One of the best Miami suburbs for families is Weston. The most western city in Broward County, Weston is home to 65,300 residents and shares its western border with the Florida Everglades. Weston has been ranked in CNNMoney’s “Best Places to Live in America” and Family Circle’s “Ten Best Places for Families”. This is a also a safe choice to make a home – ranked no 5 in the most safest list in the whole of florida, with a violent crime rating of 91.9 and the chance of being involved in a property crime less than 1%.
Weston has a great “small town” vibe. Most of the communities are very tight knit and you get to know your neighbors. Weston is a very family-minded city and residents take pride in the synergy between families and the community and almost everything seems to revolve around the families – BBQ’s in the back yard, family picnics etc. There is a number of golf course and sports clubs such as ‘Midtown Athletic Club’. Weston is also home to a good amount of cozy restaurants.
There are plenty of soccer clubs, parks, social gatherings and I noticed it is very easy to park. I went there during what I figured would be rush hour traffic, but there was no traffic to speak of. Come evening time there is no crazy ‘South Beach’ vibe going on.
It’s not overpopulated like a lot of areas in South Florida but it’s still close to shopping centers, restaurants, night life, malls, and major highways. You can easily get on the highway and head to Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, or Miami beach all within a 20-30 minute drive.