About Plantation, FL
Plantation is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census the population was 87,496. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.
The city’s name comes from the prior owner of the land, the Everglades Plantation Company. Plantation suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005.
The city has been used as a filming location for many popular movies. The high school in There’s Something About Mary is actually Plantation City Hall, located at 400 NW 73rd Avenue and NW 5th Street.
Plantation is located in central Broward County. It is bordered by Lauderhill to the northeast, Sunrise to the north and west, Davie to the south, and Fort Lauderdale to the east.
DHL’s World Headquarters for the Americas is located in Plantation. American InterContinental University is located in the area, along with the University of Phoenix, located on North Pine Island Road. The Esperanto language institute headquarters are located in Plantation. Avianca operates a Fort Lauderdale-area sales office at 262 South University Drive in Plantation.
Plantation was home to two malls, situated across the street from one another: the Westfield Broward Mall (south of Broward Boulevard), and the Fashion Mall (north of Broward Boulevard). The Fashion Mall/Executive Pavilion was sparsely occupied for many years and closed in April 2007. The vacant former mall was in line to be put up for auction in 2010, but the auction was cancelled after the property owner paid a court judgement. The estimated $350 million project is a major part of Plantation Midtown, an 850-acre (3.4 km2) urban center that is intended to help turn Plantation into a regional destination. Plantation has embraced mixed-use in its master plan for the Midtown area. The city is home of TradeStation broker.