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Margate, FL

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Margate is a quaint Southern Florida city that sits twelve miles north of Fort Lauderdale and seven miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. It offers a big-city attitude with a small-town feel, featuring four golf courses, modern shopping plazas and dozens of parks and sports complexes. Margate is a convenient and comfortable city to live and work in Southern Florida.

Getting Around in Margate, FL

Margate, like most areas of Florida, is best navigated by car. Major roads like Florida’s Turnpike, Sawgrass Expressway and Route 441 pass through the city. Public transportation is run by the Margate Inner-City Transit System. It includes three extensive bus routes, which are used in conjunction with Broward County Transit.

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The average commuter time in Margate is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.99%
  • 24.54%
  • 2.81%

Calypso Cove

<p>Calypso Cove is an aquatic center and water park in Margate. It is a major attraction for residents and tourists alike, featuring three pools, a large deck area, two pavilions and a fishing dock. Located within Royal Palm Park, the Caribbean-themed aquatic center offers water safety classes, lap swimming, adult nights, water aerobics and much more.</p>

Central Location

<p>Margate is a conveniently located to the busy commercial, business, and outdoors areas of southern Florida. It is only a twenty-minute drive to downtown Fort Lauderdale and a forty-minute drive to downtown Miami. It is also close to Everglades National Park, a 1,509,000-acre reserve that is the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River and a major tourist attraction for Florida.</p>

Plenty of Golf

<p>Margate offers several golf courses despite its small size. The Carolina Club Golf Course, Franklin Golf Properties, Margate Executive Golf Course and Oriole Golf And Tennis Club are all located within the city. Golf is a year-round attraction in southern Florida because of the warm summer weather and moderate winter climate.</p>