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South Florida
Florida
is a region of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Florida, comprising the southernmost part of the state. It is one of Florida's three most common "directional" regions, the others being Central Florida
Florida
and North Florida. It includes the populous Miami
Miami
metropolitan area, the Florida
Florida
Keys, and other localities. South Florida
Florida
is the only part of the continental United States
United States
with a tropical climate.

Contents

1 Area 2 Demographics 3 Cities 4 Culture

4.1 Miami
Miami
accent 4.2 Politics 4.3 Cuisine 4.4 Urban planning

5 Partition proposals 6 See also 7 Notes 8 References 9 External links

Area[edit] As with all vernacular regions, South Florida
Florida
has no official boundaries or status and is defined differently by different sources. A 2007 study of Florida's regions by Ary Lamme and Raymond K. Oldakowski found that Floridians surveyed identified "South Florida" as comprising the southernmost sections of peninsular Florida. That area includes the Miami
Miami
metropolitan area (generally defined as Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties), the Florida
Florida
Keys included in Monroe county, and the interior region known as the Glades. Additionally, Southwest Florida, representing the state's southern Gulf Coast, has emerged as a directional vernacular region. Some respondents from as far northwest as the southern Tampa Bay area identified their region as being in South Florida
Florida
rather than Southwest or Central Florida.[1] Enterprise Florida, the state's economic development agency, identifies "Southeast Florida" as one of eight economic regions used by the agency and other state and outside entities, including the Florida
Florida
Department of Transportation. Some entities alternately designate this region "South Florida".[2] Its definition includes much of the same territory as Lamme and Oldakowski's report (except the Gulf Coast and much of the interior Glades region) as well as additional area. It includes Monroe County (the Keys) and the three metropolitan counties of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, as well as the three "Treasure Coast" counties of Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin to the north.[3] Demographics[edit] The demographics of South Florida
Florida
residents can be segmented as following:

Population % Place of Birth

32.2% State of Florida

33.0% Elsewhere in the U.S.

34.8% Outside of the U.S.

Over 87.2% of all foreigners residing in South Florida
Florida
come from Latin America. Cities[edit] Largest cities in South Florida
Florida
by population:

City 2010 population[4] 2000 population County

Miami 399,457 362,470 Miami-Dade

Hialeah 224,669 226,419 Miami-Dade

Fort Lauderdale 165,521 152,397 Broward

Pembroke Pines 154,750 137,427 Broward

Cape Coral 154,305 102,286 Lee

Hollywood 140,768 139,368 Broward

Miramar 122,041 72,739 Broward

Coral Springs 121,096 117,549 Broward

Miami
Miami
Gardens 107,167 124,656 Miami-Dade

West Palm Beach 99,919 82,103 Palm Beach

Pompano Beach 99,845 78,191 Broward

Davie 91,992 75,720 Broward

Miami
Miami
Beach 87,779 87,933 Miami-Dade

Plantation 84,955 82,934 Broward

Sunrise 84,439 85,787 Broward

Boca Raton 84,392 74,764 Palm Beach

Deerfield Beach 75,018 64,585 Broward

Boynton Beach 68,217 60,389 Palm Beach

Lauderhill 66,887 57,585 Broward

Weston 65,333 49,286 Broward

Fort Myers 62,298 48,208 Lee

Delray Beach 60,522 60,020 Palm Beach

Homestead 60,512 31,909 Miami-Dade

Tamarac 60,427 55,588 Broward

North Miami 58,786 59,880 Miami-Dade

North Port 57,357 22,797 Sarasota

Wellington 56,508 38,216 Palm Beach

Jupiter 55,156 39,328 Palm Beach

Margate 53,284 53,909 Broward

Coconut Creek 52,909 43,566 Broward

Sarasota 51,917 52,715 Sarasota

Culture[edit] Miami
Miami
accent[edit] The Miami
Miami
accent is a regional accent of the American English
American English
dialect spoken in South Florida, particularly in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties. The accent was born in central Miami, but has expanded to much of South Florida
Florida
in the past few decades. The Miami
Miami
accent is most prevalent in younger, native south Floridians.[5][6][7] Politics[edit] Lamme and Oldakowski identify several demographic, political, and cultural elements that characterize South Florida
Florida
and distinguish it from other areas of the state. Many of its differences appear to be driven by its proportionately higher level of migration from the northern U.S. states and from the Caribbean
Caribbean
and Latin America, particularly in the densely populated Miami
Miami
area.[8] Politically, South Florida
Florida
is more liberal than the rest of the state. While less than 10% of people in either North or Central Florida
Florida
felt their area was liberal, over a third of South Floridians described their region as such.[9] 38% characterized the area as conservative; 26% as moderate.[9] This tracks with South Florida's demographics, and Lamme and Oldakowski's findings parallel Barney Warf and Cynthia Waddell's research on Florida's political geography during the 2000 Presidential election.[9][10] The economy in South Florida
Florida
is very similar to that in Central Florida. Compared to the more diversified economy in North Florida, tourism is by far the most significant industry in South and Central Florida, with a much smaller but vibrant agricultural industry.[11] Cuisine[edit] Lamme and Oldakowski's survey also found some cultural indicators distinguishing South Florida. South Florida
Florida
is the only region of the state where ethnic foods are as popular as general American cuisine.[12] Additionally, while there was little geographical variation for most styles of music, there was regional variation for both country and Latin music. Country was significantly less popular in South Florida
Florida
than in North or Central Florida, while Latin was more popular than in the other regions.[12] Urban planning[edit] The Anthony J. Catanese Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at Florida
Florida
Atlantic University notes the unusual growth pattern of South Florida. Unlike many areas with centralized cities surrounded by development, most of South Florida
Florida
is preserved natural area and designated agricultural reserves, with development restricted to a dense, narrow strip along the coast. The developed area is highly urbanized and increasingly continuous and decentralized, with no particular dominant core cities. The center projects this pattern to continue in the future.[13] Partition proposals[edit]

The partition of Florida
Florida
as proposed by Resolution No. 203-14-14297 of the City of South Miami
Miami
Mayor and City Commission

Over time, there have been numerous proposals for partitioning the state of Florida
Florida
to form a separate state of South Florida. Such proposals have usually been made as political statement rather than serious attempts at secession. Reasons often stated are cultural, ethnic, economic, and financial frustrations with the state government in Tallahassee, which is in North Florida.[14] In 2008, the North Lauderdale
North Lauderdale
City Commission passed a resolution calling for a new state of South Florida
Florida
to be formed from Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.[15][14] In 2014, the City of South Miami
Miami
passed a resolution in favor of splitting the state in half, with a northern boundary drawn to include the counties of Brevard, Orange, Polk, Hillsborough, and Pinellas (roughly the Tampa Bay and Orlando
Orlando
areas). In total, the proposed State of South Florida
Florida
would have included 24 counties.[16][17][18] See also[edit]

Miami
Miami
metropolitan area United States
United States
metropolitan area Table of United States
United States
Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Portals Access related topics

Miami
Miami
portal Florida
Florida
portal United States
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portal

Notes[edit]

^ Lamme & Oldakowsi, p. 329. ^ "Charting the Course" uses "the term 'Southeast' Florida interchangeably with 'South' Florida" for this region; p. 3. ^ "Charting the Course", p. 2–3. ^ Bureau of Economic and Business Research (2011). "Florida Population: Census Summary 2010". University of Florida.  ^ Miami
Miami
Accents: Why Locals Embrace That Heavy "L" Or Not WLRN ^ Miami
Miami
Accents: How 'Miamah' Turned Into A Different Sort Of Twang WLRN ^ English in the 305 has its own distinct Miami
Miami
sound - Lifestyle - MiamiHerald.com ^ Lamme & Oldakowsi, p. 330. ^ a b c Lamme & Oldakowsi, p. 336. ^ Warf & Waddell, pp. 88. ^ Lamme & Oldakowsi, pp. 336–337. ^ a b Lamme & Oldakowsi, p. 337. ^ "Charting the Course", p. 3. ^ a b Morelli, Keith (May 8, 2008). "2 Broward Cities Plant Seeds of Secession". The Tampa Tribune.  ^ Huriash, Lisa J. (May 6, 2008). " North Lauderdale
North Lauderdale
wants to split Florida
Florida
into two states". Sun-Sentinel.  ^ http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/os-state-of-south-florida-20141021-post.html ^ http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/gone-viral/os-state-of-south-florida-20141021-post.html ^ http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/21/new-state-south-florida/17673069/

References[edit]

Lamme, Ary J.; Oldakowski, Raymond K. (November 2007). "Spinning a New Geography of Vernacular Regional Identity: Florida
Florida
in the Twenty-First Century". Southeastern Geographer. University of North Carolina Press. 47 (2): 320–340. doi:10.1353/sgo.2007.0029.  Warf, Barney; Waddell, Cynthia (January 2002). " Florida
Florida
in the 2000 Presidential Election: Historical Precedents and Contemporary Landscapes". Political Geography. Elsevier. 21 (1): 85–90. doi:10.1016/S0962-6298(01)00063-4.  Anthony J. Catanese Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at Florida
Florida
Atlantic University (2006). "Charting the Course: Where is South Florida
Florida
Heading?" (PDF). Florida
Florida
Atlantic University. Retrieved March 23, 2012. 

External links[edit]

South Florida
Florida
travel guide from Wikivoyage Populations of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Area (and rankings)

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Miami
Miami
metropolitan area

Population - 6,012,331

Counties

Miami-Dade Broward Palm Beach

Major city 441k

Miami

Cities and towns 100k–250k

Coral Springs Fort Lauderdale Hialeah Hollywood Miami
Miami
Gardens Miramar Pembroke Pines Pompano Beach West Palm Beach

Cities and towns 25k–99k

Aventura Boca Raton Boynton Beach Coconut Creek Cooper City Coral Gables Cutler Bay Dania Beach Davie Deerfield Beach Delray Beach Doral Greenacres Hallandale Beach Homestead Jupiter Lake Worth Lauderdale Lakes Lauderhill Margate Miami
Miami
Beach North Lauderdale North Miami North Miami
Miami
Beach Oakland Park Palm Beach Gardens Plantation Riviera Beach Sunrise Tamarac West Park Weston Wilton Manors

Cities and towns 10k–25k

Belle Glade Hialeah
Hialeah
Gardens Lighthouse Point Miami
Miami
Lakes Miami
Miami
Springs Opa-locka Palm Beach Parkland South Miami Sunny Isles Beach Sweetwater Palm Springs

A list of cities under 10,000 is available here.

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Greater Miami
Miami
Area

Miami Fort Lauderdale West Palm Beach Miami
Miami
metropolitan area

Central business district

Downtown Miami

Brickell Central Business District Historic District Government Center Park West Omni

Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Major urban areas

Aventura Coconut Grove Coral Gables Dadeland Health District Hialeah Hollywood Midtown

Edgewater Wynwood

Pembroke Pines South Beach

Colleges and universities

Barry University Broward College Carlos Albizu University Florida
Florida
Atlantic University Florida
Florida
International University Florida
Florida
Memorial University Johnson & Wales University Miami
Miami
Dade College Miami
Miami
International University of Art & Design Nova Southeastern University St. Thomas University University of Miami

Parks and recreation

Alice Wainwright Park Amelia Earhart Park Arch Creek The Barnacle Historic State Park Bayfront Park Big Cypress National Preserve Bill Baggs Cape Florida
Florida
State Park Biscayne National Park Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome Chapman Field Park Crandon Park Dinner Key Everglades
Everglades
National Park Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Fort Dallas Fruit and Spice Park Greynolds Park Haulover Park Jungle Island The Kampong Margaret Pace Park Matheson Hammock Park Miami
Miami
Seaquarium Monkey Jungle Museum Park Oleta River State Park Peacock Park Shark Valley Simpson Park Hammock South Pointe Park Tamiami Park Tropical Park Virginia Key Zoo Miami

Attractions

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts American Airlines Arena Bass Museum Bergeron Rodeo Grounds BB&T Center Biltmore Hotel Bonita Chita Key Butterfly World Coral Castle Downtown Miami FIU Arena FIU Stadium Florida
Florida
Grand Opera Fontainebleau Miami
Miami
Beach Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Swap Shop Frost Art Museum Frost School of Music Gulfstream Park Hard Rock Stadium HistoryMiami Holocaust Memorial Homestead Jewish Museum of Florida Las Olas Boulevard Lowe Art Museum Lincoln Road Lummus Park MacFarlane Homestead Marlins Park Miami
Miami
Beach Architectural District Miami
Miami
Beach Convention Center Miami
Miami
Children's Museum Miami
Miami
City Ballet Miami
Miami
Conservatory Museum of Contemporary Art New World Symphony Orchestra Normandy Isles North Shore Ocean Drive Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science Pérez Art Museum Miami Riverwalk Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood South Beach The Miami
Miami
Line Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Watsco Center Wolfsonian-FIU Wynwood
Wynwood
Art District

Major shopping centers

Aventura Mall Bal Harbour Shops Bayside Marketplace Brickell
Brickell
City Centre CocoWalk Collins Avenue Coral Square Dadeland
Dadeland
Mall Dolphin Mall The Falls Flagler Street The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale Lincoln Road The Mall at 163rd Street Mall of the Americas Mary Brickell
Brickell
Village Miami
Miami
International Mall Midtown Miami Miracle Marketplace Pembroke Lakes Mall The Shops at Sunset Place Sawgrass Mills Southland Mall Shops at Merrick Park Westfield Broward Westland Mall

Transportation

Amtrak Brightline Broward County
Broward County
Transit Government Center Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Executive Airport Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport Miami
Miami
Airport Station Miami-Dade Transit

Metrorail Metrobus Metromover MIA Mover

Miami
Miami
International Airport North Perry Airport Palm Tran Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach
Airpark Port Everglades Port of Miami Tri-Rail

Major thoroughfares

East 6th Avenue North 36th Street North 54th Street North 79th Street North 103rd Street North 125th Street North 135th Street West 7th Avenue West 12th Avenue West 27th Avenue West 107th Avenue Allapattah Road Alton Road Bird Road Biscayne Boulevard Brickell
Brickell
Avenue Broad Causeway Collins Avenue Coral Reef Drive Coral Way County Line Road Douglas Road Flagler Street Galloway Road Gratigny Ives Dairy Road Julia Tuttle Causeway Kendall Drive John F. Kennedy Causeway Killian Krome Avenue William Lehman Causeway Le Jeune Road Ludlam Road MacArthur Causeway Miami
Miami
Avenue Miami
Miami
Gardens Drive Milam Dairy Road Miracle Mile Okeechobee Road Old Cutler Road Port Boulevard Quail Roost Drive Red Road Rickenbacker Causeway South Dixie Highway Sunset Drive Tamiami Trail Venetian Causeway West Dixie Highway

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Regions

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Metro areas

Cape Coral–Fort Myers Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach Fort Walton Beach–Crestview–Destin Gainesville Jacksonville Lakeland–Winter Haven Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Naples–Marco Island North Port–Bradenton–Sarasota Ocala Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville West Palm Beach-Boca Raton Panama City–Lynn Haven–Panama City Beach Pensacola–Ferry Pass–Brent Port St. Lucie Punta Gorda Sebastian–Vero Beach Tallahassee Tampa-St. Petersburg–Clearwater

Largest cities

Jacksonville Miami Tampa Orlando St. Petersburg Hialeah Tallahassee Port St. Lucie Fort Lauderdale West Palm Beach Cape Coral Pembroke Pines Hollywood

Counties

Alachua Baker Bay Bradford Brevard Broward Calhoun Charlotte Citrus Clay Collier Columbia DeSoto Dixie Duval Escambia Flagler Franklin Gadsden Gilchrist Glades Gulf Hamilton Hardee Hendry Hernando Highlands Hillsborough Holmes Indian River Jackson Jefferson Lafayette Lake Lee Leon Levy Liberty Madison Manatee Marion Martin Miami‑Dade Monroe Nassau Okaloosa Okeechobee Orange Osceola Palm Beach Pasco Pinellas Polk Putnam Santa Rosa Sarasota Seminole St. Johns St. Lucie Sumter Suwannee Taylor Union Volusia Wakulla Walton Washington

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Omaha, NE Albany, NY New Haven, CT Bakersfield, CA Knoxville, TN Greenville, SC Oxnard, CA El Paso, TX Allentown, PA Baton Rouge, LA McAllen, TX Dayton, OH Columbia, SC Greensboro, NC Sarasota, FL Little Rock, AR Stockton, CA Akron, OH Charleston, SC Colorado Springs, CO

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