Centrally located in Florida’s famous Gold Coast, today, Pompano Beach covers over 25 square miles in northern Broward County. The City has over 101,400 residents which raises to over 150,000 during the season, when our part-time residents return to enjoy our number one resource-the sun. Pompano Beach is located on the southeast coast of Florida, midway between Miami and Palm Beach, (approximately 33 miles to both cities). Pompano Beach is in the heart of everything! Minutes from Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach is the third largest of Broward County’s 29 municipalities. Conveniently located close to major shopping and attractions, Pompano Beach is only 12 miles from the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades. Pompano Beach provides the lifestyle of a quiet seaside community with the benefits of a major metropolitan area.
The economy in Pompano Beach is based on tourism, light manufacturing, retail, and high technology with 3,000 acres set aside for industrial and commercial development. Located near two international airports, several international seaports, railways and highways, Pompano Beach provides access to the global marketplace. Being part of Broward County gives us the added advantage of being close to over 2 million people and 50,000 businesses.
Pompano beach is also a crucial part of the Internet Coast, a recently identified corridor of high technology businesses that include two tier-one Network Access Points (NAPS) in South Florida, which provide Latin American countries with Internet service. Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties form the Internet Coast and Pompano Beach is the heart.
The tax structure is very attractive. An estimated one-half of general revenue in the state is derived from our 6% sales tax, much of which is paid for by our popularity as a tourist/vacation destination. There is no state income tax, no state property tax, no inventory tax and no corporate franchise tax on capital stock. And Pompano Beach enjoys one of the smallest tax rates in the county.
For the vacationer there are approximately 2,000 tourist accommodations and 200 plus restaurants featuring a wide variety of taste tempting menus. Pompano Beach offers great golf courses to challenge the skills of the visiting golfer. If you enjoy fishing or diving, Pompano is the ideal location for you. With numerous marinas offering fishing and diving excursions as well as small boat rentals, you will be astonished at the beauty of the only coral reef system in the continental United States. If all you want to do is sit back and relax, you will love our 3.5 miles of sandy white beach where you can take a stroll or sit and enjoy the cool breezes and gentle waves of the Atlantic Ocean.