Tamarac is Tops in Retirement Communities

One of the many bridges at the Woodlands Country Club - photo by Sharon Aron Baron

According to Forbes Magazine, Tamarac Florida has just been named one of the best 25 places to retire   Please check out the article here:  Forbes Magazine.

Forbes included the City of Tamarac to its recent list of the “25 Top Suburbs for Retirement.” The list was compiled by comparing cities that were within 25 miles of major cities and the cultural, sporting and other destinations and attractions they offer, as well as the cost of living, proximity to higher education and access to public transportation as key factors.

Tamarac, the only city in Florida to be named to Forbes’ list, was included for having an average home price under $200,000, a hospital within the cities’ boundaries, availability of mass transit, and “the famous Florida weather and no-income-tax environment.”

The writer mistakenly writes that we have no income-tax.   What he meant to write was that we had no STATE income tax.

Mass transit?   He used the right word when he said decent.   It’s decent, if you like waiting for a Broward County Transit bus in the rain.

According to the City of Tamarac, “Tamarac offers amenities which attract people of all ages. In addition to one of the lowest crime rates in Broward County, some of the most affordable home prices, and one of the highest per-capita recycling rates in South Florida, the City offers social service programs and activities such as a popular senior program at the Community Center, a variety of sports leagues that fill our ball fields year-round, after-school programs, one of the only skate parks in the area, classes (from jewelry making to cartooning, and everything in between), a fitness and aquatic center and so much more. The Forbes’ designation compliments a previous honor Tamarac received; the City won the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 2005 “Livable Cities for all Ages” competition in the “Small Communities” (populations 100,000 and Under) category.”

I’m glad to see Tamarac getting a little publicity and thrilled that it’s a great place to retire, however, our demographics are getting to be much younger and many people are moving here to take advantage of the affordable homes.

It is my hope to one day see Tamarac in Money Magazine’s Top 100 Places to Live.

Now that would be something worth bragging about.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident’s a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That’s why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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  • woody72

    It will take a lot more then a article in Forbes’s to remove the stench of corruption from Tamarac. If Tamarac wants to regain respectability, the city needs to think about repaying the residents of the Mainlands for their lost property value, lost values do solely to corrupt city officials.