The Florida city of Pompano Beach, located in the northern portion of Broward County, lies along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean about 8 miles north of Fort Lauderdale.
Named for a species of fish (pompano) which swims abundantly in the area's warm Atlantic waters, the city was originally inhabited by the Tequesta Indians, who survived on the subtropical land by living in villages near the ocean and feasting on its abundant sea life.
Pompano Beach offers 3 miles of beautiful shoreline and the city's public beach has been declared a Blue Wave Award winner since 2000. Additionally, the City of Pompano Beach has been named an All-America City.
The All-America City Award is America's original and most prestigious community recognition award honoring communities in which community members, government, businesses and non-profit organizations work together to address critical local issues.
Tourism efforts have been enhanced recently as one of Broward County's newest casinos, The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park was opened in 2007.
Due to our mild year round climate, visitors to Pompano Beach can also enjoy its beautiful parks, beaches, boating, fishing, scuba diving and all other types of outdoor recreation.