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About Pompano

About Pompano Beach

Centrally located in the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast, Pompano Beach is positioned midway between Miami and Palm Beach and covers over 25 square miles in northern Broward County. It’s known for its beaches, boating, marinas and offshore coral reef, plus numerous wrecks and other dive sites. Anglers and families flock to the beautifully redeveloped beachside fishing village with a 1,000-foot-long fishing pier, world class restaurants, retail, playgrounds, grills and picnic tables. The warmer waters make for an abundance of pompano, the inshore tropical game fish from which the City gets its name. North, along the shore, the 1900’s Hillsboro Lighthouse guards the Hillsboro Inlet, an entrance to the Intracoastal Waterway.

The City has over 101,400 residents which increases to over 150,000 during the season, when part-time residents return for the warm, sunny weather. Located near two international airports, several international seaports, railways and highways, Pompano Beach provides access to the global marketplace. Being part of Broward County also gives us the added advantage of being close to over two million people and 50,000 businesses while maintaining our history, charm and promise of being “Florida’s Warmest Welcome”.

Pompano Beach History

The City of Pompano Beach was incorporated in 1908 and derives its name from the Pompano fish. For a complete history of the city, please visit the Pompano Beach Historical Society page here.