The Town of Southwest Ranches is located in Southwest Broward County, is approximately 13 square miles and is home to over 7,000 residents. The Town is a rural environment, filled with grazing animals, nurseries, farms, and exquisite and unique scenery and an abundance of wildlife.
The zoning in the town is almost entirely rural residential and agricultural, which requires that lots must be a minimum of a full one to two acres. We also have a growing amount of zoning for recreation and open space, which preserves land for residents’ enjoyment. The newest zoning district is for community facilities that allow uses that serve the community such as places of worship. Southwest Ranches was formed to stop encroaching development, and all Council Members have pledged to “preserve our rural lifestyle,” which includes donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.