Located in The Eastern Section of the City of Plantation you will find the Very Popular Neighborhood of “Historic Old Plantation Acres” which is located just west of the turnpike to east of 65th Avenue with Broward Boulevard to the South and Palm Terrace to the North.
The City’s Motto, “The Grass is Always Greener,” has been Named as One of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance. This history of the City of Plantation started back in 1941 by a Gentleman named, Frederick C. Peters who took advantage of the cheap land and bought 10,000 acres for $250,000. The area was practically undeveloped and large alligators, snakes and other wild animals inhabited the land. Although the City of Plantation was not even a conception yet, the area was nicknamed Plantation because many large tracts of land were purchased by city dwellers, who called them “plantations.”
The original selling point was to entice people to buy “long acres”, which were one-acre lots with 2/3 of the land dedicated to gardens and fruit trees. The plan was to create a co-op farmer’s market” where residents could pool their produce and sell it for a profit. The property was selling for $200 an acre in the mid-40s with the First Home being built on East Acre Drive.
Today these same homes, now known as “Historic Old Plantation” continues to be one of the most popular Residential Neighborhoods. Here you will find a variety of Large Estate Homes, Sprawling Ranch Homes and many Two Story Homes all surrounded by lots of Gorgeous Historic Trees and most beautiful park like grounds.
Homes in this section of Historic Old Plantation were built from 1948 to 2003. There is a variety of 3 or 4 Bedroom Ranch Style Homes with square footage from 2,500 to 3,500 and also larger Estate Homes and Two Story Traditional homes with square footage as high 6,000 under air.
The City of Plantation is also Home to one of the Largest Malls, Called Broward Mall that was opened in 1978 and has 1 million square feet of Retail Shops & Restaurants.
Inside Tip!! Filming took place here in “Historic Old Plantation” of the Hugely Popular 1998 Romantic Comedy Titled “There’s Something about Mary” Starring, Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Damon and Brett Favre called. The Actual Home of the Character of Mary was Located on Holly Lane, and The High School Building was filmed at City Hall.
Historic Acres Homes for Sale
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