Welcome to Greater Fort Lauderdale’s take on small-town America. The first thing you’ll notice about Cooper City is the hometown feel – quiet, tree-lined neighborhood streets, friendly residents, green spaces everywhere you look, and a strong focus on family-friendly recreational pleasures.
You’d never imagine such a beautiful, well-developed community all started as a few acres of orange groves and cattle grazing land!
Traveling with kids who have energy to burn? A whole buck-fifty per person buys everyone hours of fun at Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome – plus kids under five are free!
The park’s velodrome is one of only three in the Southeastern U.S. and the only one in Florida. The park also features soccer, baseball, basketball, cricket, softball, and disc golf facilities, plus Fitness Zone − all healthy, enjoyable ways to soak up the sunshine and burn off those extra vacation calories!
Spend a cool, quiet afternoon immersed in nostalgic memories and lost treasures from past generations at the Cooper City Antique Mall – the locals’ favorite for unique decor.
With 10,000 square feet of merchandise and multiple dealers, you’ll find every style and era represented. Browse antique and vintage furniture, mid-century modern, primitives, jewelry, porcelain, cameras, lamps, paintings, and dolls.
In the market for a unique art piece? You’re in the right place. The mall specializes in repurposed and recycled art and architectural and industrial pieces.
All that velodroming and antiquing works up an appetite. Luckily, we’ve rounded up a few favorites rated highly by locals and travelers.
Melt into the interactive art of fondue – rich creamy cheeses, decadent chocolate, unique international flavors, and a fun time for all at The Melting Pot. Blend hints of Middle-Eastern cuisine, a strong French base, Scandinavian spark, and fresh Florida seafood and voilà: you’re feasting at La Brochette Bistro. More than a meal – it’s a mini-European escape. Any vegetarians in the house? You’ll want to check out the highly rated Broccolini Café.
For a neighborhood so removed from the urban hustle and bustle, Cooper City is remarkably close to everywhere you want to be. It’s a short drive from FLL Airport and Port Everglades and close to I-595, I-95, and the Florida Turnpike. You can reach almost any Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and most Palm Beach destinations within an hour or less.
A wide array of accommodations await you less than 4 miles from Cooper City, including value-priced to high-end luxury hotel chains, as well as a varied choice of spacious private home vacation rentals.
Relax and play in the community that feels just like your home away from home: fun, friendly Cooper City!