With nine square miles of tree-lined streets, 30 miles of canals and more than 57,000 residents, Margate is known for its exceptional hometown quality of life. The city’s name was derived from the founder’s last name, Jack Marqusee, and the first four letters of gateway, since it was considered a “gateway” to western Broward County. Today, Margate is also a gateway to a big-city attitude with a small-town feel.
Bring the whole family to Calypso Cove in Margate. With a water park full of splashing opportunities and a pool great for lessons and lap swimming, Calypso Cove is an aquatic complex that creates the perfect day in the sun.
In 2017, Margate was ranked the 4th safest city in Florida of its size by SafeHome.org. Suitably, Firefighters Park is home to “Safety Town,” a place for kids to learn all about how to safely navigate life. The park also has a walking trail, soccer rink, sand volleyball court, playground, tennis courts and a firefighter memorial area.
La Bamba Mexican Spanish Restaurant II is a South Florida staple that sizzles in multiple locations, Margate included. Try their complimentary homemade chips and salsa, and enjoy the vibrant ambiance of the dining room. Next door to La Bamba is a large music emporium Sam Ash Music, where you can explore vinyl records, sheet music and hundreds of instruments.
Jasmine Thai & Sushi in Margate invites you to taste their asian-style cuisine. The premier restaurant offers a wide range of Thai classic dishes with a smart mix of modern Thai, Chinese and specialty Sushi.
Take a bite out of the Mediterranean at Yia Yia Restaurant, which serves authentic and traditional Greek delicacies. This foodie spot goes above and beyond for special occasions.
Roosters is an American restaurant and bar that’s been in Margate for over 35 years. With a pet-friendly patio and a family atmosphere, the restaurant is the “talk of the barnyard.”
Several big chain lodging choices are all close by, including Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Coral Springs, La Quinta Inn & Suites Coral Springs, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel North Fort Lauderdale and Hampton Inn Coconut Creek.
Margate is perfectly situated in northern Broward County only 7.5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and approximately 20 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades. It’s also in close proximity to the Coral Square Mall, which always makes for a fun family shopping day.
From parks to the beach, make your way to Margate to be at the heart of everything in Greater Fort Lauderdale!