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Sands Harbor Resort is located in the heart of the Gold Coast within the municipal limits of Pompano Beach located in Broward County, Florida.

Pompano Beach and Broward County are fully founded municipalities  providing tourist and residents a wide variety of recreational and cultural resources and activities while instituting and executing pro-active infrastructure improvement  and  economic growth nurturing programs.


Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach was first settled in 1884 as a farming community and took its name from the fish species "Pompano" that abounded in the coastal ocean waters. The Town of Pompano was incorporated in 1908, but it was not until 1947 that it joined with the beach area to form the City of Pompano Beach. 

Pompano Beach's landmark is the famous Hillsboro Lighthouse, named for the Earl of Hillsboro, who was given large grants of land in the area during the English occupation. Located at Hillsboro Inlet, the Hillsboro Lighthouse continues to provide off shore mariners a beacon to safely navigate near and offshore waters.

Winter home to the Goodyear Airship located at the Pompano Airpark, Pompano Beach offers a variety of special events throughout the year. 

With a perfect climate that averages 75 degrees and miles of sparkling Atlantic Ocean beaches, there is always something fun to participate including the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo, sportfishing from local charterboats or the Pompano Fishing Pier, scuba diving on the local reefs, and dog racing at Pompano Park.


Broward County

Home to over 70 golf courses, Broward County, Florida's 2nd most populated county is, without a doubt, a "Big League" municipality with numerous nationally recognized places and events calling Broward County home.   

Tourism may not be king but it certainly has its place in Broward County.  According to the Conventions & Visitor's Bureau, much of Broward County's ever climbing, year round popularity can be attributed to tourism marketing efforts promoting a "sense of ease" coupled with value air fares, new luxury properties and a thriving vacation product with sunsational service.

Ft. Lauderdale, located within Broward County, is recognized  throughout the world as the "Yachting Capital of the World". 

Professional sports are represented in Broward County by the Miami Dolphins who play at Dolphin Stadium, formerly known as Joe Robbie Stadium in honor the man who built it. The Florida Panthers, who went to the Stanley Cup finals in their early years, won the Southeastern Conference in 2011. The Dolphins won the 1972 and 1973 Super Bowls and to this day remain the National Football League's only team to go undefeated in a season . 

Nationally recognized events hosted in Broward County include the "Air & Sea Show", the "Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show" , NCAA college football bowl games and a number of well attended national conventions hosted at the Broward County Convention Center.

Ongoing economic development is at the forefront of efforts to maintain and expand the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (ranked #21 in the U.S. in 2011 passenger traffic) and Port Everglades as valuable community assets.


Broward County Statistics (2005)

Tourist Visitors: 11.1 M

Economic Impact: $9 Billion

Tourism Related Employment: 122,413 People

Overall Hotel Occupancy: 77.9 %

Population: 1,780,000 (2011 estimate) (2nd only to Miami-Dade)

Cities in Top 25 Most Populated Florida Cities (2000): Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Sunrise, Pompano Beach, Davie, Miramar

Median Household Income: $51,694

Median Family Income: $62,619

Median Price of Single Family Home: $247,500

Labor Force: 1.28 M

Employment Sectors: Retail trade, health care, accommodation & food services, administrative & waste management services, construction, finance & insurance, professional, scientific & technical services, wholesale trade, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, real estate & leasing, educational services, management of companies & enterprises, arts & entertainment

Unemployment Rate: 7.5 % 

Retail Sales: $22 B

Accomodation & Food Service: $ 4.2 B

Wholesale Trade Sales: $31 B

Federal Spending: $12.4 B

Secondary Educational Facilities:  Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University


Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport

Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is one of the fastest growing airports in the country, providing air transportation to all points on the globe.  FLL was ranked 21st busiest in the US in 2011. Currently the airport is undergoing a multi-year runway expansion to insure its place as one of Florida's premier international airports.

Airlines serving passengers at FLL  include Air Canada, Air Jamaica, Air Sunshine, American, AirTran, Allegiant, BahamasAir, Continental (via Silver Airways), JetBlue, United, Northwest, Delta, Southwest and United, US Airways and Virgin America.  


Port Everglades

Port Everglades claims title to being one the straightest, deepest ports in the Southeast US. A world class seaport with over $124 million in annual operating revenues, Port Everglades has been a vital contributor to the economic success of South Florida generating approximately $15.2 B worth of business activity annually and supporting 11,400 direct jobs. Port Everglades is situated in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean shipping lanes, the Florida East Coast railway, Florida's highway system, Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport. Nearly 20 cruise lines and 35 cargo shipping lines conduct business at Port Everglades. 

With a long and interesting history, Port Everglades, originally known as Lake Mabel or Bay Mabel Harbor, was officially established as a deep-water harbor in 1927 by the Florida State Legislature and dedicated in 1928.  The Port encompasses a total of 2,190 acres with a Foreign Trade Zone, world-class state of the art cruise terminals, cargo and petroleum facilities (2nd largest storage & distribution in Florida). , hundreds of thousands of square feet of warehouse space, 32 deep-water berths (more than 25,000 lineal feet) and 13 privately owned petroleum terminals. 

Port Everglades ranks as the one of the world's busiest cruise ports providing 3.67 M (2010) guests with a wide array of cruise vacation options. The world's largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International's "Oasis of the Seas" calls Port Everglades home. Porthole Cruise Magazine's readers selected Port Everglades "Best US Homeport". The Port is also South Florida's primary bulk cargo depot. It goes without saying, Port Everglades, for many years, has been a favorite U.S. Navy liberty port hosting thousands of sailors.   

Looking to the future, Port Everglades provides a critical component for those in the import/export business with it's Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ #25). Companies operating within FTZ #25 enjoy improved cash flow, lower tarrif rates and taxes, reduced insurance costs, upgraded quality control and no custom clearance delays.


Contact Information

Thomas M. Fitzpatrick, President
Transaction Consultants, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3170 N. Federal Highway, Suite 112
Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064
Office: (954) 786-8600
Fax: (954) 786-8601
Cellular: (954) 464-5138

Port Everglades

Performing Arts Center

Ft Laud-Dania Int'l Airport

The "D-Train"

#1 Dolphin

Dolphins Stadium