Coral Springs First Neighborhood
Coral Springs The Hills was truly ground zero for the City of Coral Springs. As one of the first developments, Coral Springs Hills truly has lived up to the expectations the city founders had imagined. Often referred to as The Hills, the neighborhood actually consists of two developments, Running Brook Hills and Coral Springs Hills. Running Brook Hills and Coral Springs Hills sits on approximately 271 acres and as its name states, has numerous hills throughout. It is located just west of University Drive and south of Wiles Road. This is where the Coral Springs Covered Bridge is located. In fact it was designed as a unique entrance to the neighborhood and to give a country air to the area. The Hills was created as part of a land sale in May of 1965. The city brought in Johnny Carson to help draw in buyers. Carson ended up not only being a spokesperson, but an owner of 55 acres of Coral Springs land. It’s hard to image that these first 1,100 lots of what was once described as marshy wilderness turned into one of Coral Springs’ premier neighborhoods. This strong determination by the city’s founders to create a beautiful and natural looking town has paid off decades later.
Living in the Hills
Another great feature of this neighborhood is that its name actually describes the surroundings. How many times have you driven into a community and it matched the name? Neighborhood names such as Falcon Cove, or Fox Run are rarely filled with falcons or foxes. Well, this isn’t the case in the Hills. The roads are beautifully tree lined on low rolling hills. Its towering mature trees oftentimes create a canopy over the roadway. It makes a great road for a Sunday drive, a leisurely walk, or a great place to jog or bike ride. In fact, many times you will find the pedestrian traffic is more abundant than the vehicle traffic.
The roadways are a great complement to the oversized luxury homes found in the Hills. Homesites are typically one to three acres in size, and are frequently on the water. Despite the age of the neighborhood, most of the Coral Springs Hills homes for sale have been remodeled and upgraded with the latest housing trends. There are many different styles of housing in The Hills. From modern to Swiss Chalet, Coral Springs Hills Homes feature gourmet kitchens, marble flooring, lavish pools and landscaping, outdoor kitchens, wonderful water views and tree lined roadways on rolling hills. Coral Springs Homes for sale are priced from mid $300,000 to 2.5 million.
Coral Springs Hills has easy access to the Sawgrass Expressway, making the commute both north and south a breeze. It is only minutes away from the Coral Springs Downtown area. There you will find all kinds of great shops and restaurants for both fine dining and casual quick bites. The City of Coral Springs is also in the process of renovating the downtown area to make it a pedestrian friendly location for all types of events and activities. The new Municipal Complex is currently under way and should be completed by fall of 2017. This complex will house the new City Hall, and will include approximately 1,000 feet of community conference rooms and additional parking for downtown events. Coral Springs revitalization of the downtown area will bring in all types of new businesses and activities that are literally walking distance of the Hills.
There are also several parks close by to the Hills:
Betti Straddling Park is located at 10301 Wiles Road. It is made up of 21 acres, and includes a Skate Park, Slide & Glide playground, 3 athletic fields, 2 basketball courts, 2 sand volleyball courts, 2 picnic pavilions, exercise stations, and a 1-mile asphalt walking/jogging path and large open play area.
Mullins Park is located at 10000 Ben Geiger Dr. It is the largest park in Coral Springs. Facilities include basketball courts, tennis courts, swimming pool, volleyball courts, picnic pavilions, as well as soccer, baseball, softball, and artificial turf football fields. Mullins Park is a center of activity for sports leagues and outdoor activities throughout the year. It is also the location of the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration for the City.
Running Brook Hills Park is located at 10191 N.W. 39th Court. This is a small neighborhood park (0.5 acre in size) which consists of a playground.
Coral Springs Gymnasium is located at 2501 Coral Springs Drive. Although not technically a park, it is worth mentioning as it is a great place for family activities. It includes 3 basketball/volleyball courts, classrooms, meeting room, and programming for all ages. Open play is $2 per person.
Coral Springs Aquatic Complex is located at 12441 Royal Palm Boulevard.
One of Broward County’s hidden jewels is the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex in the SportsPlex. This world-renowned facility is home to national and international swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and diving competitions. Olympic divers and swimmers from all over the world come to train at this facility, including Olympic gold medalist, Dara Torres.
Florida Panthers Ice Den is located at 3299 Sportsplex Drive.
As the official home of our Florida Panthers, Florida Panthers IceDen hosts open practices throughout the NHL season. It is a great opportunity to see your favorite Panthers up close and personal. While passing through town, visiting NHL teams choose Florida Panthers IceDen for their team practices. You can also ice skate, and join in local hockey teams. It’s a great place for parties too!
With all of these great parks close by, it’s no wonder people want to live in The Hills.