The Floridacity of Pompano Beach, located in the northern portion of Broward County, liesalong the coast of the Atlantic Ocean about 8 miles north of Fort Lauderdale.Centrally located in Florida's famous Gold Coast, the city is situatedapproximately midway between Miami and Palm Beach.
Named for aspecies of fish (pompano) which swims abundantly in the area's warm Atlanticwaters, the city was originally inhabited by the Tequesta Indians, who survivedon the subtropical land by living in villages near the ocean and feasting onits abundant sea life. European colonization eventually led to the destructionof the Tequesta way of life, and the Tribe was replaced in the area by theSeminoles.
Beach goers,fishermen, and golfers find living or vacationing in Pompano Beach a dream cometrue. Over three miles of white pristine beaches combined with an abundance ofsome of the world's most beautiful and challenging links just minutes away makeit easy to see why thousands of visitors flock to the area annually. Inaddition to an almost unlimited supply of outdoor recreational options, thecity also hosts a number of annual events and festivals, including the PompanoBeach Fishing Rodeo, a week-long May event attracting anglers from around theworld who participate in one of the largest sport fishing tournaments in southFlorida.