There's so much to see and do in Pompano Beach. This is my favorite fun destination for so many reasons. Real estate in Pompano is in such strong demand. Who wouldn't want to live in one of the most up and coming areas in South Florida!
Why is this area so up and coming?
Let's start with the basics. It's a laid back, beachy place filled with locals that love their town. They welcome tourists like their own. It's that sense of community that fills the streets, beaches and neighborhoods with a unique sense of oneness.
If you are fortunate enough to live east of U.S. 1 (Federal Highway), the walkability score is great. Some of my favorite places are the Lucky Fish next to the fishing pier. Its a great outdoor huge tiki bar with exterior oceanfront tables with entertainment, fantastic cocktails, frozen drinks, great beer selection, wine on tap and a nice menu of casual food. My favorite, (amongst several) is the Mediterranean Chicken Wrap. The menu can be found at www.luckyfishpompano.com
Next door, the adjacent Oceanic (same owner) has a great trendy vibe that caters to a more sophisticated menu and indoor dining, as well as an open patio. This is a great place for private parties and special occasions, too! Also oceanfront, the view is incredible. My fave is the Conch Chowder and the Bacon Blue Burger. The filet mignon is pretty spectacular, too! The menu can be found at www.oceanicpompano.com
And next to these two amazing places is the trendy Beach House! This place, by far, has the best views. The minute you walk through the front doors is nothing but ocean! It smacks you right in the face as soon as you enter. I'm guessing its the height that gives it a more level view of the ocean so that it just has the perfect landscape and view. When you take the elevator (or stairs) upstairs and enter the 2nd level, woweeeee! You're at a whole new level of a spectacular view. I personally love the stadium style seating on the 2nd floor level. This place is mid-level menu but the energy on weekends is definitely ideal for partying. Great loud music and youthful shenanigans upstairs. Downstairs is definitely more reserved. I just love the chicken wings here!! Menu can be found at www.beachhousepompano.com
Briny Pub at the corner of Atlantic Blvd. on the Beach is a great indoor local pub. This is one of my favorite stomping grounds especially for their spectacular Irish fare. This is definitely a "local" favorite. Their menu can be found at www.thebrinyirishpub.com
WALK, TALK AND FISH!
Aside from having the cleanest beach around, the new fishing pier is spectacular. It's a whopping 896 feet long! Taking a long stroll is breathtaking! There really is no better way to enjoy a nice cup of coffee while having such a scenic view of the expansive beach. Beautiful beach, sunbathers, birds and a lovely landscape of spectacular oceanfront condos. Off in the distance, you can even see the famous Deerfield Beach Lighthouse!
CASINO AND RACETRACK
This is an exciting combined casino and live harness track to visit. I've recently read that they are planning to expand and add a hotel to its property. That's a much needed complement to the property that I'm very much looking forward to. You can visit the site at www.islepompanopark.com
FESTIVAL FLEA MARKET
This is a great indoor flea market that boasts over 250 shops and is 1/4 mile long. I've gotten so many incredible bargains over the years. I can't think of anything you can't get there. Some of my great bargains have been clothing, shoes, sunglasses, iphone screen repair, excellent hair care products. The antique shop there is a treasure trove of spectacular finds. This is a great place to visit especially on rainy days. Their website is www.shopfestival.com
So, so, so much more
There's an amphitheater, outdoor festivities, festivals and concerts. It doesn't get any better than this! I love Pompano Beach!
Begin your new home search there! See you soon!