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The Lower Atlantic Coast encompasses a three-county area of the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. The metropolitan area covers the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. The area is commonly referred to as simply "South Florida" and is roughly synonymous with the term Gold Coast.
Because the population of South Florida is largely confined to a strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades, the Miami Urbanized Area (that is, the area of contiguous urban development) is about 110 miles long (north to south), but never more than twenty miles wide, and in some areas only five miles wide (east to west). South Florida is longer than any other urbanized area in the United States except for the New York metropolitan area.
South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel
May 29, 2015 12:55 am
A Tamarac woman is accused of altering her stepfather's will to steal more than $100,000 in inheritance from two sibling beneficiaries.
May 28, 2015 8:20 pm
A judge will ultimately decide whether Santa's sleigh should be grounded.
May 28, 2015 7:41 pm
A high speed train between South Florida and Orlando would eventually attract 7 million riders a year and generate $400 million in revenue, according to report released today by All Aboard Florida. ...
May 28, 2015 6:14 pm
A busy beachside stretch of southbound A1A will be closed or reduced to one lane beginning early Friday for the Red Bull Global Rallycross car race on Saturday and Sunday.
May 28, 2015 5:48 am
A 19-year-old man is facing grand theft charges after he was seen stuffing rifles down his pants at a pawn shop in Davie, according to court records.
May 28, 2015 12:34 am
When a pharmacy technician asked Lynn Averill why she was prescribing oxycodone and methadone to most of her patients, the former Plantation doctor shouted back, "Because I'm a doctor!" acco...
May 27, 2015 9:46 pm
A construction company's employee was burned while working on electric power lines at the Coral Ridge Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, a city official said.
May 27, 2015 9:44 pm
Authorities urge anyone who can identify the robber who held up a Sunrise bank Wednesday afternoon to help the FBI.
May 27, 2015 8:29 pm
The city is kicking off its 60th anniversary party on the exact day Saturday with story-telling, lawn games and a movie presentation.
May 27, 2015 7:46 pm
Joining other weather teams, government forecasters on Wednesday called for a slower-than-normal hurricane season, adding fuel to the debate over whether the 20-year era of tropical intensity is final...
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