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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.


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South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel

When Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to a 911 call prompted by a resident's beeping carbon monoxide detector, paramedics found an unconscious man inside a townhome and a car running in the garag...


This city is getting tough on lawn-mowing slackers. It will no longer tolerate 2-foot tall grass.


NFL fullback Brian Piccolo, whose early death from cancer was the subject of the tear-jerker TV movie Brian's Song, first made his name as a Fort Lauderdale football star.


Alan Cohen, former top boss in Sunrise, has landed a new job with Broward County .


The location has been changed for a community meeting for District 3 generally the areas of Westwood, Spring Lake Village and Kings Point.


With just one week left in the legislative session, these bills appear to be dead: Guns in schools and on college campuses, allowing adoption agencies the right to turn away gay couples, limiting whic...


A robber wearing a hooded knee-length raincoat held up a bank on Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach late Friday morning.


An up-the-skirt shoplifter struck at a Weston Radio Shack and sauntered away with more than $1,000 worth of electronics stuffed under her floral frock, authorities say.


Got a battery-operated SunPass? If you haven't replaced it already, your time to do so is running out.


Two visitors from Ohio who were walking near the beach in Fort Lauderdale were seriously injured after being struck by a car Thursday night.


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