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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
Oct 31, 2014 7:08 pm
A man and a woman were taken into custody Friday after chemicals were found in the trunk of the car they were driving in Hollywood, police said.
Oct 31, 2014 6:56 pm
A Broward County schools committee is recommending Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner Gloria Lewis be suspended from her teaching position for 10 days without pay for allegedly hitting a student in her cla...
Oct 31, 2014 5:33 pm
A burglary suspect is being held without bond after leading police on a pursuit through Broward that saw him driving toward oncoming traffic at speeds of 100 mph after hitting an officer with his car,...
Oct 31, 2014 5:33 pm
It was a treat-free trick that two masked men pulled on an employee of The Check Cashing Store in Dania Beach: They broke in to the business through the roof, and tried to rob the place on Halloween. ...
Oct 31, 2014 4:18 pm
Count on beach-area roads to be more jammed than usual this weekend as more than 100,000 visitors head to the city's waterways for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Oct 31, 2014 4:14 pm
As plans move forward for uptown Fort Lauderdale's future, it's cars that are taking a back seat and pedestrians who are doing the driving.
Oct 31, 2014 3:13 pm
Nova Southeastern University plans to rename its Oceanographic Center in honor of wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey.
Oct 31, 2014 11:26 am
After three attempted abductions of two girls and a woman in downtown Hollywood within the past two weeks, police on Thursday released a second sketch of possible suspects.
Oct 30, 2014 11:59 pm
Ray Briant III wants to put history in the palm of your hand.
Oct 30, 2014 11:43 pm
A helicopter, a K-9 unit and an airboat were used in the rescue of an 85-year-old man who was reported missing in West Palm Beach and found in Broward County.
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