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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

For at least six years, The Tree has been the place Broward County 's homeless knew to go for shade and services.


Imagine needing legal advice and heading to a kiosk at the mall or your local library to get it.


That smoky air that is burning our eyes in downtown Fort Lauderdale? It's coming from six fires burning 100 miles west in the Big Cypress National Preserve.


Federal prosecutors say a Davie accountant used her income tax preparation business to file fraudulent claims, launder money and steal from her clients and Uncle Sam.


First, the city had just one statue honoring America's fallen.


Broward County is doing a great job of recycling when it comes to politicians.


Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said he was heeding the community's call for body cameras when he announced a pilot program this week, but his deputies want to have the last word.


To visit Florida's Library of the Year, drive no further than your closest Broward County branch.


A Royal Palm Beach man was already serving a prison sentence when he was arrested by Broward County authorities on charges of stealing instruments from a Tamarac music store.


A small contingent of deputies will be outfitted with body cameras by year's end, Sheriff Scott Israel said this week.


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