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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
Jan 29, 2015 6:37 pm
Classes at five Broward County schools were disrupted and at least three were evacuated Thursday after threats of bombs or other violence were received, officials said.
Jan 29, 2015 6:12 pm
Broward County Judge Gisele Pollack, the disgraced jurist who resigned rather than face possible removal from the bench because of repeated episodes of drunkenness, has found work with the Public Defe...
Jan 29, 2015 5:25 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE The city's District 3 voters will choose their next commissioner Feb. 10 from a one-time resident who returned to the city to run for office, a neighborhood association president and ...
Jan 29, 2015 4:55 pm
The interior of a Dania Beach home was damaged early Thursday when fire broke out.
Jan 29, 2015 4:00 pm
Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body that was found on the lawn outside his residence on Thursday.
Jan 29, 2015 3:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale police are seeking the public's help in finding a missing woman who is believed to be endangered.
Jan 29, 2015 3:05 pm
Broward Days has a new leader as it prepares to return to Tallahassee after skipping its signature event in 2014.
Jan 29, 2015 10:30 am
At last, drivers leaving Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport for points south on U.S. 1 will no longer will have to head north to do so.
Jan 28, 2015 11:45 pm
The long, tortured election for Broward County Commission District 2 isn't really over, even though a commissioner finally was seated earlier this month.
Jan 28, 2015 11:35 pm
Veteran prosecutor Stephen Zaccor was appointed Wednesday to replace Gary Cowart as a judge on the Broward County Court bench.
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