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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
Mar 26, 2015 7:23 pm
If you drive on Interstate 95 in south Broward, prepare to deal with several extra months of construction and pay an extra $5 million for that delay.
Mar 26, 2015 7:14 pm
A probation officer with more than two decades of experience has been arrested on allegations that he sexually battered a parolee during two visits to her home in Coral Springs, according to police. ...
Mar 26, 2015 6:16 pm
Three 13-year-old Pines Middle School students who posted nude photos of minors on Instagram will participate in therapy and community service rather than face criminal charges, prosecutors said Wedne...
Mar 26, 2015 4:27 pm
A pedestrian who was apparently trying to cross Interstate 95 before dawn Thursday was struck by two vehicles near West Broward Boulevard, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Mar 26, 2015 4:03 pm
You'll have to find another route this weekend if you plan to use a pair of ramps at the Sawgrass Expressway's University Drive interchange.
Mar 25, 2015 10:39 pm
The Coast Guard on Wednesday suspended its search for a cruise ship passenger who went overboard near the Florida Keys.
Mar 25, 2015 9:16 pm
When it comes to giving a raise to the county attorney, Broward Mayor Tim Ryan has an idea: Super-size it.
Mar 25, 2015 8:48 pm
A Broward Inspector General's report has found misconduct on the part of two former city employees, saying they wrongly approved permits for two apartment complexes that did not meet state flood-zone ...
Mar 25, 2015 8:46 pm
Residents will pay less for their mandatory blue garbage bags starting in October at least temporarily.
Mar 25, 2015 6:45 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE Demolition work brought down a five-story condominium next to the former Ireland's Inn on Wednesday, with at least one neighbor concerned for the safety of passers-by.
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