Tamarac Information

Tamarac is a city of 60,000+ residents nestled between Pompano Beach and the Everglades on the southeast coast of Florida, north of Miami. Fun fact: "Tamarac" spelled backward is the name "Car-A-Mat", which is the name of a chain of car washes from the mid-twentieth century whose owner developed most of the community. Today, Tamarac serves as a bedroom community for the greater Miami area, especially the tourist hot spots in Fort Lauderdale, Pampano Beach, and Boca Raton.

Like most of this area of Florida, the neighborhoods of Tamarac are divided by water channels, so most people have waterfront property. The original development plans called for the standard Florida single-story bungalow housing not intended for raising families in, but for adults to have a quiet community to visit and retire to Florida. These housing developments still stand today in their uniform appearance, community swimming pools and recreation facilities.

Tamarac is primarily residential with a handful of exceptions. The main thoroughfares McNab Road, Commercial Drive, University Drive, and NW 76th Avenue offer some basic amenities found in dense residential neighborhoods. You'll find drug stores, grocery stores, service businesses. There are also a few small strip malls and shopping centers with everyday use items, such as clothing, shoes and other apparel accessories, dollar stores, and housewares. You'll find University Pavillion Hospital right in the center of Tamarac, surrounded by a few quick places to eat like Wendy's, a local pizzeria, Thai and Chinese restaurants. If you're looking to stay in Tamarac, there are three moderately-priced chain hotels on the south end on Commercial Drive.

The biggest exception to the vast residential areas of Tamarac is golf. Southeast Florida is a lush, subtropical paradise begging for outdoor recreation, so it's really no surprise that this corner of the world is a haven for golf enthusiasts. Tamarac is home to two country clubs with four separate championship golf courses. Woodmont Country Club offers two, par-72 golf courses: The Pines and Cypress Course, which has hosted PGA events. In addition to the courses and a golf pro shop, the club has a top-of-the-line fitness center, an Olympic-sized heated swimming pool, and a pub. Membership is required for some of the club's facilities, though the courses are open to the public. The Colony West Country Club also offers two finely landscaped public 18-hole golf courses in Tamarac with a full-service restaurant and lounge that serves lunch and dinner.