BVM August, 2016 - page 84

84 Business View Magazine - August 2016
Davie, Florida
Unique in the sunshine state
The Town of Davie is located in Broward County, Flor-
ida, approximately five miles from the Atlantic Ocean,
five miles from the Everglades Conservation area, and
about 16 miles from the cities of Miami and Boca Ra-
ton. The history of Davie dates back to the early 1900s
when its first settlers arrived and named the town
“Zona” in recognition of their former home in the Pan-
ama Canal Zone. The community was renamed Davie
in 1916, in recognition of Robert Parsell Davie’s assis-
tance in draining the Everglades swamplands that the
town was carved out of.
Today, Davie is home to over 96,000 residents who
inhabit the town’s 36 square miles. Davie is a mix of
commercial, residential, industrial, educational, and
rural communities, as well as a significant equestrian
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