Located in Broward County, Florida, the City of Sunrise has all of the amenities of an expanding cosmopolitan lifestyle, but with an atmosphere of a small town. The City was incorporated in 1961 by Norman Johnson, a developer of the World Famous Upside-Down House, which was one of the first major attractions in Sunrise. According to the “City of Sunrise Golf Village”, a booklet produced by the city in 1969, Sunrise emerged as a free city under the control of its citizens. The City of Sunrise is home to about 85,000 residents, and hosts an annual influx of several million national and international visitors. This municipality is the 26th largest in Florida, and one of the most progressive. Situated in the center of the tri-county region, Sunrise is a perfect gateway to a sweeping number of residential, business, cultural, and entertainment opportunities.
In 1990, Sawgrass Mills opened in Sunrise and the city experienced extensive exponential growth due to it’s immense popularity and commercial variety. Sawgrass Mills features 350 outlets, value retailers, full-service restaurants, family-friendly entertainment venues and a movie theater. Another main attraction forum in Sunrise is the BB&T Center. The arena is home to the National Hockey League, the Florida Panthers, and also serves as an acclaimed entertainment venue for performances such as Jay-Z, John Mayer, Aerosmith and Jimmy Buffet. In part of Sawgrass Mills and the entertainment venues, Sunrise has emerged as one of Florida’s
top tourist destinations.
Sunrise is an amiable place where natural beauty, flora and fauna are valued, and abundant landscaping adorns neighborhoods, passageways, parks, and public places. The city has long maintained a standing commitment to sustainable development, with the ideal of preserving the past, while planning for the future. The Sunrise community provides many outputs for communal gatherings, recreation opportunities, and artistic exploration. The Sunrise Civic Center is a popular spot in the city, and includes a theatre, an art gallery, and an athletic club. From private, gated-golf course communities to quality rental properties, Sunrise offers an unmatched quality of life in a natural and pleasing environment.
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