Coconut Creek, Florida
Coconut Creek was originally a wilderness that served as a hunting ground for the Seminole Indians. Later on, as pioneers settled in the area, it was converted into farmland yielding crops of tomatoes, strawberries, beans and peppers. Eventually, real estate developer Robert E. Bateman purchased some of the acreage and in the 1960's the area seceded from Pompano Beach. In 1962, Coconut Creek was officially incorporated and Mr. Bateman named the city after the beautiful coconut trees that graced the area.
Today, Coconut Creek is a thriving city known as The Butterfly Capital of the World. The city has received numerous awards and was titled a 2013 Playful City U.S.A. Community. Certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat, Coconut Creek is a well-designed natural environment and friendly community with abundant lush green spaces, waterways, parks and attractive neighborhoods.
There are numerous parks within the city that offer free play time, according to schedules, allowing free access to people of all ages. Combined there are twenty parks, greenways and athletic fields in the area along with two fitness centers and two recreation centers.
Coconut Creek is recognized as an award winning Green and Sustainable City by the Broward League of Cities Green Leaf Award. It has also been designated as Tree City U.S.A. by the Arbor Day Foundation and certified as an Audubon Sustainable Community. Coconut Creek is home to the famous Butterfly World, which is the first and largest of its kind in the U.S. This major attraction features 80 select species of butterflies, hummingbirds and lorikeet aviaries and outdoor gardens.
For those willing to take a chance with Lady Luck, The Seminole Casino of Coconut Creek boasts over 2,300 Las Vegas-style slot machines. The casino houses 65 live gaming tables offering poker, baccarat, blackjack and many more games. The Seminole Casino also offers wonderful entertainment, excellent dining and exciting nightlife. The Promenade at Coconut Creek is an outdoor lifestyle and shopping experience where anyone can partake of the great dining, shopping and many special events. Coconut Creek is a racially and ethnically diverse city and is the 26th most Brazilian populated area in the United States.Arrested with a Crime in Coconut Creek? Call The Law Offices of Roger P. Foley Today!
Coconut Creek’s crime index is 23, with 100 being the safest in the U.S. The latest annual crime statistics indicate property crimes having the highest number of cases reported at 1,622, theft at 1,265 cases, burglary at 270 cases, motor vehicle 87 cases, assault at 64 cases, robbery at 32 cases, rape at 10 cases and murder at 1 case. The chance of you becoming a victim in Coconut Creek, Florida, is 1 in 34 people.
Coconut Creek’s Police Department, located on West Copans Road, is comprised of 91 sworn officers, including officers involved in bike patrol, detective units, SWAT, Traffic and Street Crimes Units.
Criminal charges such as armed robbery, rape and murder carry significant and life changing punishments if you are convicted. If you have been arrested by a Coconut Creek police officer and charged with a crime, whether misdemeanor or felony, it would be in your best interest to secure legal counsel immediately.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Roger P. Foley are skilled and experienced in helping clients who have been in arrested in Coconut Creek. They will discuss all the legal options that are available to you and will fight vigorously to win your case. Call the attorneys that you can trust to assist you at (561) 746-7076.