Moving Day…

moving1Moving can be one of the most stressful things anyone can go through and many of us say at the end of each move – “That’s it!  This is the last time ever!!!”  Hmmmm… Famous last words.

Moving-cities-for-a-new-jobThe truth is, the average family in Florida will move every 10-12 years.  We move for many reasons, lifestyle change being primary.  Whether our family is growing and, as such, outgrowing our home, shrinking, with kids moving away to college or getting married, or we are simply upgrading – we have more than enough cause to move a few times in our lifetime.

Recently, I sat down with our favorite Relocation Specialist, Mary Ann Colton of Armstrong Relocation, to get her top insider tips for making the moving process easier.  Here are her top 12:

  • Donate or sell items you don’t plan to move
  • Remember to send change of address notifications
  • Packing yourself can save some $$
  • If you have children, include them in the planning
  • Discard items that will be dangerous to move, like flammables or fireworks
  • Pick up items you may have at cleaners, repair shop, etc., ahead of time…
  • Schedule your move as far out as possible to ensure capacity
  • Plan to take irreplaceable items with you personally
  • Empty your refrigerator and make sure it is defrosted and dry by moving day
  • Separate any items you do not want movers to pack/move
  • Tour your home with the driver to make sure all items are loaded
  • Use up existing food and supplies you have and try not to buy more till after the move

Our personal favorite tip for stress-free moving is HIRE A GOOD MOVING COMPANY – probably the most important thing you can do to enable you to have a streamlined move moving2and start the process of getting settled into your new space.  Get a referral from a friend or neighbor, try a reputable referral website like Angie’s List (but always check with the Better Business Bureau first) or do some solid research online.  An experienced moving company will definitely make moving day a lot easier.

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Mary Ann Colton Relocation Specialist

For more information on moving tips or if you would like to contact our Mover of Choice, Mary Ann Colton, to discuss or schedule a move, you can find her at Armstrong Relocation and Companies.  They are conveniently located in Pompano Beach, FL, making them the ideal mover for your Parkland, FL move.  They also offer commercial, national and global relocation services, so wherever you may be going, Mary Ann and her team at Armstrong Relocation are the best movers for you!!!   Call her at  (954) 956-0059 or email her at mcolton@goarmstrong.com.

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Greater Ft. Lauderdale Area Market Report May-14

Ft. Lauderdale Market Update Greater Ft. Lauderdale Area Market Report May-14
Source: REALTOR® Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale 

REALTOR® Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale  reports median single-family home price up 6.0% in May-14 over Apr-14, sales fall to 649.

May-14 Quick Facts:

  • The median price of existing single-family homes increased to $299,000 up 6.0% vs Apr-14.
  • Existing single-family home sales decreased -0.9% from Apr-14 for a May-14 total of 649 sold units.
  • Condos increased in price to $105,950 up 3.4% vs Apr-14.
  • Existing condo sales decreased -7.0% in May-14 over Apr-14 for a total of 556 sold units.

 

Single Family Median Home Price
May-13 vs May-14
Clarus MarketMetrics®
6/10/2014

 

The Number of Sold Properties by Month
May-13 vs May-14

Clarus MarketMetrics®
6/10/2014

May-14 REALTOR® Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale  Regional Sales and Price Activity

REALTOR® Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale Median Price Percent Change in Price from Prior Month Percent Change in Price from Prior Year Total # Units Percent Change in Sales from Prior Month Percent Change in Sales from Prior Year
May-14 Apr-14 May-13 May-14 Apr-14 May-13
MLS Wide
RAGFL (Single Family) $299,000 6.0% 20.6% 649 -0.9% -17.1%
RAGFL (Condo) $105,950 3.4% 31.6% 556 -7.0% -22.0%
GFLR Region Cities
Single Family Only
Boca Raton $305,000 -3.0% 12.2% 17 -5.6% -29.2%
Boynton Beach $255,250 3.8% 66.3% 4 33.3% -60.0%
Coconut Creek $301,500 6.7% 29.7% 21 50.0% 31.3%
Cooper City $340,000 -27.3% -1.7% 7 16.7% -36.4%
Coral Springs $334,800 -3.4% 7.3% 59 1.7% -3.3%
Dania $299,950 30.9% 9.9% 4 100.0% -50.0%
Davie $336,500 -4.4% -20.9% 16 -5.9% -20.0%
Deerfield Beach $255,000 5.2% 10.9% 19 -5.0% -9.5%
Delray Beach $327,500 62.9% 162.0% 2 -60.0% -50.0%
Fort Lauderdale $334,000 -5.9% -1.8% 92 -14.8% -27.6%
Hallandale $118,500 27.4% -83.5% 2 100.0% 0.0%
Hialeah $194,500 34.1% 29.7% 1 0.0% 0.0%
Hollywood $171,074 -24.2% -7.5% 21 -4.5% -27.6%
Homestead 0 -100.0% -100.0%
Lakeworth $264,000 3.1% -7.8% 4 -33.3% -50.0%
Lauderdale By The Sea $400,000 -15.8% -16.4% 6 20.0% 50.0%
Lauderdale Lakes $135,000 10.0% 20.0% 9 125.0% 12.5%
Lauderhill $115,300 -25.6% -11.1% 7 -22.2% -41.7%
Lighthouse Point $473,607 -65.8% -38.2% 10 42.9% -16.7%
Margate $200,000 17.7% 18.0% 23 0.0% -11.5%
Miami $173,250 -27.8% 12.1% 22 29.4% 15.8%
Miami Gardens $145,000 32.4% 2 -66.7%
Miramar $278,000 -9.4% 35.6% 19 18.8% 26.7%
North Lauderdale $167,500 24.3% 63.4% 13 0.0% 30.0%
North Miami Beach $175,000 9.6% 1.7% 3 50.0% 0.0%
Oakland Park $255,000 20.3% 72.8% 19 -24.0% -13.6%
Parkland $542,500 -6.5% -2.3% 24 4.3% -4.0%
Pembroke Pines $321,450 7.2% 22.7% 22 -15.4% -18.5%
Plantation $340,000 5.4% 2.9% 45 181.3% 18.4%
Pompano Beach $195,000 21.1% 36.8% 37 2.8% -24.5%
Port St. Lucie $167,000 1.2% 68.7% 2 100.0% -33.3%
Royal Palm Beach $250,000 -3.8% 79.9% 2 -33.3% 0.0%
Southwest Ranches $833,250 63.2% -16.7% 4 -20.0% 300.0%
Sunrise $214,500 -6.3% 23.2% 21 -48.8% -30.0%
Tamarac $175,000 16.7% 34.6% 33 -10.8% -26.7%
Wellington $313,500 -1.1% 22.9% 2 100.0% -50.0%
West Palm Beach $315,000 228.1% 45.2% 3 -57.1% -40.0%
Weston $512,000 9.8% 13.8% 21 5.0% -27.6%
Wilton Manors $418,750 20.1% 36.8% 12 -7.7% -42.9%

Single Family = Single Family Res
Condo = Condo/Co-Op/Villa/Townhouse
Reports generated from Clarus MarketMetrics®

Contact your REALTOR® for additional local market trends in your neighborhood. Reports were generated from ClarusMarketMetrics® for the Realtor Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale.

Do I Really Need A Real Estate Agent?

hirearealtorWith so much information readily available online, clients sometimes ask me, “Why should we hire a real estate agent?” They wonder, and rightfully so, if they couldn’t buy or sell a home through the Internet or through regular marketing and advertising channels without representation, without a a real estate agent. Some do OK, many don’t. So if you’ve wondered the same thing, here are 10 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional real estate agent.

1. Education & Experience

You don’t need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real a361347e6fde8830b5469cf0a8c09e9festate professional who does. Henry Ford once said that when you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are. The trick is to find the right person. Why not hire a person with more education and experience than you? We’re all looking for more precious time in our lives, and hiring pros gives us that time.

2. Agents are Buffers

Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits. If you’re a buyer of new homes, for example, your agent will whip out her sword and keep the builder’s agents at bay, preventing them from biting or nipping at your heels and will work to protect your interests. If you’re a seller, your agent will filter all those phone calls that lead to nowhere from lookie loos and try to induce serious buyers to immediately write an offer.

3. Neighborhood Knowledge

Neighborhood Expert [QuotePix.com]Agents either possess intimate knowledge or they know where to find the industry buzz about your neighborhood. They can identify comparable sales and hand these facts to you, in addition to pointing you in the direction where you can find more data on schools, crime or demographics. For example, you may know that a home down the street was on the market for $550,000, but an agent will know it had upgrades and sold at $485,000 after 65 days on the market and after twice falling out of escrow.

4. Price Guidance

Contrary to what some people believe, agents do not select prices for sellers or buyers. However, an agent will help to guide clients to make the right choices for themselves. If a listing is at 6%, for example, an agent has a 6% vested interest in the sale, but the client has a 94% interest. Selling agents will ask buyers to weigh all the data supplied to them and to choose a price. Then based on market supply, demand and the conditions, the agent will devise a negotiation strategy.

5. Market Conditions Information

Wesley-Chapel-Real-Estate-Market-ReportReal estate agents can disclose market conditions, which will govern your selling or buying process. Many factors determine how you will proceed. Data such as the average per square foot cost of similar homes, median and average sales prices, average days on market and ratios of list-to-sold prices, among other criteria, will have a huge bearing on what you ultimately decide to do.

6. Professional Networking

Real estate agents network with other professionals, many of whom provide services that you will need to buy or sell. Due to legal liability, many agents will hesitate to recommend a certain individual or company over another, but they do know which vendors have a reputation for efficiency, competency and competitive pricing. Agents can, however, give you a list of references with whom they have worked and provide background information to help you make a wise selection.

7. Negotiation Skills & Confidentiality

Top producing agents negotiate well because, unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction and because they are skilled. It’s part of their job description. Good agents are not messengers, delivering buyer’s offers to sellers and vice versa. They are professionals who are trained to present their client’s case in the best light and agree to hold client information confidential from competing interests.

8. Handling Volumes of Paperwork

ar118849829680116Today’s Sales Contracts run 10 pages or more. That does not include the federal- and state-mandated disclosures nor disclosures dictated by local custom. Most real estate files average thicknesses from one to three inches of paper. One tiny mistake or omission could land you in court or cost you thousands.

9. Answer Questions After Closing

Even the smoothest transactions that close without complications can come back to haunt. For example, taxing authorities that collect property tax assessments, doc stamps or transfer tax can fall months behind and mix up invoices, but one call to your agent can straighten out the confusion. Many questions can pop up that were overlooked in the excitement of closing. Good agents stand by ready to assist. Worthy and honest agents don’t leave you in the dust to fend for yourself.

10. Develop Relationships for Future Business

The basis for an agent’s success and continued career in real estate is referrals. Few agents would survive if their livelihood was dependent on consistently drumming up new business. This emphasis gives agents strong incentives to make certain clients are happy and satisfied. It also means that an agent who stays in the business will be there for you when you need to hire an agent again. Many will periodically mail market updates to you to keep you informed and to stay in touch.

realestateagentA good realtor will take the guesswork out of the process – a great realtor will put together the pieces of the puzzle to make the entire transaction work for you and your family’s needs!

Don’t Miss The Taste of Parkland Today!!!

Parkland, FL – All ‘A’s!!!

Have you heard the latest news?

Parkland Schools Receive A Rating

According to the most recent FCAT ratings, the elementary and middle schools located in Parkland have received an A Rating. This means that Heron Heights Elementary School, Riverglades Elementary School, Park Trails Elementary School and Westglades Middle School have all earned the highest grade of ‘A’ from the Florida Department of Education in the 2010/11 school accountability results under the state’s A+ Plan.

School grade calculations are based on student performance as measured by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in reading, mathematics, science and writing.

This honor is just another example of how why Parkland is such a great place to live and how  important Parkland holds its children’s future. The A grades are even more important since they follow Forbes Magazine’s designation of the City of Parkland as the no. 1 Top Education Town where the median home price falls between $400k – $600k.

A huge shout out to to all our educators and school volunteers!

Gourmet Truck Expo Event in Boca Raton, FL

CALLING ALL FOODIES!

Have you heard about the latest Gourmet Food Truck Craze?  Recent Events in Ft. Lauderdale and Sunrise were huge successes, and now we have one nearby, in Boca Raton!  

The Sun Sentinel will be hosting a Gourmet Food Truck Expo Event this Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 from 5:30pm-10pm at the  Boca Center, located at 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33486.  

Bring your appetite and join us for fun, family entertainment and yes – lots of food.

Experience the gourmet food truck craze and enjoy 30+ vendors. There’s something to satisfy everyone’s palette.

A portion of the proceeds from ticket and food sales will benefit the Sun Sentinel’s Children’s Fund.

Get your VIP Ticket here.  There will be an additional cost for food. 


Hot Home Trends…

The hottest new Home Design Trends reflect the transition from the McMansion Era to simpler spaces that have the ideal flow, layout and design for utility and enjoyment of a home.  Take a look at the hottest new trends:

Trend #1: Convertible Spaces

Forget “museum rooms” we use twice a year (dining rooms and living rooms) and embrace convertible spaces that change with our whims. Foldaway walls turn a private study into an easy-flow party space. Walls can consist of fancy, glass panels ($600 to $1,600 per linear ft., depending on the system); or they can be simple vinyl-covered accordions ($1,230 for 7 ft. by 10 ft.). PortablePartions.com sells walls on wheels ($775 for approximately 7 ft. by 7 ft.). A Murphy bed pulls down from an armoire-looking wall unit and turns any room into a guest room. Prices, including installation and cabinetry, range from $2,000 (twin with main cabinet) to more than $5,000 (California king with main and side units). Just search online for sellers. And don’t forget area rugs that easily define, and redefine, open spaces.

Trend #2: A laundry room of your own…

Humankind advanced when the laundry room arose from the basement to a louvered closet on the second floor where clothes live. Now, we’re taking another step forward by granting washday a room of its own. If you’re thinking of remodeling, turn a mudroom or extra bedroom into a dedicated laundry room big enough to house the washer and dryer, hang hand-washables, and store bulk boxes of detergent. Look for spaces that already have plumbing hookups or are adjacent to rooms with running water to save on plumbing costs.

Trend #3: Souped-up kitchens

Although houses are trending smaller, kitchens are getting bigger, according to the American Institute of Architects’ Home

Design Trends Survey. Kitchen remodels open the space, perhaps incorporating lonely dining rooms, and feature recycling centers, large pantries, and recharging stations. Oversized and high-priced commercial appliances—did we ever fire up six burners at once?—are yielding to family-sized, mid-range models that recover at least one cabinet for storage. Since the entire family now helps prepare dinner (in your dreams), double prep sinks have evolved into dual-prep islands with lots of counter space and pull-out drawers.

Trend #4: Energy diets

We’re wrestling with an energy disorder: We’re binging on electronics—cell phones, iPads, Blackberries, laptops–then crash dieting by installing LED fixtures and turning the thermostat to 68 degrees. Are we ahead of the energy game? Only the energy monitors and meters know for sure. These new tracking devices can gauge electricity usage of individual electronics ($20 to $30) or monitor whole house energy ($100 to $250). The TED 5000 Energy Monitor ($240) supplies real-time feedback that you can view remotely and graph by the second, minute, hour, day, and month.

Trend #5: Love that storage

As we bow to the new god of declutter, storage has become the holy grail. We’re not talking about more baskets we can trip over in the night; we’re imagining and discovering built-in storage in unlikely spaces–under stairs, over doors, beneath floors. Under-appreciated nooks that once displayed antique desks are growing into built-ins for books and collections. Slap on some doors, and you can hide office supplies and buckets of Legos. Giant master suites, with floor space to land a 747, are being divided to conquer clutter with more walk-in closets.

Trend #6: Home offices come out of the closet

Flexible work schedules, mobile communications, and entrepreneurial zeal are relocating us from the office downtown to home. Laptops and wireless connections let us telecommute from anywhere in the house, but we still want a dedicated space (preferably with a door) for files, supplies, and printers. Spare bedrooms are becoming home offices and family room niches are morphing into working nooks. After a weekend of de-cluttering, basements and attics are reborn as work centers.

Staging a home for sale can also greatly benefit from these tips and styles.  Buyers like to see how they can use the space to best suit their needs.  For more information on how to use these trends for Home Staging, give us a call at (702) 538.2294…

Some Content Originally Written By Lisa Kaplan Gordon – a HouseLogic contributor and homebuilder.

Parkland Real Estate All Summer Long…

The summer real estate cycle is heating up

Alice Cooper summed up real estate’s yearly seasonal shift with just four words: “Schools out for summer!” His hit song rings true each year as the kids pack up their bags, say goodbye to their friends and put their summer gear on.

For parents getting ready to make a move to another suburb, city, or state, it means the “For Sale” signs go up and the hunt starts for the next home. Not surprisingly, 60% of all moves in America take place in the summer. It’s a seasonal shift that has been around as long as school has been in. Here are some points to consider when buying or selling your home during the summer months.

SUMMER SELLING SEASON

The nicer weather brings buyers out of hibernation and into your spring-cleaned home. As a seller, know that the summer cycle typically causes an increase in inventory creating more competition in the market. It’s likely though, that more people will be looking at your house, making it easier to negotiate on price. Buyers who want to move in before the new school year starts may forego any unnecessary haggling for a move that fits within their time frame.

On the other hand, don’t be too optimistic about price – the market today is still facing rough waters – and a higher price, not to mention more options, will probably put you at the low end of the buying list. This could leave you waiting for a buyer on into the winter months, when homes typically sell for less. And if you’re one of the many who are selling and buying all before school starts, pricing your home correctly so that it sells quickly is crucial.

BUYERS IN BLOOM

Buying during the summer months, as we know, has it plusses: it’s an excellent time to pack the kids up and relocate while school’s out and the weather is nice, there’s more inventory on the market and you can use your income tax return toward your down payment.

If it’s in the cards for you, there could be some benefits to waiting – late summer opens up a window of leverage for buyers who are working with slow moving family homes. Ultimately the family wants to move quickly before school starts (maybe you do too) which means getting to the table fast could cut down on time spent haggling over price. Buyers remember: it takes time to close on a home, so start looking in the spring months when more “For Sale” signs start to peek up out of the ground.

There are many important issues that come into play when deciding to buy or sell your home. As a real estate agent it’s my job to provide expertise on the unique shifts and help you either sell your current home or find one that fits your family’s needs. If you’re looking to move out-of-state, I have an excellent network of agents I hold within high regard who will take great care of you and your family while you search for a home. Give me a call or send me an email anytime.

Is This The Right Time to Buy?

Two questions we Realtors get asked all the time are:

1.     How is the market?

2.    Do you think prices have bottomed out yet?  (Loosely translated, this means “Is this the right time to buy?”)

First, let’s assess the market …

Today’s latest statistics from the Florida Association of Realtors show that home prices declined in April across Broward and Palm Beach counties while a recent surge in sales continued.  This shows that prices have come down significantly enough that a strong percentage of Buyers are now moving forward to buy.

Broward’s median price for existing homes was $177,000, down 2% from a year ago. However, Broward home sales inched up 2% from last April. County condo sales rose 8% last month, when 1,645 units changed hands.

This means that although prices are at an all-time low, at the same time,  there is an increased demand for homes, more so in some areas than others.  This is a good indicator that there may be a decrease in the number of homes available for sale in the coming months, which could cause escalating home prices.

Within the Industry, we are seeing a great increase in the number of Foreign Buyers, many of whom are willing to pay cash for the property for investment.  This will only further impact the Home Buyer looking for their long-term home, as the demand from Foreign Buyers directly affects availability and prices.

We do know that the Foreclosure Market is still uncertain, but when you combine today’s low property values with mortgage rates that are at a historic low, we really have to start to weigh all the options.

There is always the possibility that the foreclosure market could release more properties into the mix, further affecting property values; but the experts in the Mortgage Industry keep warning that interest rates cannot and will not stay where they are, and many are predicting rapidly rising interest rates within the year.  Waiting for lower property values could cost you a really comfortable, affordable interest rate.  You really do have to weigh one factor against the other.

As we say in Real Estate, the most important feature of a property to consider is Location, Location, Location.  Properties offering Buyers the best lifestyle choices are leading the market right now, as today’s Buyer is more concerned with quality of life than the size of the home.  Home Builders are seeing this shift first-hand and the era of the McMansion is definitely over.

For example, condos offering close proximity to the Beach, Restaurants and Shops that are also close to business districts are in demand as many seek to live and play close enough to work that travel time is minimal and lifestyle options are varied.

Buyers are looking for the best home in the best area that offers them the best lifestyle for their families and themselves.  Affordability is a huge factor for today’s buyer – value for money that allows them to live comfortably, without being house-rich and cash-poor. Homes in move-in ready condition in areas offering the best life has to offer are most in demand, which is an important consideration if you’re thinking about buying, as higher demand always means more competition for available homes.

That being said, there is no question that in Broward County, many HomeBuyers are looking for the best school districts.   Forbes Magazine has released their annual review of where will your housing dollars go the furthest in getting your kids a great education. The City of Parkland landed 8th overall across the country – and 1st in the category of towns with homes costing between $400,000 to $599,999.

The market in Parkland is doing very well – with property values where they are, buyers are snapping up the deals on great properties in an excellent school district at low interest rates. 

So if you are looking for a long-term, quality lifestyle for your family, take advantage of this historic time in our local Real Estate Market where price and interest rates offer you long-term stability for an exceptional lifestyle and take a look at Parkland, where the vision of the city is:

 “The City of Parkland is a beautiful and green, upscale residential community with small scale commercial villages. Our hometown feeling and excellent neighborhood schools help to make us family friendly. Our residents enjoy an active lifestyle through first class leisure and cultural amenities, and easy movement through our streets and multi-use trails.”  (www.cityofparkland.org) 

Parkland, FL – Our Hometown…


Summer Time…

Summer is just around the corner and the summer camp options can be overwhelming. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind when choosing a camp for your child.

  1. Consider the age of your child. Children between the ages of 8 to 10 are good candidates for overnight camps, while younger kids can benefit from a variety of day camps or local activities (at the library, through the YMCA, or ones you and other parents set up in your own neighborhood) and teenagers can look into becoming a junior counselor or acquiring new skills via certification programs.
  2. Consider your finances. Day camps range in price from a few to several hundred dollars a week; overnight camps can be in the thousands. Many offer sibilng discounts, but consider how much you’re willing to pay (what the activities at the camp are worth to your child). It can add up to a serious investment.
  3. Consider your child’s interests and needs. Does your child love arts and crafts? A more traditional day or overnight camp may be a good fit. Are you looking to specialize? There are plenty of options, from camps that focus on horseback riding or sports to ones for kids who want to hone a skill or trade. Does your child have special needs? Make sure the camp is equipped to provide the services he or she requires.
  4. Co-ed, or single sex? Does your daughter want to go to an all-girls camp? Does your son want to rough it with the guys? Would your tween prefer to be in a place that’s co-ed? There are pros and cons to each choice, and it all depends on what works best for your child.
  5. Find out what’s out there. The American Camp Association has more than 2,400 accredited camps in their database and the YMCA often has good and affordable summer camp options.  Be sure to check out the offerings at your area museums.
  6. Talk to other parents.   Ask a friend – or two!  See what they’ve done in the past or are planning for this year.  Get as many details as you can, not just opinions, so you can decide for yourself whether a camp could be the right fit.
  7. What do you and your child hope to get out of the experience? Are you looking for childcare during the summer months, or are you hoping to help your child gain a new skill? Does your child want to hang out with friends or learn a new skill? Are you and your child on the same page when it comes to what camp should to be like?
  8. What’s the best fit? Does your child need a very structured schedule, or does she function better with a lot of flexibility? Do you want him to gain leadership skills or learn how to be a better team player? Does your child need to learn how to manage responsibilities or is she learning to be more independent?
  9. What are the counselors like? Are they adults or older kids? Licensed or learning on the job? Do they come back to camp year after year, or is the turnover rate high? Talk to the staff
  10. Take a closer look at the ones you like best. Just as you would when evaluating a new school, look for red flags like class or group size, scrutinize the camp’s finances, and dig around for details like what options or activities have been cut or added over the past few years. Try to arrange a visit to see what the place is like for yourself, so you don’t have to rely on the brochure when it comes time to make your decision!

City of Parkland Summer Camp

The City of Parkland is now accepting registration by mail or in person at the Parkland Amphitheater for both the Parkland Kids Camp and Parkland Teen Camp.

Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 to 11 (kindergarten through grade 6) and Parkland Teen Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 12 to 14 (grades 7-9).

Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motorcoach busses to facilities located in the tricounty area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc.

For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or by calling 954-757-4129.