Oakland Park is located in the state of Florida and a city in Broward County. It is officially referred to as the City of Oakland Park, the city’s population number was due to the annexation of the North Andrews Gardens and of the Twin Lakes South. The area was originally called Floranada, a combination of Florida and Canada, the city was forced to the brink of bankruptcy during the 1926 hurricane. After the reincorporation of the town, the residents then chose and voted to name it Oakland Park. Its original boundaries went as far as the Atlantic Ocean, however, its boundaries were reestablished after. Over the years, the city’s boundaries have been mainly due to the acquisition of a few other areas, such as the incorporation of new unincorporated neighborhoods of Twin Lakes South and North Andrews Gardens. Oakland Park is a friendly and thriving suburb in Fort Lauderdale whose inhabitants live near some of the most beautiful beaches in the state. By itself, Oakland Park only has 41,000 residents, but it’s part of the metro area comprised by Pompano Beach, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale which serves more than five million people. Families with children are highly attracted to Oakland Park because of the reasonable housing rates and excellent public schools, and all three are less than one mile from each other. Apart from providing an awesome night life to both locals and visitors, Oakland Park is also proud to be an extremely dog-friendly city. The Oakland Bark Park in 38th St is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Oakland Park is also making a name as one of the premier culinary arts cities in America, and revitalization plans for the downtown district includes farm to table kitchens, community gardens, and unique shops that specialize in kitchen related décor and goods. For singles and families, Oakland Park offers a happy medium between being a cozy community and fast-paced urban city.
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