South Florida is one of the most diverse locations in the United States, and it’s rich with history and art that can’t be missed. Even if you live in the area, or have lived nearby your entire life, it’s easy to pass by or never notice some of the most iconic and historical landmarks within the region. As property managers in South Florida, it’s our job to know our clients, our properties, and perhaps most importantly, our location. We familiarize ourselves with South Florida not just because it’s helpful to our business and our clients’ needs, but also because we appreciate the cultural offerings of the region. With that in mind, here’s a list of five of our favorite landmarks and cultural institutions right in our backyard.
Located in Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, the African-American Research Library, according to the Broward County website, features collections of popular and influential African American writers, a special collection of historical African materials and artifacts, and a 5,000 square foot art gallery.
2) Flagler Memorial Monument
The Flagler Memorial Monument, located in Miami-Dade County, takes a trip to get to—it’s an obelisk located on a small island in memory of one of the first Miami settlers, Henry M. Flagler, who died in 1913 (according to landmarks United States).
3) Stranahan House
The Stranahan House was built by, you guessed it, the man with the name Stranahan: Frank, and his wife Ivy Stranahan, pioneers of Fort Lauderdale. The house is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and now serves as a museum (but was once a trading post and town hall).
4) The Bass
Miami-Dade County’s museum of contemporary art, The Bass will either fill you with joy or confusion, depending on your affinity to the contemporary. It’s not necessarily a landmark, but it shows South Florida’s dedication to the future of art and culture as well.
5) Everglades National Park
What would a list of South Florida landmarks be without the Everglades? A beautiful and nearly impossible-to-traverse park, the Everglades is one of the most iconic features of South Florida (and Florida in general) and we’re proud to live right by.