The 1980’s and 1990’s was a time of great growth and development for what we call our “Dream City”. In 1982, the population was approximately 50,000 and the budget was $64 million dollars. By the late 1990’s, the population had increased to nearly 83,000 citizens. Today, we have 84,500 with 55 diverse cultures and major employers that include American Express, Motorola, Florida Power and Light, Plantation General Hospital and Westside Regional Medical Center.
The city has one of the few municipal libraries in a county where most libraries are regionally operated. Although Plantation was born as a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, its charm, beauty of natural surroundings, and prime location near major roadways have caused it to grow into a flourishing city in its own right.