Facts About Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Pines was known as the “Village of Pembroke Pines” and was incorporated into a village in 1959.
Pembroke Pines held an election, and the village became a city, officially incorporated as a city on January 16, 1960.
The city’s name, Pembroke Pines, is traced back to Sir Edward J. Reed, a member of Britain’s Parliament for the County of Pembroke from 1874 to 1880, who in 1882 formed the Florida Land and Mortgage Company to purchase from Hamilton Disston a total of 2 million acres of mostly swampland located throughout the southern half of Florida.
Pembroke Pines has a total area of 34.8 square miles, of which 33.1 square miles are land and 1.7 square miles are covered by water, making it one of the largest cities in Broward County.
A 2017 study put the city in third place for US cities most vulnerable to coastal flooding, with 116,000 residents living within FEMA’s coastal floodplain.
Pembroke Pines’s official motto is “Join Us – Progress With Us”.
American Indians are said to be the first inhabitants of Pembroke Pines. They settled in the city 4,000 years ago.
The city is also fondly called “The Pemb”.
Pembroke Pines is the second most populous city in Broward County and the 11th most populous in Florida, with an estimated population of 169,391, as of 2021.
One of the earliest homes to be built in Pembroke Pines was built in 1956 by Dr and Mrs Walter Smith Kipnis. Dr Kipnis was Pembroke Pines’ first mayor.