About Sunrise

Sunrise is Both Business-Focused and Resident-Friendly

The City of Sunrise was incorporated in 1961 in what was then the remote western edge of Broward County. During the 1970s, as Broward County began to push west,  Sunrise experienced its first real growth.

Situated approximately six miles west of Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise is adjoined by the communities of Weston, Davie, Tamarac, Lauderhill and Plantation.

In the 1990s, Sunrise began to establish itself as a center for corporate headquarters, and today has developed the largest corporate office park in South Florida.

In addition to being business-focused, Sunrise is committed to improving residents’ quality of life. Its recent investment of $325 million in capital improvements is the most significant public investment in a community made by any municipality in Broward County today. At the same time, Sunrise has reduced the property tax rate for the past thirteen consecutive years.

Office Edge Sunrise Building

Sunrise continues to provide its growing population with first-rate services, and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities as well as a Senior Center and a Civic Center complex. Sunrise is also home to eleven public schools, two post offices and two public libraries.

Read more city history here.

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