Coconut Creek is a quiet community on Florida's Atlantic coast, just north of Fort Lauderdale. Nearly a quarter of the population is aged 65 or older, and most households have just one or two members. Incorporated in 1967, Coconut Creek is now considered one of the major cities of Broward County.
The city's claim to fame is its butterflies. The subtropical climate of south Florida makes it attractive to many species, and in 2002, the city adopted the nickname "Butterfly Capital of the World".
The city's central attraction, in fact, is "Butterfly World?", the world's largest butterfly aviary, home to more than 5,000 butterflies from some 80 species. Coconut Creek also hosts an annual Butterfly Festival each February.
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The city is carefully outlining future development, and the plan aims to be environmentally friendly. The MainStreet Design Standards document, adopted in 2004, stresses function over design for new construction, and mandates that all buildings be "green and sustainable."