Sunrise is conveniently situated in the heart of South Florida's tri-county region (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach). Bordered by I-595, I-75 and the Sawgrass Expressway - and easily accessible via Florida's Turnpike - Sunrise offers links to three international airports and three seaports, as well as direct connections to every major highway in South Florida.
Due to our location and accessibility, Sunrise is an easy drive to or from:
- Downtown Ft. Lauderdale - 13 miles
- Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Int'l. Airport - 15 miles
- Boca Raton - 23 miles
- Miami Int'l. Airport - 31 miles
- Downtown Miami - 33 miles
- Miami Beach - 36 miles
- Coral Gables - 38 miles
- West Palm Beach - 48 miles
Sunrise offers the choices and convenience that people value most. The City's excellent array of amenities includes:
Restaurants. Few other communities in South Florida offer corporate citizens the number of dining options found in Sunrise. More importantly, many Sunrise-area restaurants provide a business-appropriate atmosphere. Upscale eateries include Villagio and Grand Lux Café. For casual, full-service dining, there's The Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang's, J. Alexander's, Bahama Breeze, Rainforest Café, and T.G.I. Friday's.
Hotels. Sunrise-area hotels and resorts offer corporations and visitors more than 3,000 hotel rooms and 250,000 square feet of meeting space. There are 13 hotels either within or nearby the City, including the luxurious Crowne Plaza at Sawgrass.
Entertainment. Sunrise is the site of the BB&T Center, a 20,000-seat, $225 million multi-purpose venue adjacent to the Sawgrass Expressway. This arena is the home of the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers and the setting for major concert performances and entertainment events.
In addition, the City operates the Sunrise Civic Center complex, which features an intimate, 300-seat theatre, an amphitheatre and an art gallery.
Shopping. Sunrise is synonymous with great retail, thanks in large part to Sawgrass Mills Mall. This 2.7-million-square-foot shopping mecca welcomes more than 25 million visitors each year, making it the state's second-biggest tourist attraction after Walt Disney World.
Education. Public and private schools in the City of Sunrise provide excellent education opportunities for children. Sunrise is located near top-rated institutions of higher learning, including Nova Southeastern University and Florida Atlantic University. The University of Florida opened an MBA program in Sunrise - conveniently located in the Sawgrass International Corporate Park. In addition, the campuses of Florida International University, the University of Miami and St. Thomas University are an easy commute.
Housing. Sunrise offers a broad range of housing options, from private, gated golf course communities to rental properties. Nearby cities, including Weston, Plantation and Coral Springs, also contribute to the area's attractive housing market.