Chapel Trail, developed in the 1990s, is a very large master planned community comprising 19 different subdivisions (17 sub-associations). Some are gated while others are not. Each one of these subdivisions stands out with its own unique character, styling and personality. No matter what your stage of life, you are sure to find your dream home amid a wide variety of beautiful residential styles, sizes and configurations. Chapel Trail is located at the very western end of the city of Pembroke Pines west of I-75 and features many amenities including community parks, shimmering lakes and wide, beautifully landscaped streets. Recreational amenities include swimming, tennis, playgrounds and play fields.
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Shopping and Dining
You, your family and your guests will enjoy a vast array and selection of both shopping and dining in very close proximity to your home. Chapel Trail Plaza is a recently renovated shopping center anchored by LA Fitness. After your workout, drop into the local favorite, the Latin Café-Bakery and enjoy a snack or one of a mix of national and local retailers and services including Citibank, Pizza Hut, Save-on Cleaners, Preschool Child Care, Animal Hospital, Amazing Thai & Japanese Restaurant and more.
The Shoppes of Silver Lakes provides you with even more selections comprising a Publix, IHOP, Enterprise Car Rental, Super Cuts, Einstein Bros Bagels, Radio Shack, Fuji Steakhouse and Satinos Pizza. Another favorite for all the family is the Pasta Restaurant. You will also find Chick N Chop, Music Tech Studios, Sport Clips and after school tutoring at Huntington Learning Center. On the north side, Laguna Isles Plaza features a Publix, AT&T Cellular, a liquor store, a hair salon, a nail salon and a few dining options, including: Hong Kong Tokyo restaurant and a Subway. Bergeron Plaza features a drycleaners, Karate Academy, Answers Christian Book Store, a barbershop, All State Insurance and a Cuban restaurant, Pedrito’s Café. If that is not enough selection, just a short distance away on the east side of I-75 are the Shops at Pembroke Gardens.
Parks and Recreation
A major attraction to Chapel Trail community is the large nature preserve called the Chapel Trail Nature Preserve. This is located at the northern end of the community on Sheridan Street. It is a serene 450-acre wetlands natural habitat. Habitats such as this are important to South Florida as the region depends on the marshy areas to absorb and cleanse water. Chapel Trail Nature Preserve is home to 120 species of birds, deer, marsh rabbits, alligators, snakes, turtles, largemouth bass and insects, which explains why National Audubon Society members, bird watchers and environmentalists regularly visit it. Schools and colleges use the facility as an educational resource sending children on field trips to observe and learn first-hand the wonders of Florida’s habitat. Recreational activities abound with one highlight of many being canoeing in the large nature preserve.
If you are looking for a park for family fun head to C.B. Smith Park. Covering 299 acres and this park has plenty for the whole family to enjoy including: Paradise Cove Water Park, a marina, concert green and miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, not to mention sports facilities and green space to spare.
450 acres of forest, lakes, waterways, plants and wildlife to enjoy as a nature preserve is just one reason to find your dream home in one of the sixteen subdivisions of Chapel Trail. Homeowners listing their homes for sale in Chapel Trail have stated this as one of the biggest regrets in leaving this beautiful area. Of course, there are many other advantages of living in this attractive place such as affordable housing, shopping, schools and quick commutes to Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Log onto the Chapel Trail Homeowners’ Association website for up to the minute details and news about this community and ensure you take full advantage of all it has to offer. As well as the nature preserve, you have access to other City of Pembroke Pines parks, and Chapel Trail is only a short drive from Florida’s gulf coast. Between Panama City Beach and Destin is a 26-mile stretch of pristine sugar-white beaches.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Chapel Trail Elementary School has an exemplary record of awards, some of which are 5-Star School Award 1996-2010, Golden School Award 1996-2010 and National Family-School Partnership Award of Excellence 2010. These awards demonstrate this school’s dedication to your children giving them a sound start in their formative years. Silver Trail Middle School “Home of the Mustangs” is located in Pembroke Pines and is one of 79 middle schools in Broward School District. Education.com provides an overview of a school’s test performance for any given year and has given Silver Trail Middle School a 9/10 score for 2010. One of the most sought after high schools in the area is West Broward High School, which boasts an FCAT school grade of “A” for 2009-2010. You will also find several charter and private schools in the area giving you a good selection of educational choices for your children.
Memorial Hospital Miramar is Memorial Healthcare System’s fifth hospital and offers high-quality healthcare services to all patients. Here you will find a wide array of emergency care, medical, surgical, outpatient and rehabilitation services. Memorial Hospital Miramar is an excellent model of excellence for safety, quality, customer service and cost-effectiveness.
Chapel Trail is conveniently close to both Miami and Fort Lauderdale International Airports, or if you are considering a cruise, head to the nearby Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. You will enjoy easy access to all major roadways in the area and an easy commute for your daily trips to work. The Green Route, both Westbound and Eastbound, is a City of Pembroke Pines no charge local bus route.
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