Halloween Events in Pembroke Pines

Looking for a Halloween event in Pembroke Pines? Maybe a costume party, some games to play and food? Here is a list of 2013 Halloween Events in Pembroke Pines. [Read more…]

Halloween Booville in Pembroke Pines

About Booville in Pembroke Pines

Every year, the City of Pembroke Pines hosts Booville, a local Halloween event for Pembroke Pines residents where children are welcome to trick or treat, eat, drink, play games and show off their costumes in a safe, fun environment. Unfortunately, some residents incorrectly refer to the festival as Boofest which makes it hard to locate information online. Below is a spooky photo from one of the Booville turnouts from the past. [Read more…]

Halloween Pumpkin Patch in Pembroke Pines

Pumpkin Patch in Pembroke Pines

Pumpkin Patch in Pembroke Pines

Looking for a Pumpkin Patch for the kids? We took the kids out to a local Pumpkin Patch in Pines Blvd last year and had a great time.
Trinity Lutheran Church at 7150 Pines Blvd in Pembroke Pines is again hosting a local Pumpkin Patch just in time for Halloween.

2013 Dates: Daily from Oct 13th- Oct 31st, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call 954-989-1903 for more information.

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More Pembroke Pines and Broward Pumpkin Patches for 2013

The following venues were confirmed via the Sun-Sentinel for Broward County on October 7th, 2013.

First Church Coral Springs
8650 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs
954-752-0333, office@fumcocs.org

First Presbyterian Church
1530 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
954-923-8209, firstpreshlwdfl.org, firstpres@fpcoh.org

Flamingo Road Nursery
1655 Flamingo Road, Davie
954-476-7878, flamingoroadnursery.com, info@flamingoroadnursery.com.

Fuller’s Farmers Market
7250 Griffin Road, Davie
954-583-5037, fullersfarmersmarket@yahoo.com

Pine Island Park Multipurpose Center
3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie

St. Ambrose Catholic Church
380 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach
954-574-9215, stambrosechurch.catholicweb.com

New Horizon United Methodist Church
5741 S. Flamingo Road, Southwest Ranches
954-434-7400, newhorizonumc.com

Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church ¿
400 N 35th Ave., Hollywood
954-989-8304, hollywoodhillsumc.org

First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood Pumpkin Patch ¿
1530 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
954-923-8209, firstpreshlwdfl.org

4th of July Pembroke Pines Fireworks Celebration

2013 Independence Day Fireworks, Celebration & Events

Celebrate the Fourth of July with the City of Pembroke Pines from 6pm-9pm on July 4th, 2013.
Festival grounds open at 6:00 p.m. Concert from 7pm to 9pm.

The 4th of July celebration is free for the public and will be held on the Pines Recreation Festival grounds.
The event will includes rides, arts and crafts, live musical entertainment, food trucks and a phenomenal fireworks show.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. No alcohol, glass containers, coolers, pets or fireworks are permitted.

Visit the Photo Gallery to see event pictures from previous celebration.

Pines Recreation Center
7400 Pines Boulevard

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Santa Mail – Write Letters to Santa Clause

Letters to Santa

Deadline: December 12, 2012

Cost: Free

Attention Pembroke Pines residents:

Santa Claus wants to hear from the children in Pembroke Pines for the Holidays!

Santa will personally write back to each child and wish them a Happy Holiday.


Send your Santa Mail to:

North Pole
C/O City Of Pembroke Pines
10100 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Or Drop off your letter at Santa’s Express Mailbox located at City Hall.
The mailbox will magically appear on December 3rd.
The deadline for letters to receive a response by Dec. 24 must be in by Dec. 12.

Don’t forget to include your child’s name and address so Santa can reply!

Pembroke Pines Christmas Lights, Decorations and Holiday Events

I love celebrating the holidays in Pembroke Pines! Here are all the 2012 Christmas Lights, Decorations and Holiday Events in Pembroke Pines on one page. Here we go…
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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest in Pembroke Pines

Ghoulish Guardians Pumpkin Carving Contest

Join the City of Pembroke Pines and Whole Foods Market on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at City’s Community Garden located at 10100 Pines Boulevard for the Ghoulish Guardians Pumpkin Carving Contest. The participants will receive art supplies and pumpkins and will compete in 4 categories. The winners of the Ghoulish Guardians Pumpkin Carving Contest will be on display at the City’s Boo-ville Event in the evening and the First Place Winners will be on display at the Whole Food Market in Pembroke Pines.

All participants are suggested to pre-register with Jill Slaughter, Curator of Special Projects at 954-961-6430.

The age categories are as follows:

  • 12 and under
  • 12-17
  • 18 and Up
  • Special Needs-All Ages (Special Needs participants may participate in carving hand over hand).

Art supplies will be provided for anyone wishing to paint.

Located at Community Garden on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Registration is suggested.

Sponsored By: Whole Foods Market.
Free for participants. (weather permitting)

Can I Still Buy a Pembroke Pines Home Below Market Value?

Today, I received a question from a potential home buyer. He asked me if it was possible to buy a home in the Pembroke Pines 33029 zip code for $175,000. He specifically said, “I thought because of the market value today, we may be able to look at a $200,000 priced home and bring them down to $175,000.”

Unfortunately, the market doesn’t work like that in 2012. Houses are being sold at market value. In areas like 33029, the good houses do not stay even a couple days on the market. We, as realtors, are competing for the same homes and are often being outbid by cash buyers and people that pay asking price (or more) to get the home.

In 33029, all homes are desirable and inventory is extremely limited. Every school in the 33028 and 33029 zip codes is A Rated and it’s an ideal family community.

In this new market, it’s very difficult to buy a home at below market value. In 2012, if you submit $175,000 offers for $200,000 homes in Pembroke Pines, you can expect quite a bit of disappointment as higher bidders beat your offer every time.

Houses are not selling “cheaper” than before. Houses are actually selling at their real market value. This wasn’t the case during the housing bubble of 2004, when people were paying too much for houses. What we’re seeing now, is a normalization of pricing,

Smashburger Opening in Pembroke Pines

Smashburger is opening a Pembroke Pines restaurant at 14928 Pines Boulevard on Wednesday, March 21 at 1- a.m.

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The restaurant will offer some items specifically for the south Florida area such as a skinny chicken sandwich and a grilled or crispy chicken breast topped with your choice of goat cheese, spinach, avocado, mango, pineapple, or grilled onions. A special Smashburger will also be revealed at the opening day celebration.

Smashburger features hand-crafted burgers made from fresh (not frozen) 100% certified Angus beef. The burger patties are “smashed” on the grill, then topped with a range of choices including fried egg, avocado, guacamole, fried pickles, beefy chili, cheese, and garlic mushrooms. Burgers start at $4.99 for a classic with cheese. Toppings range from $.75 – $1.50. The restaurant also offers veggie burgers ($4.99), chicken sandwiches (starting at $4.99), sides, and Haagen-Daz shakes ($3.99).

Whole Foods Market Opening in Pembroke Pines

Pembroke Pines organic lovers rejoice! After nearly a year of looking at the Whole Foods sign in Cobblestone, Whole Foods Market in Pembroke Pines will finally be opening their store. [Read more…]