Forest Ridge Community in Davie Florida
Forest Ridge and The Ridge on Nob Hill
Buyers seeking affordable single-family homes in a beautiful community will feel right at home in Forest Ridge. A planned community in Davie, FL, Forest Ridge offers one- and two-story homes in a variety of price points. Floor plans range from 1,300 square feet to a more spacious 3,500 square feet with prices starting in about $185,000s for smaller homes and reaching to almost $600,000 for a larger home in Forest Ridge.
The community has more than 1,200 homes in a number of eclectic subdivisions, including North Orchard, Hidden Hollow, Old Orchard and Southern Orchard. Homeowners can take advantage of the community tennis courts and heating swimming pool.
Forest Ridge homes feature in-ground swimming pools and tropical landscaping for a truly Florida atmosphere. The houses themselves have several higher-end features such as vaulted ceilings, Berber carpet, ceramic tile floors, Roman tubs and granite countertops.
Situated across from Forest Ridge is The Ridge on Nob Hill. There are fewer homes in The Ridge on Nob Hill, making it a more exclusive neighborhood with a slightly higher price point. Homes feature larger layouts and two- and three-car garages.
Homeowners in both of these communities are close to the amenities of Davie. With a population of 90,000, Davie offers the charm of small town living and yet is just a short distance from the amenities of the city. Davie is located in central Broward County and is home to a western-themed district and several educational facilities.
Students attend Broward County Public School District – Silver Ridge Elementary School (Forest Ridge), Fox Trail Elementary School (The Ridge on Nob Hill), Indian Ridge Middle School and Western High School. Homeowners are also close to such private schools as American Heritage, University School of Nova Southeastern University and Archbishop McCarthy High School. Even the Miami Dolphins call Davie home as they practice at Nova Southeastern University.
Homebuyers are often drawn to Forest Ridge because of its accessibility to Pine Island Ridge, a 100-acre nature preserve boasting the highest natural elevation in Broward County. The crescent-shaped ridge is filled with live oak, pine, pines and beautyberry creating a rich habitat for the wildlife – gopher tortoises, great horned owls, warblers, woodpeckers, hawks and butterflies – that call the ridge home. Pine Island Ridge is part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, making it an ideal spot for bird-watching enthusiasts.
Once inhabited by Indian tribes, the ridge opened to the public in 1990 and is located within the town of Davie and accessible to residents of Forest Ridge at its main entrance to Tree Tops Park by a paved walking path across Pine Island Ridge. Equestrian trails are also available.
A short drive to beaches, the Everglades and downtown Miami, Forest Ridge is ideal for homeowners who want to enjoy city life mixed with the natural beauty of Southern Florida. In addition to its proximity to Pine Island Ridge, the community is nearby the 272-acre Vista View Park with its picnic shelters, playgrounds, equestrian corral and fishing docks. It also has an area for primitive group camping and an airstrip for radio-controlled planes.