A 45-minute drive north of Miami and 40 minutes south of Palm Beach, the city has been a fishing spot for several decades and has traditionally attracted a large population of retirees, according to Chad Carroll, a real estate agent in South Florida with Compass.
Today, it is up and coming as a golf-cum-beach destination, where a younger demographic is scooping up second homes as well as primary residences.
“Miami and Palm Beach are expensive and congested,” Mr. Carroll said. “Pompano, in comparison, is affordable and has a real sense of community.”
Pompano Beach has several courses, a mix of public and private. Palm Aire Country Club is private, for example, and has three courses; Tom and George Fazio designed the Oaks and Cypress courses, and the prolific William Mitchell is behind the Palms course. Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course and its Greg Norman Signature Pines Course are public.
The beach in Pompano Beach stretches for around three miles and is wide; though not secluded, it does not draw the crowds that Miami’s beaches do, Mr. Carroll said.
Real estate options are diverse and include apartments that cost $200,000 and luxury homes on the water that run from $2 million to $10 million.
Solemar Beach is a new luxury beachfront condominium development with 105 units and amenities such as a gym, spa, residents beach club, movie theater and wine tasting room. Prices for units start at $1.8 million.
The city has several restaurants downtown and is 20 minutes from Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. “If you’re looking for a more relaxed, quieter scene, you have it in Pompano, but if you want more of a buzzy vibe, there are choices very close by,” Mr. Carroll said.