Parkland is known as "The Place you call Home" contains 12.8 square miles and is situated on the north western edge of Broward County. The city was named one of the Top Ten Safest Communities in Florida boasting the second lowest crime rate in Broward County. There are beautiful developments and well planned neighborhoods inside this city with lush lovely landscaping, ranging from; acreage properties, golf communities, community swimming pools, gated communities, guard gated communities and new construction for residential communities. Many families live here as there are excellent neighborhood schools focusing on high standards. Parkland has Barkland, a park just for dogs, an equestrian park just for horses, a YMCA, a farmers market with organic produce for sale every other Sunday as well as public city parks and a local library.