FL 33029 - Pembroke Pines
FL 33029 - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Southern Florida
Welcome to Southern FL 33029 - Pembroke Pines.
Pembroke Pines Florida is a wonderful place to not only visit, but to live. I lived in Pembroke Pines for 13 years and am still amazed at the diversity not only of the people and culture, but the stores, services, events, and recreational facilities that abound in this southern Florida 33029 town.
I'll be attempting to provide a wide variety of information about FL 33029 to those who may be thinking of visiting or living in this area. Here is a list of services and items that I'll be discussing in this and other 33029 sites that I'll be creating in the future.
Churches, Schools, Grocery Stores, Physicians, Dentists, Gyms, Dance Studios, Heating/Refrigeration, Hurricane Shutters, Landscaping, Auto Mechanics, Tires, Pool/Supplies, Cosmeticians, Hair/Nail Salons, Restaurants, Retirement Homes, Flower Shops, Childcare/Nurseries, Veterinarians, Boarding Kennels, Shopping Malls, Bowling/Skating/etc., Movie Theaters, And Many, Many More!
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information on a store, service, or facility that FL 33029 may have. I'd also like to receive any recommendations or referrals that I can pass off to anyone reading this lens.
I'd also like to add that if YOU live in an area where you would like to see your local businesses and services showcased for business purposes, let me know. Apart from local Southern Florida spots, I will also be creating some North Carolina area sites. Stay tuned until I let you know where else I'll be writing about!
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Short History of Pembroke Pines Florida
FL 33029 History
I decided to add a short history of Pembroke Pines, Florida, here and was surprised to see my last name pop up in the information I searched (no relation that I can find, though).
Pembroke Pines started as a slightly less than square mile property between Pembroke Road, Hollywood Boulevard (now Pines Blvd), SW 72 Avenue and the Florida Turnpike. .
In 1960, a developer named Joseph LaCroix annexed 320 acres to the city which allowed Pembroke Pines to spread West. Twenty years later, in 1980, property from Flamingo Road all the way to U.S. 27 was added to what is now Pembroke Pines. This doubled the city and, in part, made Pembroke Pines the great city it is today.
Being a resident in this city, I often find it amusing that "anything West of I-75" is considered the boondocks, because we have a diverse selection of shops, services, and entertainment facilities that rival anything "on the East side" of the city.
We also have wonderful recreation facilities available like Holiday Park where residents and visitors alike can hop onto an airboat to view alligators and native wildlife and many other local parks where the whole family can enjoy nature and learn about the area. We have two large movie theaters available, lots of restaurants, shops, and services that are necessary to daily living.
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33029 is a great place not only to live, but to visit!
Local Grocery Stores in Pembroke Pines
Whatever your nutritional and food preferences are, Pembroke Pines FL 33029 can easily provide what you need. Here is the FL 33029 Grocery Store link. There is a window available there to type in your favorite grocer or you may find it easier to scroll through the selections.
I, myself, am a Wal-mart Super Center shopper because of price and convenience. It is located less than a mile from my home and they usually have exactly what I need. It's convenient, close, and the price is usually right.
It's where I go to get my hair cut as their prices are very reasonable, they have a Red Box right inside the entrances for when I want to watch an inexpensive DVD for the evening, and pick up my prescriptions while I shop. I can even get a hamburger from McDonalds if I'm crunched at lunchtime. It also is located right inside the Walmart Shopping Center.
However, if I need to fill up my freezer with meat, I head on over to the BJ's Wholesale Club. While I'm not always a fan of Wholesale Clubs because the selection available is not always what I would like, the BJ's at FL 33029 always has a great meat selection. I prefer picking up my regular groceries at the Walmart or Publix, which is also close to my home, and then picking up the bulk meats from BJ's and splitting them up into family portions when I get home. I have three grown up sons so buying my meat products in bulk makes sense to me.
Each family prefers to buy their groceries by using different parameters. Whether you choose your grocery store by convenience, price, or selection, FL 33029 will have the grocery store you are looking for.
Dog Grooming in the Pembroke Pines Area
Quality Pet Care in Pembroke Pines FL 33029
Pembroke Pines Florida 33029 dog owners need to get their dogs groomed often because of the Southern Florida heat. Here is a comprehensive list of Pembroke Pines Dog Groomers so you can find one you and your pet will be happy with.
For any Pembroke Pines FL residents out there who already have a dog groomer that they are happy with, can you give me a shout out so I can forward your recommendation? Pets are often like children, we'd rather bring them to people who others can honestly say that they trust their little friends with. Please share with me so I can share with others.
Grace from Pembroke Pines wrote and gave me permission to offer up some recommendations on this site. Grace has two schnauzers that she has groomed on a monthly basis and she recommends the PetSmart on Pines Blvd. She told me to mention Jose and Blanca as the two groomers she uses the most.
L&L Interior Contracting & Painting - Servicing the FL 33029 Area
Licensed and Insured Businesses Should Be A Must
When it comes to getting some interior work done to your home, L&L Interior Contracting & Painting is the business you want helping to beautify your home. Lou Bufo is an experienced professional with painting, pressure cleaning, and woodwork. Yes, he is licensed and insured and will make sure your home gets the professional remodel that you are looking for.
Lou of L&L Interior Contracting & Painting can be reached at 954-478-6710.
By the way, he specializes in condos~!
Local Plant Nurseries in the Pembroke Pines Area
While there are quite a few local plant nurseries right in Pembroke Pines, there are MANY more nurseries in Southwest Ranches which lies right to the side of Pembroke Pines. I've included both links as when there is a lot of competition, it's usually beneficial to getting better prices for the product.
Check out both links and see what kinds of deals YOU can find for the plants and trees you need to beautify your home.
FL 33029 - Landscaping and Lawn Care
Make Pembroke Pines 33029 a Gorgeous Place To Live
Here is a long list of FL 33029 - Landscaping businesses in the local area.
We have a saying here in Florida and it is: "you can put a dead stick in the ground and it'll grow". Well, if a dead stick can sprout and grow, you just know what happens to our trees and lawns . . . Lawn care is a HUGE business here in Florida.
Now, in this category I can recommend a landscaping business called Right On Landscaping. It is owned and operated by Bob and his number is (954) 226-1556.
I'll be way up front with everyone and let you know that he is a neighbor and a friend of my sons, however, he does outstanding work and makes sure that the client is always pleased with his service. He does small and large jobs, is timely, and is right in line cost wise with everyone else in the area. I would highly recommend Bob from Right On Landscaping for your landscaping and lawn care needs.
33029 - Home Finder For Pembroke Pines Homes
Real Estate in FL 33029
If YOU are looking for a home in the FL 33029 area, Home Finder is a great place to find the home of your dreams. There are a variety of drop down arrow options to help narrow down the search for exactly what you are looking for and there are photos, property info, and Realtor contact information easily accessible.
If you are looking for a local Realtor that knows the FL 33029 area inside and out, I have two recommendations that come to mind. Both of these two people are local residents that have lived in the area for quite some time and do extremely well in this locale. Knowing the area like they do gives them a huge edge over other Realtors who spread out their business over a large area.
Barbara Madewell, CRS, works for Caldwell Banker and can be reached @ firstname.lastname@example.org with a website presence of www.sofloridahomesonline.com. This lady is a professional dynamo who is very knowledgeable about the FL 33029 area and goes the extra mile for her clients. You won't feel like a number and you won't feel like she's rushing you. You WILL feel like she listens to what you are really looking for and she'll do her best to help you find it.
The other is a couple called Vicki and Bob Minnaugh and they work for AAA Realty Group, Inc. They can be reached at email@example.com with an online presence @ www.minnaugh.com.
While I have had business dealings with Barbara in the past, I have not with the Minnaughs. However, their strong presence in the FL 33029 area and hearing recommendations from neighbors lead me to add them as a recommendation on this site.
Southern Florida 2010 Tax Preparation
I recommend Professional International Services
While you can get a list of Tax Preparers by googling "Pembroke Pines tax preparation", I've found that, like plumbers and electricians, word of mouth tax professional referrals are much better when it comes to someone who will be handling private and personal information like tax returns.
For fast, friendly yet professional, and accurate tax preparation, you won't find better than Professional International Services in Pembroke Pines. Jocelyn Almonte is the owner of Professional International Services and a wonderful caring person. A client will never feel like a "number" when they bring their tax paperwork to Professional International Services to complete. Jocelyn makes sure she takes her time and asks questions that are pertinent to the tax preparation process.
She is terrific at getting people money back if they are owed by the IRS. Check out Professional International Services.
Just to put it out there, Professional International Services in Pembroke Pines also offers notary public services (very inexpensive at only $5 a pop) and is the #1 company in Pembroke Pines for translation services. They also offer money sending services, PC repair, and real estate services.
FL 33029 - Daycares and Preschools within the 33029 Zip Code
Broward County Daycares and Schools
FL 33029 is a great place for families and there are many daycares and preschools that provide quality care and education for the children. Here is a link for Daycares and Preschools in FL 33029.
Since I myself operated a licensed home day care when I lived up North, I often get asked what the qualifications are for starting your own home day care business. While it may NOT be the right business for everyone, if you love children, have lots of patience, and enjoy teaching small children to have fun while learning, starting your own licensed home day care might be right for YOU! Here is the link to see what the requirements are to start your own day care.
Pizza, Pizza, and More Pizza in Pembroke Pines FL 33029
Who Doesn't LOVE Pizza?
Pizza comes in the same category as mac n cheese and hamburgers . . . Who doesn't LOVE pizza!
Whether you go for the traditional thin crispy crust pizza or the thick chewy crust with loaded toppings, FL 33029 - Pizza has them all! Try a new one every week and see which one wins your top vote!
Here's a list in the FL 33029 area for Pizza Places. While we have all the regular pizza chains right here in town, we also have a few mom and pop pizza places that are excellent, so check 'em out!
Grace from Pembroke Pines was quick about recommending Santino's Pizza on Pines Blvd. when she saw I had a pizza section on this site. She and her daughter go to Santino's Pizza for the big giant slice pizza and the veal parmigiana. She says they are priced great, too!
Pest Control in FL 33029
Termites, Ants, and All The Creepy Crawlies
Pembroke Pines 33029 is in Florida. It's hot and we have lots of insects and pests. That's just the way it is.
Many residents get around that by shopping around for pest control companies that provide a monthly service for a set price. These prices are very reasonable and most of the companies have a clause where they will come back more than once a month if you see an insect in your home that you shouldn't be seeing.
While there are some very good over the counter products that will minimize the pest problems inside of your home, many of us find that it is just easier to contract that job out. Here is a link that connects you to Pest Control companies that will take care of any pests or insects that you may have inside and outside of your home in the FL 33029 area.
SUGAR ANT TIP: When you start seeing sugar ants (the tiny, tiny ones) place a small pinch of cornmeal where they are. They gobble up the cornmeal and bring it back to their queen. They can't digest it and the colony dies. A great thing about cornmeal is that it won't hurt your pets or kids while it gets rid of the ants!
FL 33029 - Local Churches
In order to not skip any local churches in FL 33029, I am including the Pembroke Pines Business Listing for Churches. Click on this link and when you arrive at the address, type in which type of church you are interesting in learning about (Catholic, Methodist, etc.) or scroll through the selections available.
They each provide a link directly to the individual Church Web Address and provide maps and general information to help you find the right Church for you.
As I am a Catholic myself, I can recommend St. Edward Church on Pines Blvd. They are a progressive and active parish who are very involved in their youth group ministries, outreaches, music and adoration programs. They are also quite active in the cell group system. St. Edward Church is a caring and nurturing community who always welcomes new parishioners who are seeking a closer relationship with God.
FL 33029 - Florists in Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Pines Florida 33029
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029 has quite a few florists in town and here is the link to get the FL 33029 Florists list.
For those of you who may not live in this area, you may not be aware that there are certain intersections and areas where flower vendors will set up temporary shop and sell flowers easily accessible to cars driving by. Especially on a Holiday or leading up to a major Holiday. So, you may want to keep your eyes peeled for these street vendors, even when you don't have a specific occasion to buy flowers.
I do have a recommendation for an inexpensive florist in the Pembroke Pines area. The company is called Inexpensive Flowers by Alina and, yes, Alina is the proprietor. I have to tell you though, just because her floral arrangements and bouquets are inexpensive doesn't mean that her work looks cheap!
Alina is a floral professional to her fingertips and provides a quality product at a reasonable price because she passes on her lack of overhead to her customers and clients. No event or party too big or too small, whether it's a huge order of arrangements or just a few corsages, Inexpensive Flowers by Alina will give you a gorgeous product at a great price and provide the best customer service you've ever experienced.
Check her out the next time you have an event or occasion where flowers will be complementing your party. Once you've ordered flowers by Alina you won't even think about trying anyone else. Yes, she's that good!
Need A Handyman Fast?
Handyman Services In Pembroke Pines 33029
Here is a comprehensive list of FL 33029 - Handyman in the Pembroke Pines 33029 area.
This list also features what services each business is available for. Just look in the "tags" section to see all the services each business is qualified or licensed for.
My husband happens to be pretty handy around the house and the yard, so I don't have a recommendation yet for you. I'll be asking around the neighborhood to see if there are any people/businesses that stand out in this category and get back to you.
Broward County Businesses For Crafters
Lots of Crafters and Designers in FL 33029
For any crafters or designers out there, FL 33029 has access to two big name businesses in the immediate area that cater to those crafters and designers needing equipment, supplies, and materials for their chosen medium.
Here is the Michaels craft store link (click on the "find a store" link on the top right) and AC Moore Crafts link (store locator area is front and center once you open the page). Michaels is actually within the Pembroke Pines designation and A C Moore is in Weston, which is just a 10 minute ride.
I'm a crafter who enjoys beaded and wired jewelry, the sewing crafts, and formed art. Almost all of the equipment and supplies I need for my crafts can be found between these two locations. Of course, we have the local hardware stores when I need galvanized sheets or loads of copper wire, but, for the most part, everything I need is either at Michael's or AC Moore. The best part is if you sign up at the 2 links I included above, you get updates of when they have sales and what they include! If you can start a list and afford to wait for the sales, you will save a ton of money on the things you would normally buy.
I use a lot of polymer clay to make my own designer jewelry. I like to buy a specific brand and when I need a certain color clay, I need that particular color! Instead of paying $3 per small block, I really like to only pay $1 to $1.25 a block, so I've learned to make a "grocery" list for my clay colors. When I'm down to only a block or two of a color that I know I use a lot, it goes on my "list" and I start watching for the sales. Except for the one or two blocks that I HAVE to have no matter if it's on sale or not, I get most of my clay for a much reduced price.
For the crafters out there, you know that every time you are able to save money on your supplies, your overhead is lower and you actually make more from what you sell. That's what it's all about in the home crafting world.
Hope this information helps you when you either live in or visit FL 33029, Pembroke Pines Florida.
FL 33029 - Comics, Cards, & Collectibles
While comics, cards and collectibles are not something everyone is interested in, enough of us have kids keen on these subjects, so it's worth placing in here. I happen to have 3 grown sons who love sports cards (we have thousands in the house!) AND I also have a husband who has been collecting his whole life. He has more sports cards than all 3 of my sons put together! Needless to say, the following two Broward County Business stores are places that I go to often.
The first one is ZBK Comics and Games on Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines. While their zip code falls under 33024, they are still considered to be inside the Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, Florida boundaries, the same as the FL 33029 listing. ZBK has a gazillion comics for sale and the amount of collectibles that he has on offer is phenomenal. Each time we walk in there, I am drawn to the figurines of the comics of my youth. Just awesome.
RJ Sports Cards is a section inside of ZBK Comics and buy/sell/trade sports cards of all kinds. The staff who work there are knowledgeable, yet friendly, and they take the time to talk to you. They will bend over backwards helping you to find exactly what you need.
If YOU are into comics, sports cards, or collectibles, these two places are a must and can be found in FL 33029.
Short Video on the Pembroke Pines Bald Eagles - FL 33029 Bald Eagles
It's not real close up, and it's very short, but here is a clip of one of the Pembroke Pines Eagles. If you look a few inches above the sign on the left hand side of the video, you'll see one of the Bald Eagles in a tree.
The last few times I've gone with a camera to see them, they've been away from the area. Later on this week, I'll check again (and bring my camera) to see if I can get some better footage. They really are awesome to see.
American Bald Eagles in Pembroke Pines FL 33029 - Isn't He Just Incredible?
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