The city of Sunrise was incorporated in 1961 and was originally known as Sunrise Golf Village. The local population of Sunrise is 85,000+ residents. The city offers a variety of well maintained neighborhoods including several gated golf-course communities.
It is home to the BB&T Center, the second largest arena in the nation and home to the NHL’s Florida Panthers. Sawgrass Malls is the largest outlet mall in South Florida and is located off the Sawgrass Expressway.
There are 11 public schools in Sunrise. Higher education is offered at Broward College, Barry University and Nova Southeastern University.