Welcome to Sunrise
From Sunset to Sunrise
Originally known as Sunset, the community first changed to Sunrise Golf Village in 1961, only to be reincorporated as Sunrise 10 years later. The suburban city maintains its small-town feel to this day, with neighbors greeting one another by name on balmy morning walks.
Home to the world-famous Sawgrass Mills outlet mall, the city of Sunrise is 20 miles inland from the coastal beaches of Fort Lauderdale. Here, residents can embrace the great outdoors with hundreds of acres of municipal green space, from quaint neighborhood parks to large facilities with soccer fields, Olympic swimming pools, and mountain bike trails.
What to Expect
An ideal suburban life where kids can flourish
Sunrise offers the ideal suburban life: Traffic is negligible. Errands are close to home. Streets are clean and quiet. Schools are highly rated. In the neighborhood, at parks, or in the beautiful community pools, kids can be kids, and adults can stay active. For those who crave shopping, the Sawgrass Mills shopping center is a paradise. And for the hockey fans, Sunrise is home to the Florida Panthers, who play at the BB&T Center.
Activity-filled days and starry nights
For eight years, Sunrise has been designated a “Playful City USA” by a children’s wellness non-profit, honoring the community’s commitment to ensuring sure kids lead balanced lives with ample space for play and recreation. Residents of all ages frequent the many parks of Sunrise, where they can play a variety of sports and finish the afternoon with a family barbeque or stargazing at Fox Observatory. Life in Sunrise is calm and peaceful with big cities a short ride away.
A dynamic, diverse food scene
From food truck days to farmer’s markets and fresh falafel at Sunrise Pita, the food selection in Sunrise is plentiful. Residents also appreciate the humble appeal of their restaurants, where families can eat together without having to dress up.
Lakefront living and tropical landscapes
Single-family homes in Sunrise reflect the tropical landscape of South Florida, with earthy tones and an occasional pop of bright color. Many homes are lakefront, and others reside along the golf courses at Sunrise Lakes. Condos and apartments range from affordable to super luxurious, with everyone enjoying easy access to lush city parks and sparkling community pools.
You'll Fall in Love With
A strong sense of community
Sunrise residents enjoy getting to know their neighbors, and there’s always a community event making you feel like you belong, like February’s annual carnival or performances at the Civic Center.