Tamarac, FL


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Tamarac is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 60,427. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
In the early 1960s a young developer named Ken Behring, the city's founder, came from the Midwest after making his fortune with a chain of car washes called Car-A-Mat. He bought land where he could, creating an active adult community of two-bedroom homes. He called his new city Tamarac, Car-A-Mat spelled backwards.
In 1963, Behring built the city's first development east of State Road 7, Tamarac Lakes Section One and Section Two. Next came two neighborhoods of homes built on a former orange grove called Tamarac Lakes North and The Boulevards. Three of Behring's last developments were Tamarac Lakes South, then the Mainlands of Tamarac Lakes just west of State Road 7, and finally, the Woodlands community.