My Silver Lakes home!!!!!

I am on a nostalgic run and will tell you of my last home in the U S A ! This of course was in the Sunshine State of  Florida, of which I have several posts but not on my house per se. Hope you enjoy the post and house pictures as I in this post, and thanks again for reading me since November 2010!! Let me tell you about my dear community of Silver Lakes homeowners association subdivision of Sapphire Bay of Miramar in Broward county, Florida!!!!


My last town was Miramar, Broward county, before leaping forward to France . After, all after convincing my girlfriend  to live with me in Florida for 13 years,  My then wife convince me in 2003 to come to France where we are already 19+ years. I came already as French ,since 2000.

Miramar was name after the city of Miramar in Havana, Cuba (also near where I was born). The city has adjacent towns such as Pembroke Pines,(for shopping) ;Hollywood (for the beach), West Park ,and  Miami Gardens. To the extreme west you find the Everglades! The division of Silver Lakes includes part of the towns of Miramar, and Pembroke PinesWe lived at Silver Lakes division or HOA,  west of I-75 interstate road on Sapphire Bay sub division.


The Silver Lakes Community Association was established in 1990. From the opening of Brittany Bay sub division in 1991 to the opening of Pelican Isle sub division in 1998, SilverLakes has been one of the premier communities in Broward County.  My sons went to school here at Silver Lakes Elementary School,  2300 SW 173rd Ave, Miramar, memorable last school in the USA and they fondly remember it as well as their teachers! As well as briefly my oldest at Silver Trail Middle School 18300 Sheridan St, Pembroke Pines. 


The Silver Lakes Community Park is a private park for Silver Lakes residents only. The community pool is only for the use of property owners, tenants, and their guests. The Pavilion at the SilverLakes Community Park can be reserved by SilverLakes residents for outdoor parties. This is at 925 NW 178 Avenue, Pembroke Pines.  Boater’s Parks are private and for SilverLakes residents only, they are in Pembroke Pine city limits. North Boater’s Park ,1001 NW 182 Way Amenities: Boat Ramp, Large Picnic Area. West Boater’s Park SW 182 Ave Amenities: Playground, 2 Small Picnic Pavilions, Exercise Equipment. South Boater’s Park 1401 SW 178 Avenue ​ Amenities: 3 Small Picnic Pavilions, Barbeque Station, Basketball Court, Volleyball Area.  West Broward Lodge no 253 is a privately owned facility located at the south end of the SilverLakes Community Park. Webpage :


There are several parks and facilities all over the Silver Lakes division, some of our memorable favorites were:

These are in Pembroke Pines city limits : SilverLakes North Park 2300 NW 172nd Avenue. SilverLakes South Park 17601 SW 2nd Street and SilverLakes Tennis Center 3302 SW 176th Terrace (close to home).

These are in Miramar city limits : SilverLakes Sports Complex 17540 SW 23rd Street (I played softball here ! )​. Island Park  2925 SW 178th Avenue (very close to my home!) ​. Miramar Regional Park 16801 Miramar Parkway. Silver Lakes Tennis Complex, 3202 SW 176 Terrace,(close to home we taught my boys to play soccer and baseball here!!). 

Other memorable parks in Miramar were:  Forzano Field ,2001 Douglas Road. (where I played beach volleyball), and SoccerZone Indoor, 12216 Miramar Pkwy (where I played indoor soccer).  

Elsewhere in the area we enjoyed going to C.B. Smith Park  900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines, and Hollywood North Beach Park at 3601 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood by the beachfront. 


Some of the businesses we enjoyed and still there are:

We did our groceries exclusively at Publix Supermarket in the Shoppes of Silver Lakes, 18341 Pines Boulevard Pembroke Pines, and our bank was Bank of America in same shopping plaza at 18291 Pines Blvd. Well sometimes we did shop at Walmart Supercenter 151 SW 184th Ave, Pembroke Pines. Also, we love the bakery of Vicky Bakery ,15955 Pines Blvd. The good chicken of Pollo Tropical ,17539 Pines Blvd, the sandwiches of Quiznos Sub,18257 Pines Blvd. And more of Subway ,17724 Pines Blvd. We really like the human size shopping center of Pembroke Lakes Mall , 11401 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines. Dillard’s was my late dear Mom Gladys favorite store and all my gifts were purchase there ! The Home Depot ,for home supplies,11001 Pines Blvd, Best Buy for electronics/music etc at 11450 Pines Blvd, and our favorite book store, Barnes & Noble at 11820 Pines Blvd. Of course, there you once at home no pictures will need to visit to remind me to take some lol!


The official Silver Lakes HOA

The city of Miramar on parks and recreation (search silver lakes):

The city of Pembroke Pines on parks and recreation (search silver lakes)

The Greater Ft Lauderdale tourist office on Miramar

The Greater Ft Lauderdale tourist office on Pembroke Pines

We made a decision to move to France and we do not regretted as it has been a roller coaster of fun and memories. Now ,the French reason (my dear late wife Martine) is gone, but we still very much attach to France thanks to her courage and determination. Never to be forgotten. Silver Lakes, Sapphire Bay, Miramar, Broward county ,and Florida will always be in our hearts. There you go folks, a dandy on memory lane. Wonderful times never to be forgotten, Florida is big for us! After all our boys were born there ! The memories of these places will remain in our hearts forever. Hope you enjoy the post as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

2 Comments to “My Silver Lakes home!!!!!”

  1. Lovely to read such a personal report… I bet you enjoyed putting it together…

    Liked by 1 person

    • It is emotional for me but part of my life and the reason I started the blog to hopefully stay for the memories of my family. Thanks for been part of this sharing! Cheers


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