Davie is a town in Broward County, Florida with an estimated population of 84,204. Although located in Southern Florida, the town has always had a Western feel to it, having once been home to many cattle herds. Today, Davie houses a large horse-owning population. While recent years have brought more commercial and residential development to the area, the town remains true to its
Established in 1940, the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds are the town's main tourist attraction. The grounds were originally created for rodeos, but in recent years have been used for everything from a concert venue to air boat shows. Another local attraction is the Flamingo Gardens, a not-for-profit aviary, wildlife sanctuary and botanical garden. The Orange Blossom Festival, Parade and Rodeo is one of the biggest annual events in Davie. The festival, which began in the 1950s, is a celebration of the town's heritage as an agricultural community. The festival includes an art show, an antique stagecoach and wagon display, a livestock fair, a heritage parade and an arts and crafts fair. There are also two days of professional rodeo events at the festival.
The Southern Florida Educational Center calls Davie home, as well as several other campuses of higher learning, such as the University of Florida and Broward Community College. The Miami Dolphins Training Facility is located on the main campus of Nova Southeast University. The facility serves as a training center, the team's headquarters and a special events location.