Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties
Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties

The Gold Coast is a region of the U.S. state of Florida. It is located on Florida's southeasternmost coast, comprising Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. It includes the cities of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. One of the best known of Florida's vernacular regions, the name is a reference to the wealth and ritzy tropical lifestyle that characterizes the area.

History

The Gold Coast is one of several "Coast" regions found in Florida, including the Space Coast, Treasure Coast, the Sun Coast, the Nature Coast, the Forgotten Coast, and the First Coast. Like several of the others, it seems to have originated at the time the area first saw major growth.[1] The region overlaps with the Miami metropolitan area, also known as South Florida, home to over 6 million inhabitants as of 2020.[2]

The Gold Coast, when compared with the image above, shows that the region is primarily made up of the long urban cluster along Florida's southeastern coast, the Miami metropolitan area
The Gold Coast, when compared with the image above, shows that the region is primarily made up of the long urban cluster along Florida's southeastern coast, the Miami metropolitan area

See also

References

  1. ^ Lamme & Oldakowski (2007), pp. 330–331.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Census data".