Pompano Beach began as a farming and fishing community and is often referred to as “the Heart of the Gold Coast”. Pompano Beach has a mix of residential and industrial areas in the northern part of Broward. Housing in Pompano Beach, Florida runs the gamut from single-family homes to high-and mid-rise condominiums and includes a wide selection of short-and long-term rentals. In addition to a number of private yacht clubs, there are marinas, piers, wharves and landings along the Intracoastal which are open to the public. Some of the largest marinas are the Lighthouse Point Marina, Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina, Hillsboro Marine Corporation and Starboard Marina. Pompano Beach is drawing many investors to the area with its Community Redevelopment Plan that began in 2000. Under this plan, the city is revitalizing the Atlantic Blvd. area and it includes the beach and related parking facilities.