Why not live where everyone vacations?

Florida Atlantic University is located in the paradise that is South Florida with campuses that stretch along Florida's coast between America’s Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean.

231 days of sunshine, golden beaches, and an incredibly diverse population make South Florida an eclectic tropical destination. It is a destination where you can choose your own adventure, whether it's enjoying the tranquility of the crystal clear waters, exploring the vibrant shops, or experiencing the exciting nightlife and unparalleled restaurants.

South Florida is also the home of the conference-winning Florida Panthers and the championship-winning Miami Heat, Marlins, and Dolphins. Attending a game is a must-have experience.

Weekend getaways are easy when living in South Florida. With Miami, the Florida Keys, the Gulf Coast and Orlando a short drive away and the Caribbean Islands a short flight or cruise away, South Florida has it all.

See what makes the counties Florida Atlantic serves great places to live, work, and play.

Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County

47 miles of Atlantic coastline, one of a kind state parks, and stylish places to live, shop, and explore. Palm Beach County is home to FAU's Boca and Jupiter campuses. Fun things in the area include:

  • Gumbo Limbo Environmental Center
  • Jupiter Lighthouse
  • Palm Beach Zoo
  • CityPlace
  • Peanut Island
  • Roger Dean Stadium
  • Morikami Museum
  • Rapids Water Park
  • Palm Beach Outlets
  • Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lion Country Safari
Broward County

Broward County

Framed by bright blue beaches and the exotic Everglades, Broward County is a place of endless opportunities. Broward County is home to FAU's Davie, Dania Beach, and Ft. Lauderdale campuses. Fun things in the area include:

  • Las Olas Boulevard
  • Everglades Holiday Park
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Museum of Discovery and Science
  • Butterfly World
  • Quiet Waters Park
  • FATVillage Art Walks
  • Sawgrass Outlets
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • C.B. Smith Park
  • Intracoastal Waterway Tours
St. Lucie County

St. Lucie County

Dynamic, historic cities, and breathtaking beaches make St. Lucie County a great home to FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce. 
Fun things in the area include:

  • Navy Seal Museum
  • St. Lucie County Aquarium
  • Heathcote Botanical Gardens
  • Manatee Observation & Education Center
  • Savannas Preserve State Park
  • A.E. Backus Gallery & Museum
  • Tradition Field
  • Oxbow Eco-Center
  • Walton Rocks Beach and Dog Park
  • Riverwalk Boardwalk 
  • Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts 


 Last Modified 11/9/16