The town of Southwest Ranches is located to the west of I-75 on the eastern edge of the Florida Everglades. Its most distinctive feature is its emphasis on a semi-rural lifestyle and the several horse ranches found throughout, which makes it a great choice for people who enjoy equestrian minded activities. Because of this unique lifestyle, you're going to come across several miles of greenways. The Southwest Ranches homes for sale sit on at least one acre thanks to laws that prohibit anything smaller. The lack of extraneous streetlights and sidewalks also contribute towards the rural appeal of Southwest Ranches real estate. Southwest Ranches is just north of the city of Pembroke Pines which has a popular shopping mall. Other cities nearby include Davie, Cooper City, Weston and Miramar. If you head east you'll eventually reach the city of Hollywood which has a great and lively downtown area. Fort Lauderdale is to the northeast and is home to an international airport.