Herbert Sadkin had a vision for a city saddled in central Broward county. Modeled after a wildly successful settlement in New York; Lauderhill was born in 1959. Comprised of the “Typical American House,” traditional in every manner, the city has evolved into a representative cross-section of multicultural families, businesses and sought after experiences.
Lauderhill began as dairy country, home to the McArthur Dairy Farm. Legend has it that at one time there were more cows than people within the city. Lauderhill recently shed the last remnants of its early dairy beginnings. A city of approximately 8.6 square miles and XX residents, this community is a middle class haven for professionals, business owners, and young families. Residents enjoy the planned communities of Lauderhill, most notably Inverrary, with waterfalls, golf courses and greenspaces.
The Lauderhill Mall, which opened in 1966, was the first enclosed air-conditioned mall to open in the southeastern United States.
The predecessor tournament to the Honda Classic, began as the Jackie Gleason Inverrary Golf Classic in 1972.
Mostly a retirement haven, Lauderhill grew up in the late 1980s, early 1990s. The population consisted of mostly retirees and snowbird destination. The community demographics continued to become more diverse, with the influx of Jamaicans, West Indians and African Americans. Today, the city has the largest percentage of residents of Jamaican descent in the United States, about 20% of the city’s population. A third of the city’s residents were born outside of the US.