Coconut Creek likes to tout itself as the “Butterfly Capital of the World.” How’s that working out for you? Butterflies? What, Pirhanas and Sharks weren’t available?
Dania Beach has taken a liking to being called “The Antique Capital of the South.” We imagine they’re talking about the rare artifacts and not the people who live there.
For as long as it’s been in existence, Coral Gables has been known as “The City Beautiful.” Well, except during the “No Shower Era” of the 1960’s.
Your eyes do not deceive you… Lake Placid is indeed called the “Caladium Capital of the World.” Party hearty!
“They City in the Country” is what Coral Springs likes to call itself. Really? The City in the Country? How much did you pay the marketing agency for that one?
If you travel to Deland, Florida, you will hear it is referred to as “The Athens of Florida.” That’s what you’re striving to be? A southern version of Athens, Georgia?!?!
Cross City, Florida calls itself “The Biggest Little Town in Dixie.” Yeah, see… ummmm, here’s the thing. The Civil War ended quite a long time ago. Dixie is kind of, well… dead.
We all know that Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America.” But tell us, what does that make Venice, Florida?
Carrollwood, Florida says that they’re the “Community with Attitude!” To that, we say, don’t give us no attitude, you hear? We’ll turn this car around RIGHT NOW!
Thankfully, the City of Key Largo calls itself the “Dive Capital of the World,” but it is also known as “The Florida Town That Time Forgot,” which is why they play up the Bass thing.
Miami will always be known as the Magic City… no matter how many times we’ve given the country millions of reasons to think otherwise.
Ormond Beach is called the “Birthplace of Speed” which is better than being known as the Birthplace of Angel Dust or Smack.
Eustis, Florida is called the “City of Bright Tomorrows”… unless it rains and then they’ll ask you to come back the day after tomorrow and try again.
Sunrise calls itself “The Center of South Florida” but we’re pretty sure the center is somewhere in Unincorporated Miami-Dade County… which doesn’t call itself anything.
Ocoee, Florida calls itself “The Center of God Living.” Apparently, the residents of Ocoee have never traded outside the city limits.
They call Gainesville, “Hogstown.” But most people know it as The Magical Land of Multiple National Championships… not like we went to the University of Florida or anything.
Hialeah is the “City of Progress.” Nothing to add.
“A Hometown Kind of Place” is how residents in Largo, Florida like to be known. It’s not really a hometown… just kind of like one. Great selling point.
Did you know that Marathon is “The Heart of the Florida Keys?” Well, then what’s the duodenum?
“Sun & Fun Capital of the World,” “America’s Riviera,” and “Fabulous South Beach.” Fans of Miami Beach, take your pick… none of them will get you in the VIP lounge, so who cares.
Ever wonder why Miami Shores is “The Village Beautiful?” No? Oh, well then forget that we ever asked. But it is.
Miramar showcases the slogan “Beauty & Progress” in its hard sell. Add heavy traffic and we’ll believe you.
North Miami Beach, “Where People Care.” Unless, of course, you’re not from there… then they could really care less.
When you’re in Okeechobee, Florida and you’re known as the “Speckled Perch Capital of the World”… you really aren’t trying to set the bar too high, are you?
Pensacola is known as “The City of Five Flags” because of the many governments who have ruled over it. Go ahead, honor the countries who didn’t want you! Nice!
If Southwest Ranches’ motto wasn’t “Preserving Our Rural Lifestyle” you’d probably see it on a sign somewhere, but they haven’t invented signs yet in rural SW Ranches.
It’s a good thing that Tarpon Springs is the “Sponge Capital of the World” because north of it is New Port Richey, the “Spilled Juice Capital of the World.”
“Orchid City” sounds about right for West Palm Beach. Trumpland sounded too snobby.
Wilton Manors is known as “The Island City.” C’mon, looking at the map it KIND OF looks like you’re an island. But Jamaica… That’s an island. You my friends, are no islands.
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