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Cooper City

Broward County

Year Founded: 1959Founded by: Morris Cooper


Russian immigrant Morris Cooper founded Cooper City in 1958. In 1959, Cooper City’s homes sold for $11,900 to $15,900. With the recession of 1963, those same homes sold for an average of $10,000. Morris Cooper advertised Cooper City for sale in the Wall Street Journal when the bottom fell out of the real estate market in the early 1960s. As we know by its continued name, there were no takers. Morris Cooper constructed the town’s only water plant (adjacent to City Hall).

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