Accomplishments & Awards

  • In April 2019, the City of Margate was ranked the 37th best city to start a small business. View the report.
  • National Council for Home Safety and Security: The City of Margate was ranked the 28th Safest City in Florida by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, (February 2019)
  • 4th Safest City in Florida: Margate was named one of the top 5 safest cities in Florida by (December 2017)
  • In 2017, the Margate Police Department completed its re-accreditation with the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFLEA). The Department has been accredited with CFLEA since 1997 and was first accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in 1994.
  • 2017 Florida Cup: The Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department’s Advanced Life Support (ALS) team won the Florida Cup, making this the 3rd time the Team won the Cup in six years.
  • Tree City USA: Margate has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. Margate has received this national recognition for twenty-three straight years.
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting: Margate has received this award for twenty-seven years in recognition of its comprehensive annual financial reports.
  • Value Penguin: Margate was ranked number 5 in the Top 10 Safest Places to Live (2016)
  • National Association of Town Watch, National Winner: The Margate Police Department was selected by the National Association of Town Watch as the 2015 National Award winner for its 32nd Annual National Night Out event. MPD placed first overall for the State of Florida and 7th overall within our population category.