Again, how you want to live should be decided by all buyers before they begin. Weston grew because so many young families wanted new schools and more land for their growing families. Southwest Ranches is primarily residential but has many small farms and horse ranches. Do you want the glamor and nightlife of downtown Fort Lauderdale or the funky, fun beach. There are single family detached residences, townhomes and sky scraping apartment buildings, all close to whatever your chosen lifestyle may be.