Parkland is an affluent city in Broward County, Florida, United States, where zoning laws are designed to protect the "parklike" character of the city. Initially, there were no stores or traffic lights in Parkland, though this sort of changed in the early 2000s. As of the 2010 census, the population of Parkland was 23,962. It is part of the MiamiFort LauderdalePompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. Parkland is located at 261855N801426W / 26.315357N 80.240444W / 26.315357; -80.240444. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.8 square miles (33.2km2), of which 12.3 square miles (31.9km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3km2) (3.97%) is water. The northern boundary of Parkland coincides with the border between Broward and Palm Beach counties. West Boca Raton, an unincorporated area of Palm Beach County that extends west of Boca Raton's city limits, lies to the north. Coconut Creek lies to the east, Coral Springs lies to the south and the west is bounded by The Everglades.