The town of Davie began as a small farm community at the edge of the Everglades, and it still consists of both residential and agricultural areas. Davie has a large horse-owning population and has still has a “Western” feel to it. In earlier years, cattle ranching was common, but much of the land has converted to residential or commercial zoning. Davie has many equestrian and recreational trails, as well as canals. The town is also hub for higher education and is home to five different colleges and universities.