Once a fledgling senior retirement community in the early
1960s, a young millionaire named Ken Behring came from
the Midwest and bought up all the land and then started to
build. He originally made his fortune with a chain of car
washes called Car-A-Mat. He called his new city Tamarac,
Car-A-Mat spelled backwards.
The city's easternmost boundary, Tamarac Lakes Section
One and Tamarac Lakes Section Two, extends below
Commercial Boulevard to Northwest 16 Avenue.