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Virgin Sightings In Oakland Park?



Brightline in Oakland Park

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Brightline high-speed trains

In January 2018, All Aboard Florida, a privately owned company which owns and operates the Brightline trains began service along the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway. For those of us who live in Oakland Park that meant the occasional stop on either side of Dixie Highway to let the high-speed Brightline pass through.

Virgin Takes Over

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Virgin Rail Group is now one of Brightline’s investors.

In November 2018 it was announced that Virgin Rail Group, owned by Sir Richard Branson, would be investing in Brightline. As a result, Brightline trains would be rebranded as Virgin Trains USA. The formal rebrand occurred on April 4, 2019.

No Virgin In Sight

Despite the recent rebranding, I have yet to spot a Virgin, train that is, passing through Oakland Park. According to the Orlando Sentinel Virgin trains will begin appearing on the tracks over the next year. So keep your eye out for a Virgin!

Report Your Virgin Sighting

When you spot a Virgin, post it on the Living In Oakland Park Facebook Group and tag it on social media #virginsightingoaklandpark. Don’t forget to also tag your posts #livinginoaklandpark #wereop.  Have fun Virgin watching!



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Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 31 years. In addition to publishing LivingInOaklandPark.com , Désirée publishes three other blogs and has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad.  Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology.  She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism and to helping others with their real estate endeavors through education.  Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

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*LivingInOaklandPark.com is an independent publication, not affiliated with the City of Oakland Park.

Desiree Avila

EDITOR, PUBLISHER, WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER, REALTOR®

Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to publishing LivingInOaklandPark.com, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism.

Désirée consistently professionally develops herself and has earned several different professional designations and certifications in real estate including the PSA, e-Pro, AHWD, SRS, ABR, and SFR. She was also awarded the C2EX, Commitment to Excellence award by the National Association for Realtors (NAR). This award is given to Realtors® that distinguish themselves for their commitment to excellence in the real estate industry.

She is esteemed by her real estate colleagues and has consistently received 5 star reviews from her clients. Her philosophy about real estate is that being a Realtor® is a way of teaching and helping people, and in the process a real estate transaction may occur, that is to say her foremost priority is and has always been about helping others.

She is dedicated to her hometown of Oakland Park and works consistently on building and fostering a strong community. She is passionate about photography and loves to read books about history ; the more detail the better! In addition to English, Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.

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