Hollywood, Florida

HollywoodFlorida is tucked away in southeastern Broward County along the stunning Atlantic coastline.  Established in 1920, developer Joseph W. Young Jr. intended for Hollywood to resemble styles from his prior home in southern California.  The captivating architecture envisioned by the founder remains evident in structures throughout Hollywood, FL today.

Hollywood, whose population neared 140,000 at the time of the 2000 Census, encompasses an area of approximately thirty square miles.  Water comprises more than three miles of that total.  Hollywood, FL features nearly seven miles of fabulous white sand beaches designated as environmentally friendly “Blue Wave Beaches” by the Washington D.C. based U.S. Clean Beaches Council.

Hollywood Beach & Broadwalk, the crown jewel of the community, features an impressive 27-foot wide path along the white sandy shores of the renowned Gold Coast.  The Broadwalk is FL’s only developed oceanfront walkway where cars do not come between the path and the beach.  Hollywood Beach hosts several exciting community events such as the Broadwalk Friday Fest, the Fat Tuesday Festival and the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival.

Downtown Hollywood, FLremains a popular tourist destination.  The area holds a listing on the National Register for Historic Places and features charming sidewalk cafes, art galleries and boutiques, complemented by lovely brick-lined walkways.  The Downtown offers opportunities for dancing and martial arts.  It is also the site of annual celebrations such as Expo Alfresco, Design and Wine and Movies on the Boulevard.  The Holly Trolley provides a scenic mode of transportation for those looking to travel to various destinations in Hollywood, Florida.  Additional sites of interest include Adventure World, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe.

Hollywood, FL offers outstanding public and private schools for the primary and secondary levels.  Nearly eighty percent of Hollywood’s population of residents 25 years and older earned a high school diploma, while more than twenty-one percent of that age range also earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher.  Facilities for higher learning located directly in Hollywood, Florida include Heed University School of TheologyHollywood Institute Inc. andSheridan Technical Center.  Numerous additional colleges and universities, such as the Art Institute of Fort LauderdaleBarry University and Nova Southeastern University, are within a reasonable driving distance of Hollywood.

Local businesses enjoy convenient access from Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, with the added benefit of close proximity to several of South FL’s large urban centers nearby.  The economy in Broward County, FL features a strong tourist sector, with a significant portion of income deriving from large national and international companies.  The rate of unemployment remains at less than six percent and the mean travel time for a commuter falls just under twenty-seven minutes.

HollywoodFlorida offers a wide range of lifestyle possibilities with an equally diverse recreational scene from which to choose.  Warm southern hospitality and convenient access to big city amenities make this a culturally rich community and a fantastic vacation destination.

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