Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida. South Florida's version of Hollywood may not have the reputation of California?s, but many consider it one of the state's most attractive communities. Hollywood has all the assets of its better known neighbor, Fort Lauderdale: year-round warm weather, great beaches, extensive waterways, and a casual, outdoor-oriented lifestyle.
Hollywood has preserved its historic downtown through the development of the vibrant ArtsPark at Young Circle. With open space and interactive fountains, ArtsPark hosts free concerts and art and cultural festivals, particularly in the comfortable winter months.
Hollywood?s beach area also has a historic core ? a seaside promenade developed in the 1920s called the Broadwalk. (It?s not made of wood; don?t call it a boardwalk!) The 2.5 mile-long paved thoroughfare is full of walkers, joggers, skaters and bicyclists, who pass the sand and surf on one side and mom-and-pop restaurants and hotels on the other.
When it comes to transportation, Hollywood can brag about its connections. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and Port Everglades, one of the top three cruise ports in the world, are located on the city's north side. Commuters take Tri-Rail, a regional rail service, south into Miami or north into West Palm Beach. There are two Tri-Rail stations in Hollywood. Most people commute by car, however, and two key highways that cut through the city, I-95 and Florida?s Turnpike. The average commute in the region is about 30 minutes.
Renting in Hollywood
When seeking apartments for rent in Hollywood, you?ll find different styles of housing, east and west. On the eastern side of town, there are older, sometimes historic, structures, as well as high-rises on the ocean and the Intracoastal waterway. On the western side, you'll find newer complexes with pools and landscaped grounds. While housing prices vary by neighborhood, rents in Hollywood are comparable to nearby Fort Lauderdale. For slightly lower prices, look in neighboring Dania Beach, Davie and Hallandale.
Sports teams in the Hollywood region:
Miami Marlins? Miami?s Major League Baseball team plays in downtown Miami, about 40 minutes south.Miami Dolphins ? Miami's National League Football team plays at Sun Life stadium, just south in Miami Gardens.Miami Heat ? Fans of Miami's National Basketball Association team, Miami Heat, head to downtown Miami to see games at American Airlines Arena.Florida Panthers ? Hockey fans drive about 30 minutes west to see the local National Hockey League team take to the ice at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.
Hollywood?s historic downtown business district. (Photo courtesy of Ebyabe)
The Joseph W. Young House, one of several historic buildings preserved in Hollywood. (Photo courtesy of Ebyabe)