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United States of America


Peter Bober

146,526 (2013)

30.80 sq mi

February 18, 1921

Hollywood, Florida in the past, History of Hollywood, Florida

Points of interest
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Anne Kolb Nature Center, Port Everglades, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, St Bernard de Clairvaux Church

Colleges and Universities
Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers, Sheridan Technical Center, Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Dade Medical College-Hollywood, DeVry University- Miramar - Florida

Unemployment rate
5.4% (Feb 2015)

Map of Hollywood, Florida

Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida, located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The average temperature is between 68 and 83°F. As of July 1, 2015 Hollywood has a population of 149,728. Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth-largest city in Florida. Hollywood is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.


Hollywood, Florida in the past, History of Hollywood, Florida


Hollywood, Florida Beautiful Landscapes of Hollywood, Florida

Joseph W. Young founded the city in 1925. He dreamed of building a motion-picture colony on the East Coast of the United States and named the town after Hollywood, California. Young bought up thousands of acres of land around 1920, and named his new town "Hollywood by the Sea" to distinguish it from his other real estate venture, "Hollywood in the Hills", in New York

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Young had a vision of having lakes, golf courses, a luxury beach hotel (Hollywood Beach Hotel, now Hollywood Beach Resort), country clubs, and a main street, Hollywood Boulevard. After the 1926 Miami hurricane, Hollywood was severely damaged; local newspapers reported that Hollywood was second only to Miami in losses from the storm. Following Young's death in 1934, the city encountered more terrific hurricanes and the stock market crashed with personal financial misfortunes.

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Hollywood is a planned city. On Hollywood Boulevard is the Mediterranean-style Joseph Young Mansion, built around 1921, making it one of the oldest houses in Hollywood.


Hollywood is located at 26°1′17″N 80°10′30″W (26.021467, -80.174910).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.8 square miles (80 km2), of which 27.34 square miles (71 km2) is land and 3.46 square miles (9 km2) is covered by water (11.23%).

Hollywood is located in southeastern Broward County, and includes about 5 to 6 miles (8.0 to 9.7 km) of Atlantic Ocean beach, interrupted briefly by a portion deeded to Dania Beach. It is bounded by these municipalities:

To the north:

  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Dania Beach
  • To the northwest:

  • Davie
  • Cooper City
  • To the west:

  • Pembroke Pines
  • To the southwest:

  • Miramar
  • To the south:

  • West Park
  • Pembroke Park
  • Hallandale Beach
  • Hollywood has a tropical monsoon climate, with hot, humid summers and warm, dry winters.


    As of 2000, there were 59,673 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.00.

    The city's age demographic shows a mixed population with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 90.9 men.

    The median income for a household in the city was $40,714, and the median income for a family was $55,849. Males had a median income of $33,102 versus $21,237 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,097. About 9.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

    As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 66.94% of residents, Spanish accounted for 21.62%, French made up 2.06%, French Creole consisted of 1.32%, Italian comprised 1.12%, Romanian was at 0.91%, Hebrew at 0.88%, Portuguese 0.84%, and German as a mother tongue was 0.72% of the population.

    As of 2000, Hollywood had the seventy-fifth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the U.S., at 4.23% of the city's population, and the sixty-fifth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 2.26% of the city's population (tied with both the town and village of Mount Kisco, New York.) It also had the fifty-seventh highest percentage of Peruvian residents in the US, at 1.05% of the city's population (tied with Locust Valley, New York), and the twentieth highest percentage of Romanian residents in the US, at 1.1% of the its population (tied with several other areas in the US).


    Hollywood is filled with about 60 parks, seven golf courses, and sandy beaches that run for miles.

    The famous Hollywood Beach is known for its great broadwalk that extends about 2.5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Parking is available on side streets or in parking garages for a large fee, and public trolleys run through the day. Countless restaurants and hotels line the broadwalk along with a theatre, children's playground, and many other attractions including bicycle rental shops, ice cream parlors, souvenir shops, and a farmer's market. Many of the restaurants offer outdoor seating for patrons to enjoy the seabreeze and scenery. The broadwalk is vibrant and lively and is a scenic place for walking and jogging; there is also bike lane for bicyclists and rollerbladers. In the evenings, many restaurant and the bandshell off of Johnson Street showcase musicians and spontaneous dancing may occur in the broadwalk.

    Young Circle is another exciting area surrounded by dozens of shops, restaurants, and bars. A Food Truck Takeover occurs every Monday, during which dozens of local food trucks park and create an ever-changing opportunity for hungry masses to experience a variety of cuisines; one can expect to see Cuban, Venezuelan, Mediterranean, Mexican, Jamaican, and/or Peruvian foods in addition to barbecue, burgers, gourmet grilled cheese, and dessert trucks.


    Prior to their dissolutions, Commodore Cruise Line and its subsidiary Crown Cruise Line had their headquarters in Hollywood.

    Aerospace and electronics parts manufacturer HEICO has its headquarters in Hollywood.

    Since 1991, the Invicta Watch Group, a manufacturer of timepieces and writing instruments, has had its headquarters in Hollywood where it also operates its customer service call center.

    Top employers

    According to the City's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:


    Hollywood is made up of 32 public and charter schools with 13 private schools. The public schools are operated by the Broward County Public Schools.

    Public high schools

  • Hollywood Hills High School
  • McArthur High School
  • South Broward High School
  • Sheridan Technical College
  • Public charter schools

  • Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science K-8
  • New Life Charter Academy
  • Championship Academy of Distinction at Hollywood K-5
  • Championship Academy of Distinction, Avant Garde 6-8
  • BridgePrep Academy at Hollywood Hills
  • Public middle schools

  • Apollo Middle School
  • Attucks Middle School
  • Driftwood Middle School
  • McNicol Middle School
  • Olsen Middle School
  • Beachside Montessori Village
  • Police department

    The city is protected by the Hollywood Police Department.

    Crime and Terrorism

    On May 2, 2016, the Miami Herald reported about "a man from Hollywood," James Muhammad (legal name James Medina), who planned to bomb a synagogue in Aventura, and who was recorded stating "Aventura, watch your back. ISIS is in the house."

    Notable people

  • Jayne Atkinson, actress, House of Cards
  • Steve Blake, NBA player for Detroit Pistons
  • Ethan Bortnick, piano child prodigy
  • Chris Britton, baseball pitcher, San Diego Padres
  • Janice Dickinson, model, author
  • Joe DiMaggio, iconic professional baseball player, lived and died in Hollywood
  • Mike Donald, professional golfer
  • Ray Downs, author, country music singer
  • Scotty Emerick, singer-songwriter
  • Seth Gabel, actor
  • Josh Gad, actor
  • Adam Gaynor, former member of Matchbox Twenty
  • Alan Gelfand, developer of Ollie (skateboarding trick)
  • Scott Hall, professional wrestler
  • Michael Heverly, model
  • Rosemary Homeister, Jr., jockey
  • Erasmus James, defensive end for NFL's Minnesota Vikings
  • Victoria Justice, actress, model, singer
  • Joe Klink, retired MLB pitcher
  • Veronica Lake, actress, World War II pin-up girl
  • Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, actress, One Tree Hill
  • Jeff Marx, composer and lyricist of Broadway musical Avenue Q
  • Oddibe McDowell, MLB center fielder
  • Bryant McFadden, cornerback for NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Danny McManus, former CFL quarterback; broadcaster for TSN's CFL games
  • Fred Melamed, actor
  • Tracy Lindsey Melchior, actress
  • Billy Mitchell, champion videogamer
  • Michael Mizrachi, professional poker player
  • Mike Napoli, MLB catcher and first baseman, member of 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox
  • Norman Reedus, actor
  • Ian Richards, County Court Judge of Florida's 17th Judicial Circuit
  • Patti Rizzo, golfer, 1982 LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year
  • Jon Pernell Roberts, drug trafficker
  • Jabaal Sheard, defensive end for Super Bowl LI champion New England Patriots
  • Joanna Thomas, IFBB professional bodybuilder
  • Megan Timpf, Canadian softball player, competitor at 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Joe Trohman, Fall Out Boy lead guitarist
  • John Walsh, host of America's Most Wanted
  • Scott Weinger, actor, writer, producer
  • Robert Wexler, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Lorenzo White, former Houston Oilers running back
  • Neighborhoods

    These are the neighborhoods and communities that are officially recognized by the City of Hollywood.

    Sister cities

    Hollywood has eight sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:

  • Lecheria, Venezuela
  • Mollendo, Peru
  • Ciudad de la Costa, Uruguay
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Herzliya, Israel
  • Romorantin-Lanthenay, France
  • Baia Mare, Romania
  • Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
  • Vlorë, Albania
  • Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina
  • Transportation

    Hollywood is served by Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the 22nd busiest airport in the United States. Broward County Transit operates several bus routes that pass through the city of Hollywood, such as the 1 on US 1 (Federal Highway). It is also served by Tri-Rail stations at Sheridan Street and Hollywood.


    The television game show Hollywood Squares taped a week of shows at the historic Diplomat Hotel in 1987 and featured aerial footage shot over Hollywood, Florida. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is the exterior of the police substation in the now cancelled TV show The Glades. The comedy series Big Time in Hollywood, FL is set in Hollywood, Florida.

    Historic structures

    Pictured are some of the remaining historic structures of Hollywood:

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    Hollywood, Florida Wikipedia