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Overview

Introduction to Hollywood, Florida

Incorporated in 1925, Hollywood Florida, also known as the "Diamond of the Gold Coast", is a city located in southeast Broward County on Florida's southern Atlantic Coast. Hollywood is ten minutes south of Fort Lauderdale, and twenty five minutes north of Miami.

Hollywood provides easy access to Port Everglades, the second busiest cruise port in the world, as well as the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami are less than twenty-five miles away. Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike, Tri-County Commuter Rail, and two major railroads cut through Hollywood.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood-Pompano Beach, Florida was ranked seventh on Inc. Magazine's 2004 list of the "Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in America" in the "large cities" category.

Hollywood Arts and Culture

Hollywood provides easy access to all of the arts, cultural, and entertainment offerings of nearby Miami as well as the South Florida metropolitan area. Some of the more notable attractions in and around Hollywood include:

  • The AH-TAH-THI-KI Museum
  • The Arts Academy of Hollywood
  • The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
  • ArtWalk, a series featuring art exhibits, music and refreshments offered by more than two dozen Hollywood merchants
  • The Buehler Planetarium
  • The Butterfly World
  • The Florida's Museums
  • The Flamingo Gardens
  • The Hollywood Beach Theater, home to weekly events such as the Theater Under The Stars Series, the Moonlight Series, and the On The Broadwalk Concert Series, as well as the monthly Broadwalk Friday Fests
  • The Hollywood Art Museum
  • The Hollywood Boulevard Theater
  • The Hollywood Historical Society
  • The Hollywood Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Hollywood Playhouse
  • The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum
  • The International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • The Museum of Art, Ft Lauderdale
  • The Museum of Discovery & Science
  • The South Broward Ballet Theater

South Florida also provides Hollywood residents with easy access to a plethora of professional sports offerings, including:

  • Baseball -

    • Major League Baseball's (MLB) Florida Marlins.
    • Minor League Baseball's (MiLB) Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals who play in Jupiter, Florida. The Hammerheads are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Florida Marlins, and the Cardinals are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

  • Basketball - The NBA's Miami Heat.
  • Football - The National Football League's (NFL) Miami Dolphins.
  • Hockey - The National Hockey League's (NHL) Florida Panthers who play in Sunrise, Florida.
  • Soccer - The United Soccer League's (USL) Miami FC who play in the USL First Division.

For college football fans, nearby Miami is also home to college football's Orange Bowl every January.

People

Total Population 145,128
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 69,455
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.8%
Median Earnings25+ $30,981
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,350
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,283

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,946
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $1,036
Median House Value $172,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.7%
Irish 6.1%

Hollywood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Broward
Standard Zip Codes 33019, 33020, 33021, 33023, 33024, 33025, 33026, 33027, 33028, 33029, 33312, 33314, 33316, 33332
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33022, 33081, 33082, 33083, 33084
Phone Area Codes 954
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.01
Longitude -80.149

Hollywood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station HIALEAH
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 34.4 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hollywood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Chapel Lakes (33029)

Dania (33312)

Hillcrest (33081)

Lauderdale Isles (33312)

Melrose Vista (33312)

Pembroke Lakes (33026)

Pembroke Pnes (33023, 33024, 33025, 33026, 33027, 33028, 33029, 33084)

Port Everglades (33316)

South Florida (33082)

Southwest Ranches (33332)

West Hollywood (33023)

West Park (33023)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aventura 36,979 $82,684
Dania Beach 30,531 $46,797
Golden Beach 653 $148,125
Pembroke Park 6,220 $40,253
Pembroke Pines 159,920 $76,339

Hollywood Hospitals

HOLLYWOOD MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
3600 WASHINGTON ST
(954) 966-4500
Emergency Service: Yes

MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
3501 JOHNSON ST
(954) 987-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hollywood High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MCARTHUR HIGH SCHOOL
6501 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
954-985-3150
Serves 2,591 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.1

SOUTH BROWARD HIGH SCHOOL
1901 N FEDERAL HIGHWAY
754-323-1800
Serves 2,437 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

HOLLYWOOD HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
5400 STIRLING ROAD
954-985-5225
Serves 2,400 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

THE QUEST CENTER
6401 CHARLESTREETON STREE
954-985-3070
A Special Education School
Serves 173 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.9

SHERIDAN TECHNICAL CENTER
5400 W SHERIDAN STREET
754-321-5400
A Vocational School
Serves 64 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.9

LEAF GROUP TREATMENT HOME
1040 S FEDERAL HIGHWAY
954-924-3812
Serves 15 students.

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