A city with more than 135,000 residents, Hollywood is nestled between Fort Lauderdale and Miami on Florida Southeast coast.
Founder Joseph Wesley Young had a dream of transforming the undeveloped land of tomato farms, marshes and pine forests into a modern city. Joseph Young built Hollywood Boulevard, lined with Royal palms and ornamental lights, and the Hollywood Boardwalk, a popular venue for tourists and locals alike, which was patterned after Atlantic City's promenade.
Today, Downtown Hollywood sets the scene with its brick-lined sidewalks and great night atmosphere with its stores, cafes, bars and restaurant. outdoor music is a typical feature.
The last five years have seen a transformation of the Hollywood Downtown area in one of the most exciting areas in South Florida. Hollywood 's Young Circle has been completely redone and its new friendly face is the focus of city entertainment areas. Around it, Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street are the main arteries where dozens of bistros, restaurants, bars are a magnet for residents of North Miami Beach, Aventura, and Hallandale Beach. On wonderful Florida nights, you can hardly find a seat at the Hollywood Beach bistros, bars and nightclubs, while strolling between outdoors seating, and Hollywood's music, jazz, blues, merengue is floating all over the place.
Other Hollywood popular local venues include the Seminole Indian Reservation, the Topeekeegee Yugnee (TY) Park with its wonderful landscape, hosts many family's barbecues and picnics.
Please check on the following map all outdoor entertainment as presented by the City of Hollywood .
Visit Hollywood Office of Tourism Website: http://www.visithollywood.org
Alongside the Florida Intracoastal, more cafes and restaurants add to the entertainment scene.
Development has brought many new buildings in Hollywood Beach with hundreds of new luxury apartments that will add to the booming activity in Hollywood. On the Ocean, new Hollywood condominium buildings have added to the mix and Hollywood is becoming now a large city.
West of Hollywood Young Circle, single-family homes, shopping centers, medical centers, condo buildings, add to Hollywood architecture diversity. Hollywood East side is populated by luxury villas and homes, many on the water.
Hollywood has become an example of racial diversity, cultural blend, tourism activity, beach life and much more.
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Hollywood Demographic Information: (2005) General Characteristics Estimate Percent U.S. Total population 138,412 Male 67,208 48.6 49.0% Female 71,204 51.4 51.0% Median Age (years) 38.5 (X) 36.4 Under 5 years 7,966 5.8 7.0% 18 years and over 109,560 79.2 74.6% 65 years and over 22,185 16.0 12.1%
One race 135,064 97.6 98.1% White 108,270 78.2 74.7% Black or African American 19,382 14.0 12.1% American Indian/ Alaska Native 191 0.1 0.8% Asian 2,379 1.7 4.3% Native Hawaii/ Pacific Islander 288 0.2 0.1% Some other race 4,554 3.3 6.0% Two or more races 3,348 2.4 1.9%
Hisp./ Latino (of any race) 39,450 28.5 14.5%
Household population 138,412
Hollywood Average household size 2.34(X) 2.60 Hollywood Average family size 2.99(X) 3.18
Hollywood Total housing units 71,704 Hollywood Occupied housing units 59,170 82.5 89.2 Hollywood Owner-occupied housing units 37,656 63.6 66.9 Hollywood Renter-occupied housing units 21,514 36.4 33.1 Hollywood Vacant housing units 12,534 17.5 10.8
Hollywood Social Characteristics Esti mate Percent U.S. Population 25 years and over 97,425 High school graduate or higher (X) 85.5 84.2% Bachelor's degree or higher (X) 26.3 27.2% Civilian Veterans (civilian popuation 18 years and over)11,136 10.2 10.9% Disability status (population 5 years and over) 18,934 14.5 14.9% Foreign born 45,735 33.0 12.4% Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 29,246 53.4 55.9% Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over) 27,654 46.3 51.0% Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over) 56,160 43.1 19.4%
Hollywood Economic Characteristics Estimate Percent U.S. In labor force (population 16 years and over) 73,619 65.2 65.9% Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over) 27.7 (X) 25.1 Median household income (in 2005 inflation-adjusted dollars) 41,602 (X) 46,242 Median family income (in 2005 inflation-adjusted dollars) 47,189 (X) 55,832 Per capita income (in 2005 inflation-adjusted dollars) 25,630 (X) 25,035 Families below poverty level (X) 9.2 10.2 Individuals below poverty level (X) 12.4 13.3
Hollywood Housing Characteristics Estimate Percent U.S. Owner-occupied homes 37,656
Median value (dollars) 239,900 (X) 167,500 +/-9,644
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey