Hollywood Beach : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Hollywood Beach

Hollywood Beach is a very popular Hollywood, Florida, neighborhood and known for its one-of-a-kind boardwalk that extends over two miles along the Atlantic Ocean. The brick-paved promenade is popular with walkers, joggers, hikers and bikers, and is lined with restaurants, hotels and parks. It has been named one of America's Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure Magazine, and in 2015, was recognized as a Travelers' Choice by Tripadvisor.  Hollywood Beach has been a popular winter destination since the 1920's.  Picture of Hollywood's Paved Beach Boardwalk courtesy of Wikipedia; picture of Sun Rising over the Atlantic Ocean courtesy of Wikipedia and James. E.K; picture of Hollywood Beach in March 2008 courtesy of Wikipedia and Juliancolton.

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Where to Retire in Hollywood Beach and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median sale price of a home in Hollywood to be $232,900 in early 2016, showing a 10% rise in the past year.  But in Hollywood Beach, which is made up of many waterfront highrises and condos, the median sale price is in the high $300's.

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What is special about Hollywood Beach

The Beach was recognized as the "Most Innovative Beach" by the Clean Beach Council in Washington D.C., and has been designated a "Blue Wave Beach", which places it among the nation's cleanest, safest, and user-friendly beaches.  The Boardwalk on Hollywood Beach is considered one of the best in the country, and features oceanfront parks, resorts, music, cafes and shops.

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What is not special about Hollywood Beach

Living on the beach can be pricey; during the tourist season, November through April, the population swells; summers are hot.

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Who will like retirement in Hollywood Beach

The community is very walkable with a beautiful tropical beach to enjoy for miles.  There is public transportation between downtown Hollywood and the beach community, with medical facilities, art galleries, and the airport all nearby.

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Local economy is driven by

Hollywood's economy is driven by construction and retail, but the tourism on Hollywood Beach also adds to it.

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Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 69 degrees, July's average is 82 degrees.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The 2.5 mile boardwalk on Hollywood Beach offers over 50 restaurants, boutiques and shops, resorts, and parks and presents a weekly live music series. The Art and Culture Center is in downtown Hollywood and presents contemporary visual and performing arts shows. Hollywood also boasts 60 parks and several golf courses.

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Crime

Hollywood's crime rate is above the national average, with most incidents involving theft.

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Medical facilities

Memorial Regional Hospital, one of the largest in Florida, is located in Hollywood.

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Transportation

The Hollywood Trolley runs everyday between downtown and the beach; Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is just 10 minutes away; Tri-Rail connects with Amtrak and offers shuttle service to the airport; Port Everglades, a premier cruise port, is also just 10 minutes away.

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Facts about HOLLYWOOD BEACH
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Urban,Coastal,Boating Community,Outdoor Oriented,Resort Community,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: jdb

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