Tucked away in-between Miami and Fort Lauderdale is a stunningly beautiful stretch of sand known as Hollywood. A city immersed in family friendly culture in synthesis with high-end hotels and restaurants, Hollywood is the most sought-after destination to raise children or plan a sultry weekend staycation. Luxury oceanfront resorts such as The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton and Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort line Hollywood’s beaches with five-star restaurants, exhilarating swimming pools and world-class spa and health centers. And for those who enjoy taking a leisurely afternoon stroll, the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is the idyllic spot for pedestrians, joggers and bicyclists. A brick-paved pathway directly off the Atlantic Ocean, this 2.5 mile outdoor air promenade has been alluring residents and visitors since the 1920s. Named one of America’s Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine, Hollywood Beach Broadwalk is a picture-perfect postcard setting for those who wish to take in the comfort of local cafes or uniquely curated boutiques. Hollywood Beach Broadwalk also provides child-friendly attractions like the Hollywood Beach Theatre.
But this laidback casual beachfront boardwalk isn’t the only area to enjoy vibrant entertainment and long-lasting gastronomic meals. Downtown Hollywood, accessible via a convenient trolley service named “Sun Shuttle”, offers everything from quaint restaurants to engaging galleries. A charming land lapped by six blocks of boutiques and eateries, located along Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street, this aesthetically pleasing backdrop speaks to the quintessential South Florida lifestyle and is only minutes from the beach. A La Turca Mediterranean Cuisine, La Flambee and J28 Sandwich Bar are three of the many notable restaurants that are must try eateries in Downtown Hollywood along with a plethora of live jazz bars and clubs serving up creative cocktail offerings. Locals can also feed their hunger for arts and culture with ongoing events, entertainment and year-round festivals such as ArtWalk, Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Downtown Hollywood Mural Project and Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood. ArtsPark at Young Circle is the ideal venue for children with 10-acres of lush green space and a colorful playground with both an interactive fountain and feature fountain designed by internationally acclaimed public artist Ritsuko Taho of Japan.
A surplus of parks are dotted throughout Hollywood such as the sprawling 56-acre Hollywood North Beach park in addition to Anniversary Park, Bicentennial Park, Bob Butterworth Park, Carlton Montayne Park, Charnow Park, Dog Beach of Hollywood, Earl Crofford Park, Eppelman Park, Holland Park, Hollywood West Skate Park and countless of others. Residents can also explore the local coral reefs with snorkeling just off Greene Street or guided programs at the Anne Kolb Nature Center. Top-ranked public and private schools are nearby, each offering rigorous curriculums and advanced college preparatory programs. University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University are in proximity to the center of town. Fort Lauderdale International Airport is approximately 15 minutes away. Port Everglades is nearby.
Hollywood offers potential property owners a kaleidoscope of real estate options varying from graceful residential condominiums on the water to undulating high-rises in Downtown Hollywood. Hyde Resort & Residences, Sky Harbor, Apogee Beach, Positano Beach, Ocean Palms Hollywood, Costa Hollywood and Diplomat Residences are just a few of the towering structures in the area.
One of the most exclusive buildings in the neighborhood is Trump Hollywood. A 41-floor skyscraper, this elite structure is one of the more well-recognized buildings in South Florida. Offering 200 spacious residential properties, residents can enjoy panoramic water views along a 240-foot strip of private beach space. A 2-story lobby designed by Yabu Pushelberg decorates the accomplished entrance of the building. First-class amenities include a business center, fitness center with spa, tennis court and cabana service.
Outside of contemporary high-rises, buyers will also find an array of single-family homes and multimillion-dollar estates with exceptional waterfront backyards. Harbor Islands, one of Hollywood’s most prestigious gated communities, offers pristine mansions and sophisticated townhomes with modern accoutrements. A 192-acre sanctuary, Harbor Islands is separated into eight communities, each illustrating their own architectural narrative. Neighborhoods displayed in Harbor Islands comprise of Edgewater, The Estates, Grand Harbor Estates, Harbor Pointe, Commodore Estates, Harborside, Harborview and Admiral’s Cove. A pantheon of resort-style amenities make it impossible to leave with a Grand Clubhouse Recreation Center, 20-acre Joe DiMaggio Park, Championship Tennis Center and Fitness Center and Spa. Harbor Islands also provides for a plush waterfront lifestyle with the Loggerhead Club and Marina, where avid boaters can enjoy 190 slips accommodating boats from 20 to 120 feet.
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Hollywood’s most engaging and energetic destination. Featuring their iconic DAER nightclub and dayclub, known to host world-renown DJs like Tiesto and The Chainsmokers, in addition to Hardrock Live and The Comedy Club, entertainment options are endless with pop-smash rock stars at the epicenter of wildly cool performances. Intoxicating restaurants line the hotel with award-winning fine dining and contemporary options including Abiaka, Cipresso, Kuro, Council Oak Steak & Seafood, Rise, Beach Club Bar & Grill and Hard Rock Café.
The Seminole Hard Rock also lends pride of place to the best casino in Florida with a 30,000 square-foot gaming area featuring 200 table games, 3,100 slot machines and a 45-table Poker Room. Table games showcased include Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai-Gow Poker, Three-Card Poker, Casino War, Texas Hold ‘em, Spanish 21 and Let It Ride.
But the most noteworthy feature about this out-of-the-box resort is The Guitar Hotel. The world’s first guitar shaped hotel, designed to resemble back-to-back guitars complete with guitar faces and brightly lit strings, this monumental masterpiece is a pendant in the sky reaching 450 feet. Presenting 638 luxury guestrooms and suites, visitors can sleep soundly inside an architectural marvel that redefines the horizon with 360 degrees of ceiling to floor glass.
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