Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida, located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The average temperature is between 68 and 83 degrees Fahrenheit. 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.
|City of Hollywood|
Welcome to Hollywood, Florida.
|Nickname(s): Diamond of the Gold Coast|
|Country||United States of America|
|Founded||February 18, 1921|
|Incorporated||November 28, 1925|
|• Mayor||Josh Levy|
|• Vice Mayor||Kevin D. Biederman|
|• Commissioners||Debra Case, Peter D. Hernandez, Traci L. Callari, Richard S. Blattner, and Linda Sherwood|
|• City Manager||Dr. Wazir Ishmael|
|• City Clerk||Patricia Cerny|
|• Total||30.73 sq mi (79.58 km2)|
|• Land||27.27 sq mi (70.64 km2)|
|• Water||3.45 sq mi (8.94 km2) 11.23%|
|Elevation||9 ft (3 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||151,998|
|• Density||5,573.00/sq mi (2,151.76/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||33004, 33009, 33019-33021, 33023, 33024, 33312, 33314, 33316|
|Area code(s)||954, 754|
|GNIS feature ID||0284176|
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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
Young had a vision of having lakes, golf courses, a luxury beach hotel, 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 upon Young's death in 1934, the city encountered more terrific hurricanes and not only that, but the stock market crashed with personal financial misfortunes. It felt as though the city was tumbling slowly piece by piece with all of those tragic events taking place.
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 (26.021467, -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 water (11.23%).
Hollywood is located in southeastern Broward County, and includes approximately 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 the following municipalities:
To the north:
To the northwest:
To the west:
To the southwest:
To the south:
Hollywood has a tropical monsoon climate, with hot, humid summers and warm, dry winters.
|Climate data for Hollywood, Florida|
|Record high °F (°C)||88
|Average high °F (°C)||76
|Average low °F (°C)||59
|Record low °F (°C)||28
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||2.94
|2010 Census||Hollywood||Broward County||Florida|
|Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010||+1.0%||+7.7%||+17.6%|
|Population density||5,143.8/sq mi||1,444.9/sq mi||350.6/sq mi|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||32.6%||25.1%||22.5%|
|Black or African-American||16.7%||26.7%||16.0%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.4%||0.3%||0.4%|
|Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian||0.1%||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or more races (Multiracial)||3.2%||2.9%||2.5%|
|Some Other Race||4.5%||3.7%||3.6%|
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.
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.
According to the City's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||Memorial Healthcare System||10,000|
|2||The Continental Group||3,900|
|3||City of Hollywood||1,208|
|4||Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood||900|
|5||Memorial Regional Hospital South||500|
|6||Kid Stuff Records||450|
|10||Sheridan Technical College and Technical High School||200|
Public high schoolsEdit
- Hollywood Hills High School
- McArthur High School
- South Broward High School
- Sheridan Technical College
Public charter schoolsEdit
- 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 schoolsEdit
- Apollo Middle School
- Attucks Middle School
- Driftwood Middle School
- McNicol Middle School
- Olsen Middle School
- Beachside Montessori Village
Public elementary schoolsEdit
- Mary M. Bethune Elementary School
- Beachside Montessori Village
- Boulevard Heights Elementary School
- Colbert Elementary School
- Driftwood Elementary School
- Hollywood Central Elementary School
- Hollywood Hills Elementary School
- Hollywood Park Elementary School
- Oakridge Elementary School
- Orange Brook Elementary School
- Sheridan Hills Elementary School
- Sheridan Park Elementary School
- Stirling Elementary School
- West Hollywood Elementary School
- Annunciation School
- Aukela Christian Military Academy
- Beacon Hill School
- Brauser Maimonides Academy
- Calvary Kids School
- Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School
- Covenant Teaching Fellowship School
- Ebony Village School
- First Presbyterian Pre-School
- Hollywood Christian School
- Little Flower School
- Love Outreach Christian Academy
- Nativity Elementary School
- New Mirawood Elementary School
- Parkway Christian School
- Patty Cake Academy
- Pembroke Park Montessori School
- Phyls Academy
- Point of Grace Christian Academy
- Rainbow Montessori School
- Sheridan Hills Christian School
- St. Bernadette Catholic School
- St. Mark's Lutheran School
- Toddler Technology Academy
The city is protected by the Hollywood Police Department.
Crime and TerrorismEdit
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."
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- 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
- 441 Corridor
- Arapahoe Farms
- Beverly Hills
- Beverly Park
- Boulevard Heights
- Camino Sheridan
- Carriage/Carriage Hills
- Central Business District
- Condo Presidents
- Downtown Hollywood
- Driftwood/Driftwood Acres
- East Lake
- Emerald Hills
- Emerald Oaks
- Emerald Point
- Estates of Fort Lauderdale
- Highland Gardens
- Hollywood Beach
- Hollywood Gardens
- Hollywood Hills
- Hollywood Lakes
- Hollywood North Beach
- Hollywood South Central Beach
- L'Etoile at Emerald Point
- Lake Eden
- Lakes of Emerald Hills
- Martin Luther King Jr. Community
- North Central
- Oak Point
- Oakwood Hills
- Park East
- Park Side
- Playland/Playland Village
- Playland Estates
- Royal Poinciana
- Sheridan Oaks
- Stirling Commercial
- The Homes at East Lake
- The Townhouses of Emerald Hills
- The Wood of Emerald Hills
- T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park
- Washington Park
- West Hollywood
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.
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A man from Hollywood is in federal custody [...] James Medina, also known as 'James Muhammad,' [...] Before his arrest, Medina made three videos with his cellphone: In the first, he was recorded saying, "Aventura, watch your back. ISIS is in the house."
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