Although not the world's film industry capital, Hollywood, Florida still has plenty to brag about. Warm weather, abundant sunshine and lots of options when it comes to real estate characterize this midsize city on the Atlantic between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Waterfront condos are a highlight, many featuring marble floors, stainless steel appliances and amenities like fitness centers, pools, parking and storage. If you're looking for a house, you'll find many choices close to the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean.
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If you've been to Florida, then you may have fond memories of clean, white sandy beaches. Hollywood is one of those places that boasts such an experience. On the Broadwalk, stroll oceanside down 2.5 miles worth of dining, shopping and beach access. Nature lovers can kayak through mangrove water trails at the Anne Kolb Nature Center. Manatees and loggerhead sea turtles can be spotted during a guided tour at John U. Lloyd State Park. Discover a whole new world under the sea with multiple diving and snorkeling spots. Just off the Broadwalk, explore Tenneco Towers, a spectacular underwater wreck site. A little north is the Hillsboro Inlet, where you will be awed by the sheer variety of tropical fish via glass-bottom boat.
Fodor's named Hollywood the "Best Beach for Families," but it's certainly not the only option when it comes to enjoying some fun time. Take a Segway tour, bring your pooch to Dog Beach, visit a day spa, take a hot glass lesson or take advantage of the natural breeze with parasailing and paragliding. Anglers will find that options abound for both nearshore and deep-sea fishing excursions. Dining brings world class Peruvian, Mediterranean, Argentinian and Thai cuisine to the table as well as abundant seafood such as local tuna and snapper. Shoppers will find many options in town, but even more while traveling to neighboring cities up and down the I-95 corridor. When it's time to get away, the Florida Keys are just a short drive away, with lodging and activities to suit all tastes. To stay connected, pick between international airports in either Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. Jobs are plentiful, and you will find openings in health care, retail, financial services and hospitality. If you're looking for a community where you can both relax and stay active, then Hollywood may be right for you. Check our listings to see what properties are available.