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.

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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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