Located about 15 miles north of Miami and just south of Hollywood, Florida, Hallandale, Florida, is in the southwestern part of Broward County along the beautiful, sandy Atlantic Ocean shoreline.
Hallandale, Florida, was first settled by Luther Halland, who constructed a small trading post in 1895 and became the town’s first postmaster. A thriving community of 1,500 residents, Hallandale was incorporated on May 14, 1927, and it was reincorporated as a city in 1947. The city officially changed its name to Hallandale Beach in August 1999. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city of Hallandale Beach, FL, had a population of 37,113.
Residents and visitors to Hallandale Beach, FL, can enjoy sunny beaches and a wide variety of sporting activities, including golf, swimming, tennis, boating, saltwater fishing and scuba diving. The two main shopping attractions in Hallandale Beach are Diplomat Mall and the Hollywood Greyhound Track Flea Market. The Mardi Gras Greyhound & Gaming Center and the Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino, which hosts the Florida Derby, offer pari-mutuel wagering and slot machine gambling.
With gentle lapping waves and cool breezes, the northern Hallandale Beach is located at the intersection of Hallandale Beach Boulevard and Highway A1A. Lifeguard protection, concessions, restrooms, showers and picnic tables are available at the northern beach. Another Hallandale beach is located south of Hallandale Boulevard along Highway A1A. It also offers amenities such as lifeguard protection, concessions, restrooms, showers and picnic tables. You can also take part in underwater exploration, saltwater fishing and boating in these areas.
The City of Hallandale Beach, FL, is also home to the Community and Culture Center, a state-of-the-art facility that hosts performances by the Hallandale Beach Symphonic Pops Orchestra and other cultural events.
Often referred to as the “Wall Street of the South,” Hallandale Beach Boulevard has more financial institutions in one mile than any other street in Broward County. The city of Hallandale Beach, FL, has recognized this by designating the boulevard a Financial District east of Federal Highway.
The nation’s sixth-largest school district, The Broward County Public Schools, serves Hallandale Beach, which is home to five public schools that serve over 2,100 students, and two private schools with more than 160 students. Hallandale Beach, Florida, is also the home of the Florida Ocean Sciences Institute School serving 6th through 12th grade students.
Broward County’s 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida encompasses Hallandale Beach, FL. The 17th Judicial Circuit serves a community encompassing 1,197 square miles in South Florida and containing a population of nearly 2 million. Established in 1972, Florida’s two-level trial court system includes circuit and county courts. Disputes are resolved by jury trials or by non-jury trials in the circuit and county trial courts. County Courts are courts of limited jurisdiction where misdemeanor and civil cases are heard. Circuit Courts are the highest state trial courts in Florida. They hear felony, civil, family, juvenile and probate matters.
There are four area courthouses: the Broward County Judicial Complex, 201 Southeast 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301; the North Regional Courthouse, 1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442; the South Regional Courthouse, 3550 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33021; and the West Regional Courthouse, 100 North Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL 33324.
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