HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA 94
Part A---General Information
Hollywood is on the east coast of Florida, eight miles south of Ft. Lauderdale,
and 17 miles north of Miami. It is on the Atlantic Ocean. The elevation' is
about eight feet.
U. S. Highway 1 and Florida Highway A-l-A pass through Hollywood. The Florida
East Coast Railway and the Seaboard Air Line Railroad provide rail service.
Bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines. Air service is not available.
Broward County had a population of 50,442 in 1945. The population of Hollywood
was 7,740 in 1945.
(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau observations at Fort Lauderdale for a 28-year
Normal Normal Normal Normal
.Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainfall
January 68.6 3.09 July 81.5 5.55
February 68.6 1.84 August 82.0 5.95
March 70.4 3.11 September 81.1 8.27
April 73.8 5.03 October 78.1 11.21
May 77.0 5.92 November 72.5 3.98
June 79.9 8.03 December 69.1 2.21
Annual 75.2 64.19
Hollywood was founded by J. W. Young in 1921, and was incorporated in 1925,
It was visioned as the "city beautiful" with wide avenues and streets. Young
expected a total population in 1925 of 25,000. Following the storm in 1925
the population gradually decreased until it reached a low of 2,800. In 197?4
it began its climb and has been growing consistently since then to its present
estimated permanent population of 9,000. During the winter season the popula-
tion is approximately 30,000.
6. Maior Sources of Income
The economy of the area is based on the tourist industry. Construction work
and agriculture are also highly important.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events
Dec. 19 Mar. 31--Hollywood Fishing Tournament.
December, date not set--Woman's National Aquatic Forum.
February, date not set--Fourth Annual Women's International Four-Ball Golf
Tournament, Orange Brook Golf Course..
March, first week--Tropical Fiesta.
2. Athletic Events
3. Tourist Clubs
Hollywood Tourist Club..
4. Recreational Clubs
Women's Golf Association'
5. Civic Organizations
American Legion Auxiliary
Business and Professional Women's Club
Catholic Women's Club
Jewish Girls Center
Junior Chamber of Commerce
Junior Woman's Club
Veterans of Foreign Wars
West Side Community Club
6. Fraternal Organizations
Knights of Pythias
Band concerts are
through April' 19.
through April 9.
given in the park. There are numerous night clubs in and
Gulfstream Race Track will have horse races from March 4
Hollywood Kennel Club will have dog races from December 27
Hollywood has adequate parks, tennis courts, golf courses, swimming pools, and
an excellent ocean beach.
Hunting is limited in this section. The hunting area is west and southwest of
Hollywood in the Everglades. It is approximately 25 miles to unposted hunting
grounds. Hunting lodges and hunting guides are not available.
Salt water fish are caught in the Atlantic Ocean. Fishing camps are not avail-
able. The captains on the following charter boats are the fishing guides. The
Dock Master reports that they are all old hands at the business and their
vessels are sea-worthy; they also carry a mate. These boats accommodate from
five to seven persons,
The Martha Ellen
Assembly of God, Baptist, Church of Christ, Church of Little Flower, Episcopal,
Gospel Chapel, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian denominations have
services in Hollywood.
Name Number of Rooms Plan
Casa Blanca Hotel 36 American
Hollywood Beach 725 American
Great Southern 100 American
Park View Hotel 86 American
Sheldon Hotel 50 American
Hollywood Surf 60 American
Ville Hermosa 40 American
Whitehall Guest House 40 American
Windsor Hotel 35 American
2. Tourist Courts
Hollywood Duplex Court, nearest eating place one-half mile.
Hollywood Tourist Court, nearest eating place one mile,
Fountain Court Apartments, nearest eating place one mile.
3. Guest Homes
Hollywood has few guest homes.
4. Trailer Parks
Adirondack Trailer Park--North Federal Highway, Hollywood, 150 spaces.
Babbitt Trailer Park--Hallandale, 25 spaces.
El Rancho Trailer Park--Hallandale. 23 spaces/
Gulf Stream Trailer Park--Hallandale. 14 spaces.
Hallers Villas--Hallandale. 35 spaces.
Hitching Post Trailer Park--North Federal Highway, Hollywood. 40 spaces.
Hollywood Beach Trailer Park--1007 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood. 250 spaces.
Hollywood Villas--Hallandale. 35 spaces,
Homestead Trailer Park--Hallandale. 40 spaces.
Palm Court Trailer Park--Hallandale. 30 spaces.
Royal Palm Trailer Park--Hallandale. 150 spaces.
Second Street Trailer Park--Hallandale. 30 spaces.
Seville Court Trailer Park--South Federal Highway, Hollywood. 60 spaces.
Tower Trailer Park--2 mile south of Hallandale. 120 spaces.
5. Eating Places
Further information on Hollywood can be obtained from:
HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE