The area that is today known as Hallandale Beach was only settled after Henry Morrison Flagler expanded the Florida East Coast Railway to Palm Beach in 1895. Luther Halland (the city’s namesake) was recruited by Henry Flagler to start a settlement and promote the subtropical climate and cheap land. Hallandale officially become a town on May 14, 1927, and was incorporated as a city in 1947. Since August 1999, Hallandale has been officially known as Hallandale Beach.
Hallandale Beach is only one mile from Aventura, three miles from Hollywood, eight miles from Ft. Lauderdale and 16 miles from downtown Miami. Hallandale Beach is close to I-95, two international airports, two executive airports and two ports of call. The community is undergoing a number of streetscape and beach improvements, further enhancing its already-broad appeal.
The city’s excellent location is part of the reason its economy is so strong. Dubbed the “Wall Street of the South,” Hallandale Beach is considered a center for investments, securities, banking and capital corporations. It is understandable that so many business and corporations call Hallandale Beach home. It “is fiscally sound, debt-free and ranked first in financial management based on performance compared to approximately 130 local governments in the state of Florida.”
Local residents have easy access to excellent institutions of higher education. Among others, residents can choose from the acclaimed Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida Atlantic University, Keiser College and NOVA Southeastern University.
There are numerous activities and events in Hallandale Beach. The city’s main attractions are Gulfstream Park racetrack and the Hollywood Greyhound Track. Gulfstream Park is a Magna Entertainment Corporation facility and has hosted the Breeder’s Cup Championship three times. The park also serves as a center for socializing, with musical acts performing every Saturday and Sunday and special events occurring frequently. Such events include Florida Derby Day, Fountain of Youth Day and Donn Day. Another popular Hallandale Beach event is Carnival Day, which features amusement rides, food, prizes and fun.
With fabulous shopping facilities, breathtaking views and beautiful properties, it is not hard to understand why Hallandale Beach is such a desirable city to live in and visit.
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