- Why Hollywood
- Strategic Location
Welcome to the City of Hollywood, a place where you will find your business can thrive. Hollywood is a business-friendly destination ideally located in the heart of South Florida at the crossroads of the Florida Turnpike, Interstate 95, and both the CSX and FEC railways. Whatever your business, chances are you will find the right spot for success in Hollywood.
A beachfront community, Hollywood is located in southeastern Broward County midway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Founded by Joseph Young in 1925, Hollywood is approximately 30 square miles in size and is Broward’s third-largest municipality with a population of approximately 153,000 residents. Hollywood has an average annual high temperature of 83 degrees and a low temperature of 68 degrees.
Moving efficiently throughout the region and state from Hollywood is made possible by several transportation assets. First, Hollywood is conveniently located along Interstate 95 between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Other major highways such as Interstates 595 and 75, along with the Florida Turnpike, provide convenient access to the western and central portions of the state.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
FLL is located on the City’s northern boundary and is one of the fastest-growing airports in the country. FLL is ranked 18th in the U.S. in total passenger traffic and 10th in domestic origin and destination passengers. There are more than 350 departure and 350 arrival flights a day. FLL offers nonstop service to 84 U.S. cities and global connectivity to 66 international destinations in 33 countries. This airport system typically serves the needs of more than 28 million commercial airline and general aviation community travelers throughout South Florida.
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) and CSX Railroad run through Hollywood offering convenient and affordable rail transportation for moving freight between rail yards and trucking terminals. To ensure continued economic growth for the region, FEC has completed a $53 million, 43-acre near-dock intermodal container transfer facility that will transfer international and domestic containers between ship and rail and handle domestic containers originating in or destined for the eastern United States market.
As part of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Tri-Rail commuter service connects Hollywood with Miami to the south and downtown West Palm Beach to the north. Two stops are located in Hollywood. Convenient bus connections are provided from all Tri-Rail stations. Additionally, the three major South Florida Airports (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Palm Beach International, and Miami International) are accessible via train and connecting shuttle service.
In August 2022, the Broward County Commission adopted a locally preferred alternative for Broward Commuter Rail South to extend commuter rail service on the FEC Railway corridor from the planned passenger station in the City of Aventura north to the City of Fort Lauderdale, a distance of 11.5 miles. Stations are recommended in downtown Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport, and Broward Health Medical Center, providing convenient connections from downtown Hollywood to downtown Fort Lauderdale, the Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades, and the Beaches. The first phase of the Broward Commuter Rail project is now in line to achieve federal and state grants to help fund construction.