Hallandale is the first city you come across in
Broward County as you drive north along the A1A
from Miami Beach. Whilst on your way, take a look
at the last Dade county city, Golden Beach which
stretches for less than a mile along the A1A. It
is one of the smallest cities in Florida with
just over 1,000 inhabitants and houses there are
in the $3-4 million bracket along the beach.
There are no hotels, restaurants or public
beaches there and no parking either, all to
discourage visitors. There IS a beach which was
public a few years ago, but now has been made
available only to residents. Do not dare stop
here because you'll be asked to move on by the
police - also watch your speed whilst driving.
All these strict rules exist because the rich
residents try to protect their privacy and their
homes in this beautiful enclave.
Hallandale is basically a
condo city along its coastline with very few
hotels, restaurants or shops. There is no reason
to stay unless you know someone with an
apartment. The beach is fine, but there is a
better one further up the coast at Hollywood
Beach. A mile or so inland from the beach, there
are some major US chain stores (such as a very
good Walmart!). The local mall, the Diplomat
Mall, is practically dead, save a fine Jewish
deli. There is also a good Jewish restaurant
You can explore
the heart of the city by driving along Hallandale
Beach Blvd. and the US-1 (Federal Highway),
although there is nothing remarkable to be seen.
Apparently, 2nd Avenue in Hallandale is a
shopping mecca for cheap clothes, but we have
never explored it.
Hallandale does not have much to offer visitors.
More Links: (back to
City of Hallandale Beach Official site
Hallandale Info by a local estate