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Hallandale Beach One of South Florida’s Hottest New Destinations

With arts, dining and nightlife, this South Florida beach community is becoming an attractive location for tourists and residents alike.

By Livability on October 10, 2022

Hallandale Beach, Florida
Courtesy of Hallandale Beach CRA

A new jewel is sparkling in the South Florida sun. The City of Hallandale Beach, located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, is emerging as an alluring vacation spot for tourists, and an exciting home for young professionals. 

In recent years, the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) has worked closely with elected officials, local businesses and residents to create a cosmopolitan city filled with restaurants, coffee shops, retail and entertainment. 

“Hallandale Beach is no longer a pass-through between Miami and Fort Lauderdale,” says Dr. Jeremy Earle, city manager and executive director of the HBCRA. “The city is a destination for dining and entertainment. It’s a place to shop, walk around and become inspired.” 

The HBCRA invests in a host of commercial and residential projects, including incentives towards restaurants, art murals and other beautification efforts as well as payment assistance for a variety of residential programs. 

The City’s Food, Fashion, Arts and Design District (FFADD) features restaurants, boutiques and artist studios including GoBistro, Yosoy Market, a microbrewery, and Kao Sushi Bar and Grill (Broward County’s first restaurant constructed from shipping containers). As part of its beautification efforts, the HBCRA has teamed up with ArtServe, South Florida’s historic arts incubator to deliver a series of newly painted murals. 

Other projects include several new, mixed-use complexes such as Atlantic Village, Artsquare at Hallandale and Hallandale Oasis. In June, the city will break ground on Hallandale City Center, its most ambitious development project to date. To connect these neighborhoods, the HBCRA will be providing a free electric vehicle service called FreeBee, which will offer pedestrians safe travels to restaurants and bars throughout the city. 

For the past three years, the city has hosted the Hallandale Food and Groove Festival. Co-sponsored by the South Beach Food and Wine Festival (SOBE), the event draws more than 1,000 attendees for an evening of fine dining, dancing and entertainment. 

From Thoroughbred horse racing, casinos, an open-air mall and the newly opened Carousel Club at Gulfstream Park to an international selection of cuisine, there is something to enjoy every day of the week in Hallandale Beach. 

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