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For the city in Florida with movie studios similar to Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, see Orlando.

Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida, located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The average temperature is between 68 and 83°F. As of July 1, 2015 Hollywood has a population of 149,728. Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth-largest city in Florida. Hollywood is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.

Hollywood is located at 26°1′17″N 80°10′30″W (26.021467, -80.174910).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.8 square miles (80 km2), of which 27.34 square miles (71 km2) is land and 3.46 square miles (9 km2) is covered by water (11.23%). Hollywood is in southeastern Broward County, and includes about 5 to 6 miles (8.0 to 9.7 km) of Atlantic Ocean beach, interrupted briefly by a portion deeded to Dania Beach. It is bounded by these municipalities:

To the north:

  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Dania Beach

To the northwest:

  • Davie
  • Cooper City

To the west:

  • Pembroke Pines

To the southwest:

  • Miramar

To the south:

  • West Park
  • Pembroke Park
  • Hallandale Beach

Hollywood has a tropical rainforest climate, with hot, humid summers and warm, dry winters.

Hollywood is served by Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the 22nd busiest airport in the United States.[65] Broward County Transit operates several bus routes that pass through the city of Hollywood, such as the 1 on US 1 (Federal Highway).[66] It is also served by Tri-Rail stations at Sheridan Street and Hollywood.

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I believe this area is age friendly because there are many elderly living in our community here in Florida. I spoke with some of my elderly neighbors and they explained to me that they were happy to live in this area of Florida.
My community allows people of all ages to participate in activities that keep the community healthy and encourage economic stability. It is a place where older persons can easily stay connected with others and remain independent. Its a very age-friendly community that also looks out for those who need support to age successfully.
Is the opportunity presented to individuals and willing to offer assistance whenever needed
Beautiful little beach resort town. Families, older and younger people can enjoy the monthly Art Walk, the boardwalk and ocean, bike riding...

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How did Florida earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Florida has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Florida does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Florida has an effective property tax rate of 1.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Florida earned its state tax grade of A.

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