You know you’re in Hallandale Beach when you see its signature beach ball water tower. But don’t let the tower’s retro look fool you. Hallandale is home to some of the finest luxury waterfront homes in South Florida.
Established in 1927, Hallandale was once known as a haven for retirees. But the last 10 years have brought a demographic change and Hallandale today feels much younger and more vibrant than ever before. Hallandale’s location on the Atlantic Ocean between Aventura and Hollywood makes it a perfect launching point for boating or visiting nearby attractions in Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
Hallandale real estate includes luxurious single-family waterfront homes and upscale condominiums that border the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway.
Sun, Sand, Sports and Shopping
Hallandale has plenty of beaches, including private condominium beach clubs and public beaches with easy access parking. And it’s just a short drive to the Hollywood boardwalk.
Hallandale residents can also enjoy year-round championship thoroughbred racing at Gulfstream Park. The park complex also houses two casinos with Vegas-style slots and a poker room; more than more than 20 restaurants, bars and night spots; and an upscale shopping area.
Hallandale’s other racetrack, the Mardi Gras Casino, hosts live greyhound racing from December to April. The casino itself features slot machines, poker, restaurants, Vegas-style showgirls and concerts by well-known performing artists.
Golfers will appreciate the lush tropical landscaping at the Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club’s 18-hole championship golf course. The club also boasts a clay court tennis facility, a 48-slip marina and a luxurious outdoor pool.
And if shopping is more your cup of tea, you’ll enjoy the specialty shops at the Villages at Gulfstream Park or the nearby Aventura Mall. The mall – the region’s largest — has enough luxury retailers, anchor department stores and well known mall shops to satisfy the most dedicated shopaholic.
Exploring Hallandale Real Estate
Hallandale homebuyers can choose luxury condominiums that front on the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway, or spectacular single-family waterfront homes in secluded Golden Isles. [link to Golden Isles page]
Hallandale’s high-rise condominiums are full of amenities like high-end appliances and finishes, luxurious common areas and 24-hour security. Many are beachfront, so you’re just steps from the sand. And you can’t beat the views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. Here’s a sampling:
Hallandale’s newest development, Beachwalk, is a recently completed designer resort condominium and beach club with two and three bedroom residences. Its amenities include:
- Infinity pool along the Intracoastal Waterway
- Health spa with saunas
- On-call concierge
- High Speed elevators
- 24-hour valet parking
- Oversized terraces with glass railings and views of the Intracoastal Waterway or Atlantic Ocean
- An oceanfront beach club that features members-only changing rooms, beachside food and beverage service, free shuttle service to Beachwalk residences, and complimentary beachfront towels, umbrellas and chaises.
The Beach Club’s three towers sit on nine acres of prime oceanfront property. Built between 2005 and 2007, its special features include:
- 50,000 square foot spa and fitness center
- Oceanfront, resort-style pools and spa
- Poolside bar and café
- 24-hour valet parking
- Oversized terraces with ocean and Intracoastal views
2080 Ocean Drive condominiums sit on a five-acre site on the Atlantic Ocean, with views of both the water and the city. Built in 2003, the 1100-1600 square foot residences have up to three bedrooms. The property includes these special amenities:
- Pool and spa
- Tennis and basketball courts
- Private beach pavilion
- Large glass windows and spacious balconies
- Full-size kitchens with European cabinetry and granite countertops
- Valet parking
Ocean Marine Yacht Club is situated on the ocean side of the Intracoastal Waterway, across from the luxury homes of Golden Isles and just a short walk from the beach. Completed in 2007, the 35-floor tower has everything from studios to three bedroom units to bungalows. Amenities include:
- Infinity pool with 36 cabanas for relaxing
- Fitness center
- Great room available for hosting gatherings
- Lobby with stone floors and waterfalls
- Game room
- 9 foot 4 inch ceilings in every residence
- Business center with a conference/dining room
- 24 hour concierge service
Hallandale is part of the Broward County Public Schools, and public school students attend Hallandale Elementary School, Gulfstream Middle School and Hallandale High School.
Parents seeking a more personalized educational experience can choose from several highly regarded private schools. [List the schools here? Link to a separate “Private School Options page?]
Hallandale is accessible from Interstate 95 and is within easy driving distance of both the Fort Lauderdale and Miami airports. Hallandale’s luxury homes and condominiums are clustered on the eastern side of the city, between U.S. 1 and the Atlantic Ocean.
While you’re in town, you’ll easily find restaurants in the city’s two casino complexes. Gulfstream Park has a variety of eateries, from upscale dining to quick bites. As the name suggests, Mardi Gras restaurants tend to have a New Orleans flavor.
Hallandale also has plenty of dining options away from the casino scene. Here are some to try:
Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails is a little bit of South Beach in Hallandale. This sleek and trendy new beachfront restaurant has something for everyone: a ground floor, beachside café with quick bites and fresh juices; a second floor restaurant with fresh seasonal contemporary American cuisine, and a third floor poolside lounge that’s perfect for socializing with craft cocktails and an inventive selection of salads and pizzas. Sunday brunch features a DJ and bottomless rose. South Surf Road.
For waterfront dining with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway, try Juniper on the Water. Their New American-Mediterranean dinner menu features seafood specialties like paella. It’s a great place for Sunday brunch, with standbys like pancakes and steak and eggs as well as more adventurous choices like pork belly eggs benedict. 1975 S. Ocean Drive
Dal Maestro serves Italian coastal cuisine and Amalfi coast style seafood, complemented by homemade pastas, fresh baked breads and a selection of antipasti, soups and salads. 800 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.
At Il Mercato Café and Wine Shop, you’ll find good food and good wine in an intimate, old-world neighborhood atmosphere. The restaurant uses fresh, seasonal ingredients and fresh-caught seafood to prepare a globally inspired menu that’s always evolving. Il Mercato specializes in good wines that are also a good value, but it also offers a selection of more expensive vintages, upon request. 1454 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.
Piola is a popular pizza place with several locations in South Florida. With a large menu of individual sized thin crust pizzas baked in an open-fire brick oven, it a great choice for a casual lunch. The menu also features a healthy selection of salads and pasta dishes. 1703 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.
Padrinos Cuban Cuisine is a family-owned, authentic Cuban restaurant. Both the lunch and dinner menus include a wide variety of meat, chicken and seafood dishes, sandwiches and salads. There’s also a lunch buffet. 2500 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.