Hallandale Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city is named after Luther Holland, a worker for Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,113. It is part of the South Florida city area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.The city is best known as the home of Mardi Gras Casino greyhound racing track, which hosts the World Classic. Hallandale Beach has been a popular holiday destination for decades, and many of the tourists come from Quebec and the Northeastern United States.
Hallandale Beach, like most of Broward County, had no enduring population until the end of the 19th century. The Seminole Indians hunted in the area and gathered counties extraction to create arrowroot starch, but their settlements were further inland.Railroad magnate Henry Flagler, owner of the Florida East Coast Railway, recruited Luther Halland, a brother-in-law of Flagler's agents, to found a settlement south society of Dania. Halland and Swedish immigrant Olaf Zetterlund touted the frost-free climate and cheap land of the settlement. Halland constructed a small trading post and became its first postmaster of the small community.
Hallandale was principally a farming community; the beach was undeveloped and used by the residents only for recreational purposes. Hallandale was incorporated on 14 May 1927. By that time, a flourishing community of 1,500 residents, with electricity and street lights, was in place. In 1947, Hallandale was reincorporated as a city, allowing it to expand its borders through capture of nearby unincorporated land.
Visitors as well as residents can enjoy beautiful beaches, exciting par-mutual wagering, and relaxed hotels. Two of South Florida opening race tracks are located in Hallandale Beach:Gulf Stream Park, home of the world-class thoroughbred horse racing,Mardi Gras Gaming, which features thrilling dog racing action six months a year
Sports & Entertainment
Hallandale Beach offers a wide variety of sporting activities year round including tennis, golf, swimming, boating, and salt water fishing. Evenings offer a choice of fine or informal dining and night club entertainment for all ages from ballroom dancing.
Geography and climate
Hallandale Beach is located at 25°59′12″N 80°08′46″W / 25.986719°N 80.146024°W / 25.986719; -80.146024. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area 4.55 square miles (12 km2). 4.21 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and .34 square miles (1 km2) of it (7.47%) is water.