Hollywood LGBTQ City Guide

Hollywood, Florida might not have a huge sign or a lot of celebrities like its famous California counterpart – but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have so much to offer in its own way. This beautiful, sunny, coastal south Florida city is located in close proximity to both Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Hollywood offers the amenities of larger cities, while still also giving residents a more small-town feel. It is a city with plenty of beautiful natural scenery, much to see and do, and a smaller, but thriving LGBTQ community. If you’re thinking of finding your next home in Hollywood, chances are, you’ll find plenty about it to love!

A Look at Hollywood's History

Hollywood was founded by Joseph W. Young in 1925. Young had the vision of building a movie scene on the East Coast similar to that on the West Coast in California. He initially called it “Hollywood by the Sea,” and it was later shortened to Hollywood. Although it ultimately didn’t become a movie-making destination like its counterpart in California, it grew into a thriving, unique city in its own right, with much to over visitors and residents alike. For so many reasons, Hollywood would be a great place to call home.

A Few Fun Facts About Hollywood

  • Hollywood’s main beach was once named a “Best Beach for Families” by Fodor’s.
  • Those who love beautiful parks will find plenty of them in Hollywood – around 60, in fact.
  • The Hollywood Beach Boardwalk was named one of America’s Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel and Leisure Magazine.

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Hollywood’s LGBTQ Community                                      

Hollywood is a city that loves and supports its LGBTQ community with a variety of resources, including:

PFLAG Broward

PFLAG Broward is Hollywood’s local chapter of the national PFLAG organization. PFLAG is the largest grassroots organization of its kind in the country and has 500 chapters with more than 200,000 members in the United States. PFLAG plays a critical role in providing advocacy, support, and resources to the LGBTQ community, and offers monthly support meetings, as well as resources, advocacy, and networking opportunities for the LGBTQ community, friends, and allies.

What's the Weather Like in Hollywood?

Hollywood residents will experience plenty of the sunshine that Florida is so well-known for, and generally any time of year is a good time to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Throughout the year, the temperature ranges from a low of 59°F in January, to a high of around 90°F in July, which is typically the warmest month of the year. The Hollywood area receives around 64 inches of rain each year, and no snow.

Can’t-Miss Events in Hollywood

Pride of the Americas

Pride of the Americas is one of the greater Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale area’s largest annual pride celebrations each year, and it is one that you won’t want to miss. The event promises plenty of fun for all, and it’s a great way to celebrate all that the LGBTQ community adds to the Hollywood area!

The Best Neighborhoods in Hollywood

If you’re thinking of making a move to Hollywood, you will find that the entire city is very welcoming. Unlike some cities that tend to have one specific “gayborhood,” the LGBTQ community in Hollywood is sprinkled throughout the city, so there are many neighborhoods that would make wonderful places to call home.  It is always advised to contact a Hollywood gay realtor who knows and loves the community, and who can help you find the perfect home in the ideal neighborhood. The current median list price of homes for sale in Hollywood is around $439,000.

Arts and Entertainment

Hollywood Performing Arts Center

This longtime local performing arts center has been providing excellent entertainment to Hollywood residents and visitors alike for many years. The center provides art exhibitions, stage performances & education programs for all ages.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The Broward Center of the Performing Arts is a beautiful performing arts center that serves the South Florida area. Whatever type of performance you enjoy – concerts, off-Broadway shows, stand-up comedy, ballet, orchestra, or more – you can find it here.

Parks and Recreation

Anne Kolb Nature Center

The Anne Kolb Nature Center is a stunning, 1500-acre coastal mangrove wetland that truly gives visitors a glimpse into wild Florida and the unique beauty of the Hollywood area. The Nature Center offers a series of elevated boardwalks that allow visitors to truly immerse themselves in a stunning experience of plant and animal life, and it's a perfect place to spend a beautiful Hollywood day.

Hollywood Beach

Perhaps one of the most well-known parts of Hollywood is its stunning, stretch of beach, and its fabulous boardwalk that extends about 2.5 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. A variety of restaurants and hotels line the boardwalk, along with a theatre, a children's playground, and many other attractions.  

Hollywood Nightlife

Rosie's Bar and Grill

Rosie’s Bar and Grill is located only a short drive away from central Hollywood in nearby Wilton Manors. It is a lively, popular LGBTQ spot with a comfortable festive patio, strong drinks, comfort food, and plenty of opportunities to relax and have fun with friends.

Ramrod Bar

Ramrod Bar is one of the most popular LGBTQ bars in the greater Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood areas. With lively music, friendly crowds, and plenty of theme nights, it’s a great spot to put on your list.

Contact a Hollywood Gay Realtor Today

If you're ready to make a move to Hollywood, at www.gayrealestate.com, we're here to help you take the first step toward finding an agent who knows and loves the community, and who can help you find a home and a neighborhood you'll love. We're proud to have a network of excellent realtors in Hollywood, and we would love to help connect you with the right one. Contact a Hollywood gay realtor today for a free, no-obligation consultation!