Hollywood 75 Excellent
Hollywood Livability #238 ranked city in Florida#3,646 ranked city in the USARanks better than 87% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Hollywood

  • Commute

    A high commute score suggests convenient, easy access to public transportation, with shorter-than-average work commute times to work.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are attributed to this area, possibly pointing to a favorable home affordability ratio, robust appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    Achieving a high health and safety score relies on factors including great air quality and convenient access to vital health facilities such as hospitals, doctors, clinics and police stations.

  • Nothing Found

    There are no cons identified for this area, as none of the categories received a poor score.

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What's it like Living in Hollywood?

Hollywood is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 153,834 people. In Hollywood, there are 5,645 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. More than a quarter of the residents of Hollywood identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 39% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. In Hollywood, only 49% of people over the age of fifteen are married. This city could be a good option for singles ready to mingle. Something to be aware of when living in Hollywood are the above average commute times. If you're looking for a short commute to work, this might not be the right area for you. With one way commute time of 30 minutes, this comes in much higher than the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Hollywood could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Hollywood and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Hollywood to Florida and the national average.

Hollywood has a livability score of 74 out of 100 and is ranked #241 in Florida and #3,856 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Hollywood has higher than average scores for the following: housing (A-). The bad news for Hollywood, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (D).

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Hollywood apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

Hollywood real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Hollywood. Median real estate prices in Hollywood come in at $281,300, which is 68.6% higher than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Hollywood, the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 52.9% higher than the Florida average.

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      Hollywood transportation information

      Statistic Hollywood Florida National
      Average one way commute30min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.1%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.2%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.9%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home4.9%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Hollywood, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).