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Hallandale Beach is a Florida city located in Broward County, and named for Luther Halland, a man who worked for Henry Flagler on his Florida East Coast Railroad project by opening a tiny trading post in the area at the end of the nineteenth century. The town was originally a small farming community that eventually expanded and incorporated into a city in 1947. It only gained its moniker, Hallandale Beach, in 1999.
Hallandale Beach has a large financial district and is sometimes jokingly referred to as the “southernmost Canadian city,” because it is such a popular vacation spot for Canadian citizens, many of whom end up retiring there. It is, perhaps, best known, though, for being the home of a famous greyhound racing track, Mardi Gras Gaming, where the World Classic is hosted annually.
The area is also known for its lovely parks, such as North Beach, South Beach, B. F. James Park, Peter Bluesten Park, Foster Park, Golden Isles Park, Ingalls Park, Oreste Blake Johnson Park, Joseph Scavo Park, and Sunset Park. It also offers residents and tourists seeking artistic enrichment such galleries as Art Warehouse and Sher Gallery, as well as performing arts at the Hallendale Beach Theater, Papipuppets, and Star Ballroom Dance Studio.
Some of the area’s best restaurants include Frankie’s Pier 5 Italian Restaurant, Tatiana Cabaret Show Restaurant, Knife Steakhouse, Eddie Hill’s Restaurant, Padrino’s Restaurant, Joseph’s On the Water, Mott Street Chinese, Miramar Bakery (Cuban), Turf Clubhouse, Flashback Diner, and Iulia’s Bakery.
Meanwhile, for later-in-the-evening entertainment, people go to the local bars such as Chapultepec, Upper Deck Ale and Sports Grill, Ocean’s Eleven South, Atlantis Bar, Vino Hollywood, and AV Wine Bar, as well as clubs like Cheetah, Beach Club 2 and Scarlett’s Cabaret.
The children of Hallandale Beach attend Broward County Public Schools, namely Hallandale Elementary School, Gulfstream Middle School, and Hallandale High School. Many residents opt, instead, however to send children to various other schools spread about the county.
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Hallandale Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city is named after Luther Halland, a worker for Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad. As of 1 July 2006, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 37,145. It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.
The city is best known as the home of the Gulfstream Park horse racing track, which hosts the Florida Derby. It also has a sizable financial district, with offices for a number of banks and brokerage houses. Sometimes referred to in jest as the "southernmost Canadian city," Hallandale Beach has been a popular vacation destination for decades, and many of the tourists come from Quebec and the Northeastern United States; a significant number of these tourists eventually retire to the area.