Hollywood, Florida, is the very definition of location, location, location. Situated on the east coast of Florida between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood boasts 27 square miles of prime real estate, including seven miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. For the people who live there, it’s not all fun and games — they have to be able to make a living! Hollywood makes that easy to do, thanks to a thriving job market across a number of industries. Hollywood proper is home to more than 10,000 companies and major employers, including Port Everglades (80 percent of which is in Hollywood), which is the launch site for the largest cruise liners in the world, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, among others. Memorial Healthcare System, the fifth-largest healthcare network in the U.S., including its flagship hospital, Memorial Regional, also call Hollywood home. Adding to Hollywood’s appeal is the fact that it’s widely considered to be friendly, safe and impressively diverse.

Hollywood homes for sale are currently listed at a median price of $315,000. Homes for sale in Hollywood can be found in a range of neighborhoods, including popular Hollywood Lakes and beautiful Emerald Hills.

Of course, the crown jewel of Hollywood is its miles of white, sandy beaches. Here, water lovers can swim, fish, boat and sail to their hearts’ delight in some of the warmest waters in the world. Another way to enjoy the scenery is via the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, which offers 2.5 miles worth of walkway ideal for cyclists, joggers and walkers. The boardwalk is also peppered with all variety of restaurants and food options. Nearby Anne Kolb Nature Center is a popular spot for people of all ages, thanks to its aquarium and mangrove trails.

Stunning beaches aside, Hollywood offers plenty more for residents and visitors alike. Downtown Hollywood features an up-and-coming arts district, which includes art galleries, an art-house theater and the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project, among others. The area also puts on an impressive array of music festivals that celebrate music of all genres, outdoor exhibits and other shows year-round, thanks to the warm climate.