Hallandale Beach is enjoying a surge in growth and is emerging as South Florida’s next prime real estate nexus. Best known as the home of world-class thoroughbred racing, shopping, dining, and gaming at Village at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach is attracting the eyes of the world for many reasons. International buyers are drawn to the convenient location between Miami and Fort Lauderdale and its proximity to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Miami International Airport, Port of Miami and I-95. Hallandale Beach is also known for its thriving financial district, which is home to several banks and brokerage houses.
Hallandale Beach has gifts that invite residents to move at a fast or slow pace, including golden Atlantic Ocean beaches with protected native coastlines. Other outdoor delights include beach volleyball, bocce ball, and beautiful green spaces. Boaters can make use of the services and slips of the City Marina, located at N 25° 59.291’ / W 080° 07.584’.
Hallandale culture includes the Historic Hallandale Schoolhouse, built-in 1910, and the 1924 Curci House, an Italianesque treasure that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hallandale Beach Symphonic Pops Orchestra performs several concerts every year, and the Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center offers programs for the performing and visual arts, as well as entertainment and social events.
Gulfstream Park attracts enthusiasts of the sport of kings — horse racing — from all over the country and the world, and also features some of Hallandale Beach’s best dining, shopping, and entertainment. Since the $3 million Gulfstream Pegasus World Cup Invitational debuted in 2017, it has become known as the world’s richest thoroughbred horse race and increasingly a winter racing season highlight. The Big Easy Casino and Gaming Center is also in Hallandale Beach. A few minutes south is Miami-Dade’s city of Aventura, featuring Turnberry Resort & Spa, Turnberry Isle Country Club, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center and Aventura Mall, the second largest mall in the U.S. in terms of retail space, and an upscale hub for entertainment, art installations, designer shopping and dining discoveries.
The 18-hole championship course at Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club was designed by golf course architect Joe Lee and is nestled among 3,000 coconut and royal palm trees with 50-year-old shady banyans and lakes.
The team expects this area to undergo a transformation in years to come. Karmely is certain that Hallandale Beach’s proximity to major cities means that growth into this area is inevitable. “This is a Miami story,” he says. “Hallandale is the midpoint between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, so it’s very well positioned in terms of access to major transportation.” Norten agrees, noting, “The markets will come, the location is fantastic, it has these beautiful beaches that people seek… and we have the chance to be the first ones to get in there, so that’s a very enticing condition.”