Gems of Diversity in Broward County

South Broward/Hollywood

A sign signals entrance to Bahamian-influenced Liberia, near the popular Oakwood Shopping Plaza, which has some churches and houses that bear distinctive marks of Bahamian construction and craftsmanship. The area also has South Florida’s most diverse Latin community.

Points of interest: Casual chic downtown dining and music scene, intergenerational fun at Young Circle ArtsPark; the scenic Hollywood Beach Broadwalk; and high-end oceanfront resorts  and spas.

Central Broward/Lauderhill

The city is a crossroads of African American, Caribbean and Hispanic cultures with a strong Jamaican influence. A regional park features a multi-purpose stadium hosts international cricket matches, Australia rules football, rugby, and soccer and a new Performing Arts Center.

Points of interest: Family-friendly Broward Mall, reasonably-priced hotels, access to sporting and cultural events, and mid-point location between the beach and the Everglades.

Western Broward/Weston

Named one of America's best small cities by Money magazine, Weston is an affluent city with sizeable Hispanic and Brazilian populations. (A prominent Brazilian business community is also located in the northern Broward area of Pompano Beach).

Points of interest: High-end cultural and recreational activities, resort-spa experiences in pastoral settings, and Sawgrass Mills international shopping and Everglades eco-tourism nearby.

Southwestern Broward/Miramar

The city’s Cultural Center / ArtsPark is a suburban jewel, hosting major Jamaican and Haitian performers, multi-ethnic theatrical and folkloric productions, and multimedia art exhibits. Plans are underway to build a permanent home for the American Tennis Association.

Points of interest: A relaxed setting with access to cultural events and proximity to the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins football, and the annual Jazz in the Gardens music event.