Are you thinking about moving to Pembroke Pines and wonder what the difference is between living here versus Hollywood? In this episode of Hearty Home, I’m going to show you the differences between Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, Florida. We’ll compare the lifestyle, amenities, and home prices of each location so you can decide which one is right for you.
The Broward County Lifestyle
If you're considering moving to Broward County and debating between Pembroke Pines and Hollywood, there are a few things you’ll want to consider. First, let’s talk about the differences in lifestyle.
Pembroke Pines tends to be known for its family-friendly, small-town feel. It was named one of the best cities to live in America and has a strong commitment to arts and culture. You’ll also find that Pembroke Pines has outstanding schools.
On the other hand, Hollywood is probably best suited for someone who is looking for a beachfront community. The area has 60 parks, 7 golf courses, and 7 miles of beautiful beaches and boardwalks. Hollywood was named one of America's best beach boardwalk experiences by Travel and Leisure magazine. How snazzy!
Let's go into real estate and what you can get for your money. Which of the two has a better bang for your buck? Pembroke Pines is slightly more expensive in general than Hollywood. The average single-family home in Pembroke Pines is about $533,000, while in Hollywood it's $525,000.
When it comes to condos and townhouses, Pembroke Pines comes in less expensive at $235,000. In Hollywood, expect to pay around $417,000 because of the beaches. If you're looking to rent in the Pembroke Pines area and want a three-bedroom, two-bath, single-family home, you're going to be spending about $2,300 to $3,500 a month in rent.
A three-bedroom, two-bath, single-family home rental in Hollywood is going to run you about $2,000 to $3,500 a month. A two-bedroom, two-bath single-family rental in Pembroke Pines is going to be about $1,650 to $3,000 a month. If you're looking to rent a two-bedroom, two-bath single-family home in Hollywood will run you about $2,220 to $3,000 a month.
A good rule of thumb is if you're looking to live in Hollywood and want to stay close to the beach or the intercoastal, it's going to be a little bit more expensive. If you’re looking to move to Pembroke Pines, it’ll be more expensive the closer to the I-75 you get.
Location And Commute Times
What about the overall location of these two areas? Pembroke Pines is directly west of Hollywood, while Hollywood is on the east side of Broward County with Pembroke Pines on the west side of Broward County. This means the commute is a little bit different.
If you are commuting in Hollywood, the traffic is a little dense because you have the airport, casino, and a major hospital in the area. In Pembroke Pines, the traffic is not that dense. This is because most of the residents are traveling either to Miami or Fort Lauderdale for work.
Which One Will You Choose?
I hope this gave you some ideas about the difference between living in Pembroke Pines versus Hollywood, Florida. If you want to be closer to the beach or around a young circle of friends for the nightlife, then Hollywood might be a better fit for you. If you're looking for a family-friendly area that’s more diverse in culture or cuisine, then Pembroke Pines might be your spot.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about living in Broward County and I’ll be happy to help. Moving into a new area can be super tricky, and I'm here to make that move a little easier for you. You can also subscribe to my channel so you never miss an episode of Hearty Home, my show all about Broward County, Florida. Stay tuned to see what I feature next!