Isles. Own a
little piece of paradise on the water
If you are looking for a dream
on the water, you are on the right track.
Think of a small oasis halfway
between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, where most homes are situated on
oversized lots, bordered by navigable canals.
A "safe neighborhood " in Broward County and the City of Hallandale
Beach, Golden Isles is a
calm, beautifully landscaped
area, surrounded but all the amenities,
shopping, and entertainment you could ask for, crisscrossed by deep
water canals with ocean access.
I have been a resident of Golden
Isles since 1986. 24 years later, I can say that it was a good
choice. Peaceful and pleasant would be adequate words to define the
quality of life here. Throughout the years, just a few changes: the guardhouse has been rebuilt, and the new entrance
to our neighborhood; the famous Golden Isles
arch is still in the same place. The Park has been nicely redone
and improved since the time my kids enjoyed the sandy playground. The
Tennis courts are still available but the pros have expanded the reach
of their trainings for kids and adults.
older homes have been replaced by new, well designed construction, all
for the better.
On the corner, at the end of Layne Blvd, the shopping center has seen
the Albertson supermarket move out years ago and many stores have come
and gone, but the Publix is still very alive. An upscale restaurant
& night club caters to a Russian clientele; there is an
outpatient medical center, a boat supply business and many other stores.
Across Hallandale Beach Blvd. an attractive shopping center where the
Diplomat Mall used to gather elderly patrons, was turned into a modern and pretty center of
entertainment just across the street from Golden Isles: Burlington and
Ross department stores, the Winn Dixie supermarket, a Panera bakery, many cafes and restaurants
with outdoor seating, Starbucks, Officemax, a Bank. All this
keeps adding convenience to life in Golden Isles, without taking away the
sense of an enclosed community.
Conveniently located in Hallandale Beach, Golden Isles consists of about
304 single family homes, in a 24-hour guarded community. Most are
waterfront lots with deep water docks, on wide canals, and easy access
to the Ocean. Amenities include a park, a tennis center, and a
If you like the water, Golden Isles
has some of the best choices of waterfront homes for boaters.
A family-oriented neighborhood with superbly landscaped homes, many with stunning
architectural designs, Golden Isles is one of the best options, a short
distance from Haulover Cut, minutes from Hollywood Beach with easy
access to both Fort Lauderdale and Miami International airports.
Aventura Mall is a five minutes drive, Hollywood Circle about the same
distance, with many dining and entertainment choices.
The Gulfstream Racetrack and Casino,
with its lovely Village at Gulfstream
has become a wonderful
shopping and entertainment complex. Recently inaugurated, it is quickly
turning into a major pole of attraction, and the place to go for the
young and less young crowd.
A few blocks away, the Greyhound
Track and its adjoining Mardi Gras Casino add another leisure option.
And there is much more to these Golden Isles in the midst of civilization
and city life.
Of course... the beach!
Hallandale Beach is just some blocks away
across the bridge, and you can't miss the famous Hollywood boardwalk on the sand,
that you will reach driving past the superb Diplomat Hotel complex and a few waterfront cafes and restaurants on the Intracoastal
Golden Isles attracts many boaters
who dream of catching the big one. However, for the less adventurous, ownership of a boat or a
yacht can still be a relaxing and mundane affair, thanks to the wonderful network of
canals, bays, and lakes connecting to the Intracoastal, that bring
excitement and enjoyment in the gorgeous Florida outdoors without the exposure to rough waters.
It is not even mandatory to wear your
Captain's cap while you cruise the Hollywood Lakes
or eat breakfast at the Giorgio's Bakery, get some beer at a waterfront
bar, a pizza at Capone's, or
dock at Le Tub, winner of the "best US
hamburger" award despite its modest appearance; savor some Billy's stone
crabs, or just lazily follow the canal while admiring a
spectacular Florida sunset.