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Hallandale Beach

Broward County

Year Founded: 1927


A Swedish settler named Halland founded Hallandale. There are two versions to the origin of the city’s name. One version is that the name was derived from the founder, and the other is that it was the intention of the founders to name the town “Hollandale,” but that the name was somehow changed in its first vowel. Hallandale was originally incorporated as a town, and then renamed a city in 1947. City Commissioners voted to change the city’s name to Hallandale Beach in 1999.

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