Dania Beach, Florida Real Estate and Information

Dania Beach, Florida Real Estate

Offering its award-winning "Blue Wave Beaches," and proximity to Hollywood Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach real estate encompasses not only an attractive vacation venue, but an exciting place to call home.

Dania Beach’s pristine, beautiful beach is lined with palms, dunes, and sea oats. Great fishing can be enjoyed from the Dania Beach pier while anglers enjoy splendid views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.

Besides its beach and natural areas, Dania offers lots to do. It is home to the world-famous Dania Jai Alai in the city's dining and entertainment district. Antiques lovers enjoy a terrific antique district. One of the newer attractions is the Design District, a rapidly growing venue displaying products from some of the world’s top furnishing manufacturers.

Dania Beach's population in 2012 was just over 29,600, and the city has grown by over 10 percent since 2000. Dania Beach real estate is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, with over 5.5 million residents, but it continues to offer small town charm, seaside beauty, natural spaces, unique restaurants and businesses.

When the town was incorporated in November 1904, its 35 residents, most of whom were Danes, changed the name to Dania. Early immigrants prospered in tomato farming and by 1910, Dania Beach became known as "The Tomato Capital of the World." In 1927, the first "Tomato Day Celebration" was held to raise funds for the new Dania Methodist Church, which had been destroyed in the terrible 1926 hurricane. With a crowd over 5,000, this celebration continued into the 1940s with messy (but official!) tomato fights and a Miss Tomato Festival Pageant. By the late ‘40s, the tomato boom ended due to salt water intrusion.

Shopping and Dining

Dania Beach’s famous antique business began as the tomato era ended. In 1945, Genevieve and Willard Ely set up shop, followed a decade later by other antique sellers. Today there are over 100 antique shops and malls downtown in the Antique District along Federal Highway. Antique Row’s charm comes partly from the fact that many stores are located inside historic buildings, including Broward County’s first movie theatre.

The new Dania Beach Design District is a collection of leading design related businesses complementing the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA). Found slightly east of I-95 on Stirling Road, shoppers, designers, architects, builders and developers find an unparalleled quality and selection of fabrics, plumbing supplies, upholstery, furniture, flooring, window treatments, décor and related design products.

After enjoying the beach or shopping, Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor on South Federal Highway is a family favorite for homemade treats as well as salads, sandwiches and burgers. Jaxson's was featured on the Food Network in an episode of Unwrapped. For other dining experiences, there are many choices. Here are a few local favorites:

Parks and Recreation

Dania Beach real estate is surrounded by abundant recreation. Dania Beach has 9 larger parks including Dania Beach Ocean Park, Frost Park Recreational Complex and the Meli Aquatic Complex. Features of these recreational complexes include an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis, basketball courts, wide-open green spaces and much more. There are also four neighborhood parks in Dania Beach.

County and state parks are also nearby. John U. Lloyd Beach State Park is located between the Atlantic Ocean and an inland waterway adjacent to the Blue Wave beach. In fact, one can boat into the waterway and dock at the city marina. Other favorites nclude Broward County’s famous Westside Park and the Anne Kolb Nature Center.

For entertainment, Dania Beach is home to Dania Jai-Alai, one of the largest jai alai frontons in the United States. With a ball speeding at over 170 mph, Jai-Alai is known as the “World’s Fastest Game.” It is also the location of Boomers!, formerly Grand Prix Race-O-Rama, and the city is home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.


Dania Beach boasts a wealth of historic architecture and architectural styles, including Greek Revival (Dania Bank Building 1923), Mission Revival (Model Land Company Building 1900), Mediterranean Revival (the Martin Frost House 1913) and the Dania Beach Hotel, built by Francis Abreau in 1925. Art Deco styles are also present in the Florida Theatre (1939) and the Pirates Inn, formerly the Hotel Katherine (1940). Those considering Dania Beach real estate will find a variety of home architectural styles for sale.

Median home cost is around $125,000 and home appreciation (2012 into 2013) has been over 2.5 percent. Dania Beach residents enjoy a cost of living 4.2% lower than the national average.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Dania Beach schools are administered by Broward County Public Schools. Local schools include Dania Elementary School, Collins Elementary and Olsen Middle School.

For health needs, Dania Beach is about 4 miles from both Memorial Regional Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood.

Driving to and from points beyond Dania Beach is easy because I-95 and the Port Everglades Expressway (I-595) are just minutes from the city center. For air travel, Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is adjacent to Dania Beach. For ship travelers, Port Everglades is less than four miles away. There are also six Amtrak stations within 30 miles of Dania Beach.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (954) 862-2645 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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