Why Hallandale Beach is becoming Florida’s busiest city


March 3, 2023 | 17:41

Hallandale Beach had long sat in the shadow of its bustling, similarly H-named neighbor in Hollywood – which, population-wise, is more than three times its size. Now, the region’s other dale (this, a non-fort) continues to remind us: It is no longer just here to place…

… It’s here to win.

In recent years, the Broward County beach town, just an hour north of South Beach, has become best known for hosting the Pegasus World Cup horse extravaganza at the octogenarian Gulfstream Park. And it continues to bet big on gambling, with a newly renovated racing-dining-shopping-event-über-mega-godplex for ever-younger gamblers at Gulfstream, owned and operated by betting app 1/ST.

And no, this is not your degenerate grandfather’s kind of venue. (Anyway.) Out are greyhounds, banned back in 2020, in are heaps of risk-averse spendthrift Gen Zers already well-versed in the addictive arts of FanDueling and DraftKinging.

Galloping: The Pegasus World Cup attracts thousands of visitors every year.
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Kygo provided table service at the Pegasus party this last round.
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Movie stars. Rappers. Influencers. Fashion icons. This redux clip-clop kingdom comes brings all the A-list boys and girls to the farm. This year, forgive us, mane the event was headlined by One Republic and Kygo on January 28 – and return it should, drawing in thousands annually as it does.

So it’s not surprising that a luxury real estate boom would soon come up from behind. The most notable ride into town is Slate Hallandale Beach, a 26-story, 250-unit “luxury rental community” (cooler than it sounds), opened last summer on the high-falutin Diplomat Parkway.

What is it that makes the world suck at moving in? Read on.

Get on your high horse: The slate Hallandale Beach development rises 26 stories above lush palm trees below.
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Stable genius

Designed by Kobi Karp Architects, Slate was developed by Ari Pearl, founder and CEO of PPG Development, with a promise to deliver “expansive, resort-inspired amenities and stylish contemporary residences combined with the convenience and flexibility of living in a rental community.” ” Ari there yet? Actual.


Slate’s big-boy open-floor units feature elegant finishes, 10-foot ceilings (at least), energy-efficient Samsung appliances, waterfall-edge quartz kitchen islands, large walk-in closets, terraces, luxurious bathrooms with floating vanities and glass-enclosed showers with soaking tubs — and that’s just where you sleep.

The ears pricked!

Slate’s vast campus is a mini-city unto itself, and includes a children’s playroom, a conference room and business center (if you have to), a dog park (you actually have to), a golf simulator, a wine cellar, an event space, and a movie theater. There’s even an electric car charging station for — should I round up and say six? — Prius owners in the state.

The South Florida sun kisses the bright and elegant interior of Slate.
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A fancy bottom area for people, if you will, inside a slate dwelling.
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Water are you waiting for? Slate has a beautiful pool with cabins.
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Pick a few pockets inside the sprawling development’s billiards room.
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Letter Rift: Even the post office has an elegant appeal.
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Gymdandy: Slate offers state-of-the-art wellness equipment.
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Fore real: Slate’s snazzy golf simulator is much less soul-crushing than playing IRL.
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Fresh as a horse

Not everyone who moves to South Florida waits to be put out to pasture. Slate’s fitness center features a conditioning room equipped with Hydrow rowers and Echelon exercise bikes, a strength conditioning room with resistance machines and free weights; and a training room with a Pilates reformer and chair, Echelon Reflect smart fitness mirror, Nexersys boxing trainer, punching bag and TRX suspension system. If you know what any of these doohickeys are, it’s safe to say there’s no trip to the glue factory for you in the near future!

Get it under control

Cutting the hay here is anything but cheap. Plan to pony up anywhere between $3,710 a month for a one-bedroom, all the way up to $17,900 a month for a four-bedroom penthouse.

watch me whip now see me neighbor, neigh

Sorry again, bridle party in a town that is Hallandale is just a half-hour trot from Miami’s equal parts manic and magical nightscape — so you can easily visit without having to live in the city limits, iykwim. Do you!

Follow Slate on Instagram @liveatslate.

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