Created in 1979 and encompassing Downtown Hollywood's central business district and nearby residential neighborhoods, the District boundaries include approximately 580 acres, including the 10-acre ArtsPark at Young Circle. The boundaries are Washington Street to the south, 22nd Avenue to the west and Johnson Street to the north. The eastern boundaries are 14th Avenue from Johnson Street south to Polk Street, 16th Avenue from Polk Street to Van Buren Street, and 17th Avenue from Van Buren Street to Washington Street.
The district is served by Federal Highway/US-1, Hollywood Boulevard (SR 820) and the Dixie Highway/FEC Railroad corridor. Buildings comprise a mixture of residential and commercial uses, the oldest of which were constructed in the 1920's when the City was founded.
The historic and commercial business district of Hollywood is concentrated along Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street. Here, retail and restaurant uses dominate and are located in a traditional "Main Street" formation.