Royal Poinciana covers an expansive area on the northern and eastern sides of downtown Hollywood, Florida. The community extends from Sheridan Street southward to Jefferson Court. Dixie Highway comprises the western boundary, and 14th Avenue is on the eastern edge. A small section in the southwestern corner from Dixie Highway to 17th Avenue is not included within Royal Poinciana and is considered the Parkside neighborhood.
Due to the vast area the neighborhood encompasses, there are various types of construction, from single-family homes to commercial structures. For residential living, the community contains single-family detached homes, condominiums, and townhouses. The northwestern section has prime examples of the various housing options.
One of the highlights of Royal Poinciana is the Historic Hollywood Business District. Designed in 1921 by Joseph W. Young, this eclectic mix of establishments is in the southeastern corner of the neighborhood. Covering Hollywood Boulevard from the west side of Young Circle to 21st Avenue, the architecture ranges from Art Deco to Arcade. The area, now designated as a Hollywood historic resource, was designed to create a distinguished entrance into the town center, which includes three circular focal points.
Along with its timeless charm, the Historic Business District was developed to make sure that all commerce was within a 15-minute walk. Although the downtown area has expanded, and some of structures have been altered, commuting through the area is still undemanding. Residents can bike, walk, drive, or take public transportation to any of the downtown area’s hot spots.
Within Royal Poinciana are shopping centers, dining facilities featuring an array of cuisine, and public parks, including Jefferson Park and Young Circle Park. Public schools are located on both the northern and the southern ends of the downtown section, along with health care facilities, arts and cultural venues, and churches.