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Wilton Manors is a great place to live...

The City of Wilton Manors is located just north of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The city has a population of  12,133 people.  Being a separate city from Fort Lauderdale gives Wilton Manors a true small town feeling.  Only 2.2 square miles in size, it is easy to navigate. 

Wilton Manors, the "Island City", was incorporated in 1947.  The city limits are the North Fork and South Fork of the Middle River, Making the city an Island that lies between Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park.  Many neighborhoods have water lots, ocean access and breathtaking views.  With mixed use zoning the city offers townhomes as well and multi family units and single family homes.

Over recent years, Wilton Manors has experienced tremendous economic revitalization.  Both commercial and residential property values continue to increase, giving proof of the Island City's economic rejuvenation.  Along the Drive, the city's Arts and Entertainment District features an array of shops, restaurants, gallery's and entertainment venues situated along a pedestrain friendly corridor.

A very large LGBT community has grown over the last 25 years. The City has several recreational facilities, including Colohatchee Nature Park, which feature a nature boardwalk, dog park and a boat ramp for watercraft entry. The riverfront parks provide a host of leisure and recreational opportunities including a canoe trail, mangrove preserve, and two nature walks.  In addition, two new community centers have been constructed at the City’s Island City Park Preserve and Hagen Park.  The Hagen Park Community Center features accommodations for hosting small cultural and performing art events.  Serving to enhance Wilton Manors’ exceptional quality of life, the Wilton Manors Public Library has recently undergone a major expansion providing for a larger collection and extensive electronic resources. 

THE FACTS  The City is nearly 100% built-out and embraces the vision of a “sustainable urban village.” The area adjacent to Wilton Drive, the City’s signature thoroughfare, is home to the Arts and Entertainment District. Within the District, mixed-use development provides for a pedestrian-oriented environment where residents and visitors can shop, dine, and experience the best of what Wilton Manors has to offer. The City has acquired a great deal of park and open space, much of which is located on Florida’s Middle River.  The riverfront parks provide a host of leisure and recreational opportunities including a canoe trail, mangrove preserve, and two nature walks.  

Diversity is the strength of  Wilton Manors.  Children from many different ethnic backgrounds attend Wilton Manors Elementary School; the City’s Police Department employs African-American, Haitian, and Hispanic officers; and the City Commission includes openly gay elected officials.  


Wilton Manors is ideally located, poised for redevelopment, and encourages diversity.  Come and join us in the “Island City” and be a part of a diverse “sustainable urban village”.


Interstate 95 runs North and South just to the west of the city. 

Oakland Park Blvd East's exit brings you to Wilton Manors 

Miami is 30 min drive south.  West Palm Beach is 45 min drive north. 
Orlando Metro is 3 hours by car and Key West is 4 hours drive both via the Florida Turnpike.

Brightline direct train service will start connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Orland

"It’s one of the few neighborhoods in South Florida th
at you can park your car when you come home and walk to the grocery store, walk through the neighborhood, walk to a bar."

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Zip codes: 33334 33311 33305 33306

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