Wilton Manors Homes
Wilton Manors, 33305,33309
Located between Oakland Park Boulevard to the North, US-1 Federal Highway to the East, 18th St to the South, and I-95 to the West, Wilton Manors is actually a bunch of different neighborhoods that make up their very own City within Fort Lauderdale’s boundaries. The actual borders of this city are much more difficult to define due to the fact that they are created by the Middle River, which splits around Wilton Manors becoming the North and South Forks respectively, and then reunites again, completely encircling the city. The split begins on the West side of the City just East of I-95, and then reunites again on the East side right before going under the bridge at US-1 (Federal Highway).
Wilton Manors was incorporated in 1947, and is known as the “Island City”, as it’s technically surrounded by water on all sides. The neighborhoods, that make it up, offer waterfront lots as well as dry lots in an extremely wide range of prices based on each properties specific location within the city.
While many consider this area an extension of Fort Lauderdale, the City does have its own police force and City government. Many buyers, who are interested in finding the best property for their money, end up looking at homes both in Wilton Manors and the surrounding neighborhoods of Fort Lauderdale. While others who are attracted to the charm and everything the city has to offer will only consider the “Island City” as their final destination.
Wilton Manors has its own downtown district located along Wilton Drive that offers a unique array of restaurants, shops, businesses, and entertainment venues, all within walking distance for those who choose to live in the popular nearby neighborhoods. Public facilities include a dog park, a boat ramp, and Colohatchee Nature Park, which is a 9.3 acre recreational facility that offers a park as well as a nature observation boardwalk that meanders through mangroves. The city also has numerous waterways and canals in addition to the Middle River. These waterways offer residents the ability to participate in fishing, boating, nature observations, and water sports of all kinds. The canals do lead to the ocean; however boaters will encounter at least two fixed bridges, and even more if leaving from certain locations.
The city has become an immensely popular place to be, and properties located within it often sell for higher values than comparable ones located in other Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods West of US-1.