Wilton Manors, Florida

Wilton Manors is located in Broward County, Florida, part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach Metropolitan Area, which is home to 5,564,635 people (2010 U.S. Census). The city’s boundaries follow the North and South forks of the Middle River, which gives Wilton Manors its nickname, the “Island City.”

Located just minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale and South Florida’s white sandy beaches, Wilton Manors is a progressive place to live, work, relax, and play.

A large percentage of the city’s permanent and visitor populations identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT), and Wilton Manors is home to the Pride Center of South Florida, the World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, and a satellite branch of the Stonewall Library and Archives.

Wilton Manors’ business district is largely centered on the city’s internationally-recognized main thoroughfare, Wilton Drive, which boasts a vibrant, thriving, and broad-based variety of restaurants, retail stores, boutique shops, bars, nightclubs, and professional offices. Because it’s a global destination for tourists as well as the locals, many choose to live within walking distance of “the Drive.”

Each year, the City of Wilton Manors hosts a number of special events and street festivals that celebrate the diversity of the Island City. These events promote community awareness and highlight the multiplicity of cultural elements that make Wilton Manors a melting pot of diversity. They also serve as a unique opportunity for both our local businesses and companies and brands with a broader appeal to reach and interact with the thousands of locals and guests who attend.

Visit the City of Wilton Manors webpage LGBT-Life-in-Wilton-Manors