WELCOME TO GAY WILTON MANORS!
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STONEWALL SUMMER PRIDE IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
The summer Pride Festival is being expanded this year! The parade will take place on Saturday evening June 22nd and the Street Festival will be on Sunday! We are so excited to have the parade in the evening again! Make your plans now for a wonderful and meaningful weekend of fun and community!
David Daso & Robert Wilfong, gay Wilton Manors Realtors welcome you to gay Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park and the surrounding areas! David & Robert are a "team" in Wilton Manors real estate as well as in life (19 years and going strong) and love living in the heart of Wilton Manors!
Well...we all knew it was pretty gay to live and play here, from the New York Times here is a link to the concentration of Same-Sex Couples since 1990 and how things have changed! Wilton Manors as the #2 highest concentration and Oakland Park comes in at #10! We are thrilled that people are becoming comfortable enough to be counted nationally! Our area has one of the most diverse mix of gay and lesbian and transgender communities...and they seem to get along...GO FIGURE!
Wilton Manors has become the hub of the gay community in Southeast Florida. The city of 13,000 people has one of the highest percentage of GLBT residents in the Nation! Currently the Mayor as well as a majority on City Council are gay or lesbian!
The heart of Wilton Manors, Wilton Drive is the site of several annual celebrations including the Stonewall Pride Festival and Manors Masquerade / Wicked Weekend at Halloween. "The Drive" is home to MANY restaurants, nightclubs, bars and shops that cater predominantly to the gay community...but is welcoming to all! The Wilton Manors/Fort Lauderdale area is well known for its 2-4-1 Happy Hour and wide variety of club atmospheres (neighborhood, leather, dance, drag and sports bars). The typical feel of our area is relaxed and accepting in all of Fort Lauderdale...not just Wilton Manors!
Our area is truely one of the most gay/gay friendly areas in the country. We have over 20 gay guesthouses and an additional 7 gay friendly hotels between the beach and "The Drive". We also boast more than 50 gay & gay friendly restaurants (with several more ready to open!) and more than 30 gay and lesbian nightclubs and bars! Just minutes from Wilton Drive are the "gay" beaches. Sebastian Beach and parts of North Fort Lauderdale Beach are the most popular as is Haulover Beach (for the naturist) just north of Miami. Here are some of our favorite places...
Rosie's Bar and Grill for great service, food and drinks and a Sunday Brunch not to be missed!
For one of the BEST Happy Hours in the area we love Georgie's Alibi. They have a great outdoor restaurant, and the legendary Long Island Iced Tea night on Thursday at 9pm. But don't miss the Mon-Fri happy hour 11am-9pm with two-4-one drinks! They always have a large and friendly crowd!
A new and popular watering hole on the Drive is The Village Pub. Good happy hour pricing and a welcome addition to the Island!
For one of the most unique marketplace/gift shops anywhere...Stop in at To The Moon Marketplace centrally located on Wilton Drive. They have a wide range of candies, gifts and novelties from not only today but from our childhood as well. It's a fun and wonderful place to shop!
And don't miss our Gay and Lesbian Community Center. They have just undergone a beautiful expansion/relocation and are a leader in the activities of our community. Visit the Pride Center at Equality Park for events and resources for the GLBT community!
Thanks largely to the gay community, Wilton Manors real estate is seeing a turnaround faster than many areas of the country. Its proximity to the beach, shopping and entertainment are helping our recovery as well. Don't miss your chance to own a little piece of Heaven!