Wilton Manors, Florida Information
Wilton Manors, Florida, which is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach Metropolitan area has only been in existence for 70 years, as it was first recognized as a village in 1947 and then it was finally incorporated in 1953. Prior to 1925, the area and its corresponding train station were known as Colohatchee. Still, in that short amount of time, the city has developed quite a lot of culture.
Wilton Manors, Florida Details
In this suburb of Fort Lauderdale, 56% of the people own their own homes and the average value of a home here is $245,000. That’s about one and a half times the state average for Florida. The average monthly rental cost is around $1075 which is less than $75 over the state average price.
Those high home values are not surprising given that the city was originally laid out by a Georgia land developer named Edward John “Ned” Willingham, whose intention was for the area to become an upscale residential community. According to the Chief of Police Paul O’Connell, their already low crime rates have been steadily decreasing over the past three years. The town reached a 20 year low in crime rates in 2015 and the numbers have been lower each year since.
Statistics show that the area continues to be a popular destination which attracts not only new residents, but also many tourists and businesses, eager to take advantage of the booming tourist trade, high home resale values and low crime rates.
Wilton Manors People
The population of this Florida city is just over 12,500 people, fifteen percent of whom are LGBT couples, including Mayor Resnick and his partner, as well as the Vice Mayor of the city. The average median income of the area is just under $55,000, which is quite a bit higher than the rest of the state. A full 38% of those people have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
Referred to as the “Second Gayest City” and also as the South Florida Gay News’s “Best City,” the town is a popular LGBT tourist destination and the police department undergoes special training in order to be sensitive to LGBT needs in terms of law enforcement. Though marriage equality only became legal in Florida in January 2015, the city has had a domestic partnership ordinance which extended equal benefits to City employees and their domestic partners since 1999. Every city contract must include an anti-discrimination clause specific to LGBT people.
The town’s website states that “all of the neighborhoods in this two-square mile Island City are diverse and safe for all residents.” This differs from most LGBT-friendly cities, where there are usually specific neighborhoods where the LGBT population is concentrated.
In addition to the high LGBT population, the city is home to a wide array of cultures and languages, including Spanish, French Creole, Italian, and several others. While the individual numbers are low for each culture, the total percentage of people for whom English is not their first language is over 20% of the population. The town claims to be a place where diversity is embraced, not tolerated.
Wilton Manors Nightlife and Culture
Wilton Drive, also known simply as “The Drive” is the city’s equivalent of Main Street. The Drive is home to a thriving Arts and Entertainment district, with shops, 40 different restaurants, lounges and bars, and even some condos and rental properties, all along the way.
Also in the city are several museums, including the Pride Center at Equality Park, and a branch of the Stonewall National Museum and Archives, which is dedicated to preserving and sharing LGBT culture. The town has seven major parks, featuring boat access, dog facilities, nature preserves and fitness stations, as well as several smaller parks throughout the area. There is also a large municipal library which has been in operation for 60 years.
This small city is also known for playing host to an annual canoe race, where 25 teams of ten people per team, compete in a relay race that spans a seven mile stretch of the Middle River. The race in 2017 coincided with the city’s 70th anniversary celebration.
Wilton Manors Property Management
Our property management team specializes in residential areas throughout Wilton Manors, FL. We offer multiple services to take your rental property and convert it into reliable income. We have a thorough screening process that helps to identify the right tenants for your property. Our team works hard to keep both parties happy through effective communication, bullet proof lease agreements, and timely monthly rent collection. We offer maintenance services to enhance the property and ensure that it will retain or increase in value. We oversee everything, allowing you to sit back and relax and know that your property and your tenants are in good hands.
Contact us today if you are ready to receive a comprehensive analysis of your rental property and to inquire about our Wilton Manors area property management services.
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