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About Wilton Manors

    LGBT Newspapers/Magzines

  • South Florida Gay News- The South Florida Gay News is a newspaper serving Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, and south Florida.

    Where to Stay / Lodging

  • Island Sands Inn- Lovely bed and breakfast inn just off Wilton Drive. Wonderful Innkeepers, clean accomodations. Call 954-990-6499 to reserve your stay!

  • Beautiful Vacation Rental Homes– If you prefer to stay at impeccably decorated and clean houses (and private duplex units) within blocks of Wilton Drive, then check out Jeffrey Hill’s vacation rental properties. For reservations call 206-948-1100.

  • Cabanas Guesthouse- Located at the eastern end of Wilton Manors at 2209 NE 26th Street Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Very nice setting on the river – a men’s resort. 866-564-7764

    Wilton Manors Neighborhood Associations

  • Wilton Manors Historical Society– This is such an interesting site— check out the original sales brochure for our island city of Wilton Manors from the 1920′s!! Lots of good trivia and info on the history of our town. FULL DISCLOSURE – I am the Vice President and Membership Director of this organization.

  • East Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors- A voluntary association of residents living east of Dixie Highway to the boundary of the bridge at Federal Highway.

  • Central Area Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors- Voluntary neighborhood association comprised of residents living in the area from Andrews on the west to Dixie Highway on the east.

  • Westside Association of Wilton Manors- Voluntary neighborhood association of residents from the west side of town east to Andrews.

  • M.E. DePalma Park- This is our newest neighborhood park in downtown Wilton Manors, located at the corner of NE 7th Avenue and NE 20th Drive… and it is a cool butterfly park!! Thanks to the dedication of M.E. DePalma, who is an advocate for Naturescape here in our Wilton Manors. Visit the park to discover more native wildflowers and plants you can place in your yard to attract butterflies.

    My Favorite Places in Wilton Manors

  • To The Moon Candy Store- located at 2205 Wilton Drive, Antonio has the candy from your childhood that you thought didn’t exist any more!! I get all my delicious dark chocolate tasties there and sometimes a Mallow cup too. He also has great greeting cards, campy gift items, and is open late for those emergency needs. Drop in — it’s a fun place to take your out of town friends. 954-564-2987

  • Rosie’s Bar and Grill– Great place to grab a meal – always lively and fun! I love their brunch! Try those tasty beignets – can’t stop eating them! 2449 Wilton Drive 954-563-0123

  • Courtyard Cafe - Nice diner/cafe right on Wilton Drive, open late on weekends and a comfortable place to meet up. Located at 2211 Wilton Drive, plenty of parking behind on NE 23rd Street, 954-563-2499. Check out Shawn’s website for menu and hours. And if you live in our CANA neighborhood – click on Wilton Manors Neighborhood Groups (to your left) to print out our coupon — thanks Shawn!!!

  • Florida Lottery Numbers$$- This is the website to check your FL lottery tickets..then call me after you win to buy your Wilton Manors dream home!!

    Arts, Theater, Fun & Favorites

  • Gateway Cinema– Local movie theater that features the gay, independent, art house, foreign, and blockbuster hits. Click on Gateway on the left side to see movies playing show times. Located at 1820 E. Sunrise Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale 954-765-7994

  • AMC Coral Ridge 10 Theatres- This movie theater is closest to Wilton Manors, featuring mostly the wide release films. Located in the Coral Ridge Mall complex, at 3401 NE 26th Ave Ft. Lauderdale, 954-566-9663. When you get on their website, click on Showtimes & Tickets, then search by zip code 33306 to see the movies and show times.

  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens- Beautiful tropical gardens in Coral Gables (near Miami). You can’t believe some of these exotic plants. They also host special exhibits, mango festival, etc. 305-667-1651

  • Broward Performing Arts Center- Wonderful performing arts theater compex – Broadway shows, Classic music, Ballet, and more. 201 SW 5th Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL 954-522-5334

  • NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale- Our wonderful art museum, attracting some of the most interesting exhibits (i.e. King Tut, Princess Di, etc). Located in downtown Ft. Lauderdale at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd, 954-525-5500.

  • Local Contemporary Artist, Nolan Haan- Very creative, innovative, and cool local artist — check out some of his provocative images and read his Biography / Who He Really Is!

    Local Weather

  • The Weather Channel – This is the site for the Wilton Manors’ zip code 33305 with forecasts, weather patterns, radars.

  • National Hurricane Center- This is the US Federal government’s National Hurricane Center where they track and predict the tropical storm / hurricane activity.

About Wilton Manors

In 1924, Ned Willingham began purchasing parcels of land totaling 345 acres located on an island between the north and south forks of the Middle River.

By October 1925, the first plat of the new community, Wilton Manors, was drawn with most of the streets named after Native American tribes.

The "sales office" for this new 345 acre development opened for business in February 1926....... and the sales / development still continues here in our Island City!!

Recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953, today the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants, bars, an emerging arts scene and tons of community events, yet still maintains a close knit / small town feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, and other outdoor activities.

Recently named the “Second Gayest City” in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents.