Wilton Manors was incorporated in 1947. It is located between Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park in Broward County Florida. To the north is the city of Oakland Park and the north fork of the Middle River. The South boundaries with the south fork of the Middle River and Fort Lauderdale. East to U.S.1, a/k/a Federal Highway and west to I-95. Comprising of a total of 1.97 sq-miles. The heart, or epicenter, as referred to by locals, of Wilton Manors is Wilton Drive. On the “Drive” you can find an arrays of restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, cafes, clothing stores; you name it – its there! Wilton Manors is just 6 miles north of (FLL), Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl. Airport, 2 miles from the Beach, 1mile from the Galleria Mall and only 3 miles from Las Olas Boulevard. Wilton Manors is close to just about everything. The 2006 census estimates a population is 12,879. There are 5,876 total households in Wilton Manors, with 2,476 residing families. The median income is $48,447 and the median age is 43.
Now to the good stuff. A couple of my favorite eateries are located on Wilton Drive (or epicenter) of Wilton Manors. First, there’s Humpys Pizza. No need to go to the Big Apple, these New Yorkers opened shop right in our back yard. Humpy’s may very well serve one of the best pizzas south of Brooklyn; they deliver too. Join their emailing list and you’ll receive coupons & last minute specials. Then there’s Thai food. 3 restaurants right on Wilton Drive. My favorite is Galanga. It is an upscale, ultra-chic restaurant situated on the north end of the “drive”. Very intimate, classy and a place you want to take someone you’d like to impress. Also on the Drive there’s Tasty Thai & Siam Cuisine. Laid back – no frills; come in sandals and enjoy delicious comfort food. Tasty Thai is located in the “Shoppes of Wilton Manors”. Here at the “Shoppes” you’ll also find Georgie’s Alibi Bar, Boom Nightclub, Bottoms and Tops and a few other great venues. Georgie’s offers 2 for 1 drinks during happy hour, as well a nightly drink specials. They also have good “bar-food”; burgers, wraps, appetizers, wings and salads. Boom is a nightclub, which is busiest during Friday and Saturday nights, as well as $3 Ice Tea Thursday. There’s a big dance floor too. Bottom and Tops was voted “Clothing Clothing Store” by New Times. They truly have a great selection of Jeans, Shirts, Shoes, Shorts and accessories. On the “Drive” you will also find a Thrift Shop, a Pet Store, a Wine Bar, more Clothing Boutiques, Sidelines Bar, Bill’s Filling Station, as well as several Home Furnishing / Decor Stores. Like I said before: you name it – its there!
That’s why Wilton Manors, the Island City, is a City within a City (or two). Quaint- though Exciting. Small- but has it all. If you are looking to relocate to Wonderful Wilton Manors, be sure to contact my favorite Realtor; ME ! I will be certain to find you the best home ever!!
Joe Gutierrez, Realtor & Resident, self-proclaimed Wilton Manors Specialist 305-401-5035 or [email protected]