Wilton Manors Homes
Please see our Wilton Manors Homes for sale Listings Below. Wilton Manors is a small, culturally rich, city, wedged between Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park, stretching between US1 (Federal Highway) on the east and I-95 on the west. Known as the “Island City”; it is bordered on the North, East and South by the forks of the “Middle River” making it a virtual island. The Middle River flows into the Intracoastal Waterway providing the boating enthusiasts access to the ocean. Early twentieth century the area now known as Wilton Manors was known as Colohatchee. A train stop along the Florida East Coast Railroad near the current NE 24th Street shared that name. The name Wilton Manors was coined in 1925 by Ned Willingham, a Georgia transplant and land developer. Wilton Manors was incorporated in 1947.
Wilton Drive is the equivalent of “Main Street” in Wilton Manors. Over the past twenty years, the Wilton Drive corridor has undergone an economic transformation. Formerly a sleepy street lined with small retail shops, Wilton Drive is now the city’s arts and entertainment district, home to numerous restaurants, bars, shops, condos and rental developments that have blossomed over the last decade.
Residents of Wilton Manors can easily access Las Olas Boulevard with its upscale dining, shopping and entertainment along the Boulevard and Fort Lauderdale’s New River. In addition are: The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, city’s Business District, city and county government offices, and several city parks. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a cornerstone to the Himmarshee Arts and Entertainment District which is a quick trip a couple of blocks to the west. Several events are staged in the parks along the Riverwalk’s several parks throughout the year.