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Gay Friendly Condos

Gay Friendly Condos
Fort Lauderdale

My Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors guide to gay friendly condominiums – complexes that are popular with both Gay and LGBT buyers!

Here in Fort Lauderdale we have a great range of choices and plenty of pricing options to choose from,.

Here is a sample of 6 complexes that are very popular with Gay and LGBT buyers – they are Wilton Station, Manor Grove, River Shores, Lake Emerald, Royal Park and Palm Aire.

Our market summary report on median prices for condos for sale in each of these great complexes is presented below.

Median  Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
WiltonStation 2 / 2 1,550 $354,900
Manor Grove 1 / 1 750 $129,900
River Shores 2 / 1 850 $165,000
LakeEmerald 2/ 2 1,159 $145,750
Royal Park 2 / 2 975 $93,000
Palm Aire 2 / 2 1,265 $164,900

We can see the median prices based on units currently for sale.

We can see from this report how prices range from $93,000 in Royal Park up to $354,900 in Wilton Station.

Important to note is the square footage and number of bedrooms for the each complex from a 1/1 in Manor Grove to a 2/1 in River Shores, then to 2/2’s in Royal Park, Lake Emerald, Palm Aire and Wilton Station.

Here is Milo our Jack Russell - he luvs to swim!
Here is Milo our Jack Russell – he loves to swim!

Some of the reasons these complexes enjoy such popularity with buyers includes:

  • Price – these complexes offer a range of prices – many offering units that are very affordable!
  • The complexes have nice amenities including pool areas
  • The complexes are all waterfront condominiums – ie:, canal, lakefront, riverfront and so on
  • The complexes themselves or buildings within the complex are Pet Friendly including for Dogs*
  • Location – you can walk or easily taxi to Wilton Drive from 3 of these complexes, these being: River Shores, Manor Grove and Wilton Station.  

Note: Each complex has different Rules for Pets including for Dogs.

Popular Gay Friendly Condominiums
Condos for Sale

I outline below the market analysis report for condos currently for sale in these 6 popular gay friendly complexes:

View of the Wilton Station complex here in Wilton Manors
View of the Wilton Station complex here in Wilton Manors – the 2nd Gayest City in the USA

Wilton Station

There are currently 10 condos for sale here in Wilton Station in very gay friendly city of Wilton Manors – down a little from our last post!

In our last post there were 13 condos for sale in this complex.

Wilton Manors has been ranked as the 2nd “Gayest” city in the USA and Wilton Drive has many gay  / gay friendly bars, cafes, shopping and entertainment options.

What many Gay Buyers and Fort Lauderdale Realtors like is that this complex sits directly across from and adjacent to Wilton Drive!

The market analysis report for these condos for sale in presented below

$$  Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 3 / 2 2,202 $499,000
Low 1/ 1 962 $265,000
Avg 2 / 2 1,554 $359,960
Med 2 / 2 1,550 $354,900

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in Wilton Station is $354,900 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1550 square feet.

It is important to note how median prices in Wilton Station dropped over the last few months – down by over $125,000 from Feb / March 2016!

  • In our last report for April / May 2016 the median price for a condo in Wilton Station was $464,304 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1930 square feet.
  • In our report for March / April 2016 the median price for a condo in Wilton Station was $464,304 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1930 square feet.
  • In our report for February / March 2016 the median price for a condo in Wilton Station was $479,900 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1869 square feet.

Also important to note is that the median size for a 2/2 unit this month is 1550 square feet which is down around 300 square feet from units between 1860 – 1930 square feet.

Pool views from gay friendly Wilton Station in Wilton Manors
Pool views from gay friendly Wilton Station in Wilton Manors
My Thoughts on Wilton Station

As a Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtor I find that many clients are drawn to Wilton Station because of its location – literally just steps away from Wilton Drive with all its entertainment options, gay bars and stores.

Wilton Station is also very popular for its amenities – the complex has a resort style pool and an amazing gym.

Clients also like the fact it is gated and guarded – as many buyers purchase units in Wilton Station as a 2nd home / vacation home.

Wilton Station is pet friendly for larger pets / dogs over 20 lbs too which is a really nice feature!

View of a town home for sale in gay friendly Manor Grove in Wilton Manors
View of a town home for sale in gay friendly Manor Grove in Wilton Manors

Manor Grove

There are currently 15 condos for sale in this popular gay friendly complex set here in Wilton Manors – the complex is also literally just a few short blocks to Wilton Drive!

In our last post there were 16 condos for sale here in Manor Grove.

The market analysis report for these condos for sale in presented below

 $$ Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 2 / 2 1,180 $239,500
Low 1 / 1 750 $80,000
Avg 1 / 1 893 $143,800
Med 1 / 1 750 $129,900

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in Manor Grove  is $129,900 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 750 square feet.

In our last post for April / May 2016 the median price for a condo in Manor Grove was $119,950 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 750 square feet.

Again it is important to note is the range of prices – from just $80,000 for a 1 bedroom unit up to $239,500 for a 2 bedroom unit. 

To have a range of condos for sale priced under $130,000 here in Wilton Manors is very attractive to many buyers!

Pool views from gay friendly Manor Grove here in Wilton Manors
Pool views from gay friendly Manor Grove here in Wilton Manors
My Thoughts on Manor Grove

As a Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtor I find that the range of units and type of units for sale from town homes to condos appeals to many Gay and LGBT buyers – simply put there is usually a good range of options!

Also more and more updated “turn key” units are being offered for sale – which also appeals to many buyers.

Clients also like the complexes “price points” – as Manor Grove truly offers great value for the money. A number of units also have a washer / dryer in the unit which for many buyers is a must!

Some complexes in Manor Grove are pet friendly for cats and dogs – there are weight restrictions for dogs.  In pet friendly buildings you are able to have 2 dogs up to 20lbs!

View of Rivers Shores in Oakland Park another popular complex with Gay Realtors
View of Rivers Shores in Oakland Park another popular complex with Gay Realtors

River Shores

There are 9 condos for sale in this very gay friendly complex here in Oakland Park – this is the same number of condos for sale in our last report.

This complex is directly across from Wilton Manors and is walking distance to Wilton Drive.  A nice feature is the brand new sidewalk that allows easy access to 26th Street and then onto Wilton Drive!

The market analysis report for condos for sale in presented below

$$  Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 2 / 2 1,060 $225,000
Low 1 / 1 600 $129,900
Avg 2 / 1 816 $168,389
Med 2 / 1 850 $165,000

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in River Shores is $165,000 this being for a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 850 square feet.

In our last post the  median price for a condo in River Shores was $149,900 – this being for a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 665 square feet.

Again note the range of prices – from $129,900 for a 1 bedroom unit up to $225,000 for a 2 bedroom unit. 

River Shores is pet friendly for both cats and larger dogs with 2 dogs allowed per unit – the complex has a great waterfront pet “park” too!

Wide waterfront views from a condo for sale in River Shores in Oakland Park
Wide waterfront views from a condo for sale in River Shores in Oakland Park
My Thoughts on River Shores

As a Gay Realtor I find that many Gay and LGBT clients are not even aware of this great Fort Lauderdale condo complex here in Oakland Park – it is like an undiscovered jewel!

The complex was built-in the 1960’s is set on 9 acres of waterfront and many units have great water views.  

The waterfront pool area is superb and owners can also have boat dockage too!

There is also a tennis court, clubhouse & bbq area.

While the complex is in Oakland Park it is very close to both Wilton Drive, down town Ft Lauderdale and to the beach – Sebastian Beach the gay beach is around 10 – 12 minutes away by car!

Important to note is that this complex also has 2 other buildings / complexes within it  – these are River Bend and River Terrace.

Prices in there are typically around the $190,000 – $210,000 range for 2 bedroom units.

Waterfront views from a condo for sale in Lake Emerald
Look at the these wonderful waterfront views from a condo for sale in Lake Emerald

Lake Emerald

There are 8 condos for sale in this popular and gay friendly complex here in Oakland Park – which is just a short 10 – 15 minute drive to Wilton Drive and the Beaches!

It is important to note that in our last post there were 12 condos for sale here in Lake Emerald.  Also important to note is that inventory levels are well down from last year.

The market analysis report for these 8 condos for sale in presented below

 $$ Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 2 / 2 1,250 $159,000
Low 2 / 2 920 $102,000
Avg 2 / 2 1,109 $140,650
Med 2 / 2 1,159 $145,750

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in Lake Emerald is $145,750 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1159 square feet – up over $28,000 from our earlier post!

In our last post the the median price for a condo in Lake Emerald was $138,800 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1020 square feet

In our prior post the the median price for a condo in Lake Emerald was $119,000this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1110 square feet 

Again note the range of prices – from $102,000 upwards to $159,000  – all for 2 bedroom 2 bathroom units!

Lake Emerald is pet friendly for both cats and dogs with some restrictions ie: 2 smaller pets are welcome!

Sunset views of Lake Emerald a great gay friendly complex in Oakland Park
Sunset views of Lake Emerald a great gay friendly complex in Oakland Park
My Thoughts on Lake Emerald

As a Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtor – I always suggest to my Gay and LGBT buyers that they look at this great complex.

Lake Emerald is a gated community on a 168 acre lake with 24 hour security and a guard at the gate. 

The Community is popular with gay buyers and has many amenities including clubhouse, library, exercise room, 3 pools and tennis courts. Residents can enjoy swimming, sailing, boating, and fishing in the lake. 

Many units offer incredible lake views from there screened balconies.  Many units also have their own washer/dryer.

Note: Despite all the positives with this complex and there are a lot – there are some management and deferred maintenance issues. 

View of condos here in Royal Park popular with many Gay Realtors
View of condos here in Royal Park – a gated complex popular with many Gay Realtors

Royal Park

There are 22 condos for sale in this popular and gay friendly complex here in Oakland Park – this complex is also just 15 – 20 minutes drive from Wilton Drive and the Beaches!

In our last post there were 34 condos for sale in Royal Park!  This is also another popular gay friendly complex where inventory levels are well down from last year! 

The market analysis report for these condos for sale in presented below

$$  Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 2 / 2 1,100 $143,000
Low 1 / 1 750 $51,900
Avg 2 / 2 917 $94,777
Med 2 / 2 975 $93,000

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in Royal Park is $93,000 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 975 square feet

In our earlier post for June / July 2015 the the median price for a condo in Royal Park was $94,700 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 975 square feet.

Important to note is that great value to be had in this complex – with the median price for 2 bedroom units under $100,000

Again also note the range of prices – from just $51,900 for a 1 bedroom unit up to $143,000 for a 2 bedroom unit. 

Royal Park is pet friendly for both cats and dogs with some restrictions ie: pets are welcome with a weight restriction of 35 lbs for Dogs!

Pool views from a condo for sale in gay friendly Royal Park
Pool views from a condo for sale in gay friendly Royal Park
My Thoughts on Royal Park

This gated community has 22 buildings with 3 heated pools gym/sauna/steam room, billiards room and a car wash station.

The complex has 24 hour gated security!

Surrounded by water and Easterlin Park – this complex is very popular with gay buyers looking for affordable units in a gay friendly and gated community.

The complex is being / has been renovated – with new railings on the balconies and buildings being freshly painted – these updates look terrific!

View very gay friendly building here in Palm Aire
View of a very gay friendly lake front building here in Palm Aire

Palm Aire

Increasingly Gay Buyers are looking to Palm Aire here in popular and gay friendly Pompano Beach – and for this reason we have included this great complex into our list.

There are 171 condos for sale in this popular and gay friendly complex giving buyers a “huge” choice – This complex is around 35 minutes drive from Wilton Drive and approx 15 – 20 minutes to Pompano Beach!

It is important to note that inventory levels in this popular gay friendly complex are also down. In our last post there were 209 condos for sale.

The market analysis report for these condos for sale in presented below

 

 $$ Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 4 / 4 2,320 $469,000
Low 0 / 1 450 $64,900
Avg 2 / 2 1,364 $173,870
Med 2 / 2 1,265 $164,900

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in Palm Aire is $164,900 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1265 square feeta good sized and spacious unit.

Median prices in this complex tend to be pretty stable running around $165,000 – $170,000.

For example in a prior post this year the median price for a condo in Palm Aire was $164,500 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1260 square feet

Again note the range of prices – from just $64,900 for a studio unit up to $469,000 for a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom unit. 

Palm Aire has different associations of which some associations / complexes are pet friendly for cats and/or dogs up to 20 Lbs.

Waterfront views from Palm Aire a gay friendly complex here in Fort Lauderdale
Waterfront views from Palm Aire a gay friendly complex here in Fort Lauderdale
My Thoughts on Palm Aire

This complex is on 17 “beautifully” landscaped acres in the heart of lighthouse point here in Pompano Beach.

The complex has golf courses and lakes and a new recreation area featuring tennis courts, volleyball, basketball / walking paths.

The location is becoming increasingly popular with many Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors as it is just minutes to the beaches, restaurants and shopping.

The complex is also just 20 – 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale airport

Most Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors agree that this complex is both gay friendly AND extremely well run making it ideal for Gay and LGBT buyers!

I personally think the grounds are beautifully manicured and that it is really is worth a visit if your looking for a great gay friendly complex!

Kevin Wirth Realtor

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors guide to gay friendly Fort Lauderdale condos and condominiums!

Kevin Wirth Fort Lauderdale Realtor