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Gay Friendly Condos

Gay Friendly Condos
Fort Lauderdale

My Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors 2018 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.

Complex Beds/Baths SF/FF Median Price
W/Station 2 / 2 1,738 $359,000
C/R Towers 2 / 2 982 $189,500
Palm Aire 2 / 2 1,390 $185,000
Lake Emerald 2 / 2 955 $159,450
River Shores 1 / 1 600 $139,900
Manor Grove 1 / 1 750 $118,450
Royal Park 1 / 1 975 $124,000

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

We can see from this report how median prices range from a low of $135,000 in Royal Park up to $352,000 in Wilton Station.

Median prices in many cases are up from our last post!

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

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 very popular gay friendly complexes:

View of the amenities gay friendly Wilton Station Wilton Manors
View of the amenities gay friendly Wilton Station Wilton Manors

Wilton Station

There are currently 17 condos / town homes for sale here in super gay friendly Wilton Station – This is down slightly from 18 condos for sale late last year – refer our post on Wilton Station condos for September / October  2017!

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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!

This market analysis report for the 18 units currently for sale is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 1 / 1 990 $249,900
Max 3 / 3 3500 $899,900
Avg 2 / 2 1817 $395,652
Median 2 / 2 1738 $359,000

We can see from this report that the average list price for a Wilton Station condo is $395,652 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1817 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $215.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a Wilton Station condo is $359,000 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1738 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $210.00

It is important to note that median prices have been “a little soft” for condos for sale in this great gay friendly complex…

In my mind a large part of this is due to the higher number of units for sale – typically we have had less than 10 Wilton Station condos for sale at any one time  – inventory increased in 2017 – and currently in 2018 we have 17 condos for sale!

View Wilton Station condos for sale gay friendly Wilton Manors
View Wilton Station condos for sale gay friendly 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!

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Pool views gay friendly Manor Grove Wilton Manors Fort Lauderdale
Pool views gay friendly Manor Grove Wilton Manors Fort Lauderdale

Manor Grove

There are currently 7 condos / town homes for sale here in LGBT / gay friendly Manor Grove – up from our last post when there were 5 condos / town home for sale

It is important to note that the inventory of condos for sale in this popular complex continues to remain low!

In 2016 and then in early 2017 there were typically 20 or more Manor Grove condos  / town homes for sale!

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This market analysis report for the 7 units currently for sale is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 1 / 1 750 $104,900
Max 2 / 2 1180 $228,000
Avg 1 / 1 857 $140,711
Median 1 / 1 750 $118,450

We can see from this report that the average list price for a Manor Grove condo is $140,711 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 857 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $161.00

In our last post the average list price for a Manor Grove condo was $152,880 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 956 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $161.00

We can see from this report that the median list price for a Manor Grove condo is $118,450 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 750 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $158.00

In our last post the median list price for a Manor Grove condo was $145,000 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 850 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $164.00

Waterfront views condo recently sold here in gay friendly Manor Grove - Unit 116K
Waterfront views condo recently sold here in gay friendly Manor Grove – Unit 116K
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!

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View condos for sale in gay friendly River Shores in Oakland Park
View riverfront condos for sale in gay friendly River Shores in Oakland Park

River Shores

There are currently 5 condos / town homes for sale here in popular LGBT / gay friendly River Shores – In our last post on gay friendly River Shores condos for sale there were also 5 units for sale

This market analysis report for these units is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 1 / 1 600 $124,500
Max 1 / 1 600 $168,000
Avg 1 / 1 600 $145,480
Median 1 / 1 600 $139,900

We can see from this report that the average list price for a River Shores condo is $145,480 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 600 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $242.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a River Shores condo is $139,900 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 600 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $233.00

In our last post the the median list price for a River Shores condo was higher at $143,500 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 600 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $208.00

The lowest price units is offered for sale for $124,500 this being for a 1 bedroom unit and the highest priced unit for sale is offered for sale for $168,000, this also being for a 1 bedroom unit!

Pool views here at gay friendly River Shores in Oakland Park
Pool views here at gay friendly 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 $195,000 – $225,000 range for larger 2 bedroom units.

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Waterfront views gay friendly Lake Emerald Oakland Park Fort Lauderdale
Waterfront views gay friendly Lake Emerald Oakland Park here in Fort Lauderdale

Lake Emerald

There are currently 20 condos for sale here in popular LGBT / gay friendly Lake Emerald – up from the 15 units for sale as in our last post for December 2017 / January 2018

It is important to note that in 2017 typically there were just 6-10 Lake Emerald condo units for sale

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This market analysis report for these 20 units is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 1 / 1 920 $120,000
Max 2 / 2 1300 $199,999
Avg 2 / 2 1031 $158,965
Median 2 / 2 955 $159,450

We can see from this report that the average list price for a Lake Emerald condo is $158,965 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1031 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $157.00

In our last post the average list price for a Lake Emerald condo was lower at $148,267 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1017 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $147.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a Lake Emerald condo is $159,450 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 955 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $157.00

In our last post the median list price for a Lake Emerald condo was $143,000 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 920 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $147.00

Note: The lowest price units is offered for sale for $120,000 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit

View from a condo for sale here in gay friendly Lake Emerald
View from a condo for sale here in gay friendly Lake Emerald
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. 

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View of a Royal Park condo for sale in Oakland Park Fort Lauderdale
View of a Royal Park condo for sale in Oakland Park Fort Lauderdale

Royal Park

There are currently 10 condos / town homes for sale here in popular LGBT / gay friendly Royal Park 

In our last post on Royal Park condos for there were 9 units for sale – this included a mix of 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units for sale!

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This market analysis report for these 10 units for sale is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 1 / 1 750 $89,900
Max 2 / 2 975 $140,000
Avg 1 / 1 875 $118,470
Median 1 / 1 975 $124,000

We can see from this report that the average list price for a Royal Park condo is $118,470 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 875 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $136.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a Royal Park condo is $124,000 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 975 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $130.00

In our last post the median list price for a Royal Park condo was higher at $132,500 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 975 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $137.00

We can also see from this report that the lowest price units is offered for sale for $89,900 and the highest price unit is offered for sale for $140,000 – both these being for 2 bedroom 2 bathroom units!

View of gay friendly Royal Park amenities
View of gay friendly Royal Park amenities
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!

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Aerial view gay friendly Palm Aire complex - Fort Lauderdale
Aerial view gay friendly Palm Aire complex – Fort Lauderdale

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 currently 238 condos / town homes / homes for sale here in popular LGBT / gay friendly Palm Aire this is up from the 201 condos / town homes for sale as in our last post on Palm Aire condos!

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This market analysis report for these units is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 0 / 1 470 $85,000
Max 4 / 4 3325 $499,900
Avg 2 / 2 1343 $198,394
Median 2 / 2 1390 $185,000

We can see from this report that the average list price for a Palm Aire condo is $198,394 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1412 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $148.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a Palm Aire condo is $185,000 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1390 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $145.00

Note: Median Prices are down from our last post!

In our last post the median list price for a Palm Aire condo was $189,000 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1417 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $140.50

We can also see from this report that the lowest price units is offered for sale for $85,000 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom condo unit.  The highest price unit for sale is for a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home which is offered for sale for $499,900.

View condo for sale gay friendly Palm Aire Pompano Beach Fort Lauderdale
View condo for sale gay friendly Palm Aire Pompano Beach 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!

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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