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Popular Gay Friendly Neighborhoods

Welcome to my 2017 Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors guide to some of our most popular gay friendly neighborhoods in one of the most gay friendly cities in the USA – Fort Lauderdale!

Popular Gay Friendly
Neighborhoods

Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors often get asked – what are the most popular gay friendly neighborhoods…and what are prices like?

Here is our pricing guide for both condos and homes in some of the most popular gay friendly neighborhoods here in Fort Lauderdale.

Neighborhood Condos  S/F Homes
W Manors
Oakland Park
$135,000 $372,200
North Andrews Gardens $129,999 $225,000
Coral Ridge $312,500 $1,375,000
Lauderdale Lakes $125,000 $315,450
Lauderdale by the Sea $549,500 $639,450
Pompano Beach $309,900 $649,450
Poinsettia Heights $189,900 $499,950
Fort Lauderdale Beach $499,000 $1,887,000
North Beach $538,844  N/A
Sea Ranch Lakes $499,000 $1,530,000
Source: MLS  – 2016 / 2017

The prices are based on median prices in each neighborhood.

Some of the biggest increases in median prices include the neighborhoods of: Wilton Manors / Oakland Park, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale by the Sea and Pompano Beach.

View prices in our last report on Gay Friendly Neighborhoods

For many gay and LGBT buyers being part of a welcoming community / neighborhood is important!

Also important to note however – these neighborhoods can and do change dramatically even across a few short blocks

My Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors
Guide to Gay Friendly Neighborhoods

Here is my Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors pricing guide and market analysis report for homes in three very popular neighborhoodsneighborhoods I as a Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtor and in with Gay and LGBT clients each and every week!

 Median Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
East W/Manors 3 / 2 2,158 $599,000
W/Manors Oak/Park 3 / 2 1,751 $380,000
Oak/Park 3 / 2 1,665 $309,000

We can see from this report that median home prices range from $309,000 in Oakland Park to a high of $599,000 in sought after “East” Wilton Manors.

Important to note is that these median prices are based on 3 bedroom homes of varying sizes from 1776 sq ft to 2208 sq ft!

* Data for Central North Andrews Gardens.

Comparison of 2017 Prices
to Prices in March / April 2015

It is amazing to see and compare the pricing changes in some of our most popular gay friendly neighborhoods – from what will soon be 2 years ago!

Our summary report for our last post for March/April 2015 is presented below

Neighborhoods Beds/Baths SF/FF 2015 Prices
East
W/Manors
3 / 2 1,691 $516,500
W/Manors
Oakland Park
3 / 2 1,509 $309,900
Oakland Park 3 / 2 1,418 $229,000


Comparing 2015 to 2017 prices we can see that:

  • East Wilton Manors is up in 2017 by 16%  or by $82,500 from $516,500 in 2015 to $599,000 now in 2017reflecting a larger number of waterfront homes for sale – waterfront homes with ocean access via 2 fixed bridges. 
  • Wilton Manors / Oakland Park is up in 2017 by 23% or by $70,100 from $309,900 in 2015 to $380,000 now in 2017 – reflecting more and more gay and LGBT buyers purchasing in this neighborhood.  Wilton Manors and Oakland Park are increasingly popular gay friendly neighborhood and homes here can still offer a great value!
  • Oakland Park is up in 2017 by 35% or by $80,000 from $229,000 in 2015 to $309,000 now in 2017 – reflecting a strong movement by Gay and LGBT buyers towards Oakland Park Homes – especially homes in Central and East Oakland Park – which are typically at least $100,000 less than similar homes in Wilton Manors!

Oakland Park is really moving forward in terms of becoming a great gay neighborhood – but like all cities some areas are much more popular with gay buyers than others!

View from a waterfront pool home for sale in gay friendly East Wilton Manors
View from a waterfront pool home for sale in gay friendly East Wilton Manors

Neighborhood Summary

Here are some of my thoughts on these popular gay friendly neighborhoods Fort Lauderdale

East Wilton Manors

East Wilton Manors is an increasingly upscale neighborhood with many waterfront homes and a few upscale condominiums including Wilton Station.

Here is the market analysis report showing median prices for ALL single family homes, waterfront homes and non-waterfront homes here in East Wilton Manors

East W/Manors  Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
All W/M 3 / 2 2,158 $599,000
W/Front 3 / 2 2,139 $659,900
NonW/F 3 / 2 2,238 $549,950


We can see from this report that the median price for:

  • All homes for sale here in East Wilton Manors is $599,000 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home of 2158 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $350.00 – In our last post the median was the same at $599,000 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home of 2208 square feet with a lower list price to square foot price of $312.00
  • Waterfront homes for sale here in East Wilton Manors is $659,900 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home of 2139 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $362.00 – in our last post the median was higher at $675,000 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home of 2178 square feet with a higher list price to square foot price of $373.00
  • Non-Waterfront homes for sale here in East Wilton Manors is $549,950 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home of 2238 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $329.00 – in our last post the median was almost $35,000 lower at $515,000 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home of 2238 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $300.00

As a Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtor I still find that East Wilton Manors offers real value if you’re looking for waterfront homes with ocean access – especially when compared to neighborhoods like Coral Ridge.

This gay friendly neighborhood still has many homes – both waterfront and non-waterfront that are original and/or in need of updating.  

Non waterfront homes often priced in the $350,000 plus price range once updated can sell in the $550,000 plus price range – waterfront homes for even more!

Wilton Manors and Oakland Park

With Wilton Drive as the heart of most things gay here in Fort Lauderdale – these “sister” cities are home to a huge gay population.

As a Realtor I find that for home buyers who aren’t waterfront focused that Central Wilton Manors and Central and East Oakland Park are very popular with gay buyers.

West Wilton Manors is also on the move – and prices here have been rising rapidly!

West Wilton Manors homes tend to have a larger foot print and many of them offer garages – which appeals to buyers.

I am noticing an increasing number of gay buyers purchasing and renovating homes in this great gay friendly neighborhood!

View pool home for sale gay friendly Oakland Park
View pool home for sale gay friendly Oakland Park Fort Lauderdale
Oakland Park

Oakland Park itself is really progressing – in fact many Fort Lauderdale Realtors both gay and straight are amazed at the growth and development this neighborhood is enjoying – especially Central and East Oakland Park.

Many Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors will agree with me that this is one neighborhood you really need to explore.

Here is the market analysis report showing median prices for ALL single family homes, waterfront homes and non-waterfront homes here in Oakland Park

Oakland Park  Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
ALLHomes 3 / 2 1,665 $309,000
W/Front 3 / 2 2,035 $492,750
Non W/F 3 / 2 1,563 $279,000


We can see from this report that the median price for:

  • All homes for sale here in Oakland Park is $309,000 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home of 1665 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $210.00
  • Waterfront homes for sale here in Oakland Park is $492,750 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home of 2035 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $258.00
  • Non-Waterfront homes for sale here in Oakland Park is $279,000 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home of 1563 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $205.00

As a Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtor I find that Oakland Park offers real value if you’re looking to be close to all the action and entertainment options of Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors.

 

Kevin Wirth Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtor
Kevin Wirth – Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtor

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on gay friendly neighborhoods Fort Lauderdale  – by Kevin Wirth – Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors