Fort Lauderdale has many great gay friendly neighborhoods and is one of the most gay friendly cities in the USA.
Popular Gay Friendly
Here is our pricing guide for both condos and homes in some of the most popular gay friendly neighborhoods here in Fort Lauderdale.
|North Andrews Gardens||$86,500||$347,950|
|Fort Lauderdale Beach||$469,450||$2,193,750|
|Sea Ranch Lakes||$370,000||$2,225,000|
|Source: MLS – Jan/Feb 2015|
The prices are based on median prices in each neighborhood.
Being part of a welcoming community / neighborhood is important!
Important to note however – these neighborhoods can and do change dramatically even across a few short blocks…
Gay Friendly Neighborhoods
Here is our market analysis report for home prices in four of the most popular neighborhoods – neighborhoods I as a gay Fort Lauderdale Realtor and in almost each and every week!
|3 / 2||1,691||$516,500|
|3 / 2||1,509||$309,900|
|Oakland Park||3 / 2||1,418||$229,000|
|3 / 2||1,531||$349,950*|
* Note prices have changed since last report as the median now reflects a 3/2 home vs a 2/1 home.
We can see from this report that prices range from $229,000 in Oakland Park to a high of $516,500 in sought after East Wilton Manors.
Important to note is that most of these median prices are based on 3 bedroom 2 bathroom homes. 2 Bedroom Homes tend to be lower priced than 3 bedroom homes.
|Neighborhoods||Beds/Baths||SF/FF||Prices Last Post|
|3 / 2||1,691||$463,450|
|3 / 2||1,509||$299,998|
|Oakland Park||3 / 2||1,418||$220,000|
|3 / 2||1,531||$159,700*|
Important to note are the changes in median home prices since our last post in December / January
Here are some of my thoughts on these popular gay friendly neighborhoods Fort Lauderdale
East Wilton Manors
East Wilton Manors is an upscale neighborhood with many waterfront homes and few condominiums.
Here is the market analysis report showing median prices for single family homes here in East Wilton Manors
|Avge||3 / 2||1,911||$542,817|
|Med||3 / 2||1,691||$516,500|
We can see from this report that the average price for a home in East Wilton Manors is $542,817 and the median price is $516,500 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom homes of between 1691 and 911 square feet.
Note the median list price to square foot price of $297.00
As a Fort Lauderdale Realtor I find that East Wilton Manors offers real value if you’re looking for waterfront homes – especially when compared to neighborhoods like Coral Ridge.
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.
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 Oakland Park.
Personally as a Fort Lauderdale Realtor – this is one neighborhood you need to explore – many great homes, great community and a progressive and inclusive gay friendly City.
North Andrews Gardens
I love North Andrews Gardens – simply for its absolute affordability.
While the median price shown above is $349,950 for a 3/2 – there are still many great deals for homes under this price to be found – especially if you don’t mind doing a little work.
Here is our most recent price analysis report showing the inventory of homes for sale across different price points here in North Andrews Gardens
|$149,999 or under||9|
|$150,000 – $199,999||12|
|$200,000 – $249,999||3|
|$250,000 – $299,999||2|
|$300,000 – $349,999||10|
|$350,000 – $399,999||10|
We can see from this report that there is a good range of homes for sale in the $150,000 – $199,999 – with 12 homes for sale.
North Andrews Garden is often overlooked by Realtors – to me it is like an undiscovered jewel!
I am noticing however the prices are on the move and that the median price jumps up and down.
This is due to the smaller number of homes for sale – typically around 30 homes in Central North Andrews Gardens at any one time – and around 70 – 80 across all of North Andrews Gardens and immediate surrounds.
If your working to a tight budget then North Andrews Gardens is well worth adding to your short list.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on gay friendly neighborhoods Fort Lauderdale – by Kevin Wirth – Your Gay Fort Lauderdale Realtor