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Gay Friendly Condos

Gay Friendly Condos
Fort Lauderdale

A common question for many Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors is what are the best complexes – complexes that are both Gay Friendly and popular with Gay and LGBT buyers!

Here in Fort Lauderdale we have plenty of 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 analysis report on median prices for condos in these complexes is presented below.

Complex  Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
W/Station 2 / 2 1,856 $419,900
M/Grove 1 / 1 850 $150,000
R/Shores 1 / 1 725 $149,000
L/Emerald 2 / 2 1,010 $120,000
RoyalPark 2 / 2 975 $79,900
Palm Aire 2 / 2 1,150 $169,450

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

We can see from this report how prices range from $79,900 in Royal Park up to $419,900 in Wilton Station.

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

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 nice 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.

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Popular Gay Friendly Condominiums
Condos for Sale

I outline below the market analysis report for condos currently for sale in this 5 popular gay friendly complexes:

Wilton Station

There are currently 11 condos for sale here in Wilton Station in very gay friendly city of Wilton Manors – Wilton Manors has been ranked as the 2nd “Gayest” city in the USA.

The complex sits 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 / 3 2,461 $629,900
Low 1 / 1 990 $229,000
Avg 2 / 2 1,803 $434,491
Med 2 / 2 1,856 $419,900

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in Wilton Station is $419,900 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1856 square feet.

Despite a drop in median prices this month…

It is important to note how median prices in Wilton Station have risen – up by over $90,000 since our post for June / July.

Also important to note is the range of prices – from $229,000 for a 1 bedroom unit up to $629,900 for a 3 bedroom unit. 

View of the pool at gay friendly Wilton Station

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 and 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!

Manor Grove

There are currently 16 condos for sale in this popular gay friendly complex set here in Wilton Manors – the complex is literally just a few short blocks to Wilton Drive!

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

 $$ Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 2 / 2 1,200 $198,788
Low 1 / 1 750 $102,500
Avg 1 / 1 966 $151,674
Med 1 / 1 850 $150,000

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in Manor Grove  is $150,000 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 850 square feet.

  • In our earlier post for June / July 2015 the median price for a condo in Manor Grove was $142,200 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 1180 square feet.

Again it is important to note is the range of prices – from just $102,500 for a 1 bedroom unit up to $198,788 for a 2 bedroom unit. 

Pool views popular gay friendly Manor Grove

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 appeals to many buyers.

Clients also like the complexes “price points” – 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!

River Shores

There are just 4 condos for sale in this very gay friendly complex here in Oakland Park – just across from Wilton Manors and walking distance to Wilton Drive

This is well down from the 10 condos for sale in an earlier post this year which is reflective of the increasingly popularity of this complex!

The market analysis report for condos for sale in presented below

 $$ Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 2 / 1 1,060 $199,900
Low 1 / 1 600 $129,900
Avg 1 / 1 777 $156,950
Med 1 / 1 725 $149,000

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in River Shores is $149,000 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 725 square feet.

Not only is inventory of condos for sale down but overall this year median prices are up in this great super gay friendly complex!

  • In our last post for June / July 2015 the median price for a condo in River Shores was $156,250 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 725 square feet.
  • In our earlier post for June / July 2015 the median price for a condo in River Shores was $125,500 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 600 square feet.

Again note the range of prices – from $129,900 for a 1 bedroom unit up to $199,900 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!

View of the waterfront pool area at gay friendly River Shores

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 1960s 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!

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

While to complex is in Oakland Park it is very close to both Wilton Drive and the beach!

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 – $200,000 range for 2 bedroom units.

Lake Emerald

There are 22 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!

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

 $$ Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 2 / 2 1,250 $147,900
Low 2 / 2 920 $99,500
Avg 2 / 2 1,045 $126,489
Med 2 / 2 1,010 $120,000

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in Lake Emerald is $120,000 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1035 square feet.

  • In our last post for June / July the median price for a condo in Lake Emerald is $122,250 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1035 square feet.
  • In our earlier post for June / July  the median price for a condo in Lake Emerald is $129,900 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 1120 square feet.

Again note the range of prices – from $99,500 for a 1 bedroom unit upwards to $147,900 for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit. 

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

Waterfront views from a condo for sale 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 maintenance issues. 

Royal Park

There are 23 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!

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

$$  Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 2 / 2 1,100 $135,000
Low 1 / 1 750 $50,000
Avg 2 / 2 916 $90,118
Med 2 / 2 975 $79,900

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in Royal Park is $79,900 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 975 square feet.

Note median prices have dropped – a reflection of some older units that are currently for sale, units in need of complete updating!

  • In our last post for November / December 2015 the the median price for a condo in Royal Park was $104,394 – 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.

Again also note the range of prices – from just $50,000 for a 1 bedroom unit up to $135,000 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!

Vintage aerial view of 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 gated community.

The complex is being / has been renovated – with new railings on the balconies and buildings being freshly painted.

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.

There are 172 condos for sale in this popular and gay friendly complex – this complex is around 35 minutes drive from Wilton Drive and approx 15 – 20 minutes to Pompano Beach!

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

 $$ Beds/Baths SF/FF List Price
High 4 / 4 2,480 $420,000
Low 0 / 1 450 $59,900
Avg 2 / 2 1,289 $174,994
Med 2 / 2 1,150 $169,450

We can see from this report that the median price for a condo in Royal Park is $169,450 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1150 square feet – a good sized and spacious unit.

  • In our last post for November / December the median price for a condo in Royal Park was $154,900 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1150 square feet 

Again note the range of prices – from just $59,900 for a studio unit up to $420,000 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 upto 20 Lbs.

View pool and condos here in gay friendly Palm Aire

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 popular with many gay buyers as it is just minutes to the beaches, restaurants and shopping.

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

Many 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 Gay Realtors guide to gay friendly Fort Lauderdale condos and condominiums!

Kevin Wirth Fort Lauderdale Realtor