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Gay Friendly Condos

Gay Friendly Condos
Fort Lauderdale

My Fort Lauderdale Gay Realtors December 2018 / January 2019  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 7 complexes that are very popular with Gay and LGBT buyers – they are Wilton Station, Palm Aire, Coral Ridge Towers, Manor Grove, Lake Emerald, River Shores and Royal Park.

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 1,757 $344,250
Palm Aire 2 / 2 1,390 $195,000
C/R Towers 2 / 2 957 $186,339
Manor Grove 1 / 1 750 $142,700
Lake Emerald 2 / 2 1033 $165,000
River Shores 1 / 1 600 $165,000
Royal Park 2 / 2 975 $147,200

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

We can also see from this report how median prices range from a low of $142,700 in Manor Grove up to $344,250 in Wilton Station.

Median prices in most cases are up from our last post – read more!

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

View of our Jack Russell - Mitzy. She is as cute as a button!
View of our Jack Russell – Mitzy. She is as cute as a button!

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:

Gay friendly Wilton Station complex gay friendly Wilton Manors neighborhood Fort Lauderdale
Pool views from a condo recently sold here in the very gay friendly Wilton Station complex in the super gay friendly Wilton Manors neighborhood here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Wilton Station

There are currently just 6 condos / town homes for sale here in super gay friendly Wilton Station – all of these being 2 bedroom units!

It is important to note that the number of Wilton Station condos for sale is well down from our last 2 posts!

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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 these 6 units is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 2 / 2 1305 $299,950
Max 2 / 3 2306 $459,900
Avg 2 / 2 1773 $355,410
Median 2 / 2 1757 $344,250

We can see from this report that the average list price for a Wilton Station condo is $355,410 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1773 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $202.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a Wilton Station condo is $344,250 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1757 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $203.00

It is important to note that median prices are up again this month – having been soft for much of 2018 YTD!

This in my mind is a direct reflection of the decreased level of inventory of condos for sale!

View 2 bedroom Wilton Station condo for sale - Unit 102
View 2 bedroom Wilton Station condo for sale – Unit 102
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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View 1 Bedroom condo for sale gay friendly Manor Grove complex in gay friendly Wilton Manors
View 1 Bedroom condo for sale gay friendly Manor Grove complex in gay friendly neighborhood of Wilton Manors here in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Manor Grove

There are currently 12 condos / town homes for sale here in LGBT / gay friendly Manor Grove

The number of condos currently for sale is well up from the 6 condos / town homes for sale as in our last post for Sep / Oct 2018 and it is also well up from the 7 units for sale as in our prior post for July / August 2018.

It is important to note that the inventory of condos for sale in this popular complex has been very low for much of 2018!

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This market analysis report for the 12 units currently for sale is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 1 / 1 750 $99,000
Max 2 / 2 1180 $229,000
Avg 1 / 1 899 $150,033
Median 1 / 1 750 $142,700

We can see from this report that the average list price for a Manor Grove condo is $150,033 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 899 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $163.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a Manor Grove condo is $142,700 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 750 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $159.00

The median is down from our last 3 posts!

View Manor Grove condo for sale Unit 119N
View from one of the gay friendly Manor Grove condos for sale – Unit 119N
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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Aerial view condo for sale gay friendly River Shores complex gay friendly Oakland Parks neighborhood Fort Lauderdale
Aerial view condo for sale gay friendly River Shores complex gay friendly Oakland Parks neighborhood Fort Lauderdale

River Shores

There are currently 7 condos / town homes for sale here in popular LGBT / gay friendly River Shores – up from our last 2 posts!

In our last post on gay friendly River Shores condos for sale there were 5 units for sale in our prior post there were just 2 units for sale read our last post for July / August 2018

This market analysis report for these units is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 1 / 1 600 $130,000
Max 2 / 1 850 $180,000
Avg 1 / 1 650 $159,471
Median 1 / 1 600 $165,000

We can see from this report that the average list price for a River Shores condo is $159,471 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 650 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $255.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a River Shores condo is $165,000 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 600 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $267.00

In our last post the the median list price for a River Shores condo was lower at $147,000 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit of 600 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $245.00

The lowest price units is offered for sale for $130,000 this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit and the highest priced unit for sale is offered for sale for $180,000, this being for a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit!

View 1 bedroom condo recently sold gay friendly River Shores condominium 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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View condo recently sold gay friendly Lake Emerald complex here in Oakland Park Fort Lauderdale
View condo here in the very popular and gay friendly Lake Emerald complex here in the gay friendly Oakland Park neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale

Lake Emerald

There are currently 19 condos for sale here in popular LGBT / gay friendly Lake Emerald – this is well up from the 12 condos for sale as in our last post for September / October 2018 

View condo recently sold gay friendly Lake Emerald complex here in Oakland Park Fort Lauderdale

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This market analysis report for these 19 units is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 1 / 1 920 $116,000
Max 2 / 2 1,300 $219,500
Avg 2 / 2 1,061 $164,100
Median 2 / 2 1,033 $165,000

We can see from this report that the average list price for a Lake Emerald condo is $164,100 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1061 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $156.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a Lake Emerald condo is $165,000 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1033 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $160.00 – up from our last 2 posts!

In our last post the median list price for a Lake Emerald condo was lower at $154,900 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 920 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $168.00

In our prior post the median list price for a Lake Emerald condo was lower at $154,400 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1120 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $152.00

Note: The lowest price unit is offered for sale for $116,000 – this being for a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom unit

View Lake Emerald Gay Friendly condo complex Oakland Park Fort Lauderdalde
Look at these view of Lake Emerald a great Gay Friendly condo complex here 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. 

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View 2 bedroom condo recently sold gay friendly Royal Park complex in Oakland Park Fort Lauderdale
View 2 bedroom condo here in the very gay friendly Royal Park complex in the gay friendly Oakland Park neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Royal Park

There are currently 8 condos / town homes for sale here in popular LGBT / gay friendly Royal Park – down from our last post!

In our last post on Royal Park condos for September / October 2018 there were 10 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 8 units for sale is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 1 / 1 750 $95,000
Max 2 / 2 975 $159,900
Avg 2 / 2 919 $137,525
Median 2 / 2 975 $147,200

We can see from this report that the average list price for a Royal Park condo is $137,525 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 919 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $149.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a Royal Park condo is $147,200 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 975 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $151.00

In our last post the median list price for a Royal Park condo was lower at $144,000 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 975 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $153.00

We can also see from this report that the lowest price units is offered for sale for $95,000 for a 1 bedroom unit and the highest price unit is offered for sale for $159,900 – this being for 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit!

View condo for sale gay friendly Royal Park Oakland Park
View condo for sale gay friendly Royal Park complex here in gay friendly Oakland 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!

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View condo for sale gay friendly Palm Aire complex Pompano Beach neighborhood Fort Lauderdale
Look at the great lake views from this condo for sale in the very gay friendly Palm Aire complex here in the gay friendly Pompano Beach neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

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 129 condos / town homes for sale here in popular LGBT / gay friendly Palm Aire

The number of Palm Aire condos for sale is up a little from the 123 condos / town homes for sale as in our last post on Palm Aire condos for September / October 2018

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This market analysis report for the 129 units currently for sale is presented below.

BEDS / BATHS LA LP$
Min 1 / 1 600 $93,000
Max 4 / 3 12,013 $534,700
Avg 2 / 2 1,435 $211,684
Median 3 / 2 1,390 $195,000

We can see from this report that the average list price for a Palm Aire condo is $211,684 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1435 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $152.00

We can also see from this report that the median list price for a Palm Aire condo is $195,000 – this being for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1390 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $151.00

It is important to note that Median Prices are up again this month – up from our last 3 posts!

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 1260 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $151.00

In our prior post the median list price for a Palm Aire condo was $188,000 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1370 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $149.00

In our earlier post the median list price for a Palm Aire condo was $179,950 – this being for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit of 1390 square feet with a list price to square foot price of $147.00

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 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home which is offered for sale for $534,700.

View 3 bedroom condo for sale gay friendly Palm Aire complex Pompano Beach
View 3 bedroom condo for sale gay friendly Palm Aire complex Pompano Beach
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