Located in the center of Broward County the City of Wilton Manors is often referred as the "Island City" since it is entirely surrounded by water; its boundaries follow the North and South Forks of the Middle River and the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of nearly 13,000 residents prides itself of being environmentally conscious and encourages all citizens to become NatureScape certified.
With a total area of 2 square miles the city was incorporated in 1947 and boasts 7 parks mostly located in the riverfront; provide plenty of leisure and recreational activities including nature walks, natural mangroves, canoeing trails and two community centers offering cultural and performing arts events. To mention just a few, the Colohatchee Park is a 9.3 acres of beautiful nature preserve that showcases a wooded area with a boardwalk for nature observation, a picnic area, volleyball, basketball courts among others and a boat ramp. Another popular park is the Hagen Park with 6 day and night tennis courts and children play ground among other facilities.
Wilton Manor's vision of "sustainable urban village" accounts for managed growth promoting new urbanism and smart growth principles has developed adjacent to Wilton Drive the arts and entertainment district, a pedestrian area featuring trendy shops, fine restaurants and many entertainment possibilities.
In recent years the city of Wilton Manors has experience tremendous growth and economic revitalization, commercial and residential property values continue to increase. Good job market and a progressive community constantly evolving to improve the quality of life and the betterment of its residents has become one of the most popular cities in the US.