There are approximately 200 miles of canals in the Fort Lauderdale area and the city of Wilton Manors is called the “Island City” because its borders are mostly determined by the north and south fork of the Middle River and it therefore is truly an island city, giving it its unique personality.

On average 20 to 25% of Wilton Manors Homes For Sale are on the water, offering an elegant, fun and glamorous lifestyle. Some condos and town homes are also on the water and are a cheaper alternative.

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The golden rule that determines the land value of waterfront properties in South Florida is whether there are fixed bridges or not. The absence of fixed bridges allows larger boats, sometimes even mega yachts and waterfront properties without fixed bridges are usually selling above $1 million up to $30 million in the Fort Lauderdale area. I can help you find this type of properties! Contact me!

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In Wilton Manors every waterfront property has at least 2 fixed bridges (some up to 9) limiting the size of boats you can have. As a general rule, count on a 17′ boat maximum in Central and West Wilton Manors. The East side, especially south of NE 26 street allows bigger boats (as a general rule up to 25′ depending upon boat shape and height). The East side also has less constraints due to tides.


If you live on the water, you need to maintain your seawall and when you buy a property on the water in Wilton Manors, you want to have your seawall inspected. We will guide you through that process.

In 2017, Waterfront Homes For Sale in Wilton Manors ranged from $300,000 to $1,550,000.

BAL HARBOUR, next door to Wilton Manors is one step up in your waterfront experience and is a wonderful alternative to Wilton Manors. Contact me for more information on Bal Harbour or visit my Bal Harbour page.

Other neighborhoods in close proximity to Wilton Manors like Coral Ridge, Coral Ridge Isles and Coral Heights in Oakland Park offer waterfront living as well. Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach have many waterfront properties.

I can help you “navigate” through the intricacies of waterfront properties in South Florida. contact me


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