The City of Wilton Manors is approximately two square miles in area and is located in Broward County, Florida, just north of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Wilton Manors is often referred to as the "Island City" because its boundaries primarily follow the North and South Forks of the Middle River. Ideally located within minutes of the beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors is quickly becoming the "place to be" in South Florida.
The City has acquired a great deal of park and open space, much of which is located on Florida’s Middle River. The riverfront parks provide a host of leisure and recreational opportunities including a canoe trail, mangrove preserve, and two naturewalks. In addition, two new community centers have been constructed at the City’s Island City Park Preserve and Hagen Park. The Hagen Park Community Center features accommodations for hosting small cultural and performing art events.
Diversity is the strength of Wilton Manors. The City Commission includes openly gay elected officials and the Mayor is openly gay.