Wilton Manors, Florida

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Wilton Manors is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 estimates, the city had a population of 12,879.[2] Wilton Manors is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[5]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is Wilton Manors' congresswoman.

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History

Wilton Manors, the "Island City", was incorporated in 1947. It is bordered on the north by the North Fork of the Middle River and the City of Oakland Park; to the south, the boundaries include the South Fork of the Middle River and the City of Fort Lauderdale; the eastern terminus of the city limits extend to near Federal Highway (US 1); and the western most boundary reaches Interstate 95.

Over recent years, Wilton Manors has experienced tremendous economic revitalization. Both commercial and residential property values continue to increase giving proof to the Island City's economic rejuvenation. Along Wilton Drive, the City's "Arts and Entertainment" District features an array of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues situated along a pedestrian-friendly corridor.

Wilton Manors is home to several recreational facilities, including Colohatchee Nature Park, a 9.3 acres (38,000 m2) recreational facility complete with a boardwalk for nature observation, a dog park, and a boat ramp for watercraft entry.

Areas throughout the City continue to gentrify and revitalize, making Wilton Manors one of South Florida's most attractive communities in which to live and work.

Library

Wilton Manor's first library opened on June 24, 1957, as a project of the Jayceettes and staffed by volunteers. "The city took over the library in August 1958...and moved the library to the original city hall. In 1960, the building was enlarged to double its space."[6] In 2003, construction was completed on a 4,000 sq ft (370 m2) library expansion. This increased the facility's size to 6,500 square feet (600 m2). The library, now called the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library of Wilton Manors, is not a part of the Broward County Library system. It is one of only five municipal libraries in the county, the others being Oakland Park Library, Lighthouse Point Library, Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library, and Parkland Public Library.

Geography

Wilton Manors is located at 26°9′31″N 80°8′22″W / 26.15861°N 80.13944°W / 26.15861; -80.13944 (26.158712, -80.139516)[7].

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