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Old 03-07-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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Hi,

I want to start by asking that only people who have something meaningful to say in response to my thread respond. No disagreements, compaints, arguments etc. Thanks. My question is somewhat broad. I've wanted to live in the S. FL area for a long time now. I did in fact live in South Beach twice. Once in 2003 (it was amazing then) and then again in 2008 (it totally blew by then). I'm gay, and love how south beach used to be such a quirky gay paradise. It was totally walkable and I didnt need a car and there were tons of venues for gay people. It was affordable and close to the beach. Its NOTHING like that anymore from what I've seen. There's 20 million stupid starbucks everywhere (yuck, one is too many) WAAAY too many poser str8 people and closet homos pretending to be str8 (sorry, gay people made south beach -- str8 people have ruined it). Its just a way overpriced, played out mess. With that said (lol), I'm still fascinated by the area. Currently live in Chicago (yuck) and definitely will be moving. I've always assumed that it would be to south beach but its so different from what it was and SOOOO overpriced i dont think its realistic or even worth it. Is there anywhere else in south florida thats anywhere near what the old south beach was?????? I know, nowhere is the same. BUT, is there maybe another current option for someone who loves the old south beach in its prime??

Heres what I loved about it:
1)You didnt need a car/tons of venues in walking distance (ok, I know I probably cant have this exactly anywhere else in s. fl but is there somewhere at least thats centralized?)

2)Super international/you rarely meet americans (love it)

3)Super gay (a must for me; I don't do str8 its boooooring)

4)Affordable (I know; where is right?)

If anyone knows the area and is gay PLEASE HELP!
If not don't respond. Thank you.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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The only Super Gay area is Wilton Manors. And it is not the South Beach circa 90s. Think Palm Springs, bears and retired gay folks. What you seek does not exist anywhere down here.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Ft Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area is very gay friendly, but doesn't meet all of your criteria. I don't think there is any place that would meet your affordability requirement - any urban area that meets all those criteria is expensive (think San Francisco, Manhattan, South Beach)>

Still, Wilton Manors would qualify as "super gay" given the extreme percentage of gays. It's the second gayest town in the U.S. per capita, I read. I think someone could get by pretty well there without a car, as shopping and restaurants are all pretty walkable. The bus system is good.

I work in a highly professional setting in Fort Lauderdale and work with several guys who are openly gay and everyone is cool and accepting of it.
All love living here, too.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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Hi, I just thought I'd check with the original poster to see where he decided to move? There was a recent article that highlighted Wilton Manors as having the highest gay population of any city in the US. While Wilton Manors (or WiMa) is a small city of about 11k people, it is surrounded by a large gay population all around it. I moved here about two years ago and it's a great place to live. It is also cheaper to live in the area than places like South Beach or Miami.

While there are a lot of older white gay men in the area, it is increasingly becoming more international as gays from all over are either vacationing in the area or they are driving up from Miami.

South Beach is way overpriced and the environment seems to be really changing with more and more hip hop clubs taking over the older gay hangouts. As this environment changes, there also seems to be more and more incidents of homophobic acts of violence against gay men. It's a neat place to visit but I would never want to live there.
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Another triumph over assimilation, Wilton Manors bucks the trend of the incredible shrinking gay community — it’s actually growing. ManAboutWorld.com – 2013 Editors Choice Awards
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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Good luck.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Key West?
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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I'm sorry if this question seems "off topic" but I was wondering how a senior lady and her daughter, both not gay, would fit in living in Wilton Manors ?
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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Wilton Manors would be the closest to what you are describing, but even then what you want does not actually exist. Well, at least not in South Florida.

If you are priced out of Wilton Manors, Oakland Park is a viable alternative. The South Royal Palms neighborhood is right next to Wilton Manors and is mostly full of gay men.
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