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 westernmost 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.