Just in time for Pride Month, a new ranking lists Fort Lauderdale as No. 4 for LGBT home buyers in the country.
According to Realtor.com, because of the affordability and being gay-friendly, the city ranks higher than other major cities in Florida.
Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors also have the highest concentration of same-sex couples in America, and combined, have more than 200-gay owned hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops according to Florida’s tourism bureau.
The criteria that went into consideration included:
- A 100 ranking on the Human Rights Campaign's annual Municipality Quality Index
- Having its own Pride celebration festival
- The median list price of homes for sale in May
The median price for a home in May was around $350,000.
It’s also worth noting that Fort Lauderdale passed a law protecting LGBT discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations in 2019.
Other cities that have made it to the Top 10 ranking list include Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Providence, Rhode Island, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Madison, Wisconsin, Bloomington, Indiana, Atlanta, Georgia, Salem, Massachusetts, Austin, Texas, and Long Beach, California.
To allow geographic diversity, Realtor.com limited the number of cities to one per state.