When it comes to Southwest Florida areas, I simply love Fort Myers. It might be because I’m partial to some of our beaches or maybe it’s the growing dining scene, but really, it’s also because the real estate is incredibly affordable. Still, you have countless options at excellent price points. But if you’re thinking about buying a home in Southwest Florida, I want to get you a little more familiar with the area before we tour homes together.
It’s really hard to choose the crowning jewel of the Fort Myers metro, but I really love to recommend Cape Coral if you’re buying a home in Southwest Florida. We’ve seen in the past just how much access there is to the water for boaters in this area, and there are so many other perks as well.
Here’s a handsome island with pristine beaches and not many crowds. You can see what I mean about having a hard time choosing the crowning jewel of our metro. Sanibel Island is the quintessential, sleepy island community that you have to see to believe. Wonderful beaches and outdoor amenities.
Sanibel’s smaller cousin is even more sleepy, but equally beautiful. Property here can be on the upscale side, but definitely worth taking a look at for the same reasons that make Sanibel amazing.
Let’s talk about a Fort Myers metro island that doesn’t get talked about as much as Sanibel or Captiva. Once a sleepy fishing community, this spot has less beach than the other two islands, but plenty of mangroves and perfect fishing spots. It also remains sleepy and quaint in its own way.
This area offers cost-effective property and at its further end, slightly more rural areas that are a good choice if you’re looking for that lifestyle. Still, the city is nice suburban-minded place with quick access to Fort Myers and the beaches.
Let’s not forget Fort Myers herself. With a downtown that’s coming into its own, this area has very close proximity to the water, but with plenty of other amenities. For some awesome places to eat or grab a drink, get in touch with me, and I’ll recommend a few.
Fort Myers Beach
What’s better than 24/7 beach access? In Florida, we consider it paradise. Fort Myers Beach represents a wonderful landscape, its own share of tourism, and some properties, including condos that can give you a view you’re going to love.
As part of Fort Myers Beach, Estero Island still has its own feel. Of course, it also offers its own outdoor amenities right at your fingertips. You also have quick access to Lovers Key State Park, which is one of the best in the area.
Located up on the mainland, Estero also is home to the Florida Gulf Coast University, which is also one of the area’s larger employers. We’re also seeing more companies, like Hertz for example, adding corporate headquarters in this area.
And lastly, there’s Bonita Springs. With some stunning parks, this area is a place to check out if you’re thinking about retirement or maybe a second home in the area. For you snowbirds and retirees, you’ll love the cost of the real estate, but also the laid back vibe as well.
So which area of Southwest Florida interests you most? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment or send me an email!
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