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Fort Myers Named Fastest Growing City in Nation

More and more people are beginning to discover all that the City of Fort Myers has to offer, so much so that it’s just been named the nation’s fastest-growing city. The designation comes from the personal finance website WalletHub.com.

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Fort Myers Named Top Retirement Community

The results are in, and once again Fort Myers takes one of the top spots when it comes to the “Best Places to Retire in 2021”. The ranking comes from U.S. News & World Report.

The Top Luxury High-rises in Estero

From waterfront views to golf, fitness and more, some of Estero’s top luxury high-rises are packed with an array of high-end features and inclusions.

Miromar Lakes Continues to Attract New Residents

Exciting amenities and waterfront views continue to attract new residents to Miromar Lakes. Despite the ongoing pandemic, model homes and homesites are reportedly selling fast in the community.

Uncovering the History of Burnt Store

The unusual name of Burnt Store is used by a road and a community, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? According to legend, the history of Burnt Store is directly tied to a dispute.

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Marina Bay Offers Luxury Homes and Villas

For luxury homes and villas in a premiere setting, consider the many possibilities of Marina Bay. This gated Fort Myers community will eventually offer more than 800 residences, in a variety of exciting floor plans.

West Bay Club Offers Top Amenities

From fitness and golf to lounging at a private beach club, West Blay Club offers some desirable, top amenities. With everything from water sports to social and recreational opportunities available, you’ll find a range of possibilities within the gates of West Bay Club.

Genova: Resort Lifestyle Living in Estero

For the enjoyment of a resort lifestyle in Estero, consider the new condo community of Genova at Coconut Point. The development offers some new construction floor plans, as well as some resale opportunities in one of the region’s hottest real estate markets.

Matlacha Bridge: A Fishing Mecca

Somewhat of a “fishing mecca”, Matlacha Bridge offers more than simply a way to connect up Pine Island with Cape Coral. While the bridge certainly serves its purpose in spanning Matlacha Pass, it’s also an extremely popular spot for fishing.

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Sanibel Named One of the Most Charming Beach Towns

Widely known as a fantastic place for shelling and for having some fun in the sun, Sanibel Island also happens to be one of the most charming beach towns around. At least that’s what the experts at Travelmag.com say.

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Moody River Estates Has It All

From its amenities to its location and its beautiful homes, Moody River Estates truly has it all. Found in North Fort Myers, the community offers your choice of single-family homes, coach homes and condos.

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Palmas del Sol: Luxury Riverfront High-rises

Made up of three high-rise buildings, Palmas del Sol presents a luxury riverfront lifestyle in South Fort Myers. Designed to accommodate upscale living right on the waterfront, residents enjoy sweeping views overlooking the Caloosahatchee River and on to the Gulf.

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Magnolia Landing Combines Top-rated Golf and Southern Charm

For the combination of top-rated golf and southern charm, come home to the exceptional community of Magnolia Landing. Situated in North Fort Myers, the gated community delights with elegant homes and a resort-style atmosphere.

Lakes Park: A Hidden Gem for Nature Lovers

A true hidden gem for nature lovers, Lakes Regional Park offers nearly 300-acres of outdoor recreation. Ideal for those of all ages, visitors to Lakes Park can stroll through one of its many gardens or take in the natural beauty of the park from one of its boardwalks and trails.

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Why Estero is Well-positioned for Growth

A large number of commercial properties in Estero are less than 10 years old, and many of the homes of Estero are on the newer side, as well. That’s not expected to change.

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Fort Myers Named Top Retirement Destination

A great place to live, work, vacation and play, Fort Myers is also a top destination for retirees. That’s according to several different rankings, all of which put Fort Myers extremely high on the list, especially for retirees.

WildBlue– Fort Myers’ Hottest New Neighborhood

New homes and floor plans are available right now for buyers in Fort Myers’ hottest new neighborhood. WildBlue offers an impressive collection of new homes from such respectable home builders as Lennar, Stock and Pulte.

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Bonita and Estero Demand Outpace Market

Demand is outpacing the market in Bonita and Estero as more and more buyers consider making a move to the area. According to recently released market data from June, pending sales increased more than 44-percent while the number of days a listing spent on the market decreased by about 18-percent.

Fort Myers Top Place to Buy a Vacation Home

If you’re looking for a great place to buy a vacation home, Fort Myers is a good spot to begin and end your search. Known for its white sand beaches and endless sunshine, some rightfully consider the city tops when it comes to purchasing a vacation home.

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Grandview at Bay Beach: Upscale Finishes and Amazing Views

Luxury high-rise living abounds on the southern edge of Fort Myers Beach with Grandview at Bay Beach. This eleven-story, upscale condo building is part of Waterside at Bay Beach, and the first such condo tower to be constructed on Fort Myers Beach in about a decade.

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Waterfront High-rise Living at Cape Coral

With some spectacular views and a prime setting, Tarpon Point presents the desirability of waterfront, high-rise living in Cape Coral. Located on the southern tip of Cape Coral, the entire community Tarpon Point is made up of not only a series of high-rise condo buildings but also some coach homes and estate homes.

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St. Charles Harbour– the boating lifestyle at its finest

For the benefit of a premiere boating lifestyle at its finest, consider making the move to St. Charles Harbour. Set right alongside the Caloosahatchee River, this South Fort Myers community is spread out over nearly 150 acres of lakes, waterways and natural woodland preserves.

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Lee County Tops in Recycling

Lee County is known for its natural beauty, and area residents aim to keep it that way. That’s why it’s not too surprising that the county tops the state when it comes to recycling.

Deciphering Sanibel Island Neighborhoods

While only about 12 miles long, the neighborhoods of Sanibel Island are decidedly different. Essentially, the island is broken down into three main geographic areas.

Pine Island: The Last Authentic Fishing Village

Noted as one of the last authentic fishing villages in Southwest Florida, Pine Island offers up a true taste of Old Florida. The island’s been a major commercial fishing community for years, and many of its residents are still involved in the fishing industry today.

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Lindsford- an Ideal Community for Families

If a family-friendly setting is what you desire in a new home, Lindsford offers up an ideal community for families. Affordably priced starting in the $200,000s to $400,000s, the homes of Lindsford typically range from around 1,500 to 3,100 square feet of living space.

Daniels Place: French Country Flair in Fort Myers

For French Country flair in Fort Myers, consider the gated, new construction community of Daniels Place. Home building in this new development began just a few years ago, offering up a mix of French Country and Mediterranean-style home designs.

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Castalina: Fort Myers New Construction

For new construction in Fort Myers, consider the exciting possibilities emerging within the community of Castalina. This brand-new development is now offering self-guided tours of its model homes from Lennar. The gated community of Castalina sits a short distance from I-75, providing easy access to area beaches, nature preserves and[…]

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Select Seaglass Residences Available For Less Than $1M

Time is running out for buyers interested in getting into the new Seaglass high-rise for under $1 million. Ronto Group is offering just four lower level units in the building for less than $1 million, including two that are currently listed under $900,000.

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Best Condo Investments on Sanibel & Captiva

Whether fishing, boating or shelling, an island lifestyle is certainly appealing. That’s often what draws people to visit, and even invest in properties on Sanibel and Captiva.

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Why Grandezza is Affordable Luxury in Estero

For affordable luxury in Estero, Grandezza offers a great option for home and condo buyers interested in an amenity-rich lifestyle. This country club community provides the advantage of abundant amenities and some exciting home designs.

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Bonita Springs– A More Affordable Naples

Noted as a more affordable option to nearby Naples, Bonita Springs has plenty to offer area residents and visitors alike. Known for its nearly near-round blue skies and sunshine, Bonita Springs offers a relaxed setting, with easy access to some of the best compliments of a Southwest Florida lifestyle.

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The Allure of the Winkler Road Corridor

Stretching from north to south across Fort Myers, the allure of the Winkler Road Corridor is one that’s hard to surpass. Ideal for families, you’ll sure to find some of the best residential communities up and down the roadway. While the northern end of Winkler Road tends to consist of[…]

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Capri Neighborhood Unveiled at Miromar Lakes

A new luxury condo project is headed to Miromar Lakes. Developers recently unveiled the Capri neighborhood, consisting of two-and three-bedroom condos and penthouses overlooking the water.

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5 Hikes in the Bonita Springs & Estero Area

If you’re looking for a place to get out and enjoy nature around Bonita Springs and Estero, you’re sure to find some great options. In particular, consider one of these five hiking areas.

Waterfront Living at Esplanade Lake Club

For waterfront living in Fort Myers, consider the resort-style lifestyle possibilities of Esplanade Lake Club. This gated new community provides direct access to Lake Como, which happens to be one of the largest lakes in Southwest Florida.

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Demystifying Island Names in the Sanibel Area

If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind some island names in the Sanibel area, you’re likely not alone. The area is rich with history, and some of that history is tied directly to the names of the islands today.

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The Top Golf Communities in Fort Myers

If you’re searching for a golf community in Fort Myers, you have plenty of great options to choose from. Some of the top communities for golfers also offer some fantastic additional amenities and some impressive residential designs.

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Fort Myers Communities with New Construction

If you’re searching for new construction in Fort Myers, you have plenty of options. From amenity-rich neighborhoods to homes just a short distance from area beaches, shopping and more, you’ll find it all available in Fort Myers.

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Bonita Fairways: Established Golfing Community

For the enjoyment of an established golf course community in Bonita Springs, you cannot go wrong with Bonita Fairways. Perhaps one of the biggest draws of the community is its Gordon Lewis-designed, executive golf course, which first opened in the early 1990s.

History behind the Tamiami Trail: Muck, Mosquitoes, and Motorists

Originally conceived as a way to connect Tampa to Miami, the Tamiami Trail stretches more than 270 miles across the State of Florida. Opened up in the late 1920s, the roadway is considered one of the major forces in drawing tourists to the state. While Florida’s warm temperatures were certainly[…]

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Babcock Ranch Home Sales Up Dramatically in Q1

Sales are in full swing at Babcock Ranch, where developers are already reporting a dramatic increase in sales for the first quarter of the year. Year-over-year, Kitson & Partners is reporting a 40-percent increase in home sales, with a total of 107 first-quarter new home sales.

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Why Gulf Harbour is a Top Retirement Destination

With an array of amenities and a prime location, it’s no wonder that Gulf Harbour is considered a top retirement destination in Fort Myers. Set right alongside the Caloosahatchee River and infamous McGregor Boulevard

Buck Key: One of Captiva’s Hidden Gems

Just to the east of Captiva Island, Buck Key remains one of Captiva’s true hidden gems. The uninhabited preserve parallels Captiva for about two miles.

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New Construction Opportunities Abound in Estero

If you’re in the market for new construction in Estero, you have plenty of options. From lakefront living to private beaches and top amenities, the housing market in Estero is ripe with opportunity.

WildBlue: Estero’s newest community

Top amenities and beautiful home designs mark Estero’s newest lakeside community. Set on more than 3,000 acres in Estero, WildBlue makes room for more than 1,000 homesites, wooded preserves, lakes and amenities.

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Emerald Cove: Cape Coral Paradise

For paradise in Cape Coral, head to the quaint boating community of Emerald Cove. This delightful community sits right on Weatherly Lake, with about one-third of its home sites directly on the lake.

The Appeal of Multi-generational Homes

As the nation’s older population ages, more and more homebuyers are seeking out an alternative to traditional home designs. Many are now searching for a home that not only works for their immediate family members, but also sometimes their extended family members.

Dean Park Celebrates 100 Years

As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Fort Myers, Dean Park is celebrating a century of history. Sitting just to the north of Downtown Fort Myers, this 100-year-old community was first developed in 1920 when the remote city only had about 4,000 residents.

Babcock Ranch New Golf Course

Residents of Babcock Ranch are celebrating yet another major addition to the fast-growing Southwest Florida community. The nation’s first solar-powered town now has its own golf course.

Vasari Poised to Start $6.1M Renovation

A multi-million-dollar renovation is in the works for Vasari Country Club. The Bonita Springs club is preparing for a $6.1 million expansion and renovation project that could take months to complete.

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Portico: Affordable Estate Homes

For affordable estate homes in Fort Myers, buyers will want to take another look at Portico. This development of more than 1,100 residences offers unique designs in a desirable setting.

Cape Coral Easiest Place to Buy Home in Nation

Buying a home can sometimes be a tedious process, but at least one Florida city makes it a little easier. Cape Coral was recently named the easiest place to find a home in the nation.

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Estate size Homes Abound in Horse Creek

Buyers in search of more space and an appealing, laid-back atmosphere are sure to find it in Horse Creek. Estate-size homes abound in this Fort Myers community, where its common to find lots of at least one acre in size.

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Low Density Estero Communities

While impressive home designs and added amenities can certainly be appealing, some prospective homebuyers are searching for a low-density community. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you search within any one of these top three Estero communities.

West Bay Club Upgrading Amenities

Fresh off a multi-million-dollar renovation project to update its golf course, West Bay Club is now eying a new $12 million amenity improvement and renovation plan.

Babcock National Course Opens

Southwest Florida’s most talked about new community just gained another new addition. Crews have officially opened the Babcock National golf course.

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Why the Oasis Has the Best Views in Fort Myers

If you’re looking for some of the best views in Fort Myers, you’ll find them at the Oasis. With its location, its building amenities and its private amenities, It’s not hard to see why.

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Seaglass Nears Sellout

The new Seaglass high-rise at Bonita Bay is approaching a sellout. Only eight units remain available in the building above its sixth floor.

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Prima Luce Construction Starting

Construction is pushing ahead on the new Prima Luce project in Fort Myers. This twin tower development is planned to rise up right alongside the Caloosahatchee River, close to Downtown Fort Myers.

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Grandview at Bay Beach Construction Begins

Construction is now underway on the newest high-rise to come to Fort Myers Beach in about a decade. Grandview at Bay Beach will eventually bring an eleven-story tower to the very southern tip of Fort Myers Beach.

Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta 2020

A fun, family event for about a quarter of a century, the Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta is once again gearing up for its annual showing. One of the craziest events held in Cape Coral, the regatta is a race to the finish.

Pickleball: Florida’s Favorite Sport

Although the history books say it began in Washington state, pickleball has quickly grown into Florida’s favorite sport. Described by some as part tennis, part ping pong and part badminton, you’ll now find pickleball courts all over the Sunshine State.

Bonita Springs Named Top Retirement Community

A fantastic location to live, work and play, Bonita Springs is also a great place to retire. Money.com recently named Bonita Springs as one of its “8 Best Places to Retire in America”.

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The Top 5 Things to Do in Cape Coral

There’s plenty to do, see and explore in Cape Coral. From the sand and water to shopping and dining, the top five things to do in Cape Coral offer a little bit of everything.

Edison Festival of Light 2020

Touted as the longest running and largest festival in Southwest Florida, the Edison Festival of Light is gearing up for another big showing. This year’s festival kicks off with events starting Feb 8 and concludes the following weekend.

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The Iconic Sanibel Lighthouse

An island known for its beautiful beaches and plentiful shelling is sometimes recognized for an entirely different reason. The iconic Sanibel Lighthouse welcomes visitors to the island today just as it has for generations.

The Best Winter Art Festivals in SW Florida

Southwest Florida is a fantastic spot to escape the cold winter season that much of the U.S. is experiencing right now. The beaches aren’t the only places to go and see, though.

Arborwood Preserve: New Town Center Delivers

One of the newest master-planned communities in Fort Myers delivers a great location and an exciting collection of homes for new buyers to choose from. Arborwood Preserve is a gated community with a resort-like atmosphere.

Discover Times Square in Fort Myers Beach

The place to go for shopping, food and more in Fort Myers Beach, Times Square serves up a fun beach atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. From late night venues to flavorful restaurants and unique shops, you’ll find it all in the heart of Estero Island’s downtown area.

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Fort Myers: A Biker’s Paradise

From paved bike trails to trails that take cyclists off the beaten track, Fort Myers proves to be a true biker’s paradise. The city is filled with opportunities for cyclists, whether it means a simple commute from place to place or a way to explore the region in an entirely new way.

Bailey s General Store: A Sanibel Treasure

Locally owned and operated for well more than a century, Bailey’s General Store remains a true Sanibel Island treasure. A staple in the community for at least 120 years now, Bailey’s officially got its start back in the late 1800s.

Blind Pass- One of SW Florida’s Best Kept Secrets

For some of the region’s best shelling and fishing, make time for a visit to one of Southwest Florida’s best kept secrets. Blind Pass cuts between Captiva and Sanibel islands, and offers an ideal spot for beachgoers, including those simply interested in taking in some fantastic views of the area.

Wicked Dolphin Rum From Cape Coral

Touted as artisan rum with a true Florida flavor, Wicked Dolphin Rum originates in Cape Coral. The rum is made almost entirely out of locally grown ingredients including molasses, honey and sugarcane from Florida.

Four Mile Cove- A Green Gem

A true “green gem” of Cape Coral, Four Mile Cove continues to attract locals and visitors alike. Set right along the Caloosahatchee River, the ecological preserve provides a quiet and peaceful setting to go for a walk, have a picnic or simply take in native wildlife.

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Portico: Reimagining Amenities

From its waterfront views to its fitness center, the new Portico community in Fort Myers is reimagining amenities. This gated new community at once welcomes new and prospective residents with towering palm trees and natural preserves.

Edgewater Coming to Babcock Ranch

Another new community is headed to Babcock Ranch. Edgewater features your choice of one- and two-story floor plans with lake or preserve views.

The Bridges of Cape Coral

While Cape Coral is now one of the nation’s fastest growing cities it wasn’t always that way. At one time the city was just a pre-planned community, and it wasn’t a short drive to reach the area.

Jubilee Celebration for Cape Coral

The city of Cape Coral is gearing up for a major milestone, with a big celebration to mark the occasion. Cape Coral’s upcoming 50th Anniversary Jubilee Celebration is coming up at the end of January. The 24th of the month marks the beginning of the city’s golden anniversary festivities. Put[…]

Verdana Village: Could be Coming to Estero

More than 2,000 new single-family homes could be coming to Estero in the future. Lennar and Pulte Homes have partnered with a Fort Myers real estate firm to construct up to 2,400 new homes as part of Verdana Village.

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The Scoop on Estero’s Name

Charmed by its nearby beaches and its intriguing sites and attractions, many are drawn to Estero by its homes, its weather and its location. These days when you think of Estero you may think of that city between Fort Myers and Naples, but Estero enjoys its own history, starting with its name.

Palmetto Point- Prime Fort Myers Boating Community

For prime boating in Fort Myers, consider the exceptional waterfront community of Palmetto Point. Described by some as a “boaters’ paradise”, the highly desirable community is home to some large estate homes with direct gulf access.

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Fort Myers/Cape Coral Tops Job Growth for Past Year

As the state unemployment rate stays steady for another month, job growth takes off in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area. The unemployment rate in Florida held at 3.2-percent from September to October, while the area of Fort Myers/Cape Coral added more than 11,000 jobs over the past year.

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West Bay Club: Estero Luxury Lifestyles

For a luxury lifestyle in Estero, consider the many possibilities of West Bay Club. This gated country club community offers not only the luxury of a championship golf course but also a private beach club on Little Hickory Island.

Don’t Miss Christmas Experiences in Fort Myers

The holiday season is quickly approaching and there’s plenty of fun to be found in Fort Myers. From the annual boat parade to the symphony, there are countless Christmas experiences on the calendar this year you don’t want to miss.

The Coolest High-rises in Fort Myers

Some of the coolest high-rises in Fort Myers quite literally soar above the rest. Overflowing with desirable amenities, a prime setting and the enjoyment of an enriched condo lifestyle, all offer their own delights for buyers searching for high-rise living in Fort Myers.