Three things that truly define Fort Myers are its grand beach, its tropical weather and its vast array of gated communities. Our gated communities come in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins…..have more choices than Forest Gump’s box of chocolates….and have names that would even twist the tongue of a Starbucks Barista.
With literally hundreds of communities to choose from, it can be very confusing for an out-of-towner or newcomer to search for a gated community home in the Fort Myers area. Two key decisions that can help to narrow your search are: (1) What type of amenities do you require and (2) What part of Fort Myers do you want to live in?
Gated community amenities in the Fort Myers area run the full spectrum from luxury country club or marina to nothing more than a front gate. One of the most polarizing amenities is golf, people either want it or they don’t want it and the expenses associated with it. Many gated communities offer a central pool and clubhouse with a fitness center. The fitness center amenity is popular in Southwest Florida as homes are built without basements, where most people in the north keep their exercise equipment. You can really assist your Realtor in narrowing your gated community search by thinking through the amenities that you require.
Fort Myers gated communities are located along the main thoroughfares in the city. Popular Fort Myers roadways for gated communities include Daniels Parkway, Summerlin Road, McGregor Boulevard and Colonial Boulevard. Many of our customers find it helpful to segment their search via these main Fort Myers real estate corridors.
Some of my favorite Fort Myers gated communities include:
Golfing: Fiddlesticks; Renaissance
Luxury: Devonwood; Gulf Harbour; Miromar Lakes
Architecture: Paseo; Portofino
55+: Heritage Cove; Pelican Preserve
Boating: Caloosa Yacht & Racquet; St. Charles Harbour
Water skiing: Harbourage
Value: Calusa Palms, The Forum; Parker Lakes