Redevelopment plans for Midtown Fort Myers are shaping up. City leaders have started planning to revitalize the area around central Fort Myers and City of Palms in south downtown, with an eye to bring new businesses to the district.
The revitalization of downtown Bonita Springs is moving forward, with full support by the City Council. Downtown redevelopment plans are getting a major push by the city that will completely change Bonita’s historic downtown, increasing economic development in the area.
Homeownership among young adults is on the rise, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials—those between the age of 18 and 34—are flocking to big-city suburbs and lower density cities. Fort Myers made the list of Top 10 Metros for the millennial population.
The downtown Fort Myers trolleys will offer visitors and residents a free ride in and around historic Fort Myers. Two new River District trolley routes will run from Monday through Saturday until April 17 and serve the River District. This is the second season that trolleys will ferry passengers throughout downtown Fort Myers.
A new seasonal downtown trolley service offers free transportation in and around historic Fort Myers. Hop on and off as often as you like as you explore the vibrant and growing downtown River District. An eclectic mix of boutiques; art galleries; live music and theatre; exciting new restaurants; upscale hotels; tourist attractions; and nightclubs can all be found here among the cobblestone streets of the downtown River District.
The Coconut Point Mall is the perfect destination for food, shopping and entertainment set in a picturesque outdoor mall featuring over 140 stores, including Target, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Dillards Department Store, surrounding several acres of lakes with a boardwalk. Shopping varies across every price point from apparel, jewelry, and accessories to sporting goods.
The rumors that you may have heard up north that nobody walks anywhere in Cape Coral are a bit of a stretch. The Downtown Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) District neighborhood offers a multitude of reasons and places to walk in the heart of Cape Coral.
The market for riverfront high-rises in Downtown Fort Myers is hot…..we are talking top of the stove…..Sahara Desert…..black car interiors in August hot. The transformation of this market from a bubble-era bust to today’s robust environment is truly remarkable.
As Americans turn away from sprawling suburbia to more urban neighborhoods, walkable communities have exploded in popularity. While the majority of Southwest Florida isn’t considered overly walkable, the Coconut Point area is an exception. The Coconut Point Mall, which anchors the master-planned Coconut Point area features 113 stores, 25 restaurants and a movie theater.
Urban infill development is getting hot across the country. Driven by high gas prices and smaller and less traditional families, Americans are rediscovering the benefits of living in a walkable urban environment. USA Today covered this phenomena earlier this week in an article titled Subdivisions go urban as housing market changes.
In this era of expensive gasoline, ultra-long commutes from distant suburbs and an increased focus on walkability, many Americans are fleeing suburbia for an urban lifestyle experience. Many of our nation’s great cities are experiencing a revitalization of their urban cores as more people move into them and create a new vibrancy.
The Fort Myers River District High-rise market continues to be one of the most active segments of our market. In 2011, 117 units sold in the six riverfront high-rise developments per data compiled from the Greater Fort Myers and the Beach MLS.