The town of Ave Maria, located about 30 miles east of Naples, is a charming,ean city, filled with energy from the many young families, retirees, and others who are residents. Everything is only a few minutes golf cart ride away, which is the Ave Maria offers excellent educational choices from Ave Maria University to Donahue Academy, a private classical K-12, to nearby A-Rated Public Schools. The charming, semi-circle town center, La Piazza, features businesses, dining, and shopping to serve the community. The focal point is the massive marble sculpture that dominates the front of the University Chapel the “Oratory.” The area has been attracting manufacturing and other businesses, such as Arthrex, Collier Family Farms, and Orange Jeep Tours, thus ensuring a steady growth of this young but thriving town. The University has plans to build a performing arts center to be completed in 2016. Ave Maria offers downtown condo living,a 55 plus golf community, and single family homes.
The residences a la Piazza
Bonita Springs is one of Southwest Florida’s newest and fastest growing cities. Located between Naples and Fort Myers, Bonita Springs offers a lifestyle that suits just about everyone. From award-winning planned golf communities to serene waterfront living, Bonita Springs exudes an urban setting with small-town charm. Commercial parks, office space, and retail services are keeping pace with residential growth, always with an eye towards preserving the community’s outstanding quality of life.
Shadow Wood at the Brooks
Palmira Golf & Country Club
Village of Bonita Spring
The Colony at Pelican Landings
With the largest population in Lee County and Florida’s second largest city in land mass with 114 square miles, Cape Coral is one of Southwest Florida’s best kept secrets. Cape Coral was developed around some 400 miles of canals, offering abundant waterfront living for residents. An active community, Cape Coral has golf, tennis, fishing, community parks, and even Sun Splash Family Waterpark.
Royal Tee Country Club
Tarpon Point Marina
West Cape Estates
Thousands of years ago, the Estero area was inhabited by ancient tribes of Native American Calusas. Archaeologists believe that nearby Mound Key in Estero Bay could have been the tribe’s regional center. Today, Estero is a rapidly developing upscale community that encompasses natural beauty, excellent schools, health care facilities, a planned performing arts center, museums, art galleries, recreational events, and a multitude of housing opportunities and planned golf communities. Estero is located between Fort Myers and Bonita and is conveniently close to Interstate 75 and the Southwest Regional Airport.
West Bay Club
Established in 1886, the City of Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County. Nestled along the scenic shoreline of the Caloosahatchee River, the city has become an interesting blend of residents of all ages. Sporting the youngest population in Lee County with a median age of 32, the City of Fort Myers is also home to the historic winter residences of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. The newly-renovated Fort Myers downtown historic waterfront boasts new restaurants, nightclubs, condominiums, and artistic venues providing energy and growth. Throughout the year, Southwest Florida residents and visitors enjoy cultural events overlooking the Caloosahatchee River at Centennial Park and the Yacht Basin. Also in Fort Myers you will find the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The Minnesota Twins do spring training at the Lee County Sports Complex and the Boston Red Sox train at JetBlue Park. Fort Myers Beach is a seven mile-long island with plenty of sand, surf, and fun. Tourism fuels the restaurant, hotel, and amenities industries on the island. With Gulf of Mexico water temperatures ranging from a balmy 74 degrees in January to 91 degrees in July and August, Fort Myers Beach will always be a choice vacation destination for families and international visitors of all ages.
Gulf Harbour Yatch and country club
Legends Golf and Country Club
Tide Water Islands
Shadow Wood Preserved
Named for the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, who found and christened his island “La Isla de San Marco” back in the 1500s, Marco Island has remained mostly undisturbed until the early 1960s when developers with visions of a resort island began reshaping the land and advertising its potential. Today, Marco is a small community that promotes laid-back living alongside elegant resorts, with miles of coastline encouraging relaxation and recreation.
Sanibel & Captiva
With over 15 miles of beaches, Sanibel and Captiva islands are recognized worldwide as a vacation destination. Outstanding shelling and concern to preserve the island environment have positioned Sanibel as indeed another jewel on the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida. Sanibel is home to pristine white beaches, balmy Gulf waters, and an unsurpassed lifestyle for both visitors and the island’s some 6,300 residents. Art galleries, theaters, upscale resorts, and restaurants dot this island getaway. For nature lovers, the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a protected estuarial ecosystem, where exotic birds, alligators, and a variety of fish can be enjoyed by all.