When searching for your next home in Southwest Florida, start by considering communities by lifestyle rather than first selecting square footage, number of bedrooms, or price. This will allow you to consider possibilities you may have otherwise overlooked. Close your eyes, and think about how you see yourself spending your retirement… are you boating? Playing golf or tennis? Do you envision yourself in a lavish luxury home? Can you hear the waves crashing into the beach from your living room? Do you have a soaring view from a high rise condominium? A resort with a tiki hut and biking trails? In a community for ages 55 and up only? Or one brimming with fun family activities? Take a tour of these community lifestyle choices and see which one is the best fit for you. A qualified realtor will help you to identify communities by lifestyle and by budget.