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Fort Myers Residential Communities


Fort Myers, located in southwest Florida on the Gulf Coast, is a quiet city famous for its variety of housing communities including golf communities and waterfront communities, palm-tree lined streets, and rich history.  In fact, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone built waterfront winter homes in Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee River after discovering its beauty and warm, subtropical climate.

One of the main thoroughfares in Fort Myers, McGregor Boulevard, is home to a variety of communities adorning this beautiful, palm tree-lined street. Part of Fort Myers’ rich history is how the nickname “the City of Palms” came to be. Shortly after Thomas Edison arrived, he planted 200 imported palm trees along what is now known as McGregor Boulevard. An estimated 1800 palm trees, along with many other varieties of trees align it now. These majestic Royal Palms, gave Fort Myers its nickname as the “City of Palms.”

You will find a plethora of accommodations in the “City of Palms” including high rise condos, gated and non-gated developments, golf course communities, riverfront and Gulf front communities, 55+ communities, historical homes and single family homes in neighborhood communities.

Fort Myers Waterfront Communities

Fort Myers sits nestled between the Caloosahatchee River and the Gulf of Mexico providing many waterfront communities from which to choose. Each has its unique style and offerings, but finding the one that is right for you can be challenging. For smart advice, call Stacey to help find the home that is right for you.

Below is a quick overview of just a few of the waterfront communities in the area:

Gulf Harbour
Gulf Harbour, a gated yacht club and country club community, is located on the shores of the Caloosahatchee River. A wide range of housing options is available in Gulf Harbour’s 22 neighborhoods including riverfront estates, single-family homes, villas and high-rise luxury condos. Gulf Harbour’s 186-slip marina is located only 4.5 nautical miles from the Gulf of Mexico and just a short 10-minute drive to Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island. It has deep-water access to the Intercostal Waterway. Championship golf, a luxurious clubhouse, a modern fitness center and tennis top the list of Gulf Harbour amenities.

Catalpa Cove
Catalpa Cove is an upscale gated boating community that fronts the Caloosahatchee River, and each home has a boat dock with 24-hour access to a deep-water access canal. Amenities include over 1,800 feet of lighted docks. A boater’s paradise! The homes of Catalpa Cove are gorgeous single-family homes varying in size from 2,800 square feet to 5,000 square feet. Catalpa Coves’ beautiful landscaping and wonderful mix of estate homes make this a boating community like none other in the Fort Myers’ area.

Jonathan Harbour
Jonathan Harbour is a private gated community with prestigious estate homes situated on direct-access canals. It is often recognized as Fort Myers’ premier waterfront community, offering breathtaking views of the bay with an unparalleled level of privacy and exclusivity. The location near Punta Rassa Point on Connie Mack Island offers outstanding boating access to Sanibel, Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities include a fully-equipped clubhouse with fitness center, meeting room, resort-style pool, spa, and cabana.

Whiskey Creek
Whiskey Creek is an established deed-restricted community in South Fort Myers offering gulf access from both riverfront and canal front single-family homes. Whiskey Creek has a private country club with an executive course.

Palmetto Point
Palmetto Point is one of the most sought after addresses offering the best of old and new Southwest Florida. Palmetto Point offers deep-water direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and can accommodate yachts 100+ feet. This boaters’ paradise is lined with beautiful canals and stunning estate homes. Other amenities include a huge 30,000 square foot clubhouse, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a full-service marina.

Team Stacey provides smart advice on Fort Myers’ area waterfront communities. Call today and schedule an appointment to find the right waterfront community for you.

Fort Myers Home Golf Communities

Fort Myers offers a wide assortment of residential golfing communities. Some things you may want to consider when choosing a golf community are the community reputation, community size, community history; types of housing; annual HOA fees; real estate taxes; initiation costs and annual costs of golf membership; as well as quality and difficulty of the golf course.

Here are a few residential golf communities along with golf initiation fees price range. Please note, prices are always subject to change.

Bundled Communities – No initiation fee

  • Kelly Greens 36 holes
  • The Landings 18 holes
  • Lexington Country Club 18 holes

Initiation fees between $5,000-$29,999

  • Gateway 18 holes
  • Pelican Preserve 27 holes
  • The Plantation 18 holes

Initiation fees between $30,000-49,999

  • Gulf Harbour 18 holes

Initiation fees over $50,000

  • Miromar Lakes 18 holes
  • Fiddlesticks 36 holes

To learn more about golfing and other communities that are right for you in the Fort Myers area, call Stacey today for smart advice or click here to search for other local communities in the area.