Today we are looking at the best 55+ and active adult communities in Fort Myers.
19.44% of our reader survey respondents say Fort Myers is the place they are MOST interested in retiring to in Florida, and it's easy to see why.
We like it because it has:
- Great weather
- Reasonable cost of living (below the state average)
- Stunning beaches
- Plenty of golf courses
- great restaurants, shopping, and other things to do
Here are some of our favorite communities in this area right now:
Verandah is a beautiful, private, guard-gated golf course community in Fort Myers. Enjoy life among mature oak trees, meandering bike paths and walking trails, and breathtaking views of the Orange River. Verandah offers residents full-service dining options, social events and activities, fitness and recreation options, and 2 spectacular 18-hole championship golf courses: Old Orange, designed by Bob Cupp and Whispering Oak, designed by Jack Nicklaus. Prices start in the $400k’s.
Del Webb Oak Creek is a new 55+ community that opened in Fort Myers in 2022. Here you’ll find pretty much the same floorplans and amenities offered in other Del Webb communities, but if Southwest Florida is where you want to retire, this place is definitely worth checking out. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Cascades at River Hall occupies over 2,000 acres of beautiful land just outside of Fort Myers, Florida. The community plan here calls for around 575 single-family homes, as well as a host of amenities like a community clubhouse, outdoor pool, and fitness center. Residents here also have the option of joining the Davis Love III 18-hole golf course for an annual fee.
New homes here range in size from 1,600 square feet to around 2,000 square feet. Prices start in the $300k’s.
Offering easy access to everything Southwest Florida is famous for, Valencia Bonita sets a new standard of 55 plus living on Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast. With an exciting vacation-inspired lifestyle that rivals the finest resorts, Valencia Bonita features an opulent 45,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and carefully designed single-family and villa home designs that are tailored to those looking for spacious layouts and sophisticated style. Valencia Bonita is located just minutes from pristine beaches, tranquil nature preserves, chic shops and fine dining. Plus, everyday conveniences including banks, grocery stores and top rated medical facilities are also just a short drive away. Home prices start in the $600k's.
Located in Southwest Florida, Babcock Ranch has been designed to help residents live their happiest, healthiest life. Situated on 18,000 acres, adjacent to an extensive wilderness preserve, Babcock Ranch features hiking and biking paths, greenways, and lakes perfect for outdoor adventures.
America’s first solar-powered town, Babcock Ranch houses an 870-acre solar farm operated by Florida Power & Light, and the entire town is outfitted with fiber optic internet for a fully connected lifestyle.
Babcock Ranch features a variety of neighborhoods and home builders, and prices range from the $300's to over $2M.