With nearly 30 different retirement communities to choose from, Fort Myers is definitely one of the most popular options for many Baby Boomers thinking about heading to Florida's West Coast.
Whether you are looking for a large community or a small community, you can find both in Fort Myers. You can also find condos, townhouses, and single-family homes to fit just about any budget. This area of Florida really does have something for everyone.
Offering easy access to everything Southwest Florida is famous for, GL Homes is proud to introduce Valencia Bonita— 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.
Pelican Preserve is one of the largest communities in Fort Myers. It is scheduled to have a total of 2,500 houses and condos upon completion. Amenities are plentiful here, including a 70,000 square foot clubhouse, and home prices range from the mid $100s to up over the half million dollar mark.
Environmental preservation is the name of the game in this 1,700 unit community. The amenities here are built to fit in with their natural environment as much as possible. Construction began in 2003 and these single-family homes start as low as $100,000 and run all the way up to $1 million on the high end.
This 1,158 home gated community sits on 444 of the most beautifully landscaped acres your will ever see. The grounds here are simply stunning, and so is the 26,000 square foot Village Center. Condos and single-family homes have been built here since 2006 and sell for anywhere from the high $100s up to $1 million.
You won’t find those multi-million dollar homes at Magnolia Landing, but there are 1,100 single family homes here that range from the mid $100s to the mid $300s. Amenities include a 10,000 square foot plantation-style clubhouse and an 18-hole championship level golf course.
The Plantation is comprised of a planned 1,100 single-family homes surrounding its 38,000 square foot poolside clubhouse. That resort-style pool is on of the biggest selling points here. Construction started in 2006 and homes sell for anywhere from the low $200s to the high $700s.
Cascades at River Hall
With no construction older than 2006, Cascades at River Hall represents a modern, mid-sized community option of 575 single-family homes. Residents here also have access to the David Love III Golf Course. Homes in this community range from the low $200s to the mid $300s.
Renaissance is a gated community that is known for its unbelievable lake views. It also boasts a two-story clubhouse, spectacular restaurant, and an 18-hole golf course. The 390 planned single-family homes here range in price from the mid $200s all the way up to over $3 million.
The price is right at Tortuga with 370 attached homes ranging from the mid $100s to the mid $200s. Construction here started in 2008 and this gated community offers residents access to first-class amenities for an extremely reasonable price point.
If you are a boating enthusiast, you will definitely be impressed by the private marina at Waters Edge. Other amenities at this waterfront community include two pools, a beach, and a fishing pier. The 249 planned homes here sell for anywhere from the mid $200s to the high $800s.
Palmetto Cove is all about low-cost condo living. The 204 planned condos here range in price from the mid $100s to the low $200s. Amenities include the standard features like a clubhouse, fitness center, and outdoor pool.
With construction just starting at Camden Square this year, this community is your chance to get in on the ground floor of what will surely be the latest and greatest in terms of amenities. There are 96 single-family homes planned that will range in price from the mid $200s up to the low $400s.
The two 18-hole championship level golf courses are the big selling point at Heritage Palms. This community of condos and single-family homes was built between 1999 and 2006. Those homes range in price from the low $100s to the low $900s.
Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club
With a 30,000 square foot clubhouse overlooking the Caloosahatchee River, the views available in this gated community are second to none. Condos and single family homes were constructed here from 1985 through 2010. They sell for anywhere from the mid $100s to up over $3 million.
Legends Golf and Country Club
The condos and single-family homes of Legends Golf and Country Club were constructed between 1999 and 2006. This homes surround the community’s 18-hole championship level golf course and typically sell for anywhere from $100,000 to over $500,000.
The older gated community is a perfect option for lower budgets. The 1,096 homes here were built between 1970 and 1989 and typically sell for somewhere in the $100s. Despite the low cost here, there are still top-notch amenities like the Pavilion Clubhouse and an 18-hole executive golf course.
Cross Creek Country Club
Built between 1985 and 1995, the 905 condos and single-family homes of Cross Creek typically sell for anywhere from $100,000 to the mid $400s. The community also includes lots of great amenities like a beautiful clubhouse, heated pool, and a semi-private golf course.
Amenities at Cinnamon Cove include a welcoming clubhouse, as well as three lakes and a fishing pier. Condos and single-family homes here were constructed from 1981 through 1992 and typically sell for prices between the low $100s and high $200s.
Fiddlesticks Country Club
With two 18-hole golf courses, Fiddlesticks Country Club is a golfer’s paradise with a wide range of housing options. The 600 homes here were all built between 1982 and 2000. They range in price from as low as $100,000 all the way up to over $2 million.
This gated community of condos and single-family homes is located along beautiful lakes and natural preserves. The homes here were built between 1999 and 2002 and generally sell for somewhere between the high $100s and the high $300s.
The Reserve at Estero
Also located along beautiful lakes and preserves, The Reserve at Estero was built between 2006 and 2014. There are 494 homes here that range in price from the high $200s to the mid $400s. Most of the amenities here revolve around the 8,000 square foot clubhouse.
Bell Tower Park
This community of attached homes was constructed between 2003 and 2008. Homes here typically sell for $200,000 up to $400,000. Amenities at Bell Tower Park include a luxurious resort-style pool and a large number of park-style walking trails.
Pine Ridge at Fort Myers
With homes selling at prices below $100,000, Pine Ridge at Fort Myers is an excellent option for budget conscious boomers. Homes here were constructed between 1980 and 1994. Amenities include a clubhouse, pool, and 20-acre lake.
Construction at Belle Lago started in 2003 and is just about finished. This 447 home community has resale homes available priced from the mid $300s up to the $700s. The amenities here are geared towards active-lifestyles with plenty of basketball and tennis courts.
The 351 attached homes and condos at Brandywine were constructed between 1983 and 1988. They can sell for prices as low as $100,000 all the way up to the mid $200s. Amenities include a clubhouse, pool, and the impressive Remembrance Garden.
Casa Del Lago
This small community of only 197 single-family homes was built between 1997 and 2006. Those homes typically sell for somewhere in the $300s. Amenities include a 5,000 square foot clubhouse and a playground for the grandchildren.
Built in 1973 and 1974, the 108 condos of River Towers offer another great opportunity to get right on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River for prices in the $100s. Amenities here include a clubhouse and outdoor swimming pool.