Nestled between South Fort Myers and Bonita Springs is the Lee County community of Estero. In early years, Estero was a sleepy citrus farming community. Today, the city has re-invented itself as a major Southwest Florida shopping, tourism, and commercial hub.
There are several styles and price points for residences throughout Estero. Each reflects specific location and amenities. Today, young families and professionals can still purchase a single family home or maintenance free villa for around $150,000. Estero’s core communities are. Residents of Estero’s core communities, clustered on both sides of US 41, are granted easy access to a first-class university, top-rated medical facilities, pristine beaches and marinas, even an old canoe outpost. The area closest to I-75, just fifteen minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport, is growing and poised for commercial development.
The I-75, Corkscrew Road exit is known as the retail capitol of Southwest Florida, Estero supports three major shopping developments; Gulf Coast Town Center, Miromar Outlets, and Coconut Point Mall. Across the street from Miromar Outlets is the Miromar Design Center, a first-class collection of designer showrooms and the centerpiece of a 38-acre campus that will eventually include the Miromar Professional Office Park. Several outstanding gated residential developments were built around these landmarks. Wrapped around Coconut Point Mall on U.S. 41 is Rapolla, a Mediterranean-inspired community offering a resort lifestyle in a variety of price-points. Between Gulf Coast Center and Miromar Outlets just east of I-75 is Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. The award winning community offers more than 700 acres of freshwater lakes, three miles of private, sandy beaches, and championship golf.
One of Southwest Florida’s premier entertainment venues, Estero’s Germain Arena, is home to the Florida Everblades professional hockey team. The facility seats 8,200 for top-name musical performers, family shows and a host of events.