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About SW Florida

Welcome to Southwest Florida ...

You are about to discover the quiet, little known "local secret" of the USA - the beautiful, pristine area of Southwest Florida, referred to as "The Platinum Coast".  Discover and explore a land of a small population, well-planned communities, and the pioneer spirit of people from around the world who have founded and built an extraordinary quality of lifestyle living for a lifetime.  You will quickly discover you are now in on the "local secret" , the fantastic vacation, living, and rental area known as Southwest Florida!

Southwest Florida was the last ocean front area in Florida to be developed, with the Interstate road system finally connecting to the West Coast of Florida in 1977.  The citizens of Southwest Florida demand, expect, and maintain high standards of : preservation of wildlife areas, clean beaches, good road systems, public beach access, quality schools, and appropriate management of its fisheries, public lands, and wildlife.  Wise community planning for commerical and residential areas create havens of seclusion for quiet living and fantastic concentrated areas of shopping. 

Located on the Western edge of the Florida Everglades, you have the chance to see panthers, alligators, ospreys, herons, eagles, and more.   While on the water you can glimpse manatees and dolphins.  Southwest Floridians are fiercely proud of their home, and it shows in the opportunities you can enjoy while vacationing with us or if you decide to permanently live here.

Statistics on Southwest Florida

  • Counties served by Stock Rentals:  Collier and Lee
  • Population:  estimated at over 1.1 million in 2007
  • Airport:  Southwest International Regional Airport (RSW), located between South Ft. Myers and Estero in Lee County
  • Major Roads:  1-75 and US 41 (the famous Tamiami Trail - the decades old original Tampa to Miami route)

Our Beaches!

Regularly Voted in the Top 10 Best Beaches in America !!!

  • Naples:  Naples Pier, Loudermilk Park, Vanderbilt Beach
  • Marco Island: Tigertail, Cape Romano
  • Bonita Beach:  Wiggins Pass, Lover's Key, Dog Beach (just for dogs!)
  • Fort Myers Beach: Sanibel and Captiva Islands
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COLLIER COUNTY BEACHES AND ACCESS, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW-  http://www.colliergov.net/Index.aspx?page=439

Estero

From the Estero Chamber of Commerce: 

http://www.esterochamber.org/HistoryOfEstero.htm

This captivating community is a sanctuary, a haven of natural beauty and up-to-date amenities.

The Estero River is a scenic ribbon of fresh water that threads to Estero Bay, a treasured and protected aquatic preserve. Native trees dapple the sunlight along its route, wrapping visitors in the sounds of nature. Egrets and herons tiptoe through the shallows undisturbed while roseate spoonbills sweep the waters for bits of food. During spring mating season the spoonbills are a wonder to watch as their feathers blush pink against the late afternoon sun.  

Estero nurtures nature in an area of Southwest Florida that the “native residents”—from deer to raccoons, songbirds to butterflies—call home. People, too, are drawn to this unique destination, attracted by an unhurried lifestyle and top-notch amenities: shopping, healthcare, entertainment, and a thriving business community.

Ideally located between Naples and Bonita Springs to the south and Fort Myers to the north, Estero offers easy access to I-75 and U.S. 41, the area’s major north-south corridors. Florida Gulf Coast University, an accredited member of the state’s university system, is just minutes away. So is Southwest Florida International Airport, which boasts Foreign Trade Zone status.

Excellent schools, exceptional healthcare facilities, two major performing arts centers, numerous museums and art galleries, unlimited recreational opportunities and a wealth of housing options are all available in the Estero area. Year-round sunshine perfectly complements the numerous golf courses, tennis courts, miles of bike paths, canoe and nature trails—and, of course, the shimmering Gulf of Mexico, just minutes away.

Estero is prepared to welcome you, your family, your business and your employees with attractive wages and cost of living, an incomparable lifestyle, and a family oriented community with hometown values.

We look forward to meeting you!

Bonita Springs

From the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce:

http://www.bonitaspringschamber.com/community/about-bonita-springs.html

Bonita Springs translates as "beautiful springs", and our city is true to its name. Pristine, soft-sanded beaches line Bonita Springs’ western coast, where year-round sunshine and balmy breezes refresh the spirit. To the east, tidy neighborhoods and residential communities reach to the borders of flourishing groves and rich farmland.
 
From the moment you arrive at the “Gateway to the Gulf” as Bonita Springs is fondly called, you’ll be drawn in by the cheerful climate, the friendly residents, and a city that has signs of growth everywhere you look. Perhaps it is the city’s small-town charm combined with its cosmopolitan amenities that create such an alluring destination for “snowbirds,” new residents, and entrepreneurs alike.
 
The City of Bonita Springs is strategically located between two metropolitan areas, Naples and Fort Myers, and is equidistant from Tampa to the north and Miami to the east. Because of its central location, many of our member businesses have chosen to locate here.
 
Once a small farming and fishing town, Bonita Springs officially became a city on December 31, 1999 with forward-thinking plans. The city’s downtown district, tucked along Old U.S. 41 and bordered by the scenic Imperial River, is currently undergoing a transformation thanks to a new master plan adopted in 2004.
 
And while the city’s focus is on growth and commerce, strict development standards keep a watchful eye on nature’s abundant beauty that at the core is what makes Bonita Springs such a desirable location to all ages.
 
Look closely and you’ll see the true Bonita Springs “natives” – egrets and heron, manatees and dolphins, gopher tortoises and alligators, black bears and deer, bobcats and the elusive Florida panther. They create a backdrop of nature that attracted the earliest settlers, beauty that still remains for us to enjoy.

Ft. Myers

From the Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce:

http://www.fortmyers.org/fort_myers.htm

Nestled along the scenic shoreline of the Caloosahatchee River, the city has become an interesting blend of young and old.

Sporting the youngest population in Lee County, with a median age of 32, the City of Fort Myers is also home to the historic winter residences of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Extensive renovation of the historic downtown waterfront is underway, with new restaurants, nightclubs, apartments, and artistic venues providing energy and growth.

Throughout the year, Southwest Florida residents and visitors enjoy cultural events overlooking the river at Centennial Park and the Fort Myers Yacht Basin

Ponce de Leon explored areas along Florida's Gulf coast in 1513 & 1521. The barrier islands of Lee County are believed to be one of his many stops. Spanish and Cuban settlers created temporary fishing and farming camps along the coast, but for years Southwest Florida was a rugged and isolated area.

By 1885 Fort Myers was bursting with pride and a bulging population of 349, the second largest town on Florida's Gulf Coast south of Cedar Key. That same year Thomas Alva Edison was cruising Florida's west coast and stopped to visit the village.

Captivated with what he saw, Edison built his home and laboratory, Seminole Lodge, on the banks of the Caloosatchee River. He subsequently became Fort Myers' most famous resident and a strong force in its growth and development.

Edison's Fort Myers Laboratory was originally built for research on goldenrod rubber, but many of Edison's inventions and research materials are on display. The incandescent light bulb is acknowledged worldwide as Edison's greatest invention.

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