Perfect Paradise for a Vacation Home
Fort Meyers is known for its famous attractions, sugar white sand beaches, lush tropical landscape, the Boston Red Sox spring training at JetBlue Park and all sorts of land and water activities. Does this sound like a place that fits your lifestyle?
Now is a great time to purchase that vacation home you have been thinking about for the past several years. People buy vacation homes for different reasons-investment, future retirement-but for most the main purpose of a vacation home is to have a place where your family and friends can gather for fun or just take time to relax. With this in mind, you’ll need it to be in an area that is easily accessible and offers plenty of activities for different ages. Condos and townhomes can be a good choice since the outside maintenance would be taken care of by the association. House or condo-decide what will work for you.
Accessible? Yes, it is. Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) located in Fort Myers has grown to be one of the top 50 airports in the U.S. and many carriers offer direct flights.
Fort Myers is all about activities. You won’t need to look for something to do in Fort Myers; you’ll just need to decide what you want to do first.
It’s hard to say Florida without saying golf and Fort Myers is no exception. With over 40 golf courses located within Fort Myers, you will find the perfect course or courses to play. Two clubs owned and operated by the city are the Fort Myers Country Club Golf Course and Eastwood Golf Course. Fort Myers Country Club referred to as “The Fort” by the locals went through major renovations in 2014. The renovation was designed and constructed to provide increased accessibility for players with disabilities. The “Fort” also provides an accessible cart for players that require such accommodations. In the summer, the City offers two five-day summer junior golf clinics. These clinics are designed to educate junior golfers about rules, etiquette, chipping, putting, and the full swing, as well as many other aspects of the game of golf. Eastwood Golf Course is also owned by the city. A driving range and practice green are at your disposal, and golf lessons are available from PGA-certified professionals.
The beaches of Southwest Florida are legendary. Fort Myers Beach, on Estero Island, is a laid-back beach with tourist bars serving drinks right in the sand; Pristine Lovers’ Key is for paddling and sunning in seclusion; Sanibel Island is world-renowned for shelling; Captiva Island faces west, so its beach is a great place to watch the sunset and enjoy happy hour. A few other beaches are reached by charter boat or water taxi only.
There is an abundance of outdoor activities and with an average high temperature of 84 and low of 64 degrees, you can make the outdoors your new way of life. Fishing is great offshore or on, or visit one of the 20 local marinas where you can take a cruise and spend the day island-hopping. At Lake Regional Park with 279 acres to explore, get your daily exercise with a walk, jog or bike on miles of trails.
Keep in mind you’ll want a second home that’s near amenities, so you can have fun exploring new areas. When friends or relatives come visit, they’ll want to join in the fun, too! Choose a place that you’ll visit often and make sure the type of vacation home fits your lifestyle.