8 Expensive Fort Myers Neighborhoods: Stunning Homes, Resort-Style Amenities

Fort Myers Most Expensive Neighborhoods

From stately mansions in gated communities to stunning homes on the beach, luxury real estate in Fort Myers awaits those who know where to look for it. Many of Fort Myers' best neighborhoods boast amazing amenities, prime locations, and waterfront views. If you're in the market for a top-dollar lifestyle, the most expensive neighborhoods in Fort Myers are sure to fit the bill. 

Esplanade Lake Club

Set on the inland edge of Fort Myers east of Interstate 75, Esplanade Lake Club is a luxury community of 650 homes spread over nearly 800 acres. The neighborhood is built on the shores of beautiful Lake Como, which residents can enjoy with a lakefront promenade, boat ramps, and storage facilities. Esplanade Lake Club owners can access amenities like a pool, sports facilities, a community restaurant, and a full-service spa.

Walking trails also provide a chance to exercise and get outdoors in the neighborhood. Meanwhile, residents can enjoy the quiet of a community on the outskirts of town while still less than half an hour from the heart of downtown and the area's famous beaches.

Homes for sale in Esplanade Lake Club are single-family detached houses ranging from modest two-bedroom inland properties to spacious four-bedroom or more waterfront homes. Smaller homes can be found in the high six figures on the low end. Larger luxury homes or ones with better views or waterfront locations start north of $1 million and can reach $2 million or more.

Esplanade Lake Club Amenities

  • Lakefront promenade
  • Swimming pool
  • Community bar and grill
  • Full-service spa
  • Tennis, bocce, and pickleball courts
  • Boat ramp and storage

Edgewater

Those looking to put down roots at Fort Myers' famous Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club may find the home they're looking for in Edgewater real esate. Edgewater comprises nearly 200 homes along the Caloosahatchee River, providing water and golf course views. Residents can join this amenity-rich club, which offers a pool, fitness center, spa, restaurants, and an award-winning golf course. With access to a deep water marina, boaters can be out into the Gulf of Mexico in just minutes, making it an excellent choice for lovers of the water.

As with many partial waterfront communities, prices at Edgewater can vary significantly depending on whether or not the home is on the water and whether any other in-home features like docks may be available. Generally, homes have four to six bedrooms, a similar number of bathrooms, and luxury features like oversized lanais, outdoor kitchens, and spacious master bathroom suites. The median home price starts at around $1.5 million, but it's not uncommon to see prices in the high single-digit millions for waterfront properties.

Edgewater Amenities

  • Riverfront access or views for many homes
  • Part of Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club
  • Deep water marina access
  • Award-winning golf course
  • Multiple restaurants
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis courts

Fiddlesticks Country Club

Reasons to Live at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, FL

Another golf lover's dream, Fiddlesticks Country Club is a beautiful neighborhood on Fort Myers' western side. Two gorgeously landscaped 18-hole golf courses are the center of this community, with fewer than 600 members. There are even several other courses within just a few minutes' drive for those who want even more variety in their golf game. Of course, there's plenty for non-golfers, too. Residents and club members can enjoy luxury Fiddlesticks amenities, including a pool with a waterside restaurant, a deluxe clubhouse, and a fitness center.

The community also enjoys an ideal location for those who like to hit the road, with homes between US Route 41 and Interstate 75 providing easy drives up and down the Gulf Coast. And not far from home, owners can enjoy shopping and dining options along the Alico Road corridor, including Palm City Brewing Company.

Homes in the Fiddlesticks Country Club are built on spacious lots of up to three-quarters of an acre and typically include views of the golf courses or water features. Most include four or five bedrooms, and many have private pools. The median home price can range from the high $700,000s and reach more than $1.25 million in some cases.

Fiddlesticks Country Club Amenities

  • Beautiful community landscaping and water features
  • Multiple golf courses and practice facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Poolside restaurant/bar
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis and pickleball courts

Hidden Harbor

Hidden Harbor bills itself as a luxury boating community, and many find this amenity-rich community more than delivers on that promise. It's made up of just over 70 detached single-family homes spread across more than 50 acres set just west of US Route 41. Almost every home includes some water views, and most even include private docks with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico through the Ten Mile Canal.

Those who prefer to stay on land can reach all of the area's best beaches and downtown Fort Myers in less than half an hour. Closer to home, the Alico Commons shopping center offers groceries, local stores, and restaurants like the Cuban cuisine of Maikel's Kitchen or breakfasts at The Eatery. Of course, there's plenty to do within Hidden Harbor, from socializing at the clubhouse or fire pits to getting fit at the fitness center or relaxing by the pool.

All of these excellent amenities and the great location don't come cheaply. Homes for sale in Hidden Harbor can be relatively rare but often start around $1 million for inland properties. Homes with waterfront access sell from around $1.25 million to the $2 million range.

Hidden Harbor Amenities

  • Private boat slips and kayak launch with direct Gulf access
  • Community clubhouse
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool
  • Community fire pits

WildBlue

Situated the furthest south and west, WildBlue is a popular neighborhood for those who also enjoy spending time in the region's other popular cities like the Bonita Springs area and the city of Naples. This expansive community spans over 3,000 acres, more than a third of which is preserved land. It also includes three massive lakes and a full suite of WildBlue amenities for the nearly 1,100 homes. These lakes are available for all sorts of water recreation, while those staying on land will enjoy a complete clubhouse with a pool and fitness center, as well as a wide variety of sports courts.

Golfers will enjoy numerous nearby courses like Stoneybrook Golf Club, and residents are also just minutes from Florida Gulf Coast University. Interstate 75 is also close by for trips throughout Southwest Florida and the rest of the Sunshine State.

Most WildBlue homes for sale start in the high six figures and can reach close to $2 million. These include two to four bedrooms and 2,000-3,000 square feet of living space. Beyond these typical high-end homes, some ultra-luxury properties are available throughout WildBlue, typically on the lakefront. These sell in the $2 million to $4 million range.

WildBlue Amenities

  • Private lake beach
  • Clubhouse with restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis, basketball, bocce, and pickleball courts
  • Playground

Seaside Estates

Those looking for a high-end Fort Myers community should look to Seaside Estates, another section of the famous Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club. Seaside Estates offers an intimate community not often found in luxury subdivisions with just over three dozen homes. Like nearby neighborhood Edgewater, residents can enjoy all the club's amenities, from pools to the deepwater marina. Located just off McGregor Boulevard, Seaside Estates owners can find themselves in downtown Fort Myers or on the sunny beaches of Sanibel or Fort Myers beach in just minutes.

These spacious homes include three to four bedrooms and interior space close to or over 3,000 square feet. The light-filled properties include high-end interior finishes and often have private pools and outdoor kitchens. The community's layout also provides views of the golf course and various water features. Typically, homes for sale in Seaside Estates sell from the $1.5 million range to close to $2 million.

Seaside Estates Amenities

  • Part of Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club
  • Deep water marina access
  • Award-winning golf course
  • Multiple restaurants
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis courts

Palm Acres

Reasons to Live at Palm Acres in Fort Myers, FL

Many Fort Myers communities offer water features or canal access to larger bodies of water. But few luxury communities can provide the incredible location and Gulf of Mexico access of Palm Acres. Palm Acres is located in the Punta Rassa area, a peninsula formed where the Caloosahatchee River meets Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. This is truly a dream boater's community, with each home having canal access. On the water, the fishing of Pine Island and the beaches of Sanibel are just a few minutes away. Residents can also join the semi-private Shell Point golf course just down the road. A short drive also takes owners to McGregor Boulevard, where they can enjoy restaurants like Lighthouse or Bimini Bait Shack.

Palm Acres real estate options vary widely in style, age, and condition. Some smaller ranch-style dwellings date back to the 1970s and can be found in the $1 million range. Newer, more prominent, or updated properties sell from around $1.25 million to $1.5 million or more.

Palm Acres Amenities

  • Canal access
  • Easy boating to Caloosahatchee River, Pine Island Sound, Gulf of Mexico
  • Shell Point golf course
  • Short drive to McGregor Boulevard restaurants, Sanibel beaches

Colonial Farms

Colonial Farms is the perfect Fort Myers neighborhood for those who want some room to breathe. Lots are significantly larger than most nearby communities, with some five to ten acres or more. This means plenty of space for boats, trailers, horses, workshops, or whatever other hobbies or activities residents can think of. "Farm" isn't just in the name of the neighborhood — owners can pick up fresh veggies nearby Southern Fresh Farms or even grow their own with space for a substantial garden.

Meanwhile, those looking to explore the lush wilderness of Southwest Florida have excellent opportunities at the nearby Six Mile Slough Preserve. All of this is available within a reasonable drive from the services, shopping, dining, and nightlife of downtown Fort Myers and the region's famous beaches.

Hosting some of the most acreage and most significant homes in the Fort Myers area, it should come as no surprise Colonial Farms real estate is also among the most expensive. Homes start north of $2.5 million, but larger lots and properties can sell for $5-6 million or more. Portions of the neighborhood are still unbuilt, allowing future owners to create the home of their dreams on available lots.

Colonial Farms Amenities

  • Some of the largest lots in the area
  • Space for vehicles, horses, etc.
  • Close to Interstate 75

Find Upscale Homes in These Expensive Fort Myers Neighborhoods

Fort Myers and the surrounding region have so much to offer those looking for a new place to call home. Future residents can find everything from waterfront living to golf course dream houses to spacious properties with a country feel. While the price tag for living in these high-end communities certainly isn't cheap, thanks to the lower cost of living in Fort Myers, buyers can be assured they're getting a great bang for their buck.

If you've fallen in love with Fort Myers, contact Palm Paradise Real Estate at (239) 349-2487 to get in touch with a local real estate agent and find your Fort Myers dream home today.

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