Three things that truly define Fort Myers are its grand beach, its tropical weather and its vast array of gated communities. Our gated communities come in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins…..have more choices than Forest Gump’s box of chocolates….and have names that would even twist the tongue of a Starbucks Barista.

With literally hundreds of communities to choose from, it can be very confusing for an out-of-towner or newcomer to search for a gated community home in the Fort Myers area. Two key decisions that can help to narrow your search are: (1) What type of amenities do you require and (2) What part of Fort Myers do you want to live in?

Gated Communities Dominate in Fort Myers

The most expensive and sought after real estate in Fort Myers is located along the Caloosahatchee River in South Fort Myers. This area includes neighborhoods located off both historic McGregor Boulevard and Iona Road. Both of these streets both run parallel to the river and are dominated by residential waterfront communities on their river-facing, west sides.

McGregor Boulevard, which is lined with majestic royal palm trees, was home in the roaring 1920s to our original snowbirds…..Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone. Today, 90 years later, it is still home to prominent snowbirds as well as many of the movers and shakers of our community.

Fort Myers Riverside Real Estate