From cozy beach cottages to luxury coastal mansions, Tracey can help you find your perfect island paradise.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell homes on Fort Myers Beach or San Carlos Island, no one knows the area better than Tracey Gore.
The Areas of Fort Myers Beach
Excerpts from the “Vision” of Town of Fort Myers Beach Comprehensive Plan – Effective date: January 1, 1999
The Downtown Core Area
boasts a revitalized entertainment district with naturally shaded outdoor cafes, pedestrian streets, and “Old Estero Island” charm. A Gulf boardwalk connects beachfront access to shopping, entertainment, and more. Lynn Hall Park hosts regular beach volleyball tournaments and remains the most lively and popular beach in Lee County. It is also home to a broad array of shops. On the Bay side, shaded plazas surround an expanded marina which hosts everything from excursion boats to water taxis and commercial fishing boats delivering fresh seafood that is sold on the spot in scattered kiosks. Third Street has become a focal point between Times Square and the Bay and is lined with shops and restaurants. Small cottages provide Old Florida charm to the beachfront amid new development.
The Bowditch/North End
is a residential and resort area lined with charming vintage cottages and motels, sprinkled with high-rises. Residents and visitors benefit from the proximity to Bowditch Point and Times Square, yet they are set back just enough to be comfortably removed. The Bowditch/North End is the best of both worlds, offering the option to join in the fun or step away from seasonal traffic and activities for time to relax and take in Southwest Florida’s beautiful weather and gorgeous natural environment peacefully
is a collection of established neighborhoods across from San Carlos Island and just steps away from lively Estero Boulevard. A Pleasant variety of housing offers apartments for tourists and local employees that mix congenially with new homes. Little traffic and an abundance of trees means the streets are shady and public spaces are friendly in these highly desirable neighborhoods where everyone enjoys an occasional evening on their porch.
with wide colorful sidewalks, rows of coconut palms and a lively street scene have truly become the “Heart of the Island” while also embodying traditional neighborhood concepts that minimize unnecessary trips onto the boulevard. It is the keystone of a system of interconnected pedestrian and bicycle paths extending throughout the island, and a special place where the school, recreation center, ballfields, swimming pool, Playworks playground, Preserve, Historic Cottage, and Library are all centered. Internal connections have been made to the grocery complex to the north and, through a new internal street network, to areas to the south. Many residents now have access to the area without traveling on Estero Boulevard. School Street itself has also become a key connection from the bay to the beach, a palm-lined showcase of restored and new cottages.
The Quiet Center
is known for being peaceful despite resting between bustling Estero Boulevard and high-rises on the beach. This portion of the island is designated to remain low rise and residential except for a few existing towers and the mid-island marina. Some condominiums and smaller resorts coexist within the predominantly single-family home neighborhoods, while maturing trees shade paths that link to the town’s system of neighborhood walkways.
The High-Rise/Resort district
is distinctly different from the rest of the island and offers panoramic views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico along with popular recreational amenities such as golf, tennis, and private swimming pools. Abundant wildlife draws locals and visitors alike. The Villa Santini area redevelopment has become a main street for this end of Estero Island, also serving the needs of visitors to the miles of gorgeous white sand beaches at Lovers Key.
is the place to be when it comes to active boating along Big Carlos Pass and enjoying the popular state park on Black Island and Lovers Key. Despite some commercialization to serve park visitors, this area remains a residential area where sidewalks and landscaped entry features announce the arrival and departure into the Town of Fort Myers Beach.
San Carlos Island
is truly a unique little island that is located between the Matanzas Pass and Hurricane Pass bridges. While San Carlos Island is Fort Myers Beach, it is not part of or governed by the Town of Fort Myers Beach. This quaint fishing village is governed by Lee County. Home to the famous commercial shrimp fleet, seafood markets, delicious restaurants like Bonita Bills Waterfront Cafe, where island locals gather, several marinas, the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center which educates the public about the island’s Working Waterfront, the Key West Express, a ferry that takes visitors to the southernmost point of the United States, and a variety of property types from manufactured homes, bayfront mansions, Florida cottages, liveaboards and everything in between, San Carlos Island, dubbed “the good island” is home to salt of the earth island locals!
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Southwest Florida, I am happy to help. I offer a one-on-one personal approach to helping you buy or sell property because I am committed to the success of our community and your happiness as a Fort Myers Beach resident, visitor or investor.
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