Estero Florida

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Welcome to Estero, Florida. Estero is a Spanish word that means “estuary” – where the land meets the sea. Estero is a village in Lee County, Florida, United States.

Brief History of Estero, Florida

Estero is a small town located in Lee County, Florida, United States. The history of Estero dates back to the late 19th century when the first settlers arrived in the area.

In the late 1800s, the Koreshan Unity, a religious group led by Dr. Cyrus Teed, moved to the area and established a settlement they called the “Koreshan Unity Settlement.” The Koreshans believed in a theory called “Cellular Cosmogony,” which held that the earth was a hollow sphere with humans living on the inside surface. They built several unique buildings in the area, including a bakery, a general store, a sawmill, and a printing press.

The Koreshans also established a number of industries in the area, including farming, fishing, and boat building. They built boats known as “Koreshan Unity Boats,” which were designed to be both seaworthy and shallow enough to navigate the shallow waters of Estero Bay.

In the early 20th century, the Koreshan Unity began to decline, and by the 1960s, the last surviving members of the community had sold their property to developers. The State of Florida eventually acquired much of the land that had once been the Koreshan Unity Settlement, and today it is part of the Koreshan State Historic Site.

After the decline of the Koreshan Unity, the area around Estero began to grow and develop, and today it is a thriving community with a population of around 30,000 people. The town has a number of parks and nature preserves, including the Estero Bay Preserve State Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, ospreys, and manatees.

In recent years, Estero has become known for its shopping and dining, with the opening of the Coconut Point Mall and several high-end restaurants and hotels. Despite this growth and development, the town has managed to maintain its small-town charm and natural beauty, making it a popular destination for tourists and retirees.

Estero Florida Living

Bonita Springs is a desirable and growing city in southwest Florida  New home prices are often $300,000 dollars and higher. The HOA (Home Owner Association) fees are often more than $300 monthly. An experienced Realtor will help you sort out the Bonita Springs area home and condo options presently available. We suggest working with one of our recommended, licensed, Florida Realtors when buying or selling a home or commercial property in Bonita Springs, Florida.

Estero, FL Living: Neighborhoods & Gated Communities

Estero, Florida has a variety of popular housing developments and gated communities, each with its own unique features and amenities. Here are some of the most popular housing developments in Estero:

  • Pelican Landing: Pelican Landing is a gated community that features single-family homes, villas, and condominiums. The community offers a variety of amenities, including a private beach park, a fitness center, a canoe park, and a butterfly garden.
  • The Brooks: The Brooks is a master-planned community that features a variety of neighborhoods, including Shadow Wood, Spring Run, and Copperleaf. The community offers a variety of amenities, including golf courses, tennis courts, fitness centers, and restaurants.
  • Miromar Lakes: Miromar Lakes is a luxury waterfront community that features single-family homes, villas, and condominiums. The community offers a variety of amenities, including a private beach, a marina, a golf course, and a spa.
  • Estero Grande: Estero Grande is a gated community that features single-family homes and townhomes. The community offers a variety of amenities, including a clubhouse, a swimming pool, and a fitness center.
  • Bella Terra: Bella Terra is a gated community that features single-family homes, villas, and condominiums. The community offers a variety of amenities, including a clubhouse, a swimming pool, a fitness center, and a basketball court.
  • The Reserve at Estero: The Reserve at Estero is a gated community that features single-family homes and townhomes. The community offers a variety of amenities, including a clubhouse, a swimming pool, and a fitness center.

These are just a few examples of the popular housing developments in Estero, Florida. Potential homebuyers should contact a licensed Florida Realtor, and research each community thoroughly to determine which one best fits their needs and preferences.

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Matt Brown, William Raveis Real Estate, 720 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 | 239-580-8864

Specializing in luxury homes and condominiums, Matt Brown has 18+ years of experience marketing and selling exceptional properties. He has closed over $500 million and skillfully negotiated over 100 highest and best multiple-bid sales. Unparalleled focus on every detail, his reputation continues to set the bar high in the industry.
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Estero, Fl 33928

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Email: info@estero-fl.gov

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Visiting Estero, FL – Things To Do

Estero, Florida offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors and residents alike. Here are some of the top things to do in Estero:

  • Explore nature: Estero is home to a number of parks and nature preserves, including the Estero Bay Preserve State Park, Koreshan State Park, and the Hickey’s Creek Mitigation Park. Visitors can hike, bike, or kayak through these natural areas and enjoy the local wildlife.
  • Go shopping: Estero is known for its shopping destinations, including the Miromar Outlets and the Coconut Point Mall. Both offer a variety of high-end stores and restaurants, making them popular destinations for shoppers and diners.
  • Play golf: Estero is home to several golf courses, including the Stoneybrook Golf Course and the Estero Country Club. These courses offer a challenging and scenic golfing experience for golfers of all skill levels.
  • Visit the Germain Arena: The Germain Arena is a multi-purpose venue that hosts concerts, sporting events, and other entertainment. Visitors can catch a hockey game or attend a concert by a popular artist.
  • Learn about history: Visitors can learn about the history of the area by visiting the Koreshan State Historic Site, which includes the remains of the Koreshan Unity settlement. The site offers guided tours and exhibits about the community’s unique beliefs and way of life.
  • Relax at the beach: Estero is located near several beautiful beaches, including Barefoot Beach Preserve and Lover’s Key State Park. Visitors can swim, sunbathe, and enjoy the Gulf of Mexico’s warm waters.

These are just a few examples of the many things to do in Estero, Florida. The town offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors and residents to enjoy throughout the year.


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