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Why Move to Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida is a beautiful location to live in, and it has so much to offer. Shopping, dining, culture, arts, beaches, farmers markets, golfing, and luxurious living. There is something for everyone. 

There are many perks to living in Southwest Florida. The weather is warm most of the year, and you’re never too far from a beach or shopping center. It is also not too far from some of the bigger Florida cities. You can drive to Tampa, Miami, and Orlando in a matter of a few hours. There is a great housing market here as well. You can find a variety of beautiful houses, condos, or apartments. 

In this post, we will discuss attractions found in Southwest Florida cities. We hope this allows you to see why Southwest Florida is an excellent area to move to. It should also help you decide where to move, according to your interests.

Southwest Florida Cities and Attractions

So, you’ve decided to move to Southwest Florida. The only question now is, what part are you going to move to? 

Your decision depends on what you are looking for in the area you want to live. 

If you’re looking for a beach home, check out Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Siesta Key, Captiva Island, Useppa Island, and Marco Island. All these areas have plenty of fantastic food and shopping. You will fully experience beach life. If you want to rent or buy a boat, these areas are great for doing so. Many homes are along the water, or you can keep your boat at a harbor nearby. These cities are also not too far from other areas that are more metropolitan. 

If you would like to live near more arts and culture, you may like Fort Myers, Sarasota, Naples, or Bradenton. All four areas have historic downtown districts featuring various museums and theatres. Fort Myers is home to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Florida Repertory Theatre, and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Sarasota has the Ringling Museum alongside Asolo Repertory Theatre. Artis-Naples, TheatreZone, and Gulfshore Playhouse are a few of the theatres in Naples. Bradenton has the Village of the Arts, with shops, cafes, and galleries. It also has a few different aquariums and museums.

Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples are popular choices if you want to live in a luxurious community. Each city has upscale living near plenty of dining and shopping options. In addition, they all offer various country clubs and expansive golf courses.

The cities best known for shopping and dining are Bonita Springs, Fort MyersEstero, and Naples. Within these locations, you will find:

  • Miromar Outlets
  • The Promenade
  • Gulf Coast Town Center
  • Coconut Point Mall
  • Mercato
  • Edison Mall
  • Coastland Center Mall

Downtown Naples holds the luxurious Fifth Avenue South. Fifth Avenue has upscale restaurants, shopping, and more. Downtown Fort Myers has the Historic River District, with many restaurants and shops. These are beautiful areas to walk around and shop in. They offer a unique selection of stores and restaurants in each one.

If you want more fishing and nature, check out Port Charlotte/Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda, Everglades City, and Clewiston. These areas all have lots of places to fish and explore nature. This makes them great options if those are your interests.

If you are a fan of baseball, hockey, or basketball, you may want to check out Fort Myers and Estero. The Boston Red Sox holds spring training at JetBlue Park. The Minnesota Twins have spring training at Hammond Stadium. Both are in Fort Myers. The Florida Everblades play at Hertz Arena in Estero. Hertz Arena hosts other events such as concerts when there is not a hockey game. Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers and Alico Arena in Estero host college sports.

Cape Coral is a part of Southwest Florida where many families are choosing to live. There are many schools and houses to choose from. It is typically more family-friendly than other areas of Southwest Florida. It is less known for its shopping, but it still has many stores and entertainment and dining options. It isn’t too far from other areas of Southwest Florida, but it is a more separate location. If you have or are a student entering college, Estero is home to Florida Gulf Coast University. Fort Myers has Florida SouthWestern State College.

Enjoy Florida Living!

No matter which part of Southwest Florida you choose to live in, one thing remains the same: you will be living where other people vacation. This area is popular for a reason, and we want you to experience life in Southwest Florida fully. Living here is a great decision. The Westerfield Group would be happy to help you find the area that is right for you. Your dream can become a reality in beautiful Southwest Florida. With so many cities to choose from, we hope this has helped you decide.

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