Southwest Florida homes are some of the most popular second home investments anywhere in the world. This section of stunning coastline has earned the reputation, not only as a great place to live, but also as a location that delivers excellent rental occupancy levels for short term and annual leases.
As a place to live on a full time basis southwest Florida is incomparable. It offers a superb lifestyle, great employment opportunities and some excellent educational facilities.
Popular towns to buy Southwest Florida homes
Bonita Springs Homes
Bonita Springs Homes remain a firm favorite with overseas buyers looking to enjoy some winter sun, but also with local families who appreciate easy access to schools, employment centers and of course the beaches.
From waterfront condos in the sky through to golf course communities and more economical new home options, Bonita Springs homes offer a wide range of residential and second home opportunities across all budgets.
Bonita Spring began life as a small fishing village that sold salted fish to Cuban traders from beach-side thatched huts. Bonita Springs city has since grown into a prospering family community of over 39,000 residents. Old Florida homes, cypress trees and hanging Florida moss complement Bonita Springs is a refreshing blend of Southern charm and modern facilities.
Bonita Springs FL boasts many rivers, bays and finger canals which are excellent for fishing and outdoor activities, providing a scenic backdrop for waterfront accommodations. Bonita’s sparkling beaches are a perfect retreat from the stress of everyday life, and attract visitors from miles away, which has led many to call Bonita Springs the “Gateway to the Gulf”.
Cape Coral Homes
Cape Coral Homes are back in demand as more families move to the area to live on a permanent basis and others decide to make Cape Coral their vacation destination in the sun.
With it’s miles of waterways and canals, Cape Coral has always attracted the boating crowd who want to moor their yacht or cruiser at the end of the yard. This idyllic vision is extremely strong for many families and getting your hands on a waterfront home in Cape Coral is no longer as inexpensive as it once was. There are however some local custom builders who are constructing new Cape Coral homes right on the water and they are including private docks and sea walls.
If you are more of a landlubber and just looking for a great place to call home, then there are a number of new home communities in Cape Coral plus a growing number of individual homes in construction which could be just for you. Prices on the Cape start at around $250,000, increasing exponentially as you get closer to the water.
The main priority for many families is good access to schools and employment centers. We all know that getting across the Caloosahatchee can be a ‘strain’ especially in season, so choosing a well located community is crucial if you want to get to all of your appointments on time.
Fort Myers Homes
Fort Myers Homes are in huge demand, probably more now than ever before. Having grown from a second home destination, where wealthy retirees enjoyed the warm winters and a hot spot for Spring Breakers, Ft Myers has evolved into a thriving community which appeals to younger families, entrepreneurs and investors. Fort Myers has earned the reputation, not only as a great place to live, but also as a location that delivers excellent rental occupancy levels for short term rentals on the islands and annual leases.
As a place to live on a full time basis Fort Myers is incomparable. It offers a superb lifestyle, great employment opportunities and some excellent educational facilities.
Naples Homes are in huge demand, which is no great surprise as it is one of the most popular beach towns in Florida. Having grown from a second home destination, where wealthy retirees enjoyed the warm winters, Naples has evolved and now appeals to younger families, entrepreneurs and investors. Naples has earned the reputation, not only as a great place to live, but also as a location that delivers excellent rental occupancy levels.
As a place to live on a full time basis Naples is unique. It offers a superb lifestyle, great employment opportunities and the famous high end shopping venue of 5th Avenue. Very few towns or cities in Florida offer the relaxed ambiance of Naples. It’s pristine beach, fantastic boating and numerous golf courses appeal to everyone.
What is on offer in the Southwest Florida Homes market?
These southwest Florida homes are pretty evenly split with half being in Bonita Springs and Naples, the remainder in Estero and Fort Myers.
The choice of locations is plentiful but the choice of floor plans and prices, upgrades and finishes can be mind boggling. Add to this the resale market and you will see why people get so confused when looking for the right home. We specialize in new homes and can walk you through the entire process of locating, financing and purchasing a new home in southwest Florida.
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Who is buying Southwest Florida Homes?
Families as well as retirees are buying southwest Florida homes for many different reason, but one which seems to be at the top of the list are the prices. Add a great outdoors lifestyle, improved infrastructure and job opportunities and southwest Florida homes are in big demand.
On an international level:
- 16.2% of all UK residents purchase in the Fort Myers and Naples area of Southwest Florida
- 21.8% of all Canadians purchase in the Fort Myers and Naples area of Southwest Florida
- 12.9% of all Europeans (excluding UK) purchase in the Fort Myers and Naples area of Southwest Florida
The Brazilians, Spanish speaking South Americans, Russians and Chinese are also expected to make a big push in Southwest Florida in the very near future.
With inventories still very low for both purchase and rental and with builders struggling to build fast enough, we envisage prices continuing to rise for the foreseeable future.