Relocation Guide Part 1: SWFL Schools

Before you make your move to Southwest Florida, it’s important to consider which school fits your family’s needs. There are hundreds of SWFL schools to choose from. From esteemed public schools to intimate private institutions, here’s a snapshot of the education... read more

Your Guide to a Southwest Florida Rainy Day

That’s right: the Sunshine State isn’t always sunny. Living in Southwest Florida is perfect for people who love spending most of their time outdoors, but what happens when a storm on the Gulf brings a few days of endless rain? No worries – Southwest Florida has plenty... read more

Nature Lovers, Look No Further Than Southwest Florida

From white sandy beaches to towering cypress trees, Southwest Florida is a nature lover’s utopia. Hang a hammock from two shady palms overlooking the Gulf of Mexico or paddle through nearby mangrove estuaries. Whatever your outdoor activity of choice, sunny Southwest... read more

Your SWFL Farmers Market Guide

It’s that time again. “Season” in Southwest Florida means different things for tourists and locals. For tourists, it’s the time to visit. For locals, it’s time for the much-awaited farmers’ markets. No matter where you live in SWFL, you’re bound to find a... read more

Becoming a Florida Local

Moving from the colder climate states to the tropical weather of Florida is a huge change. Making that switch from tourist to resident takes some adjustment and a bit of time. Everyone loves Florida in the winter. Its why Florida’s population and traffic increase so... read more

The Best Beaches in Southwest Florida

Everyone knows that some of the world’s best beaches can be found in Southwest Florida. It should come as no surprise then, that homes directly on the beach or in communities within walking distance of the beach are among some of the highest properties in... read more

Top Benefits of Living in a Gated Community

1. Gated communities offer added security. Easily the most obvious benefit of living in a gated community is the sense of security and safety that it provides. Gated communities have lower crime rates than non-gated communities, and it is not just the gates at the... read more

What to Look for in a Retirement Home

Retirement is a big life step, and likely one that you’ve been looking forward to for a long time. You may have even thought about where you’d like to retire and in what kind of home you’d like to settle. Whether or not you’ve thought about it... read more

Island Living in Southwest Florida

The coast of Southwest Florida is covered in beautiful islands, literally thousands, if not tens of thousands. Of these, only a handful are large enough to be inhabitable by people, and not surprisingly, the real estate at these locations is highly sought after. If... read more

Should You Consider New Construction?

While everyone hopes that the very first home that they look through will be “the one,” the truth is that finding a person’s dream home is much easier said than done. Purchasing a new home, however, is definitely one area of your life that you have... read more

Florida Beach Access Guide

The state of Florida’s Coastal Management group has published this oh-so-awesome interactive map to every beach access point in the state. It’s available on the internet and as an app for smartphones. For each beach access point, you will find Parking... read more

Cape Coral Live Entertainment Hotspots

Ever since the city of Cape Coral passed an ordinance allowing bars to stay open until 4am, the downtown area known as South Cape has become a prime nightlife destination in Southwest Florida. Any local can tell you though, that the Cape Coral nightlife scene has... read more

Cape Coral Bimini Basin Project Brings Big Changes

Big things are happening in downtown Cape Coral right now, and we’re not just talking about the recent city ordinance that allows for bars in the South Cape Entertainment District to stay open until 4am. These days, it’s hard to think about Cape Coral... read more

Where is Lee County, Florida?

Lee County is a county in Southwest Florida that encompasses the major cities of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, and Sanibel, as well as the town of Fort Myers Beach and such smaller census-designated areas as Estero, Captiva, and Lehigh Acres. Most... read more

Cape Coral FAQs

FAQs Southwest Cape Coral Southwest Cape Coral – Homes Southwest Cape Coral – Condos Cape Harbour Tarpon Point Cape Royal Sandoval Southeast Cape Coral Southeast Cape Coral – Homes Southeast Cape Coral – Condos Yacht Club Homes & Condos... read more

Cape Coral Best Place to Retire – Bankrate

Cape Coral Ranks High On Another “Best” List Retiring in Cape Coral Bankrate recently published the to ten best places to retire in the United States, and Cape Coral is number 8 on the list. Cape Coral is the only Florida city to make the list.... read more

Cape Coral Bimini Basin Vision Summary

The results of the University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design planning for the Bimini Basin in Cape Coral is now available in PDF format. It’s exciting and impressive to review these ideas. We look forward to the next steps on this... read more

Boating Destinations in Southwest Florida

Discover Boating Options in Southwest Florida One of the reasons Southwest Florida is so popular for boaters is that there are endless destinations for day cruising, anchoring, or overnights at marinas. And of course, the aqua blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the... read more

Southwest Florida Boating Destinations Map

We have plotted on this interactive map some of our favorite boating destinations in Southwest Florida. Read the details on our blog post Southwest Florida Boating Destinations, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach, and... read more
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