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Estero – 33928 – Lee County (minutes from Corkscrew Village & Coconut Point Mall)
If you’ve been considering a move to Southwest Florida, large cities like Fort Myers and Cape Coral or smaller towns like Naples and Bonita Springs have probably immediately come to mind. What you might not have considered, perhaps because you’d never even heard of it, is the small village of Estero, located directly between Bonita Springs and Fort Myers. But while Estero might be lesser known than some of its more famous and more established neighbors, some pretty exciting changes are coming to the area that are finally causing this quaint village to get noticed.
In 2013, the Hertz Corporation made a huge announcement: they would be moving their headquarters from their previous locations in New Jersey and Oklahoma down to beautiful and sunny Florida. Their chosen location? Estero, of course. While the exact reasoning behind the decision is probably something that only the CEO’s of Hertz will ever know fully, we like to think that the thriving economy and booming commercial market throughout Lee County played a big role.
Construction is already well under way for the $75 million building that will house Hertz’s new headquarters, located at the corner of US-41 and Williams Road. The 34.5 acres of allotted land is just south of Corkscrew Village and about a mile north of Coconut Point Mall, one of Estero’s other landmark attractions. Along with the move to Estero, the Hertz Corporation is bringing along with it an estimated 750 jobs, fantastic news for the already booming job market in Lee County.
While most of Florida has earned the unfair reputation of being stuffy and old, Estero is truly an exception to the stereotype. With such great employment opportunities in Estero currently and on the horizon, Estero has proved to be a great location for families of all sizes and with children of all ages. And, with the growing popularity and recognition for Florida Gulf Coast University, as well as the location of Germain Arena, home to the Florida Everblades hockey team, Estero has plenty to offer to young athletes and academics in the area as well. To accommodate the new Hertz families in the area, FGCU is even waiving its one-year residency requirements for Hertz employees and their families, saving them from having to pay out-of-state tuition during their time of transition.
Best of all, with a home in Estero, you are centrally located in the middle of all of Southwest Florida’s best offerings. The shopping of Naples, the beaches of Bonita Springs, the nightlife of Fort Myers, and the boating of Cape Coral are all within a short drive of Estero, perfect for day trips and even quick excursions. And while homes for sale in Lee County are plentiful right now, only with Estero real estate do you truly experience the best that all of Southwest Florida has to offer in one single location.
For more information on Estero homes for sale or general information about Lee County real estate, contact David or Brenda today by calling 1-239-896-8549.