Great Schools: Private Schools in the Area

Southwest Florida offers a number of excellent private schools, for all ages,  in the area.  Check out some of these programs:

Pre-Schools & Grade Schools:

Brown Academy, Fort Myers’ Premiere School and Childcare Provider! Brown Academy is a family owned and operated Fort Myers school and childcare provider.

Island Montessori Academy, located in Naples, provides a nurturing, balanced learning environment that fosters responsibility and cooperation through academic and social development.

St. Francis Xavier School is a Catholic elementary school, serving Pre-K through Grade 8 children of the Lee County Catholic community.

Saint Michael Lutheran School is an accredited, coeducational school, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, dedicated to quality education in the Lutheran – Christian tradition.

High Schools:

Evangelical Christian School is a non-denominational college preparatory school in Fort Myers, Florida.

Canterbury School, also in Fort Myers, is a pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory, coeducational day school whose students reside in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties.

Bishop Verot is centrally located, in Fort Myers, and is ranked as one of the TOP 50 Catholic schools in the nation.


golf_southseas“Surf & Turf”

Thanks to our favorable climate, Southwest Florida golf enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite sport year round.  With nearly 150 courses, and many more in the planning stages, Florida’s southwest coast is quickly becoming the favorite destination of golfers, worldwide.


Tiburon Golf Club, best known for hosting the annual Greg Norman Franklin Templeton Shootout, previously know as the Shark Shootout, is located in Naples.

Old Corkscrew Golf Club, located in Estero, is Florida’s only stand-alone, Jack Nichlaus signature golf course.  This par 72 course provides  a challenging, enjoyable experience for all golfing levels.

Treviso Bay, also located in Naples, boasts 18 holes of curvaceous greens that provide quite a challenge.  The exquisite design, and beautifully maintained grounds make this course a favorite for both residents and visitors.

Check out some of the many golf courses in the area:

Places to Live: Resort Living

serenity pool

Paseo is a vibrant, uniquely designed community in the heart of South Fort Myers  on Daniels Parkway.  Close to shopping, the beaches and all the attractions of  Southwest Florida, Paseo is one of the most exciting places to live in Fort  Myers. Paseo offers a variety of luxury Fort Myers homes for sale, including its  newest neighborhood, Esperanza, with new single-family floor plans and exciting  new Twin Villas. Paseo has a rich collection of Fort Myers houses for sale,  including Flats, Two-Story and Split-Level Town Homes, Casitas, Villas, and The  Paseo Signature Collection and Master Collection of Single-Family Homes.
Discover our one-of-a-kind community with an inspired collection of Fort Myers  homes; all just steps away from the 26,000-square-foot Village Center. The  Village Center boasts a luxury resort style pool, a top-tier spa, fitness  center, restaurants, community movie theatre, full service concierge, an  old-fashioned ice cream parlor, an Internet café, 6 tennis courts and so much  more. With its location, quality and value, Paseo is one of the best buys in  Fort Myers real estate.

Botanica Lakes in Fort Myers is one of SW Florida’s most exciting new real estate communities offering an incredible lifestyle and a great value, too! Botanica Lakes features over 100 acres of open space and natural preserves and 32 acres of lakes in a prime location off the Treeline Corridor. Botanica Lakes’ homes for sale in Fort Myers, Florida, feature 3, 4, 5 and 6-bedroom Mediterranean style single-family homes priced from the $170’s. Botanica Lakes in SW FL truly has something for everyone – residents enjoy a lifestyle like no other. Our homes for sale in Floridainclude amenities such as a fabulous courtyard-style clubhouse and 7-acre recreation area that features a social hall, fitness center, children’s activity center, yoga and exercise studio, resort-style pool, a water play area, tennis, basketball courts, tot lot, party pavilion and much more!

Plantation Fort Myers

The Plantation – Fort Myers 

Many people move to Fort Myers to get massive amounts of sunshine and live a life of fun.  The beautiful part of living in such an elite community as Plantation is the ability to enjoy life without evening leaving the community.

Plantation boasts one of the nicest golf course in Fort Myers.  The 18 hole Plantation golf course is designed by Hurdzan-Fry.  You can also enjoy tennis, long walks on the paths, or the stunning clubhouse and community pool.


Oasis Condominium:

A private tropical paradise with deep water access to the Caloosahatchee River and 15 miles from the Gulf of Mexico in Fort Myers.   True resort living.





Gulf Gateway Realty

Enjoy the Water: Boating

boating.jpgIt’s a great time to be a Southwest Florida resident, especially if you enjoy boating!  The water is clear, the sun is shining and the fish are biting.  Many of our providers spend their weekends captaining their own boats or enjoying the benefits of one of the many boat clubs in the area.  Regardless of living in Naples, Fort Myers or north to Port Charlotte, boat clubs line the gulf coast.  Please click on the following links to visit the boat club websites.

Freedom Boat Club

Southwest Florida Yacht Club

The Boat Clubs of Florida

Carefree Boat Club

Baywater Exclusive


The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is a 190-mile marked canoe and kayak trail that meanders through the coastal waters and inland tributaries of Lee County, Florida.

Colleges and Universities

Florida Gulf Coast University, located in Fort Myers,  is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Edison State College, has campuses in Fort Myers, Naples, Punta Gorda and LaBelle and offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Baccalaureate degrees, as well as various certificate programs.

Hodges University, located in Naples, offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs in the fields of health, business, professional studies and technology.

Edison & Ford Estates

Fort_Myers_FL_Murphy-Burroughs_House01Rich in history and culture, Southwest Florida was also the winter home to two of the most famous men in US history.  The beautiful winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are located near downtown Fort Myers and are open to the public for tours.  While visiting the Edison & Ford Estates, you will enjoy seeing the historical buildings, including both homes as well as Thomas Edison’s laboratory and the Ford and Edison museum.  The 20 acres of grounds also boasts beautiful botanical gardens that include over 1700 varieties of plants and trees.


Thanks to our sunny and warm climate, Southwest Florida is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors on two wheels.  Rather you prefer motorized or non-motorized bikes, you’re sure to find other biking enthusiasts to spend time with.

Bike Night Ft MyersFor you Harley guys and girls, both Fort Myers and neighboring Cape Coral host “Bike Night” which always produce a huge turnout.  Bike Nights are a way for area bikers to showcase their tricked out rides, meet up with friends, make new friends and enjoy food, drink and live music.



If exercise and a Bianchi are your passion, Southwest Florida has a very active cycling community and there are a number of cycling clubs that you can get involved in.  The Caloosa Riders welcome new members of all ages to join them for weekly rides as well as charity fundraisers.  Naples Velo Community is the longest running bicycle club in Southwest Florida.  Southwest Bicycles Cycling Club was  designed as a more casual, recreational club and offers a variety of rides to accommodate all riding styles.