Estero Real Estate
Estero is Spanish for "estuary", meaning where the river joins the sea. Founded in 1882 by citrus farmers, Estero is an ideally located unincorporated area in south Lee County bordered by Ft. Myers to the north and Bonita Springs to the south. The Estero River has long been acknowledged as the lifeblood of the community since Ponce de Leon discovered it in 1513 while exploring the Gulf of Mexico. Mound Key, where de Leon landed, is located at the mouth of the river where the Calusa Indians made their capital and where the first Jesuit Mission appeared in North America. The Estero River is surrounded by stands of ancient oaks and is a protected and treasured aquatic preserve.
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Several years later, in 1884, a Chicago Utopian society made their commune at the corner of 41 and Corkscrew Road and formed what is now known as Korehsan State Historic Site and Park. Until just the past few years, Estero was a quiet and sleepy river town of predominantly single family residential properties. However today, with the explosion of growth in its nearest neighbor - the city of Bonita Springs – Estero is rapidly changing its appearance. Over 10,000,000 square feet of commercial space and 11,000 housing units have been developed and Estero is experiencing a sea change to its quiet beginnings.
Estero is in the process of building and developing wherever you travel in the area. However, development in Estero is controlled by Lee County with special amendments for area. Its residents wish to retain the old river front town feeling with intelligent and comprehensive development to include building height restriction, extensive road development, and the blending of commercial buildings with an Olde Florida or Mediterranean design.
Estero is blessed with a varied, energetic and eco-friendly population base – here you'll find an active and vital Art League, Historical Society, Lion's Club, Friends of the Library, and a strong adherence to smart growth with an eye towards conserving the natural and lush tropical environment that's everywhere in this Southwest Florida community.
Within the confines of Estero is the area's newest addition – the Coconut Point Mall. Just a few minutes away is Florida Gulf Coast University, an accredited four year multi-disciplined state university and the SW Florida International Airport, which has Foreign Trade Status and is an integral part of Esteros' smart commercial growth plan for the future.
The Estero real estate market has every type of community being built within the its boundaries, from large gated and planned communities, to smaller town centre type projects built around a self-contained lifestyle. Estero is one of the last areas to be developed in south Lee County and purchasing property here may be very fortuitous for future owners. Estero offers excellent schools, health care, and of course, year round sunshine. So bring your family and friends and explore the numerous and exciting opportunities this area of Southwest Florida has to offer!
Estero Real Estate for Sale
Estero Homes and Condominiums for Sale
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To search for Estero homes and condos for sale, simply use our Estero MLS search feature. It's easy. Just select your property preferences and find the types of homes or condos that meet your specific needs.
Depending on the type of Estero MLS search option you choose, you can view thumbnail listing search results or you can register to obtain complete Estero listing details including our other unique features like mapping the listing, saving the listing to your favorites or searching by City, MLS Number or Zip Code. In addition, you'll also have the ability to set up your own personalized custom automatic email listing searches and have all new listings fitting your search criteria sent to you immediately after they are entered into the MLS.
If you're not familiar with the Estero area, you can begin your search by visiting our Estero community pages. Each includes a sampling of listings for both homes and condos for you to review. And, if you're not sure about the types of property available, you can visit our Florida property description page for more information.
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