Choosing Between Somerset and Bridgetown Neighborhoods

Fort Myers has some great neighborhoods to choose from, including The Plantation, which is actually two distinct neighborhoods in one. If you’re having a hard time deciding between the two, you may want to consider what exactly makes each of them so unique, and therefore which of them provides the perfect setting for your Southwest Florida lifestyle.

Somerset at The Plantation

The Somerset neighborhood is the golf course community of The Plantation, which is obviously a big draw for certain buyers, especially in Southwest Florida. Built up by Pulte Homes, Somerset consists of around 700 carriage home and single-family homes, although landscape maintenance and lawn care is provided for all of the homes of Somerset. Some homes in Somerset include their own private swimming pools and outdoor space, as well.

These are oftentimes newer construction homes, with some of the latest and most modern features and finishes. Residents of Somerset have access to a clubhouse with a restaurant and bar, plus such amenities as a resort-style swimming pool, tennis courts, a billiards room, and a fitness center. The 18-hole golf course is a big part of living in Somerset.

Bridgetown at The Plantation

On the other hand, Bridgetown is the non-golfing neighborhood of The Plantation with around 500 homes. You’ll find attached villas and single-family homes here, oftentimes with views of lakes, wooded areas, and preserves. Bridgetown sits on the northern side of The Plantation, which is within walking distance of Bridgetown Hall with swimming, a community center, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, and more.

The homes of Bridgetown commonly contain around 1,500 square feet of living space to sometimes 3,500 square feet of living space. Generally, you’ll find homes with around three-bedrooms and three-baths available in the community. Many of these homes are relatively new and were constructed in recent years.  

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