Great Fort Myers Area Neighborhoods for Families

If you’re searching for a great place for your family to call home, you cannot beat some of the top communities in the Fort Myers area.

McGregor Corridor

The McGregor Corridor sits right alongside the Caloosahatchee River and close to Downtown Fort Myers. You’ll find locally owned restaurants and boutique shops here, along with nearby golf courses and parks. 

Popular master-planned communities in the McGregor Corridor with a vast array of amenities include Gulf Harbour and The Landings.  Families can enjoy golf, tennis, baoting and working out together in these developments.

There are also a number neighborhoods without gates and HOAs in the McGregor Corridor including Burtwood, Palmetto Point, Seminole Estates.  Some of these communities have direct frontage on the river which is ideal for boating famlies.

Botanica Lakes

If you’re hoping to spend your free-time out on an area lake, you’ll want to consider Botanica Lakes. This family-friendly community offers plenty of appeal, with a number of home designs with enough space for large families.   Botanica Lakes was developed by GL Homes, known for their family- friendly community amenity centers.


Iona offers a mix of suburban and urban appeal. It also sits in an ideal spot for accessing area beaches and natural areas. Close to offices, restaurants and shopping, the location also makes it easy to head out for some fishing, boating or kayaking. Some of the area’s most exclusive communities sit in the Iona area.   Popular communities for families in Iona include Catalpa Cove, Jonathan Harbour and St Charles Harbor.

Sanibel & Captiva

For a true island lifestyle, consider nearby Sanibel or Captiva islands. While Captiva tends to contain more private properties and be on the quieter side, Sanibel is a better location for shelling with public beach access. Sanibel even has its own highly-regarded school that’s right on the island.

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