Posted by Mark Washburn on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 4:22:56 PM By Mark Washburn / December 1, 2011 Comment
One of the more popular purchase options this year for buyers in the Fort Myers area has been homes in newer golf communities. Buyers are attracted to the pristine and up-to date courses, modern clubhouses and new construction or slightly used housing options. These communities offer the opportunity to move right in and quickly get acclimated into a social structure that hasn't stratified over many years. Two local communities with significant activity this year are The Plantation and Verandah. Both offer championship-caliber golf, upscale amenities and both new and re-sale housing options. The Plantation The Plantation is a newer upscale community which will have 1,100 homes at full build-out . The community has two discreet neighborhoods: the golfing community of Somerset and the non-golfing enclave of Bridgetown. Housing options at the Plantation include estate homes, single-family homes, carriage homes and villa homes. An 18-hole Hurdzan-Fry championship course anchors the Somerset golfing community. The course is complimented by a 38,000 sq. ft. clubhouse finished to resemble a British colonial manor house. Within the clubhouse, Dartington's offers a restaurant and bar for dining, socializing and relaxing. The Plantation is located on Treeline Avenue off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. This location is convenient to RSW Airport, shopping, dining and entertainment in Estero and Downtown Fort Myers. Year-to-date, 16 homes have sold in the Plantation community. Selling prices have ranged from $132,000 for a 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,654 SF foreclosed villa to $470,000 for a 4 BR / 4 BA / 3,193 SF home with a pool and water views. Here is a resource to learn more about The Plantation and view active listings in this community. Verandah Verandah is an upscale master-planned country club community offering 36-holes of championship golf. The community encompasses 1,456 acres along the Orange River in East Fort Myers and will feature approximately 1,700 homes at full build-out. Verandah housing options include custom estate homes, single-family homes, detached villas and coach homes in 18 unique neighborhoods. Verandah is a golfers paradise with a course designed by Bob Cupp and Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II. The Nicklaus designed course was recently named one of the top five private course in the country by Golf Inc. Magazine. Amenities at Verandah include a club house, waterfront restaurant, fitness center, tennis and riverfront boat house. Verandah is located in East Fort Myers, two miles east of Interstate I-75 on State Route 80. Year-to-date, 74 homes have sold in the Verandah community. Selling prices have ranged from $74,900 for a 3 BR / 2.5 BA / 1,704 SF foreclosed coach home to $834,867 for a 4 BR / 3.5 BA / 3,654 SF riverfront estate home. Here is a resource to learn more about Verandah and view active listings in this community.
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