Old Florida-Style Architecture is Alive and Well in Coconut Creek
Conveniently located just off McGregor Boulevard in South Fort Myers, Old Florida-style architecture is alive and well in Coconut Creek. This charming community is close enough to what you need and want in Fort Myers and the surrounding region, but at the same time the gated community manages to maintain a quiet, secluded setting.
Built up around two lakes, the community features towering palm trees, oak, and banyan trees. While the first homes didn’t actually go up until the early 1990s, Coconut Creek offers the timeless appeal of generations past.
All homes in Coconut Creek have metal roofs and large porches. You will also find things like screened-in lanais and decks overlooking lake views.
Some of the well-kept homes of Coconut Creek additionally offer such desirable features and finishes as granite countertops, upgraded cabinetry and high ceilings. In keeping with the Old Florida design style points, you may also find things like Bahama shutters and a front porch swing.
Even the community’s clubhouse takes a nod to the past, as a designated state historic landmark. The clubhouse was formerly part of the Frederick J Wesemeyer estate.
The 1930s-era hunting cabin was restored and given a new purpose in the residential community. Shared amenities of Coconut Creek also include two tennis and pickleball courts, a fenced-in playground, plus a swimming pool and spa.
Residents can additionally do some fishing on the lake, or even take a canoe out on the water. If you’d like to stay on dry land, the park area of Coconut Creek offers a gazebo, which seems to be a good spot for watching the neighborhood swans that are commonly found out on the lake.
The desirable community of Coconut Creek sits close to the beach, area shopping, grocery stores, and more. It’s also a short distance from local restaurants, the airport, and both Sanibel and Captiva islands.