Whiskey Creek Historic Roots Date Back to Prohibition

It may be the place to find relatively modern homes today, but the community of Whiskey Creek does have something in common with its somewhat unusual name. As it turns out, Whiskey Creek has historic roots that do indeed date back to the time of Prohibition.

The community gets its name from a small nearby creek that’s also called Whiskey Creek. Generations ago, it’s said the creek was called Myomee, but around the time of Prohibition, bootleggers started to use the area more and more. 

It’s thought when stills started popping up in the area, the remote creek took on the name Whiskey Creek. It then took several decades for developers to move in and begin constructing the Whiskey Creek community we know today. 

Originally built up by US Homes, the Whiskey Creek community sits in South Fort Myers, between McGregor Boulevard and Summerlin Road. You’ll now find single-family homes, paired villas, and condos for sale, with some of the most expensive homes topping $1 million.

Residential options recently listed on the market have included everything from a cozy two-bedroom, two-bath to a much larger four-bedroom with expansive outdoor space, including its own boat lift. Some of the homes in Whiskey Creek offer the advantage of easy access to Whiskey Creek, the Caloosahatchee River and eventually the Gulf, offering up the opportunity for boating, fishing, and even nearby kayaking.

Because these homes are usually more established, you will also likely find mature landscaping. Some of the homes also include fenced-in yards with private swimming pools and sometimes screened-in lanais for outdoor space.

There’s also the Whiskey Creek Country Club and semi-private, executive golf course, with the availability of both golf and social memberships. The club features some on-site dining options, plus it routinely hosts activities and social events. Monthly calendars range from breakfasts, brunches, and dinners to golf leagues and planned card games.

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