East Fort Myers Real Estate
East Fort Myers is notable for waterfront properties that offer lower price points than equivalent residences in Fort Myers as well as nearby Cape Coral. East Fort Myers runs east of I-75 and north of Lehigh Acres to include three key areas: Fort Myers Shores; Buckingham and the Orange River Area.
While Fort Myers Shores is relatively suburban with a mix of single-family homes and condos, the Buckingham and Orange River area is quieter, with a more rural feel. Park-like environs are home to warm waters populated with manatees and lush tropical greenery. Directly to the east is Alva with some newer gated communities that take advantage of its larger acreage with spacious homes fringed by a number of mature oak trees. The lower property prices are a trade-off for the longer boating runs to the open Gulf waters and beaches. Some condos also require the lease or purchase of a slip for an additional fee to take advantage of gulf access. Regardless, residents of East Fort Myers continue to enjoy the advantages of luxury living on the gulf at affordable rates.