Located on the sought-after McGregor Corridor in Fort Myers, the Poinciana Park neighborhood is one of the venerable Old Fort Myers neighborhoods established during the days of Edison, Ford and Firestone. Properties are a mix of Mediterranean Revival architecture built during the 1920s with newer single-family homes on oversize lots surrounded by lush landscaping. A handful of new construction lots are still available with sweeping views of the Caloosahatchee River.
The neighborhood draws its name from the bright orange-red flowers, or Royal Poincianas, adorning many trees in southwest Florida. A favorite of Edison, he fantasized about planting them on both sides of McGregor Boulevard before replacing them with the royal palms that line the eight miles of the boulevard today. A short walk to downtown and the Edison estates, Poinciana Park is tucked away between Highway 41 to the east and the Valencia Terrace neighborhood to the south.