Located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Estero is a unique residential community offering a quiet, laid-back lifestyle in comparison its more touristy neighbors. While beach-life is just a quick drive away in nearby towns such as Naples and Fort Myers, there’s plenty to do in Estero. Estero pleases its golf fanatics by offering more than five local golf courses, all with beautiful views. On a weekend night, the Germain Arena in Estero is either holding a concert, or an exciting Florida Everblades ECHL hockey game. Estero also accomodates its shopaholics with numerous shops, boutiques and high-end retail stores. A day trip to the Miromar Outlets was voted the #1 thing to do in Estero by Tripadvisor. where prolonging “shop-til-you-drop” with a burger at Fords Garage is a must. If the outlets aren’t enough, shoppers can also walk around the Coconut Point Mall, an outdoor mall with many popular stores and a movie theatre.
Entertainment in Estero is abundant, but so are outdoor recreational activities. Estero River Outfitters is the perfect place to go to explore the Estero River by renting a kayak to enjoy the peaceful scenery. Bowditch Point Regional Park is a popular destination for those seeking a quaint and relaxing day at the beach. Estero shows appreciation of cultural diversity and history in Florida through the Trail of Florida’s Indian Heritage, which encourages respect and awareness for the remaining cultural sites of the original Florida natives. There’s also the Koreshan State Historic Park, which was created in the late 1800s to preserve a once exclusive, utopian religious community. Visitors can tour the grounds and enjoy fishing, canoeing and nature watching. Estero offers close-knit community feel with all the attractions of Southwest Florida easily at hand.