There are many terrific residential communities in the Southwest Florida real estate market. Many of the better communities have deed restrictions which have rules and regulations which homeowners must abide by. Communities with these deed restrictions are generally much better kempt than subdivisions that do not have these restrictions. Some of the restrictions might include rules governing the color of the house, size of the house, keeping your lawn cut to a certain height, not having boats or recreational vehicles in the driveway, etc.
Some communities in the region also offer amenities like electronically gated entrances or even manned gated entries. The communities may offer golf courses, clubhouses, tennis courts, basketball courts, heated community pools, social activities, the list goes on an on. There are even communities that offer maintenance free homes that include all outside maintenance like painting, roof replacement, cutting grass and pruning shrubs…much like living in a condo. Be aware when you see amenities like this the funding has to come from somewhere. The general rule is that the more amenities a community offers the higher the home owners association fees will be.
Southwest Florida Homes for Sale
The communities of Southwest Florida extend down the Gulf Coast like a mural inspired from the same canvas of white sandy beaches, turquoise water and breezy tropical palms.
They all offer many of the same advantages of living in an ocean-side community including easy access to boating, sailing, world-class fishing, a myriad of outdoor recreation opportunities, and that wonderful pleasant year-round climate.
Choosing the ideal Gulf Coast Subdivision can be difficult since each neighborhood seems more beautiful than the next. The more you explore, the more you’ll realize that each area has its own unique charm.
Perhaps you've secretly desired your own private getaway; Little Gasparilla, Manasota Key, Palm, or Boca Grande Islands provide exclusive island living, but with convenient access to the urban amenities of Sarasota and Fort Myers.
If Italian Renaissance architecture appeals to you, then be sure to explore the quaint community of Venice with its downtown shops and Mediterranean feel.
For a more metropolitan area with close proximity to schools, hospitals, shopping and entertainment, the Charlotte Harbor community of Port Charlotte might fit the bill.
If breezy Gulf Coast living is what you’re after, the possibilities are endless. Let us help you find that perfect gulf front address.
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