The Top SW Florida Luxury Communities You Should Be Looking to Buy Your Vacation Home

The Top SW Florida Luxury Communities You Should Be Looking to Buy Your Vacation Home

  • Waterfront Lifestyle Group

South Florida has long been a hotspot for people around the world looking to make a mark and find that ideal vacation property to call home. But the market is complex, ever-changing, and growing fast. Buying a vacation home is rarely a one-sided endeavor--in fact, it often takes the know-how of local experts and agents to provide a clear picture of what’s available, what’s a good investment, and what’s hot. Let’s cover the top luxury communities in SW Florida that you should put on your radar for a vacation home.

Esplanade Lake Club

If you think of the resort lifestyle--a planned community with a pool, bar, spa, sports, and lakefront promenade included--when you think of luxury living, then the Esplanade Lake Club may just be the perfect fit. The amenities at the Esplanade Lake Club are hard to top, especially when compared to similar South Florida offerings. For one, it offers a fitness center, courts for tennis, pickleball, and bocce, plus a fully-outfitted pool and spa.

The “lake” in Esplanade Lake Club is truly a marvel. Newly-built walking trails (slated to complete in 2023) and an all-inclusive clubhouse surround the water. A beachfront bar and grille also look out on an unbeatable view of the lake that permits boat docks, kayak fishing, and wake surfing just moments from your back door.

Belle Lago

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Located halfway between Naples and Fort Myers, the Belle Lago community is ideally situated for travel or to stay in and enjoy the sun on the water. This neighborhood of 447 single-family homes features a 24-hour staff and amenities such as a grand clubhouse, fitness center, library, craft room, aerobics studio, and an assortment of courts for tennis, bocce, and pickleball.

Nearby nature preserves and wildlife continue to dazzle residents at Belle Lago, ensuring that SW Florida flora and fauna will never be far from your memory. Membership options at the closeby Estero Country Club are also available. What’s more, numerous one- and two-story homes in the community provide residents with private pools and up to six bedrooms or 4,600 square feet of air-conditioned luxury living space.

The Residences at Coconut Point

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This upscale community, a complex featuring 290 condos with 25-floor plans, is one of the most desired by new and potential homeowners due to its secure parking facilities, on-site guards, and fob-operated entries. But the Residences at Coconut Point offer so much more than a high-end resort feels for those calling it a vacation home away from home.

Coconut Point’s complex has one of the most-coveted locations among SW Florida luxury communities. It’s just next door to the Coconut Point Mall--halfway between Fort Myers and North Naples--where more than 100 shops, retail destinations, cafes, and local watering holes are on display. An on-site gym, European-style Olympic pool, clubhouse, and a business center round out the top amenities available for residents at the Residences at Coconut Point.

Wild Blue

When it comes to luxury planned communities in SW Florida, Wild Blue is among the cream of the crop. Situated on over 3,000 acres of peerless lakeside land, Wild Blue features a unique British West Indies architectural style that gives owners one-of-a-kind access to some of South Florida’s most distinctive freshwater lakes.

There’s no question where Wild Blue got its name: this community is all about lakeside living. Miles of deep freshwater lakes are on view from nearly every window, where residents can either sit back and enjoy the setting sun or indulge in kayaking and boating adventures just yards from their door. Powerboating, paddle boating, fishing, and wave running are encouraged here, where natural preserves and natural wildlife are never far from home.

Gulf Access Homes

Enjoying the Gulf of Mexico is at the forefront of anyone visiting SW Florida. Where the water meets the beach, there’s always someone looking to set up camp and claim their very own vacation home. That’s why Gulf Access Homes have always been among the most desired by those aiming to buy a vacation home.

Living close to the gulf, you’ll have unparalleled access to sport fishing, boating, kayaking, water skiing, and golfing experiences almost all year. What’s more, these residences are known for their family-friendly atmosphere and close proximity to legendary nightlife hotspots, ensuring that you’ll always be within an arm’s width of SW Florida’s best-known scenes.

Miromar Lakes

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Rounding out our list of the top SW Florida luxury communities, we’ve saved one of the best for last. A beach club and golf club in one, Miromar Lakes is the all-included living community par excellence. Miromar Lakes was designed with a vision: to be the country’s finest resort “every day of the year.” Since you can paddleboard, kayak, sail, fish, and water-ski year-round on its 700-acre lake and then cap off the day at its wellness spa, there’s no doubting why.

Furthermore, Miromar Lakes is the only Florida residence ever to win the prestigious Gold Award as the top community in the US from the National Association of Home Builders. It also features an Arthur Hills signature golf course on site, a tennis and pickleball court, and lakeside cabanas that promise years of relaxed, dreamy sunsets for all. Add to that, Miromar Lakes is just minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport and some of the area’s top cultural, dining, and shopping locales.

Get in touch with a local real estate agent today

Any questions or comments about SW Florida luxury communities or Esplanade Lake Club homes for sale? Contact the Waterfront Lifestyle Group today! We’ll be happy to help you navigate your journey to buying a vacation home in southwest Florida.

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