The Southwest Florida area is well known for its incredible climate and awe-inspiring views. Florida is the Sunshine State, after all.

The residents in the cities here, like Naples and Bonita Springs, can take full advantage of the fantastic year-round weather. Backyards are made for outdoor living, the landscape is ideal for spending time outside, and the communities themselves encourage the alfresco lifestyle.

The vibrant Southwest Florida communities and neighbourhoods, such as Bella Terra, Grandezza, and Pelican Landing,  embrace every aspect of outdoor living, from the backyard to the beach.

Here are a few of our favourite ways to enjoy these outdoor spots in the Southwest Florida area.

Relax By Your Backyard Pool

On the hot summer days in Florida, there’s no better way to spend the day with family than by relaxing at your own pool.

Chilling poolside, playing games in the water, swimming for exercise, or hosting friends for a poolside barbecue are all available options in most of the homes for sale in Southwest Florida.

Many of the pools in these homes are built with marble lanai, and are a part of a fully screened outdoor living area. Features like an adjoining spa, temperature control, and pool bath really make it feel like resort living. Rock waterfalls and fountains create a serene environment in the backyard for many of the custom pools built here in Southwest Florida.

Spend the Day at the Beach

While the backyard pool is an amazing addition to the properties here, sometimes it’s nice to get away. The families and residents of Southwest Florida get the best of both worlds because it is also close to some of the best beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.

Living in  a community like Estero means being a short drive away from Bonita Beach, Lover’s Key Beach, Fort Myers Beach, and the beautiful Estero Island. These are some of the most popular beaches in Florida because they’re the most beautiful.

There are miles and miles of sandy shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy and explore, whether in a public setting, a nature preserve, or your own private oasis. 

Dine Out In Your Very Own Summer Kitchen

The idea of a summer kitchen is really only possible in places with an ideal climate like Southwest Florida. Most days in Southwest Florida are filled with sunshine, allowing the residents here to enjoy this unique extended space year round.

Get togethers are so much more social and fun with a summer kitchen, a trend that has exploded in popularity here in Florida. There’s no better way to barbecue, and it keeps the inside of the house that much cleaner. You’ll never have to leave the party!

Not only are these summer kitchens the best way to entertain others and enjoy your own outdoor living space, but they can greatly increase the value of your home.

Socialize on a Patio

The patio scene in Southwest Florida is incredible. Whether at home, or visiting any of the incredible local restaurants, patios feel so gratifying, especially in the Florida sun.

Every community has many well known spots, offering spectacular patio views. South Forke Grille in Estero, Turtle's Tiki Bar on Sanibel Island, and 10 Twenty Five in Fort Myers are all well-known patios no matter what the occasion. Whether it’s a sunny lunch, a few drinks at night, a romantic date, or a night out with the family, always say yes to sitting on the patio.

Of course, the patios, balconies, and porches in the houses in Southwest Florida offer that same level of fun, but in the comfortable setting of your own home. These gorgeous living spaces wouldn’t be the same without it.

Go for a Round of Golf

Mark Twain famously once said that “golf is a good walk spoiled”, but he must have never been to Southern Florida.

The golf courses in the Southern Florida area are some of the best in the entire country, with the panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, palm trees lining the fairways, and gorgeous weather for year round playing.

There’s five incredible golf courses in the Estero area alone, including the Old Corkscrew Golf Club, rated the best golf course in Southwest Florida by Golf Magazine.

The Tiburón Golf Club in Naples is a 36-hole masterpiece design by hall of fame golfing legend Greg Norman. Consistently ranked a top 20 golf facility in Florida, the Tiburón Golf Club plays host to many prestigious tournaments, including ones on the LPGA and PGA Tour.

With prestigious, challenging courses as well as laid back fun ones, Southwest Florida golf course are a great opportunity to have fun, challenge yourself, and learn the game of golf. Many of the beautiful homes for sale in Southwest Florida are located on these beautiful pieces of property.

Enjoy the Nearby Amenities

It’s nice to know that a community has fun, outdoor areas for relaxing days off or working up a sweat playing their favourite sport.

In Southwest Florida, residents can choose to go and spend the day outside however they wish, with seemingly endless amenities. With many homes for sale here, many of these exciting activities are just steps away from the front door.

It really feels like a resort living here, with spas, pools, and fitness centers typically available. Pickleball, tennis, basketball, bocce ball, and beach volleyball are all options as well here in the Southwest Florida communities, all of which are great for the entire family. There's also plenty of trails in the area for running and biking, multi-purpose sports fields with picnic areas, and unique attractions like a butterfly garden, or a nature preserve..

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