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Between Fort Myers and Bonita Springs, Estero is a city that hosts many amazing neighborhoods and communities. Among these are a selection of private, gated developments with amenities and features to rival any in the Florida real estate market.

Read on to learn more about some of the top communities and most popular neighborhoods in and around Estero, Florida.

Belle Lago

Between Bonita Springs and Fort Myers, on Florida’s scenic southwest coast, the master-planned gated community of Belle Lago is a jewel in the Estero real estate market.

Consisting of some 447 single-family homes, beautifully completed in Mediterranean style, Belle Lago offers residents the use of a large resort-style pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and a large community center, all placed within a lush setting.

Lakes, fountains, and a large wooded area help to create a serene atmosphere within this residential sanctuary, while the wider area has many conveniences and exciting opportunities as well, including restaurants, golf courses, and world-class beaches.


The Club at Grandezza is a novel, prive golfing community located on Corkscrew Road near the I-75 in Estero.

Grandezza (as it is often called) has a variety of housing types, including attached villas, coach homes, and large single family homes. These properties are distributed across 10 distinct neighborhoods, themselves arranged around cul de sacs and loop roads extending off the central Grande Oaks Boulevard.

Interspersed between the beautiful homes are lakes, forests, communal pools, and an 18-hole par 72 championship golf course.

The central clubhouse for Grandezza is a large and stunning facility with a huge pool, fitness center, and fine dining for both indoors and outdoors.

Corkscrew Shores

Located on an astounding 722 acre property just 5 miles east of Estero, you might expect Corkscrew Shores to occupy that space with streets and beautiful homes. Well, that’s only partly true. Corkscrew Shores certainly has its friendly winding streets and beautiful homes, but the centerpiece of the community is the expansive lake, large enough to give the impression that Corkscrew Shores homes are built around an inland sea.

The feel of natural coastal beauty is amplified by the surrounding forests, including part of the Crew Wildlife and Environmental Area which borders to the east and south, and the island clubhouse featuring 6 full-sized tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts, a large pool with two fountains, patio and fine dining establishment.

Bella Terra

Between Corkscrew Shores to the east and The Preserve at Corkscrew is the expansive Bella Terra community. Bella Terra is a private, gated, and master-planned community renowned for its expansive forests that lie between the streets, giving each one an impression of quiet rural ambience.

Bella Terra’s community center is also relatively unique in its selection of outdoor amenities. These features include two beach volleyball courts, a full basketball court, hockey arena, 6 pickleball courts, 2 tennis courts, a playground resort pool with zero-entry, and a ball field.

The homes themselves - of which there are around 2,300 - are expansive Italianate-inspired buildings featuring dark tile roofs, earthy stucco exteriors, archways, and low-hipped roofs supported by corbel accents.

West Bay Club

West Bay Club is a large private community within a short distance of Estero and near the shores of Estero Bay. The entrance to West Bay Club is just beyond the intersection of Kings Road and Williams Road, and past the beautifully designed gates you can find around 10 meticulously arranged and built communities.

Communities in West Bay Club have a mix of home types, from high-rise condos, to villas, to carriage homes, and large luxury single-family homes as well.

Included in this mix are a selection of unparalleled amenities, including an 18-hole championship golf course, fitness center, pools, 8 tennis courts, and an expansive club house. Beyond that the community is surrounded by lush forests and the Estero river (with a boat launch), and the many amenities and services arranged along South Tamiami Trail to the east.

In short, West Bay Club is a community that defines the Estero and Southwest Florida lifestyle, where beautiful nature, luxury, and residential comforts combine.

Interested in learning more about any of these fine Estero communities?, Get in touch with the Key Real Estate Team online, or call 239-312-3120 today!

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