Coastal Key- Fort Myers

Coastal Key- Fort Myers

Coastal Key is a maintenance-included, gated community in Fort Myers, Florida featuring a beautiful nine-acre lake with nearly 30 acres of nature preserve and green areas, and is adjacent to the 11,000 acre Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, an estuary supporting a diverse array of marine life in an intricate and unique Florida ecosystem. Home sites at Coastal Key can have lake or preserve views, and homes range in size from 1,772 to 2,913 square feet under air.

Residents of Coastal Key enjoy exclusive use of the Serenity Park with gazebo, relaxing beach chairs and a sparkling lake view. There is also a “Bark Park” for the fun and exercise of our four-legged residents.

Coastal Key is perfectly located just minutes to Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach. You’ll also find amazing shopping nearby at Tanger Outlet Mall and Bell Tower Shops, cultural opportunities at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and The Alliance for the Arts, and urban shopping, dining and activities just minutes away in the Downtown Fort Myers River District.

Coastal Key is located in South Fort Myers, West of US-41, off Summerlin Road and Winkler Road Extension and still has many Florida lots available for investment or development.  To learn more about Coastal Key, contact a member of the 9 Core Realty team!

Cape Royal- Cape Coral

Cape Royal-Cape Coral

Cape Royal is a gated golfing community in the Cape Coral area, providing premium oversized homesites nestled around Royal Tee’s 27-hole golf course and its 23 lakes.  The gated entry lined with stately Royal Palms, greets residents and visitors alike to this friendly, active, and beautifully landscaped community.

Cape Royal is conveniently located just east of the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Pine Island Road.  It is an easy drive from downtown Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Southwest Florida International Airport, and I-75.

Cape Royal is just minutes from Matlacha – a charming old-Florida village of Cape Coral land lots featuring:

  • Gulf access and marinas
  • Boating, kayaking and fishing
  • Shopping at its picturesque village shops
  • Home to many accomplished artists

The community offers spectacular golf course views.  Come watch the Wood Storks, Ibis, Egrets and Herons on the fairways and preserves of the community.  Considered one of the best kept secrets in the great Fort Myers area, Cape Royal offers the feel of a protected enclave yet minutes away from all that Southwest Florida has to offer.

Cape Royal is a unique community of Cape Coral lots with architectural controls and covenants, helping to maintain home values in the community.  There are no mandatory golf club fees, and the homeowners’ association fees are among the lowest to be found anywhere.

Great News! After years of inactivity there are several lots currently under construction in Cape Royal, Cape Coral Fl! If you are interested in building a new home in Cape Coral’s Premier Golfing Community, Cape Royal, contact a member of the 9 Core Realty Team!

Caloosa Preserve- Alva

November 2013

Caloosa Preserve is a beautiful riverfront community located just 25 minutes “upstream” from Fort Myers near Alva with room left for a handful of riverfront homes.  The beauty of Caloosa Preserve is unparalleled.  Huge oak trees with Spanish moss are sprinkled throughout the gated subdivision.  Wildlife abounds. A rare Florida panther was once spotted wandering the meandering streets of the neighborhood. It is not uncommon to find birds of prey eating their daily catch from the Caloosahatchee River. Manatees and playful otters can always be seen.

The gated community can only be described as private and secluded among other SWFL real estate options. You can enjoy the privacy of country life knowing that just 15 minutes away is a first class grocery store, good restaurants, a drug store, convenience store and banks.

The amenities in Caloosa Preserve serve to augment the beauty. A private boat ramp, nature trail and park, and a riverfront community pavilion are all accessible to residents.

The boat ramp is state of the art and includes space to park a vehicle with trailer.  It also includes sufficient dock space to tie up at the end of the day.  The pavilion is large and just as suited for family get-togethers as it is for riverfront weddings.  The nature walk and park areas are permanently reserved for wildlife and the enjoyment of residents.

Caloosa Preserve is unlike any other gated waterfront subdivision: the lots are large. Each lot in Caloosa Preserve is at least an acre in size and most are on the abundant freshwater lakes that pepper the subdivision.  The riverfront Florida home sites are all very deep and average about 150’ wide by 300’ deep.  Interior lots are all sizes and shapes but all are large.

Deed restrictions are sensible and each riverfront home must be a minimum of 3400 square feet of living area.  Non-Riverfront homes are required to have at least 2400 square feet.  There are four distinct architectural styles allowed:  Spanish Mediterranean, Florida Traditional, French County and Antebellum.  All properties must be properly landscaped.

Caloosa Preserve is the best kept secret in southwest Florida and prices will never again be as low as they are now. To buy a Florida land lot for sale in Caloosa Preserve, contact a member of the 9 Core Realty team!

Marina Bay- Fort Myers

Marina Bay

Marina Bay is a gated community located in the popular Treeline Corridor area of Fort Myers.  At full build-out the community will offer 806 Mediterranean-style, single-family homes and villas with floor plans ranging in size from 1,428 to over 4,000 SF.  These Florida home sites are available with between two and six bedrooms and up to five bathrooms. Lots at Marina Bay are 45, 56 and 62 feet wide and there are still many Florida land lots for sale from 9 Core Realty.  The Developer on Marina Bay is GL Homes.

Amenities at Marina Bay include a clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool, lap pool, kids pool area, playground, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball court, party pavilion and a fire pit.

The stunning multi-million dollar entrance at Marina Bay will take your breath away every time you arrive home. Its distinctive design beautifully blends sophistication with the casual feel of Fort Myers. As you approach, you’re greeted by an exquisite, curvilinear entry feature with tiered waterfalls cascading down a dazzling backdrop. The entry feature is complemented by a lush trellis draped with Bougainvillea and also boasts elegant Dominican coral details. Leading up to the staffed and gated entry are several stately palm trees and gorgeous landscaping, illuminated by decorative street lights.

Marina Bay is located in Fort Myers off Treeline Avenue between Colonial Boulevard and Daniels Parkway.  This location for home sites is adjacent to Botanica Lakes and across the street from The Plantation and offers easy access to I-75, Coconut Point and Naples.

Babcock Ranch- Lee and Charlotte Counties Florida

Babcock Ranch

When a 91,000-acre piece of vacant land came up for sale in Southwest Florida about ten years ago, it attracted builders from across the country. After all, the chance to develop an area almost five times the size of Manhattan does not come frequently. But to everyone’s surprise, the owners did not auction the property that lies just 20 minutes from Fort Myers to the highest bidder. Instead, they sold it to Palm Beach-based Kitson & Partners who not only promised to preserve a bulk of the land, but also use the remaining acreage to build an environmentally friendly town.

True to their word, as soon as the sale closed, the developers parceled off 73,000 acres and sold it to the government of Florida as part of the largest single land preservation agreement in the state’s history. Over the last decade, the state and county officials have worked hard at restoring the wetlands and other waterways in what is now known as the Babcock Nature Preserve. Their efforts have resulted in the return of many native birds and plants that had disappeared from the region.

However, a decline in the real-estate market forced Kitson & Partners to postpone their vision of creating an environmentally friendly town until recently. While site preparations began in November 2015, it was not until Earth Day 2016 that the developers finally revealed their plans for America’s first “green” community.

On the surface, Babcock Ranch, which will be home to about 50,000 residents when complete, appears to be just like a typical small American town. It will have a bustling downtown, hiking trails, a wellness center, and even a man-made lake that residents can use for recreational activities like kayaking. However, this is where the similarities end.

Unlike most American cities, the homes in Babcock Ranch will not be powered by polluting fossil fuels like coal or oil. Instead, the residents will get their energy from a massive solar farm that is being constructed in partnership with Florida Power and Lightning. On cloudy days or at night, the grid powered by clean natural gas will take over. According to Kitson, “The combination of energy will be the greenest in the country.”

All homes and businesses will also have built-in Greywater recycling. This means gently used water from sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines will be kept separate from the sewer system and automatically redirected to gardens and lawns. Tele-healthy systems will enable residents to get treated for minor medical issues without leaving the comfort of their home site. The houses will also be equipped with shelters where residents can take refuge during hurricanes.

To reduce the use of polluting gas vehicles, the homes will be clustered close to the town’s center. Pedestrian and bike-friendly streets will ensure that residents can walk or ride bikes to run errands or commute to work. For those that need to go further out, the developers envision a public transportation system that uses on-demand driverless electric cars.

The developers hope that Babcock Ranch will attract a diverse group of environmentally-friendly residents to fill their Florida home sites who are all passionate about reducing their ecological footprint. To accomplish this, they plan to offer a variety of housing options ranging from condominiums that cost about $200,000 USD to million-dollar single-family homes.

Kitson & Partners plans to begin construction of the first phase of 1,100 homes this summer. Once that is complete, the developers will start work on the shops, cafes, school, and office buildings that will populate the downtown area. If everything goes according to schedule, America’s greenest town will be ready to welcome its first residents in early 2017!

Looking to purchase a Babcock Ranch land lot for development or investment?  Contact a member of the 9 Core Team today to learn more about becoming a Babcock Ranch homeowner!

Shadow Lakes- Lehigh Acres

Shadow Lakes

Shadow Lakes, Lehigh Acres, Florida’s newest community is bringing SWFL residents back to nature with a newly built community of homes throughout gorgeous, tranquil neighborhoods.  There are still many available Lehigh Acres land lots for sale in this up and coming community with all homes situated on the waterfront of lakes or canals or abutting a placid expansive nature refuge.  It’s not rare for residents of Shadow Lakes to see some of the best wildlife that Florida has to offer.  In fact, Shadow Lakes even includes a gopher tortoise preserve!

The amenities included with homeownership in Shadow Lakes include a playground, walking trails, clubhouse and much more.  Located with close access to State Road 82 and I-75, Shadow Lakes is a hop, skip and jump away from the hottest entertainment in SWFL, restauraunts, shopping and nightlife.  SWFL residents that are buying lots for sale in Florida enjoy life in a water wonderland, with access to some of the best beaches in the country including Fort Myers Beach and the amazing, world-renowned beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, know best for their outstanding shelling opportunities.

9 Core Realty’s team of land lot specialists knows Shadow Lakes like no other SWFL realtor and is ready to help you  find your dream Florida home site.  Give us a call today to get started finding your new home site!

 

Cascades at River Hall- Alva

Cascades at River Hall

Cascades at River Hall is a gated, master-planned community designed for active adult 55+ lifestyles located in Alva Florida on SR 80, 6.2 miles east of I-75 exit 141. This upscale 275-acre community will feature 575 homes when fully completed.  Cascades at River Hall features single-family homes ranging from 1,528 sq. ft. to over 2,635 sq. ft. with modern open floor plans.  Every land lot in the community is located on a lake with peaceful, year-round water views

Active adult communities have been a popular option in the Fort Myers area for both full-time residents as well as seasonal snowbirds.  Many of the regions 55+ developments offer a plethora of activities and amenities that allow new residents the opportunity to quickly acclimate into the social fabric of the community.

Southwest Florida builders are bullish on the demand for new home sites in their active adult communities and currently are building spec homes in their communities.  Cascades at River Hall, features 7 new models starting at $144,900.

  • Harwich: 3 BR | 2 BA | 1 story | 2 car | 1,542 square feet
  • Aria: 3 BR | 2 BA | 1 story | 2 car | 1,672 square feet
  • Eastham: 3 BR | 2 BA | 1 story | 2 car | 1,753 square feet
  • Cali: 3 BR | 2 BA | 1 story | 2 car |1,828 square feet
  • Booth: 4 BR |2 BA | 1 story | 2 car | 1,954 square feet
  • Cairn: 3 BR | 2 BA | 1 story | 2 car | 2,090 square feet
  • Denton: 3 BR | 2 BA | 1 story | 2 car | 2,319 square feet

River Hall amenities include a community center with pool, fitness tennis and cafe.  River Hall features a Davis love III designed championship golf course and the community offers extensive walkways and trails surrounded by environmentally protected land and waterways.

If you are ready to build and call Cascades at River Hall home, contact a member of the 9 Core Realty team today!