Karen, my approach is to concentrate on the areas you WANT to live in, based on specific criteria such as proximity to the beach, boating access, golf/tennis communities, 55+ communities, access to upscale shopping, and so on. Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, and Bonita Springs all feature very different community amenities, types of housing, and lifestyle opportunities. Once you have a clear picture of what you want in a community, certain areas will begin to stand out.
I would be happy to put my knowledge to work for you: please call 239-444-4995.
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