Estero may be the quaint community you have always dreamed of living in. Located on the southeast edge of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan area, the village has only 30 square miles of land and 30,000 residents. With this location, Estero provides residents with the opportunity of living within a close-knit community without sacrificing many of the perks of a large metropolitan area. It is ideal for those of retirement age, as almost half of all current residents are age 65 or older. The village holds high standards for businesses, so residents can be sure that all buildings will be properly maintained at all times. This makes the community a fresh, pleasant place to shop, dine and explore.

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One of Florida's best kept secrets is Estero, a tiny village that has seen enormous growth in the past few years. Golf club community homes make up a large part of the currently available real estate. However, the village also offers a great variety of condos, townhomes and traditional homes in all styles and designs. New communities are springing up all along the southeast side of Estero, but older, established communities are often hidden gems that have much to offer.

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