Pelican Landing may be one of the largest and most mature planned golf communities in Southwest Florida. Spanning over 2,300 acres and over thirty years since breaking ground, this master planned neighborhood is home to over 3,300 residences.
Originally developed by Westinghouse Communities of Naples, this community boasts some of the friendliest neighbors as well as access to great golf and other amenities.
If you’ve done any driving in the Bonita Springs and Estero area, you are sure to have seen signs for Pelican Landing. It is so large that there are multiple entry points along US-41 (Tamiami Trail).
There are two phases to the community, Phase 1, Pelican Landing, and Phase 2, The Colony at Pelican Landing. Phase 2 is strictly high-rise condominiums.
Part of the planning involved when developing Pelican Landing was to ensure the natural landscape of the area stayed intact.
Throughout the neighborhoods you will find wild palmettos, local palm trees and many tropical flowering plants. Residents are encouraged to incorporate native plants in their landscaping plans.
Pelican Landing Real Estate
Pelican Landing has a variety of types of homes including condos, villas, cottages and estate homes.
Prices vary throughout the community, but in general, condominiums range from $250,000 to $600,000, and single-family homes and villas range from $300,000 to over $1.3 million.
About 30% of Pelican Landing residents live there full time, the rest are snowbirds who head north for the hot summers. The community is known as being very social with plenty of activities and sports to enjoy.
Despite there being such a large number of homes in Pelican Landing, they are so sought after that there are rarely any that stay on the market for long. If you want to buy a place here, it’s best to be quick!
Pelican Landing Amenities
Tennis & Pickleball
As such a sizeable community, there are many amenities to choose from. There are the usual suspects like tennis and pickleball, 12 and 6 courts respectively.
Fitness & Bocce
There is a fitness center, so large it rivals some private gyms in the area. There are also two bocce courts, and even a butterfly garden!
Looking for water sports? There is a kayak and canoe park, three fishing piers and a marina where you can take free sailing lessons.
All these amenities are covered by your HOA and condo fee. Because there is such a variation in home styles and sizes at Pelican Landing it is nearly impossible to give an estimate of what these specific condo fees would be. However, the Master HOA fee is consistent across units, and that is $2,525 annually.
The Nest at Pelican Landing
The crown jewel amenity is undoubtedly The Nest at Pelican Landing, what some call the best golf and social club in Southwest Florida.
It has two of the three 18-hole golf courses at Pelican Landing. Although The Nest is a private club, it is not mandatory to belong and is not funded by your HOA fees.
The courses were designed by Tom Fazio and have been recently updated.
In addition to golf, there is a social club that sponsors Happy Hour get togethers, dinners, dancing, and everything else you could imagine. One thing to note, The Nest is open to non-residents, who pay membership in the same way that residents would.
Pelican Landing Surrounding Area
Among all the other amazing benefits of Pelican Landings, the location can’t be beat. Centrally located in Bonita Springs, you’re just a short trip to Fort Myers or Naples.
Literally all the shopping and dining you could imagine is in a close radius. The Coconut Point Mall is so close you could ride your bike there! Equally close are the Miromar Outlets in Estero, plenty of bargains to be had.
Planning a day at the beach? Some of Southwest Florida’s most pristine sandy beaches are a short drive away. There’s Lovers Key and Bonita Beach, as well as Barefoot Beach and Delnor-Wiggins State Park. If you want more of an island vibe, head north to Sanibel Island or south to Marco Island.
Need a plan for an afternoon? There are countless cultural things to do in and around Pelican Landing.
There is the Children’s Museum of Naples and the Koreshan State Park, highlighting native settlers to the area. The Naples Botanical Garden is also a must see for plant lovers.
If you plan to snowbird like the majority of residents at Pelican Landing, your best option to get back north is Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) located in Fort Myers. Multiple major airlines fly daily routes across the country.