Types of Waterfront
Unlike it’s neighbor’s to the north and south, Estero is not particular well-known for waterfront, Gulf-access communities. Due to its geographic location as the eastern border of Estero Bay and the virgin mangrove forests that dominate this border, there are simply not many waterfront communities. But there are a few to be found.
That being said, much of the growth of Estero is happening to the east of Interstate 75, and some of these new communities are being built from former lime rock mining operations, where there are massive quarries that offer stunning blue-water lakes. These are not be confused with small neighborhood ponds. These lakes are big and deep. For instance, the community of Wild Blue has a total of around 800 acres of freshwater and lake front homes can support private docks and motorized boats.
The following are the waterfront communities in Estero Florida.
Waterfront Neighborhood Descriptions
Estero River Heights
One of the very few direct-Gulf access neighborhoods in Estero, Estero River Heights offers a small, one-way-in; one-way-out community with a park and public boat ramp. Some of the nearly one hundred plus homes in the community are situated on the Estero River which provides direct access to Estero Bay and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. It is located west of 41/Tamiami Trail off Broadway. LEARN MORE
West Bay Club
This gem of a community that is surrounded by natural waterways, is an exclusive country club with world class golf as well as tennis, spa, fitness center and beach club. Bordering the Estero River and Estero Bay, West Bay Club offers its own community boat launch and a ferry service to Bonita Beach for residents. The Jasmine Bay high-rise condominiums have exquisite views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Single family range from $500,000 to $3,000,000. LEARN MORE
Wild Blue is a brand-new community east of I-75 on Corkscrew Rd. It is almost 3,000 acres and will ultimately have over 1,000 single family homes. Due to its previous lime rock mining history, Wild Blue is home to over 800 acres of freshwater lakes with the largest lake being 560 acres and allows for private docks and motorized-boats. Home prices range from the $500’s to over $2,000,000. The community features a resort-style pool, fitness center, café and bar, spa and boat and Kayak launch. LEARN MORE
Corkscrew Shores is another new community along the Corkscrew Rd corridor east of I-75 and is home to a 240 acre lake from a previous lime rock quarry. The community is amenity-rich and features a large clubhouse, resort-style community pool, fitness center, outdoor bar, tennis courts, bocce ball and pickleball courts. The lake does not allow motorized boats but is popular for kayaking and canoeing. Home prices range from mid-$300’s to over $1,000,000. LEARN MORE
West of 41/Tamiami Trail in Estero is the large master-planned, golf community of Pelican Sound. This community is a mix of condos, townhomes, carriage homes and single family houses. It features a 27-hole bundled golf course that is included in the home purchase price and provides residents with a clubhouse and numerous community pools. Pelican Sound borders the Estero river and features a kayak and canoe launch as well as a boat ramp with access to Estero Bay. Condos range from the high $100’s to $300’s and single family homes can cost up to $900,000. LEARN MORE