If you were to envision a waterfront residential community of luxury estate homes in the perfect Lee County location, Town & River would surely be at the top of your list.
Located on historic McGregor Boulevard at the intersection of Cypress Lake Drive in south Fort Myers, Town & River features 514 single-family homes and 120 condominium residences. Developed in the late 1960’s and 1970’s, about 90% of homes here are on a deep-water canal with direct access to the open waters of the Caloosahatchee River.
A boater’s paradise, residents here enjoy private waterfront docks right at their back door, and the waterways can easily accommodate large boats.
This highly desirable Fort Myers waterfront neighborhood was structured with stringent deed restrictions, ensuring that the property values here are maintained at the highest levels.
Bordered on the north by The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club and to the south by Deep Lagoon Estates, Town & River enjoys a prime Fort Myers location with easy access to the barrier islands of the Gulf of Mexico, Cape Coral, downtown Fort Myers and other points of interest.
Town & River Real Estate
With origins going back to the 1960’s, Town & River is a well-established community with some original homes, but also is undergoing a renaissance of sorts.
Because of the premium location and waterfront access, many homes here have been redeveloped and reconstructed into magnificent estates created by some of the area’s most prominent and successful home builders.
Even the original homes here are valued at $1 million or more, and the newer, larger estates can attain prices of over $3 million.
There are also 6 low-rise condominium buildings with 120 individual residences located near the entrance to the community which were built in 1974.
The condos feature waterfront dockage for residents, a sparkling swimming pool, bar and club with party room, exercise room, and a tennis court.
A 2-bedroom, 2-bath condominium unit with 1,302 square feet features outstanding views of the waterway and pool. The residence is offered fully furnished at $204,900.
A sprawling estate home with 4-bedrooms, 3-baths and 2,194 square feet is situated on a beautiful, wide-water canal with a large dock for your boat. At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the home also features elegant French doors throughout, a large chef’s kitchen, gleaming granite countertops and marble flooring and a spacious outdoor living area with an oversized pool. The home is marketed at $1,499,000.
Residents in single-family homes in Town & River can join the community’s Civic Association, which includes 1 vote on Board of Director referendums. Membership cost is $120 per year.
Condominium residents here pay a Condominium Association Fee of $486 per month.
Town & River Amenities
The main amenity of life in Town & River is the direct water access to the river, barrier islands and the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
A true yachtsman’s paradise, the Civic Association organizes frequent boat cruises and trips for residents who enjoy socializing with other boaters. There are no bridges impeding river access, and Town & River waterways can accommodate vessels of up to approximately 60-feet in length.
With your boat just steps from your back door, an easy day on the water exploring the back bays or enjoying lunch at Cabbage Key or Useppa Island is the perfect way to take advantage of this ideal boating lifestyle.
The Caloosahatchee River is the Intercoastal Waterway, which leads to Florida’s east coast should you ever decide to cross the state by boat.
There are several private golf courses nearby, including Cypress Lake Country Club and Gulf Harbour Country Club, each just a 5-minute drive from Town & River.
Town & River Surrounding Area
The most difficult decision about leaving your home here is whether to go by boat or by car.
Right outside the entrance to Town & River are some of Lee County’s most popular restaurants, including Cibo, Deep Lagoon Seafood Restaurant and Crave, among dozens more.
Everyday conveniences are made easy with many pharmacies, supermarkets, doctor’s offices, banking and other financial institutions and more just 2-minutes away by car.
The Gulf beaches are just 20 minutes south, and heading north on McGregor Boulevard takes you to the revitalized Fort Myers Historic Downtown River District, also in 20 minutes.
The Southwest Florida International Airport is just 30 minutes from Town & River.
This idyllic boater’s community has been a highly desirable residential neighborhood for over 50 years, and there is no question its waterfront access and grand estate homes will continue to make Town & River one of southwest Florida’s most sought-after places to relish the Florida good life.