There are few remaining residential communities in Lee County that can claim the historic significance of Whiskey Creek, located on McGregor Boulevard about midway between Colonial Boulevard and College Parkway.
In the early to mid-1960’s, a potato farmer sold the land that was to become Whiskey Creek to a company that was to become one of the leaders in developing southwest Florida, Michigan Homes.
Around 1970, the company that would become U.S. Homes purchased some adjacent land from the farmer, and those 2 entities are largely responsible for developing one of the most well-known residential neighborhoods in the entire county.
The community’s executive-length golf course opened in 1972 and was sold to the equity members in 1974.
For the curious, there is a Whiskey Creek, a small tributary that borders the community along its southern boundary. Legend has it that bootleggers used the waterway for building stills and transporting their product from where it opens to the Caloosahatchee River.
Originally planned as a gated community with just 1 entrance on McGregor Boulevard, the board of directors and the county later came to an agreement that the subdivision would also have access from College Parkway because of the size and scope of the overall community.
Whiskey Creek Real Estate
Within Whiskey Creek you’ll find single-family homes, twin villas and condominium residences. There are many lakes within the neighborhood, and some homes are on waterways that lead out to the Caloosahatchee River via Whiskey Creek.
A 2-bedroom, 2-bath condominium with 1,207 square feet is offered at $100,000 and features a large, screened lanai and a condominium association fee of $438.00 per month.
A 4-bedroom, 2-bath home on a ¼ acre lot is 1,898 square feet of living area. The home has a beautiful swimming pool, recently updated gourmet kitchen and impact resistant windows. It is being marketed for $489,000.
One of the grander homes offered for sale in Whiskey Creek is a 4-bedroom, 2-bath residence with 3,578 square feet of living area, a cherished waterfront homesite and a breathtaking pool and outdoor living area. There is a new kitchen with quartz countertops plus a huge breakfast island and it is offered at $1,090,000.
The residences in Whiskey Creek are a blend of homes built in the 1970’s and those that are newer renovations of an existing home. The Fort Myer’s waterfront community’s outstanding location and historic charm will ensure that it always remains one of Lee County’s most desirable places to call home.
Whisky Creek Amenities
While the premier location and waterfront access are keys to enjoying living in Whiskey Creek, the challenging, executive-length golf course and country club offers the opportunity to enjoy a round of golf and socialize with your neighbors and friends.
A semi-private facility with a challenging layout, the Whiskey Creek Country Club is the perfect place to gather with neighbors for a cocktail at the full bar or grab a delicious breakfast or lunch at the club’s full-service restaurant.
The Club also features private rooms for special events and business meetings, and the restaurant will expertly prepare and serve a sumptuous buffet-style event for up to 140 people. Members here hold many special dinners, game nights and other social events that keep this a close-knit community.
An annual equity membership is $500.00 per year, and the club offers a host of other membership options for residents, including 6 and 3-month memberships, social memberships that exclude golf privileges, and summer memberships. Monthly food and beverage minimums do apply.
Whiskey Creek is home to many organized league and competitive golf events for couples, men and women players, a pro shop and an unmatched social atmosphere for golf enthusiasts of every skill level.
Whiskey Creek Surrounding Area
The only thing that may exceed the convenient location of Whiskey Creek could be how it came into existence back in the early days of Fort Myers’ development.
In the early 1900’s, the namesake of McGregor Boulevard, Tootie McGregor, suggested that the county build a better road from near downtown Fort Myers to Whiskey Creek, about 6 miles towards the coast.
The city and county agreed, resulting in the development of what is now McGregor Boulevard, and the development of one of Lee County’s earliest residential neighborhoods.
Take a 15-minute drive north and visit the vibrant shopping and dining district of downtown Fort Myers, or head towards the coast and spend day at Fort Myers Beach with family and friends. Whiskey Creek is less than 2 miles from the major east-west artery of College Parkway, affording residents here instant access to hundreds of shopping, financial, medical and restaurant options to satisfy every need.
Whiskey Creek is one of Lee County’s first-ever residential neighborhoods, and the ambiance and location here have proven to be a decades-long history of providing one of the most charming communities in all of Fort Myers.