Step Into History Digital Edition: The Railroad Comes To Southwest Florida 8/2/2023 10:30 AM – 8/2/2023 11:00 AM

The arrival of the railroad to Fort Myers not only changed the town’s economy, but also altered its legacy, history, and social makeup, setting the tiny, isolated town on a trajectory to transform all southwest Florida. The Atlantic Coast railway crossed the Caloosahatchee River in 1904, bringing with it a new era of modernity to the sleepy little town. Connecting Fort Myers to destinations north of the river started a great migration to southwest Florida that has transformed the social/ civic fabric of one of the most remote regions of the United States. By 1904 civic pride had developed in Fort Myers scaffolded by the arrival of wealthy winter residents such as Ambrose McGregor, Thomas Edison, and Hugh O’Neil. Not only did these wealthy Northerners bring some credibility to the town, but the Atlantic Coast Railway also inspired improvements to the infrastructure hoping to enhance the experience offered by the beautiful climate and ambiance of the locality. By the end of the roaring twenties, Fort Myers was a formidable option for east coast Florida tourism and remains so today thanks to the arrival of the iron horse.

Join site historian Tim Snyder for this free virtual presentation. Registration is required.

5704 Cape Harbour DR 506 CAPE CORAL

5704 Cape Harbour DR 506
Price: $824,000  Beds: 2  Baths: 2
Living the Dream! Rarely available Cape Harbour Penthouse in Marina View with exquisite big Views of the marina. This 2 bedroom + Den Penthouse is offered Turnkey Furnished and has an open floor plan with tile in the main areas, 12’ ceilings, 10’ sliders, wet bar, granite counters, wood cabinets, and sparkling stainless appliances. This Penthouse comes with its own private enclosed garage, along with an assigned parking space and storage unit. The Penthouse’s master suite is luxurious, with his and her closets, his and her sinks, and soaking tub and shower. Marina View a heated pool and BBQ entertaining area for owners and guests. Located in Southwest Cape Coral, Cape Harbour is a yachting community rich in amenities: several on-site award-winning restaurants, live outdoor entertainment, art galleries, boutiques, marina, boat kayak and canoe rentals… all right there in walking distance. Cape Harbour is pet friendly and pedestrian friendly: so much to see and do without hopping in the car. Enjoy the Resort lifestyle at this special, rare Cape Habour Penthouse. View the Virtual Tour to experience this exceptional property!…read more

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2552 Keystone Lake DR CAPE CORAL

2552 Keystone Lake DR
Price: $435,000  Beds: 3  Baths: 3
Entertainers paradise!HUGE Outdoor wet bar features seating for 8+.Filtered water sidebar wet bar pump system Stainless steel cabinets 40 inch stainless commercial steel ice box.Granite bar and countertops. Separate grilling station and pizza oven! WOW all within an enclosed lanai overlooking a lake with a fountain. Inside open concept newer kitchen doesn’t disappoint granite countertops cabinets with motion led lighting built in knife blocks soft close drawers wood dove tail joints pantry motion led lighting LED recessed lighting living room & kitchen.New hot water tank Solar Panels, monkey bar shelving in garage bicycle lift.This cheerful home is located within Coral Lakes Community where the lifestyle is key.Community offers two pools children play area tennis, basketball and nature. Backs up to a natural preserve. Located conveniently to shopping & entertainment….read more

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Celebrity Author John Gidding (HGTV) Book Signing And Special Presentation 7/30/2023 10:00 AM – 7/30/2023

John Gidding, an architectural designer, tv host, and author will give a special presentation about his newly published book, “At Home with Nature, a Guide to Sustainable, Natural Landscaping” and his inspiration for writing it. In partnership with the nursery FastGrowingTrees, a donation of trees to be planted in the gardens at the Estates to assist with hurricane recovery will be presented.

Gidding was previously the host of the HGTV shows “Curb Appeal,” “Curb Appeal Xtreme,” “Designed to Sell” and more. He stars in the popular YouTube show, “In the Room” and is a frequent guest on Rachel Ray. He has designed landscapes around the world; a few of his projects include the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Union Square in New York City, the campus plan for Carnegie Mellon University, and a pavilion for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing

In celebration of Henry Ford’s birthday, the event is free and open to the public (does not include tours, or admission to the museum or lab). Pre-registration is required to reserve a seat for the presentation and register for free giveaways from FastGrowingTrees.

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1950 Beach PKWY 203 CAPE CORAL

1950 Beach PKWY 203
Price: $395,000  Beds: 2  Baths: 2
Take a look at this end unit with a million-dollar view facing southwest down one of the largest canals in Cape Coral. This condo neighboring the beautiful Jaycee Park is located on the top-floor (2nd floor) with nightly sunsets from your couch and a park view from your kitchen and guest bedroom. Have coffee on your lanai or umbrella drinks down by the pool with your wonderful neighbors. With deep water direct access, you’re minutes from the river by boat. This condo association is the best in the area with no age restrictions, two pets with approval, and 2-week rental minimums. A Trane AC unit was installed in 2020 in addition to having installed new kitchen cabinets, quartz counters, and stainless appliances including the washer and dryer. A number of the units in these buildings have been completely remodeled. Once a year you’ll have a private viewing of Red, White, and Boom without leaving the couch or walk to downtown Cape Coral for one of the many festivals. Dock to be replaced. This is an agent-owner listing….read more

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702 NW 38th PL
Price: $799,000  Beds: 3  Baths: 2
A boater’s paradise. This canal front home has so many extras. Open floor plan with an oversized lanai makes this home perfect for entertaining and watching the sunset. New composite dock and lift 2021. New appliances 2021. Induction stove. Blue tooth surround sound throughout-lanai, family room and garage. Water heater 2023. AC 2023. Newer pool pump and heater 2021. Wired for generator and EV charging station. New garage door opener. Electric sunshade for lanai. No flooding from hurricane. 10 ft. elevation. Located in a quiet neighborhood but close to Matlacha and Pine Island. Also easy access to Veterans Parkway which leads you into Ft. Myers and on to I-75….read more

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1615 NW 26th ST CAPE CORAL

1615 NW 26th ST
Price: $465,000  Beds: 3  Baths: 2
Waterfront! READY TO MOVE!! BEAUTIFUL single-family home with open concept, breakfast bar, and quartz countertops, from the Great Room you can see outside and enjoy a gorgeous view; high-quality appliances, cabinets, faucets, and electrical fixtures, 3 beds + Den that you can convert as room or office; Tile in each room, impact windows, close to good schools and nice neighborhood. Seller will do a buy down on the interest rate for qualified buyer…read more

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1753 SE 46th LN 1 CAPE CORAL

1753 SE 46th LN 1
Price: $1,150,000  Beds: 2  Baths: 2
Presenting an exclusive opportunity coming up in Cape Coral. This new development is in the process of being built and we are now accepting reservations and deposits. This brand new 4 story luxury condo building with elevator consist of 6 units each with there own garage under building and storage rooms. This property has direct gulf access and is less then minutes to the river and each condo comes with a deeded boat slip and dock(Electric and water available at docks). Each condo is 2 bedrooms plus a den and over 2000SQFT. Enjoy scenic views of the river and city from each window, sliding glass door and balcony in your condo. Enjoy your days outside either by the crystal clear pool or enjoy views of the river on the roof top deck with hang out area and grills….read more

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3397 W Gulf DR B SANIBEL

3397 W Gulf DR B
Price: $900,000  Beds: 3  Baths: 3
LISTED $700K UNDER CURRENT APPRAISED VALUE… Gulf front townhome located in a sought-after West Gulf Drive development with just four units. Spacious floor plan offering Gulf views from all three levels. Multiple exterior decks extend the living space on each level and side of this home, including a rooftop deck overlooking this world-famous beach. Ample storage space and a traditional two car garage are an added bonus. The condo association has recently replaced the roof with a standing seam metal, and siding with hardie board. The home has been taken down to the studs/frame and being sold as is. With a blank canvas you can easily have a one of a kind beach home, with significant equity from day one. There is an order in for the new impact windows and sliders ($70K), and HVAC($20K). Current unpaid special assessments are $149K, with a possibility of another $85K. NOTE: ALL Assessments + orders mentioned above will be the responsibility of the new owner/buyer….read more

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2408 SW 39th TER
Price: $749,999  Beds: 3  Baths: 2
Your dream home awaits! This large 3 Bed, 2 BA home is nestled on a Gulf access canal, offering breathtaking water views and a tranquil atmosphere. The heart of this home is the granite kitchen with a modern decorative back splash. It’s not just a place to cook; it’s a space that inspires culinary creativity. The liv & fam rooms provide ample space for relaxation and entertainment. Great room is a showstopper with its electric fireplace, creating a cozy ambiance for gatherings or a peaceful evening at home. The split floor plan ensures the master is a serene retreat. The master bath boasts a solid surface finish, complete with a large garden soaking tub, perfect for unwinding after a long day. Natural light floods the master bath, thanks to a solarium/atrium & large sliding doors, bringing the outdoors in. Enjoy meals in style at the formal dining room or the charming breakfast nook which overlooks the inviting screened lanai, pool & spa. For those who love boating, the composite captains walk dock & lift provide easy access to the Gulf, allowing you to explore the waters at your leisure. The attached 3-car garage gives ample space for your vehicles and additional storage needs….read more

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