How Far is Estero From Surrounding Cities and Towns
Estero is located in Lee County Florida near the Panhandle for the southwestern shores although it doesn’t actually border the Gulf of Mexico but rather Estero Bay. Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach Estero Blvd., Hickory Boulevard and the Bonita public beach are nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the city boundaries. Estero is just South of San Carlos Park and North of Bonita Springs in an Iowa sort of shaped city. It reaches from Bella Terra on the East to the borders of Estero Bay but doesn’t actually reach all the way to Estero Island or the Gulf of Mexico.
Estero is about 16 miles South of Fort Myers or about 25 minutes from downtown. Estero is 15 miles or about 30 minutes from Cape Coral and borders Bonita Springs but from city center to city center it’s about 15 minutes or 8 miles.
Naples is just South of Bonita Springs and Estero is about 20 to 25 miles from downtown Naples or 30 to 40 minutes depending on traffic. Marco Island is even further South along Pelican Bay and is about 40 miles or nearly an hour from downtown Estero.
Estero is about hundred and 25 miles or nearly 2 hours across the Panhandle to Fort Lauderdale and nearly 300 miles or about five hours to Key West depending on which way you go. Most people travel across Florida along I-75 and down the keys.
There are two major roads running North and South through Estero; Highway 41 which is also the South Tamiami Trail and I-75 which makes a quicker route North and South from Fort Myers out through Bonita Springs and Naples to Fort Lauderdale.
Estero is home to dozens of country clubs, waterfront properties, riverfront homes, and gated communities such as the Shadowwood Country Club, the famous Stoneybrook Country Club on the East side of I-75, and the Pelican Sound River and Golf Club. This is just a small sampling since most of the residential neighborhoods and subdivisions with in Estero are gated communities specifically designed for Country Club members and their guests.
Although Estero doesn’t have any beachfront homes they have plenty of waterfront homes since most communities and subdivisions offer their own waterways, lakes and man-made rivers and creeks running through the neighborhoods. However, there is Gulf of Mexico access along Coconut Road, the Raptor Bay golf club and Estero River which runs in from Estero Bay.
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