April 11, 2017 | Active Adult Travelogue
Pelican Preserve offers a carefree lifestyle to residents ages 55+.
Pelican Preserve is nestled amongst Florida’s natural beauty which botanists came to study in those early days, and embraces the lifestyle that “The Millionaire’s Club” came so far to make their own.
Fort Myers is often called the “gateway” to the best of what Southwest Florida has to offer. This city located on Florida’s Gulf Coast is rich in history, the winter home to both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, who visited to take advantage of the nationally noted fishing and crystal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you’re interested in a spacious single-family home, or a maintenance-free condominium, Pelican Preserve has a retreat for you, with outdoor living spaces so you can experience the fabulous Florida weather every day of the year. Surrounded by lush landscape and emerald fairways, Pelican Preserve is like a resort you can come home to every day.
Fort Myers is alive with culture, including the historical Arcade Theatre built in 1915 for vaudeville acts, where the Florida Repertory now hosts performances six days a week.
Venture beyond the historic downtown area to discover fine dining and designer retail at Bell Tower Shops, Gulf Coast Town Center or Miromar Outlets. Times Square at Fort Myers Beach Pier is vibrant with energetic nightlife featuring unique restaurants and shopping. New Englanders can check out JetBlue Park, aka Fenway South, to visit the Boston Red Sox at their off-season home and catch a Spring Training game. At the end of the day, witness the stunning and unrivaled west coast sunsets, a swirl of purple and orange painted above warm gulf waters.
Pelican Preserve offers a complete collection of homes featured in several distinct neighborhoods, all with their own unique style. If you’re dreaming of a carefree lifestyle, consider a luxurious Chateau, Carriage or Coach Home. Or, if you need more space for out-of-town guests, find yourself in one of Pelican Preserves single-family Classic, Villa or Grand Villa Homes.
Each of these designs feature open floor plans with spacious kitchens ideal for entertaining and screened lanais so you can bring the party outdoors. For a quiet retreat or home office, choose one of many homes that offer flex spaces. A sumptuous owner’s suite will give you the peace and privacy you’ve dreamed. Homesites are available with water, preserve or golf course views, so you can wake up to your ideal vista every morning.
Pelican Preserve’s town center, Plaza del Sol, is constantly buzzing with something to do. Throughout the year, residents enjoy shows under the stars at the outdoor amphitheater and movies in the private theater. Afternoons can be spent learning new skills in the arts and crafts studio, or breaking a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Then when it’s time to unwind, the resort-style pool is perfect for a refreshing dip and the spa treatment rooms offer tranquility and healing. Nature enthusiasts can bird watch while strolling the lengthy boardwalk, stretching across ample, flush preserves.
Pelican Preserve boats 27 holes of championship golf, great for beginners as well as seasoned golfers. Abounding water, sand and grass hollow hazards are perfectly complemented by generous landing areas and the gentle contours of Tifeagle "Ultradwarf" greens. The Golf Clubhouse offers views of the golf course from its balcony and is the ideal place to celebrate a great round with drinks and a delicious meal.