About Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida is the region along the southwest Gulf Coast of Florida. It consists of cities – Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples, and Marco Island. It is known for its sugar white sand beaches, lush tropical landscape, and luxury resort lifestyle.


With more than 100 miles of shoreline, Southwest Florida’s beaches continue to be a top destination to live and vacation. From Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Ft. Myers Beaches, Lovers Key, Bonita Beach, Vanderbilt Beach, Lowdermilk Park, Tigertail Beach, and Marco Island,  there are countless options for you and your family. Whether you are looking for boating, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, jet skiing or a relaxing day in the sand, Southwest Florida’s beaches have something for you.


Southwest Florida has a variety of options for shopping, from discount outlet malls to upscale specialty boutiques. For upscale shopping, Waterside Shops or Fifth Avenue in Naples have many luxury stores. Discount shoppers can visit Miromar Outlets in Estero for the best deals. Outdoor malls like Gulf Coast Town Center in Estero or Coconut Point in Estero have a wide variety of dining and shopping options.


Southwest Florida is famous for its wide variety of upscale dining. Take in the SWFL atmosphere at waterfront restaurants with fresh local seafood. You can find fine-dining in areas like downtown Naples, and more casual dining options as well.

Fine Arts/Theatre

Southwest Florida has many options for theatre and live entertainment, from Broadway productions, dance, and musical performances. It is also home to 125 art galleries, studios, and museums.


Our favorable climate and abundance of natural areas make the region a fishing hotspot. Our network of bays, mangrove islands, and tidal creeks has some of the best backwater fishing in the state. From the Charlotte Harbor – Pine Island area to Marco Island, you can find a great spot to throw your line.


The great weather Southwest Florida is famous for makes it the perfect place for golf all year round. There is an abundance of golf courses to suit any golfer – from championship quality private courses with memberships to public courses anyone can attend.


From kayaking and paddleboarding on the water to exploring outside and hiking in natural preserve areas and parks, our year-round weather is perfect for you to enjoy outdoor activities.


Another great way to enjoy the Southwest Florida weather and get some exercise is tennis. Many of the luxury communities in the area have tennis courts for the residents to enjoy, in addition to the many public courts around town.