Ft Myers, Cape Coral or....

Old Mar 30th, 2022, 07:56 AM
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Ft Myers, Cape Coral or....

We're a newly retired couple considering spending a month or two (January/February 2023) in Florida - perhaps renting a house, condo or other accomodations. Could you please express your pros and cons on these areas or suggest other areas to escape Winter for awhile?
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Old Mar 30th, 2022, 08:08 AM
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My dad spent several winters in Tropical Haven in Melbourne. It is very close to the Melbourne airport and to two hospitals. It is nice with a nice community building. Some of the streets are named for famous pilots (eg. Floyd Bennett).
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If you want to be in the general area of Fort Myers, look into Bonita Springs. Lots of snowbirds there.
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It depends on your desires and budget. We moved to Bonita Springs a couple of years ago and rarely go to Fort Meyers or Cape Coral which we found to be much to crowded and not as attractive and upscale as the Bonita Springs and Naples area.
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"We moved to Bonita Springs a couple of years ago..."

Have you ever been to the nearby Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary? If so, what is it like?
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Yes, Iíve been there and enjoyed the visit. You can see a few pictures and read a detailed description on their website: https://corkscrew.audubon.org/

They have a 2.5 mile boardwalk that meanders through piney woodlands, wet prairie, around a marsh, and an old growth Bald Cypress forest. If you are lucky youíll see alligators, otters, white-tailed deer, red-bellied turtles a wide variety of wading birds, songbirds and raptors.
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