Located along Southwestern Florida's Gulf Coast, Fort Myers is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. Along with its white sand beaches and plethora of attractions, Fort Myers also has a number of deluxe apartment communities. These communities are ideal for anyone who leads an active lifestyle, as well as those who desire more casual living. Here are just five we thought were worth mentioning.
3247 Forum Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Cypress Legends offers 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units with up to two baths each. One-bedroom apartments contain anywhere from around 750 to over 1,000 square feet; two bedrooms have from 1,145 to 1,222 square feet; and three bedrooms can be nearly 1,400 square feet.
These homes are designed with roominess and comfort in mind. From the 9-foot ceilings to the open, airy floor plan, they are just big enough to provide spaciousness, while still being small enough to feel cozy in. Residents enjoy such amenities as a full-size washer and dryer, microwave, and foyer with ceramic tile. Plush carpeting is found throughout the other rooms, with the exception of the kitchen and bathrooms which contain vinyl.
This community offers a simple, yet well maintained exterior that is surrounded by lots of plush, green plant life. There's ample shade throughout the complex, including driveways, and outdoor seating areas. To keep your car even cooler, Cypress Legends does offer parking garages for an additional fee.
This is also a pet-friendly community, and even contains a dog park for those residents who are pet parents. Companion animals are permitted throughout this complex, with the exception of the community's workout room and business center. Other amenities available at Cypress Legends include:
- Pergola with picnic tables and grilling station
- Relaxing lake
- Children's playground
- Multi-purpose room
Cypress Legends is very near Forum Boulevard and Champion Ring Road, two of the main thoroughfares in Fort Myers. As such, you'll find it easy to access shopping and dining opportunities nearly anywhere in the city. If you are looking for something close-by to do, plan a trip to the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, or visit Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.
4590 Winkler Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Units at Colonial Commons range from one bedroom apartments that are around 718 square feet, to three-bedroom two bath homes with 1,282 square feet.
Apartments at Colonial Commons maintain a light, roomy atmosphere, while also having a generous amount of storage space. Modern design is apparent throughout the complex in the way of dark cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, and laminated plank wood floors.
Colonial Commons has the feel of a tropical oasis, with plenty of lush palm trees in a peaceful, serene setting. Residents will enjoy the shaded seating area next to the community's resort-style pool, which also contains a sun deck and hot tub.
This community sits directly adjacent to a lake that offers boating and fishing access. Residents can access this lake via a well-lit walking path, surrounded by plenty of rich, green landscaping.
Living at Colonial Commons will allow you to access other amenities, such as:
- Cyber café
- Dog park
- Fitness center
- Sand volleyball court
- Children's play center and play park
- Game room
Living at Colonial Commons will make it easy for you to do some shopping at Hobby Lobby or Bealls Department Store. You'll also be just a short bike ride away from the beach. There, you can take in some sailing courtesy of Magic Wind Adventure Sailing, or embark on one of the Segway Beach Tours.
15270 Ballast Point Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Channelside offers several one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans, all of which include modern amenities and open, spacious living areas. Smaller one-bedroom units are just under 800 square feet, while the larger of the three-bedroom apartments is slightly less than 1,400 square feet.
Inside, residents will enjoy high-end kitchens complete with dark wood cabinets, stone back splashes, and deluxe, stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms are designed with comfort and beauty in mind, containing tile tub surrounds and dual sinks inside of beautiful granite countertops.
Channelside boasts that it offers vacation-style living in a luxurious environment. With amenities such as a zero-entry pool that's designed to look like a beach, it's easy to see why. Residents can also relax under the outdoor cabana that comes complete with wet bar and ceiling fans to help them cool off.
Three amazing lakes are scattered throughout this gated community, which also offers lots of abundant, native landscaping and amazing views. Some other amenities you can enjoy at Channelside include:
- Putting greens
- Lawn chess
- Auto detailing center
- Parking garages
- Fitness center
- Outdoor fire pit
Channelside is conveniently located near Fort Myers attractions such as the Everglades Day Safari and Zoomers Amusement Park. Lakes Park is also a great place to visit if you are looking for walking trails or a picnic area. If shopping is on your to-do list, you'll find plenty of retailers nearby, including those at Sanibel Outlets and Gladiolus Gateway.
5500 Spectra Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Apartments in this community range from 1 bedroom, 1 bath homes that are just over 750 square feet, to 3 bedroom, 2 bath units containing more than 1,300 square feet.
All homes have an open floor plan with a generous amount of storage space. The spacious kitchens have modern, updated appliances, along with luxurious granite countertops. Laminate hardwood flooring extends throughout each apartment, making it very easy for tenants to maintain. Sliding glass doors in the living room open up to a private patio or balcony, many of which overlook the community's breathtaking lake.
The Spectra community bills itself as "resort style living" because of its numerous, luxurious amenities. Accordingly, you will have no trouble staying active or finding plenty of ways to relax. In the afternoon, you can enjoy Spectra's heated swimming pool, which is surrounded by cabanas, a wet bar, and peaceful sun deck. In the evening, unwind around the lakefront fire pit with your neighbors, or enjoy some delicious grilled food made at one of the barbeque stations.
Spectra's claim to resort living is cemented by its amazing, state-of-the-art clubhouse. Designed with luxury and comfort in mind, the 6,000 square foot clubhouse has incredible high ceilings and stone focal walls that instantly provide a warm, cozy feeling. Inside the clubhouse, you'll also find a fully-stocked entertainment kitchen, making it the perfect place to plan any outing or get-together.
Other amenities include:
- Recreation deck that includes a pool table and ping pong
- Car wash area
- Detached parking garages
Living at Spectra will put you close to a number of attractions, including the Shell Factory and Nature Park, Escape Room Fort Myers, Pineapple Park, and the Venice Area Audubon Society. You'll also find several restaurants and coffee houses close by such as Lucy's Snow and Coffee, Restaurant Depot, and Martha's Cuban Café.
Green's Edge at Province Park
4463 Green's Edge Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Located in the highly-sought after Province Park neighborhood, Green's Edge offers 2 or 3 bedroom units with either 2 or 2 ½ baths. These are somewhat roomier apartments, ranging from nearly 1,500 to more than 1,850 square feet.
Each unit is equipped with deluxe, stainless steel appliances; amazing granite countertops; attractive recess lighting, and a fully-enclosed patio area. The spacious den is suitable for use as a home office, game room, or even a guest suite. The spa-inspired bathrooms include a corner shower, double sinks, and an extra-deep soaking tub.
You'll pass through gated security before reaching the palm-lined driveway leading up to the buildings. The apartments themselves are contained within several multi-story buildings, which take on the appearance of a luxury hotel.
A sparkling lake with magnificent fountain sits in the middle of the complex, and is the focal point of the community. Throughout the grounds, you'll find a number of other amenities, including:
- Putting green
- Heated swimming pool with locker rooms
- Tennis court
- Jogging and bicycling trails
- Fitness Center
Green's Edge is aptly named for its unhindered views of nearby Eastwood Golf Course. You will also find it is very close to the IMAG History & Science Center, as well as the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. These are two of the most popular tourist attractions in Fort Myers; however, Green's Edge is also nearer some more out-of-the way spots such as Serena Park and Metro Park.
You'll also find some spectacular cuisine near Green's Edge. Two restaurants worth visiting include El Gaucho Eatery, which primarily serves South American fare, and Kyoto Sushi and Hibachi, a sushi restaurant that specializes in comfort food.
Living your Best Life in Fort Myers, Florida
While these are among the top apartment buildings in Fort Myers, the city actually has dozens of other communities that will help you make the most of this attractive, historical city. For help finding the right apartment, or to learn more about Fort Myers in general, please contact us.
About the author
Matt Angerer is the Founder and President of VerticalRent. He enjoys writing on a variety of topics that help Landlords, Property Managers, and Renters across America. He is particularly interested in helping renters understand their local marketplace, pick the best places to live, and find an awesome roommate. Since 2011, VerticalRent has grown to service over 100,000 landlords and renters across America.