Scenic natural beauty and leisure in southwest Florida

Welcome to Estero

Estero is sandwiched along Florida’s Gulf Coast between Naples to the south and Fort Myers to the north. For many years, Estero was a citrus community.
Enjoy the beauty and natural splendor of southwest Florida in Estero. Estero offers stunning Gulf Coast views, outdoor recreation, and luxury amenities for all residents and visitors.
This area is home to sandy beaches, nature preserves, and numerous parks, which offer hiking, biking, picnicking, bird-watching, and fishing opportunities.
Residents here love an outdoor lifestyle and enjoy spending time in nature. The warm climate and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico make Estero a popular destination for water sports and beach activities.
Today, it lays claim to Florida Gulf Coast University and serves as a relaxing destination. Visitors will be calmed by the nearby beaches and intrigued by Estero’s Mound Key Archaeological State Park.
Rising more than 30 feet above the water, miles from shore, ancient shell mounds transform the landscape of Estero Bay. Made of bones, shells and pottery pieces, this is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians.   Access to the site is by boat only, but the journey is well worth it.
Estero is a lively community with abundant arts and culture, upscale dining and entertainment, and several country clubs with high-end golf courses. These communities are sought-after destinations that boast a luxurious lifestyle that caters to your every need or desire. Living in Bonita Springs and Estero means you will experience the height of relaxation and entertainment.

What to Love

  • Stunning beaches and nature preserves
  • Gourmet cuisine and high-end restaurants
  • Vibrant arts and cultural scene

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Estero is laid-back and peaceful. These communities are desirable destinations for those who appreciate the calm atmosphere they exude, as well as the variety of luxury amenities available. With several gorgeous beaches and nature preserves close by, most residents spend their time luxuriating in the great outdoors. 

Bonita Springs and Estero are also known for their art galleries, exclusive shopping and dining, and high quality of life. There is always an entertaining event or beautiful vista to explore at either of these gorgeous communities. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The culinary experience in Estero and Bonita Springs offers an abundance of luxury dining options that are certain to satisfy. Roy's Restaurant serves fresh and inspiring Hawaiian fusion reminiscent of your last tropical vacation. The menu features a variety of expertly prepared seafood and steak dishes.
Celebrate your special occasions at South Fork Grille  A classic American cuisine is the draw at this vibrant, stylish restaurant with a dog-friendly patio.. Located within the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the Tarpon Bay Seafood Restaurant offers a wide selection of fresh, locally caught fish and shellfish. The dining room has lovely views of the water.
Family-owned with outdoor seating providing NY-style brick-oven pizza & other Italian plates, Mamma Anna

When it comes to shopping, Estero is home to several prominent shopping districts, Miromar Outlets and Coconut Point .
Stroll through this open-air shopping destination and explore any one of the numerous specialty boutiques offering unique gifts, home decor, and upscale fashions. Afterward, book a luxury service or stop by one of their top-notch restaurants for a delicious lunch or dinner. 

Things to Do

Estero is an enviable destination for their white sand beaches and abundance of natural parks. One popular location is Koreshan State Park, where guests can take in the area's natural beauty while picnicking, canoeing, or taking a leisurely hike. 

Southwest Florida is known for its gorgeous local ecology and wildlife. Estero Bay Preserve State Park is another must-see attraction, where residents can enjoy breathtaking views of the bay and a chance to spot tropical birds and local marine life. 
Golfing in these communities is a world-class experience. The Worthington Country Club has hosted more than 30 PGA events on its championship course. This location regularly attracts seasoned golfers with its challenging course and pristine surroundings.

Estero have an eclectic and innovative arts and entertainment scene. Enjoy an evening at the Visual Arts Center, where you can watch live performances and community theater or even take an educational class or workshop. 

Overview for Estero, FL

41,866 people live in Estero, where the median age is 65.8 and the average individual income is $54,663.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

65.8 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Estero, FL

Estero has 18,800 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Estero do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 41,866 people call Estero home. The population density is 1,251.75 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.08 / 50.92%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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0 to 14 Minutes
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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Estero, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Estero. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Pinewoods Elementary School
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