The community is mostly for retirees and over 55s (average age is one of the highest in the country - 62). Most developments boast championship golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools and outsized clubhouses inside their gated walls. There are many developments to choose from with a wide range of costs and types of facilities, including 55+ and active adult communities. One of the nicest is Pelican Sound, which has several golf courses and access to the Gulf from its own launching ramp. It is right across the street from Coconut Point.
Like most of south Florida, real estate took a hit in Estero, but has since come back strongly. Some communities saw extensive foreclosures and/or closure of facilities, while prices in others have been relatively stable. The median sales price of a home in Estero according to City-Data was about $210,000 in the last quarter of 2014.