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Wonderful Retirement Community

While helping a family member to relocate from St Paul, Minnesota to Florida, we recently had the opportunity to get familiar with a little-known 55+ community in Fort Myers called Seven Lakes. It’s a tucked away hidden gem in the heart of Fort Myers.

Seven Lakes is a retirement golf community for active seniors, and boy are they active. Golf leagues, tennis, pools, bridge clubs, bingo nights, poker rooms, ceramic and woodworking hobby rooms, exercise classes, beach trips, shopping trips, casino trips, dancing and entertainment… the list of community activities goes on and on.

All that and it’s also surprisingly affordable to live there. There are small 1 bedroom, 1 bath condos under $100,000 (not a typo) and larger 2/2 condos or villas ranging from $120,000 to $289,000. Association fees (about $400-$600 monthly, depending on the location) include bundled golf and all the other amenities.

Most residents zip around the community on their golf carts. All in all, a friendly, active, well-managed 55+ neighborhood… we’ll be visiting often.

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  1. Couldn’t agree with you more – 7 Lakes is a hidden gem. My parents have lived here for almost 30 years, it was perfect for them because they love golf, bridge, tennis, and meeting lots of low-key, interesting people. For more on 7 Lakes (and other SW Florida communities) check out this review at:

    Also, discussion about it at:


    May 21, 2007

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