It wasn’t long
ago that Estero and Bonita Springs
were known mainly as points between
Naples and Fort Myers, easy to miss
if you blinked. Today, Bonita is one
of the fastest growing areas in the
country, Estero isn’t far behind,
and the changes there are impossible
Estero was best known for Koreshan State Historic Site, where the Koreshan religious sect settled in the late 1800’s to create a utopian “New Jerusalem.” Remnants of the society still stand at the state site, where visitors can learn about their unusual belief system and strange history. The park is also well known for its recreation opportunities. Right on the banks of the Estero River, people travel there to camp, fish, picnic, and relax in the natural setting.
Since Florida Gulf Coast University opened in 1997, Estero is blooming with other opportunities, including Miromar Outlets, which draws shoppers from miles around, and Germain Arena, home to the Florida Everblades hockey team, where special productions are regularly staged.
Estero is a vibrant community where home-town charm, friendliness and environmental preservation prevail. A river-side paradise, abundantly blessed with natural beauty, Estero enchants visitors and residents alike.