The Forest Homes for Sale
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More about The Forest
Fort Myers is home to The Forest Country Club. This high-end community features two different championship golf courses in this beautiful tropical paradise. These midsize homes were built starting in the early to mid-1980s and have continued to develop over time. This community is located just off of Highway 41 in Fort Myers Florida and surrounds two beautiful golf courses with nearly every home having some form of view to the fairways.
The Forest lifestyle is unmatched with fantastic golf, tennis, and fitness options for residents and their guests. Members love the variety of classes, demonstrations, and events offered at the club, and with over 40 lifestyle events each season, there's always something to do and see. Outings include the theater, mystery dinner, football games, live performances, fitness events, activities, and more. The club features tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, group fitness, and state-of-the-art fitness centers, as well as classes like Pilates, Zumba, and yoga.
Residents also have dining options at The Forest from the culinary creations of Chef Boun Chanthavong. The Cypress Grille Room is a lovely dining environment for lunch and dinner. With prime rib night, a perfect place to watch your favorite sports team in the attached bar, or a roving game of trivia, this is a beautiful place to relax, have your favorite drink, and a delicious meal.
The outdoor covered terrace has the Gumbo Limbo Outdoor Bar, featuring a variety of tropical beverages, drinks, and snacks. There are fire pits for cooler evenings and a relaxing cabana.
The Forest even has certain specific dining rooms equipped for functions of up to 300 members such as ballrooms, parties, reunions, and special events and tournaments.
The Forest Golf
But the crowning glory is the two championship golf courses. Looking for tree-lined fairways, expansive greens, and miles of lakes and waterways? The Forest offers the best of all worlds. Established back in 1979, the Forest Golf Programs and courses offer a member-owned and operated club and over 500 members for two courses. There are ladies golf events and groups, tournaments, men's golfing, couples golfing options, and other membership options. This course has been distinctly voted one of the best courses in Lee County. This private, non-equity golf community features 36 holes and several types of memberships.
Designer: Gordon Lewis (1980)
Maximum Golf Members: 500
Golf Initiation Fee: $30,000
Equity %: None
Golf Dues: $11,196 (Family); $8,100 (Individual)
Food & Beverage Minimum: None
Personal Cart: No
“Tips” Par-Yards-Rating-Slope: Bobcat–72-6,607-72.2-128; Bear–72-6,852-74.0-131
GURU Comments: The Forest has many other types of memberships available, including a Sports Membership with limited golf, for $10,000 initiation fee, and $4,200/Yr. dues. The Bear course is more challenging and has a northern course feel, and the Bobcat is more of a traditional Florida course with wider fairways, several preserve holes, and many lakes. In 2018, they renovated both of their golf courses, at a cost of $3.8M. And, on their 40th Anniversary, in 2019, they completed a major $10M renovation of their 40,000sf clubhouse, featuring a transitional, contemporary look, and expanded indoor and outdoor dining, including the newly-added Gumbo Limbo Outdoor Bar with resort-style seating and fire pits. The fitness center and aerobics room were also enhanced, featuring expanded views of the golf course. The Forest hosts an annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic, which has raised a total of over-$11.5M over the years. They have 6-Har-Tru tennis courts (3-lit), and a very active and competitive tennis program, including Junior Player Programs. TF also has 4-pickle ball courts and 2-lighted bocce courts with 300 bocce league members.
Please check with current listings as these fees and prices can change.
The Forest Homes
Home prices are between $125,000-$800,000 with a median sale price of about $280,000. Association fees are anywhere from $800 per month to $2500 per quarter based on the type of home. Properties were built between 1980 and 1996 and feature 1100 2/40 300 ft.² of living space, 2 to 5 bedroom layouts and 2 to 6 bathrooms. Residents have the choice of an attached home or a single-family property. Homes are single and two-story designs.
Residents are part of the Lee County school division and have the choice of several schools in the area including the top-rated Bonita Springs Elementary school, the Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts school, the Rayma C PageElementary school, Three Oaks Elementary school, Cypress Lake middle school, and Cypress Lake high school.
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