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Luxury Waterfront Condos in Ft. Myers River District

When you choose to live in the downtown Ft. Myers condos at ONE, you’re not only receiving a beautiful residence and a community full of luxurious amenities -- you’re also living in the beautiful Ft. Myers River District with its restaurants, entertainment, community and history. Located along the Caloosahatchee River, you’ll soak in beautiful river views from your balcony or by simply walking around town.

Historic River District

Downtown Fort Myers is steeped in history, stretching back to the mid 1800s as it developed into a farming and cattle community. In the early days of downtown Fort Myers, herds of cattle often paraded down First Street as ranchers guided their livestock from the fields far east of town to the Punta Rassa shipping port located a few miles west of town. Today, many of the old buildings the cattle passed by still stand, although the dirt roads have been replaced with charming brick pavers.

Although much of the downtown was once left vacant and neglected, years of revitalization has again made it a cultural, social, shopping, dining and recreational nexus featuring more than 70 fun and unique businesses, all within walking distance of each other. The Hilton Tapestry Banyan Hotel, Luminary Hotel and Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater all attract residents and visitors to the area, while the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center hosts exhibitions, performances and educational events. And just a block further you find the Florida Repertory Theater on First Street’ which puts on multiple award winning shows year round.

Visit Fort Myers Historic River District day or night. But be forewarned. After one visit, you just might decide it’s the perfect place to live – as well as play.

Nature & Parks near the Ft. Myers River District

Living in the Ft. Myers River District comes with more than just access to a thriving downtown area -- it also provides abundant ways to retreat to nature for a break from the city.

Just west of downtown Fort Myers is the city’s best known and most visited attraction – the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates. These two adjacent homes, surrounded by lush, tropical plants and exotic trees, are a walk through history on a site reminiscent of olde Florida. The riverfront, where they arrived, is now home to Centennial Park, providing a site for many festivals and social events.

The city of Fort Myers has a total of 33 parks, as well as several fishing piers that extend out into the Caloosahatchee River. Two public golf courses are just a prelude to numerous championship golf courses within a 30-mile radius. And just a short drive south of downtown Fort Myers is the phenomenal 279-acre Lakes Park, with freshwater quarry lakes, hiking trails, picnic areas and watercraft for lake exploration. It’s a true treasure that local families visit time and time again.

Sports and Activities

Sports & Activities in the Ft. Myers River District

Fort Myers has been a sports mecca since its earliest days. Originally it was sports fishermen that were looking for something to catch. By the 1920’s, locals and visitors alike discovered something else to catch – a baseball.

It all started with Terry Park, located about one mile east of downtown Fort Myers. The four lighted fields attracted some of the best baseball teams and players of their era and put Southwest Florida on the map as a sports destination. Today, two major league baseball teams conduct their spring training in Fort Myers – the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park and the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium.

Hockey is also big in Southwest Florida, with the 7,000-capacity Germain Arena serving as home to the Florida Everblades, a minor league hockey team. Basketball enthusiasts meanwhile have two college teams to cheer on: the Eagles at Florida Gulf Coast University and the Buccaneers of Florida Southwestern State College.

Dining & Shopping in the Ft. Myers River District

Downtown Fort Myers is home to some of the area’s best restaurants and shopping, and they are all within walking distance of each other. From fine dining, at places such as Veranda, or casual dining at Ford’s Garage, culinary delights can be found throughout the Ft. Myers River District, with several restaurants offering both inside and outside seating.

Among the more than 70 restaurants and businesses in the downtown, you’ll also find many boutique shops, gift stores and art galleries. One such unique store specializes in homemade candies made right on the premises. With so many restaurants and stores it’s not unusual to see people shop, then dine – and vice versa.

For those who enjoy shopping, the area offers multiple outdoor shopping malls. From the quaint Coconut Point Mall over the lively Gulf Coast Town Center to the over 100 designer brands located in the Miromar Outlet Mall, all reachable via a short drive by Car from your home at ONE.

Growth and Jobs

Growth & Jobs in the Ft. Myers River District

Fort Myers is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the county. That’s according to 24/7 Wall Street, who used U.S. Census Bureau data to create its list of the Top 20 cities in the nation with the biggest population growth in the past five years. The Fort Myers area ranked #5 on that list.

Another recent survey released by US NWS, ranked Fort Myers No.4 in the ‘Fastest Growing Places’ in the nation, No. 10 in the ‘Best Places to Live in Florida’ and No.3 in the ‘Safest Places to Live’.

Growth and jobs go hand in hand, and downtown Ft. Myers has become the epicenter for entrepreneurs, medical professionals, lawyers, tech wizards, innovators, restaurateurs and more. The downtown has become the place to live, work and play. And, it’s all on the river.

Downtown Fort Myers Entertainment

Living just a short stroll to the Fort Myers’ River District places our residents at ONE Fort Myers just minutes from the many cultural and entertainment events that occur on a daily and regular basis in the downtown area.

The Arcade Theatre is perhaps the oldest venue. It’s been entertaining locals and visitors alike since 1908 and is today the home of the nationally renowned Florida Repertory Theatre, which brings more than 80,000 people to the River District every year.

Every third Friday of the month, the streets of downtown are lined with musicians, playing many genres, in an event known as Music Walk. At Centennial Park, located on the riverfront, events such as ArtFest and The Taste of Lee are held, among many others, including a Farmer’s Market.

Perhaps the largest downtown crowd occurs during the two-hour-long Edison Festival of Light Parade, which marches past the historic buildings where Thomas Edison once walked or drove past.

The Fort Myers River District. It’s the happening place to play. To be entertained. To live.

If you’re interested in living in our luxury waterfront condos in downtown Ft. Myers, call us today at 239-500-5294 Ext 1 for a personal tour!