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Cinnamon Cove

11500 Cinnamon Cove Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33908

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Cinnamon Cove, a Gated 55+ Community in Fort Myers, Florida, Has Condos, Town Homes, Single Family Homes, Nicely Manicured Grounds and Plenty of Amenities

Fort Myers sits along the Caloosahatchee River in southwestern Florida and is the location of Cinnamon Cove, a gated 55+ community built by U.S. Homes in the 1980s and early 1990s. It has nearly 800 condominiums, town homes and single family homes, many of which are tucked along one of the development's three pretty lakes.

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The condominiums feature single level living and are in three story buildings. Each unit has from from approximately 725 to 1,050 square feet, two bedrooms and two baths. They also have an assigned parking spot. The town homes are also single story and have two bedrooms, two baths and an assigned parking spot. They cluster around a swimming pool or a garden, offering a soothing view. The single family homes have up to 1,850 square feet, two to three bedrooms, two baths, an attached two car garage and a sunroom. Exteriors are generally white, tan and gray, and lawns are nicely manicured with palm trees, crepe myrtles, fruit trees and flowering bushes.

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Prices start in the low- to mid-$100,000s. The HOA fee is $385 per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are subject to change.

Amenities are extensive and include 10 swimming pools, fishing lakes, a wi-fi area, a spa, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, a clubhouse and more. Social clubs and groups meet to discuss books, learn about computers, play poker, study the bible and dance. An activity director ensures that there is always something to do.

Fort Myers has festivals, beaches, golf courses, museums, shopping and nearly anything else a retiree could want. It is also home to Lee Memorial Hospital, which is accredited by the Joint Commission.

This area has summer high temperatures in the low 90s and winter temperatures in the 50s and 60s. On average, Fort Myers receives 55 inches of rain per year.

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Visit www.cinnamon-cove.com for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/jox929o for listings.

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Florida:

Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting snowbirds to the state in the late 19th century. Retirees continue to flock to the state. It's not hard to see why tourism has become the leading industry.

International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.

Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands spread across 10 acres.

Florida has 1,250 golf courses, more than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.

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Stats:

Population - 20,612,439

Persons 65 years old and over - 20%

High school graduates age 25+ - 87%

Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 26%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%

White persons, not Hispanic - 55%

Median household income - $46,596

Median home value - $159,000

Persons in poverty - 16%

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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Who Buys in a 55+ Community?

Age-restricted communities, at least those for residents age 55 or better, generally appeal to people seeking a sense of community with other people from similar socioeconomic backgrounds. Most developments are gated or at least have some type of secured access and appeal to retirees seeking a sense of security. People who enjoy lots of amenities, planned activities and social interaction also buy in 55+ developments. Just an FYI: newer communities tend to have a younger demographic while older communities usually have a more mature set of residents, primarily because residents in older developments purchased when they were younger and have stayed put.

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