Top 5 Advantages of Urban Living in Southwest Florida

January 26, 2018

There’s nothing like having the world at your fingertips. Upscale shops, gourmet dining, white sand beaches and everything in between, it’s no wonder why more and more Southwest Florida residents are flocking to live in urban society. Although Southwest Florida has traditionally been beachfront living, gated communities and suburban neighborhoods, the movement to bring the advantages of urban living to our area has opened up new possibilities not previously available. Here are some of those advantages making this a red-hot lifestyle.

Proximity to Entertainment

Catch a show, dine with friends or simply take a walk along the beach. With so many options to choose from, you’ll never be bored. One of the best parts about urban living is proximity to entertainment, whether it be shopping, dining or catching a show. There’s always something to do when you live in the epicenter of town. New restaurants are wowing guests with exciting and exotic food, night clubs are adding their names to the marquee and boutiques are welcoming guests with open arms. It truly is the place to be and you’ll be right there in the middle of it all.

Handle Business Nearby

Another advantage of urban living in Southwest Florida is location. Being so close to our famous white sand beaches and everything else the area has to offer makes the choice apparent when considering moving to an urban area. Another aspect to take into consideration when weighing the options of urban living is being able to handle business items near to your home. Proximity to banking, lawyers and medical care is crucial to everyday life. Having that at your fingertips is a big advantage.

 Save on Transportation

Save time and money by reducing the need for cars, taxis and Uber. Many members of urban society take in the beautiful Southwest Florida weather by biking or walking to their destinations instead. There are plenty of things to do within walking distance and people to enjoy them with, making life a little bit sweeter when you’re in good company. Access to upscale shopping and dining with friends, no matter what day of the week without the worry of transportation, makes life more interesting and fun.

New Technology and Design

It’s no secret that living in an urban area gives you first-hand access to revolutionary technology and new design trends. Urban socialites get to experience the latest and greatest trends first, having access to coveted designers and new, exciting technology tools. Experience the newest, hottest trends and cutting-edge technology all within your home.

A Gathering Place

Perhaps one of the most advantageous aspects of urban living in Southwest Florida is being the gathering place. Everyone comes to you. When living in urban society, you are steps away from amenities, such as:

·       Boutiques

·       Spas

·       Fine dining

·       Museums

·       Entertainment venues

This makes hosting friends an obvious choice when you’re in the center of it all. Have close friends over to your residence for wine pairings, or organize a group to catch a show in town. No matter what, there’s always something to do within reach.

Simplify Everyday Life

There’s no denying that urban living has many benefits, whether you’re looking for a quiet night at home or hitting the town to enjoy upscale food and luxury shops. Grocery shopping, workouts and everyday errands are completed in minutes with almost no travel time, giving you more time to enjoy the things you love. When you’re in the center of it all, the opportunities are endless. Make memories that will last a lifetime and pursue a life of luxury. You deserve it.

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