It is important to understand that when we talk about Ft Myers Communities that we are not referring to a city or town. There are over 400 communities (also know as developments) in Southwest Florida and they typically are gated and deed restricted.
Each one has its own amenities. They range from ones that just have a community pool to ones that have everything such as golf courses, beach access, resort pool complexes, large club houses with dining, tennis, and much more.
If you want to a good social life then communities tend to be the place to be. Therefore it is important to find the Fort Myers communities that fit your lifestyle first then search for homes for sale these developments.
With communities you have fees that pay for the amenities and the maintenance of the complex. There are typically two types of fees the Master Association which is the common areas and the neighborhood fees which is where you live. Fees variety based on the degree of services and types of facilities in the community.
Before buying a home or condo in a community you will be provided with community documents which govern how the community operates as well as the do's and don'ts. By law you have to be given a chance to review and except the HOA Docs as part of the purchase process.