Pelican Preserve

Pelican Preserve is a 55+ master-planned community in Fort Myers, Florida. This 1,100-acre golf course community is surrounded by nature and located just off I-75, within 15 miles of downtown Fort Myers and 40 miles north of Naples. The 2,500 residences range from spacious condominiums and carriage homes to attached villas and single-family homes. Homeowners enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle, leaving plenty of time for residents to participate in community activities or take advantage of the wide selection of amenities, including a clubhouse, tennis courts, and a fitness center. Members of the community can also opt to join the Pelican Preserve Golf Club.

Homebuyers looking for Fort Myers 55+ homes for sale should consider Pelican Preserve in their search. 

Pelican Preserve Amenities

At the heart of Pelican Preserve is the 70,000-square-foot Plaza Del Sol clubhouse, which is the hub of social activity. Here, residents enjoy access to an abundance of indoor and outdoor amenities. Indoor amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics and dance studio, ceramics and art studio, card room, game room, 100-seat movie theater, and a banquet hall. Residents can also enjoy lunch and dinner, indoors or al fresco, with their friends and neighbors at the on-site Destinations Restaurant.

Outdoors, residents swim in the resort-style pool and enjoy a refreshing smoothie from the Flip Flops juice bar. Active adults can also stay fit by playing at one of the many courts including basketball, pickleball, volleyball, and softball. There is also lawn bowling, an outdoor amphitheater, and a sand beach area. In addition, this community has a 38-acre nature preserve with a beautiful butterfly garden as well as garden plots and a fishing pier.

The community is also home to the Pelican Preserve Golf Club. Not only does this golf course offer 27 holes of championship golf with striking fairways, but it also has its own 24,485-square-foot clubhouse with additional amenities available to its members. The golf clubhouse features an extensive golf pro shop, a state-of-the-art fitness center with a private whirlpool spa, a full-service dining room and bar, and a ballroom.

Pelican Preserve Homes & Real Estate

WCI Homes constructed the 2,500 homes of Pelican Preserve from 2001 to 2020. Homebuyers can choose from a variety of Pelican Preserve homes for sale, including condos, carriage homes, attached villas, and single-family homes.

Pelican Preserve condos range from 1,229 to 1,450 square feet. The condos are housed in four-story mid-rise buildings with elevators and balconies. These homes feature two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two assigned carport spots. Certain units also feature dens.

Cottage Homes are attached homes with 1,078 to 1,557 square feet of living space and two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The Cottage Homes come in duplex pairs with side entries. 

Carriage Homes are 1,710 to 2,376 square feet of living space. These models are offered in two-level buildings with four units per building. Floor plans include three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Villas range from 1,278 to 1,916 square feet. These homes offer two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Grand Villa floor plans range from 1,743 to 3,275 square feet. These homes offer two to three bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. They are available on a new and resale basis.

Classic Homes range from 1,823 to 2,986 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These models feature master suites with private bathrooms. 

The Grand Cottage collection offers two floor plans ranging from 1,879 to 1,896 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These models include open-concept floor plans with covered lanais great for entertaining guests. 

Estate Homes are the most expansive models, ranging between 2,701 and 3,093 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two or three-car garage. These models offer unique designs with open-concept floor plans, walk-in closets, screened lanais, and upgrades, such as a private courtyard.

Pelican Preserve Lifestyle

The multiple Pelican Preserve homeowners' associations take care of services such as common area maintenance, grounds maintenance, security, Internet, and trash removal. With more free time, residents can spend time with family or enjoy a full calendar of community activities and events. There are aerobics and exercise classes, arts and crafts studio activities, bunco nights, movie nights, outdoor concerts, pool parties, nature walks, brunch festivities, and holiday parties. A full-time activity director and amenity managers make sure all is taken care of for residents to get the most out of their leisure time. Plus, members of the community can also opt for membership to the Pelican Preserve Golf Club to utilize additional amenities.

Surrounding Area

Pelican Preserve is in Fort Myers with Fort Myers Beach nearby, putting residents in easy reach of daily needs and local attractions.

Residents are also close to any conveniences they may need, including Winn-Dixie, Publix, and Whole Foods. Pharmaceutical needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS.

Pelican Preserve is also near multiple healthcare providers, such as Gulf Coast Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital, and Cape Coral Hospital.

When in search of entertainment and dining options, members of the community can travel down Colonial Boulevard, which is home to multiple restaurants, bars, and shops. There are also a variety of attractions in the area, including IMAG History & Science Center, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, and Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.

Homeowners who want to get outdoors have plenty of options to explore. Pelican Preserve is near multiple parks and greenspaces, such as Buckingham Community Park, Lakes Park, and Six Mile Cypress Preserve. A trip to Boca Grande offers world-class fishing and several beaches as well as Sanibel Island and Captiva Island. Golfers also have multiple courses to choose from, including The Plantation Golf & Country Club, Seven Lakes Golf Course, and Cypress Lake Golf Club.

Members of the community looking to explore the nearby metropolitan areas are in luck. Pelican Preserve is 20 minutes from Fort Myers River District and 45 minutes from Naples, granting quick access to all these cities have to offer. For longer trips, Southwest Florida International Airport is 20 minutes away.

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Pelican Preserve Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in Pelican Preserve. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Indoor Walking Track
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Card Room
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Ballroom
  • Performance/Movie Theater
  • Computers
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Softball/Baseball Field
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Lakes - Fishing Lakes
  • Outdoor Amphitheater
  • Gardening Plots
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Steam Room/Sauna
  • On-site Retail
  • Day Spa/Salon/Barber Shop
  • Multi-Purpose/Meeting Rooms
  • Locker Rooms
  • Beach

Pelican Preserve Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Pelican Preserve. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Aerobics
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Brunch Festivities
  • Bunco
  • Cards
  • Ceramics
  • Dancing
  • Exercise Classes
  • Fishing
  • Floor Cloths
  • Furniture Finishing
  • Furniture Painting
  • Gardening
  • Golf
  • Holiday Parties
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Movie Nights
  • Nature Walks
  • Painting
  • Paper Mache
  • Pickleball
  • Pool Parties
  • Porcelain Painting
  • Santa Gourds
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Pelican Preserve Reviews (4)

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Okay so there's no Pelicans but everything else is perfect. No kidding.


I have been to Pelican Preserve many times and I am still amazed at the level of activities and the beauty of the facilities. The walking and biking paths in the lovely preserve, the sports complex that includes tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, softball and an incredible fitness center. Low impact classes such as water aerobics and stretching provide something for everyone. Pelican Preserve even has a woodworking shop, art room and sewing machine room. This community is one you want to visit!


I came back and forth to 55 several times.,.,. Overall I was very impressed with the information you provided forwar thanks


My husband and I have been living at Pelican for nearly 2 years now and I still feel like I'm on vacation. I can't say enough about how wonderful the community is. The beautiful boardwalks are what really sold me, we walk every day. Golf here is fabulous, the fitness center and pools are great and having a nice restaurant is so convenient. We are very happy living here and have made many new friends plus we've each lost about 10 pounds!

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