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The Hippest Home-High Rise!

Have you ever stopped to consider the merits of living in a high-rise? The Colony at Pelican Landing is home to some of the finest high rises in SW Florida with six 21-story residential towers, including Sorrento (the Colony’s first tower residence, premiering in 2001), Treviso, Palermo, Navona, La Scala and Florencia, the most recent tower, built in 2007. So, aside from being surrounded by the mangrove islands of Estero Bay Estuary or the gorgeous, unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay, just what ARE the benefits of living in a high rise at The Colony?

The most obvious is having all the exterior maintenance of your home taken care of…everything from pest control and painting to keeping the pool bright / sparkling and mowing / trimming all that beautiful lush landscaping. You can sit back and enjoy it all without having to toil over it. Oh, the JOY of getting rid of all the aggravation of overseeing the landscaping!

Florencia Fitness
Navona Guest Suite

High-rise buildings worldwide have amazing amenities and the towers at The Colony are no exception! Depending on the residence, amenities at The Colony range from state-of-the-art fitness centers and resort style pools and jacuzzi/spas to business centers, state-of-the-art theatres, card / billiard / social rooms, guest suites, private libraries, garages, elevators and so much more! Additionally, high rises in general are centrally located in terms of entertainment districts, restaurants, shopping, transportation, etc. Again, The Colony certainly fits that profile. With the back door of Coconut Point Mall just a mile from the entrance to The Colony, you’ll find just about everything you could possibly want within a couple short minutes of home!

But there’s more! High rise HOAs are now getting social…coordinating happy hours, holiday gatherings, and seasonal events, offering a chance to get to know your neighbors in a relaxed setting. Residents enjoy the sense of community offered with this lifestyle and once you’ve met a few neighbors living in your building, you’ll start feeling right at home.

High rise residences typically result in lower utility costs overall. Definitely no hot attics overhead or drafty basements underneath at The Colony! Additionally, many high rises will bulk-negotiate lower rates with utility providers, even when residents pay their bills individually, which results in cost savings for you! Residents at The Colony high rises will find their water & sewer, basic cable and HVAC maintenance included in their association fee, relieving them of those monthly expenses.

Treviso Theatre

You may also find insurance fees to be lower, which can be attributed to the fact that building codes are stricter in implementation for high-rise condominiums. Additionally, between on-site amenities and a plethora of entertainment destinations just a hop, skip and jump from home, think how much you’re saving on gasoline! And these days…that’s a HUGE savings!

Lastly, you couldn’t ask for better security than in a high rise. You are free to travel without the fear of leaving an obviously vacant home. Most buildings at The Colony provide Access Control Officers at the front desks during typical business hours; buildings are locked and owners must use electronic entry systems to access the building. Additionally, all but one of our buildings have below building, secured and monitored parking, which means no walking across dark parking lots alone at night. An added benefit to our parking garage is that it makes it easier to maintain your automobile, also a cost savings. Plus, you never have to worry about finding a parking place again! Sometimes, THAT can be worth a million bucks!

It’s plenty to think about, isn’t it? If you have any questions about living the high rise lifestyle, just give me a call. Jill Kushner 239-691-5505


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