Shell Point earns national accolade as one of America’s Best Planned Communities

 FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2021) – Shell Point Retirement Community has been named among America’s 100 Best Planned Communities by ideal-Living magazine, a leading national publication for readers who are nearing retirement age or who are interested in the benefits of relocating their families or businesses. 

The recent accolade was noted in the summer issue of ideal-LIVING magazine’s Best Places to Live and on

“Each year, we survey our readers to determine the most popular destinations and amenities. We’ve researched communities from our readers’ most-desired areas based on survey results. The destinations featured in this special issue are representative of those desires,” said ideal-Living Editor Kelly Godbey. 

As one of America’s 100 Best Planned Communities, Shell Point is lauded for being “walkable with lots of open spaces, and promoting a real sense of community. Overall health and wellness is promoted by many amenities and clubs that allow a new resident to dive into a healthy, active lifestyle,” according to the magazine. 

Shell Point’s unparalleled lifestyle offers a championship 18-hole golf course with an elegantly appointed clubhouse, a state-of-the-art visual and performing arts center, free boat docks with deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico, coastal-inspired restaurants and charming outdoor cafes, luxurious salon and spas, fitness centers, tennis and pickleball, and miles of scenic walking and bike trails. 

Shell Point Retirement Community is located along the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida, just two miles before Sanibel Island. A nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry, Shell Point is the largest single-site continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Florida and the second largest in the country with 2,500 residents and more than 1,200 


Shell Point Retirement Community 

Kara Hado: (239) 454-8245; cell (239) 310-1115;