Everything is in short distance. You do need a car. It is 15 minutes to downtown fort Myers river district. 25 minutes to beaches. 15 minutes from airport. Very quiet community with a beautiful pool area and gym with a sauna. Plenty of restaurants that can be walking distance or five minutes of driving. I do have a dog that is very well behaved. He does not have access to the couch or upstairs. My patio has a lake view with a beautiful sunset.