Located in the northernmost reaches of Collier County, Barefoot Beach almost blends with Bonita Springs, an ideal spot for anyone who wants one foot in Lee County and the other in Collier. This neighborhood offers stunning waterfront homes, with views of Little Hickory Bay and the gulf. The 342-acre Barefoot Beach Preserve has consistently ranked among the top 10 beaches in the United States. Price range: $875,000 to $12.9 million.
With a name derived from the Seminole word for “our home” or “my home place,” lmmokalee has strong roots in agriculture and a population historically dominated by migrant farm workers. It has 5,855 households within 22.7 square miles and has a per capita income of $11,729. The University of Florida’s Southwest Florida Research and Education Center located here is focused on the area’s agricultural industry. The Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee draws national entertainment and boosts tourism year-round, while the Immokalee Regional Airport is both a designated Free Trade Zone and Florida Rural Enterprise Zone that boosts the local economy. Median price: $221,500