Miromar Lakes, Florida, USA

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USA - South - Florida - West Central -

Also known as:  Lake Maggiore, Lake Como

Only at Miromar Lakes can you enjoy Florida’s white sand beaches, topaz blue water, luxury villas, spa-like amenities and be sitting on a lake shore. Repeatedly winning awards for “innovation, creativity and endurance,” this large-scale planned community is uncompromising in its effort to provide a selection of luxury accommodations, endless recreation, appealing shops and fine dining all for the convenience of their residents.

Found at the southern end of Florida’s West-Central Tourism Region, Miromar Lakes is located in Fort Myers, 40 miles north of Naples. With more than 2,000 housing units in over 20 neighborhoods, Miromar Lakes has the distinction of having its own postal address and zipcode. Miromar Development, a U.S.-Canadian company, is the creator of breathtakingly beautiful Miromar Lakes. Within, or surrounding the gated community of Miromar Lakes, residents will find Miromar Outlets, Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, Miromar Realty, Miromar Title Company and the Miromar Design Center. Continuing to build on their success, future plans for the area include the “Miromar Professional Office Park adjacent to the MiromarDesign Center; a five-star hotel with marina club residences on the beach at Miromar Lakes; and The Shoppes at Miromar Village.”

Central to Miromar Lakes are 700 acres of sparkling water. Divided by a peninsula of land, 450-acre Lake Maggiore and 250-acre Lake Como create a tropical oasis blending land and water with luxury estate homes and waterfront villas. Prior to becoming a sun-filled paradise, these freshwater lakes were pits left from aggregate mines. Miromar Lakes is located in Lee County, home to some of the largest limerock, or aggregate, reserves in southwest Florida. Set as an example for repurposing worked mines, Miromar Lakes carefully monitors freshwater as it drains into Stewart Cypress Slough and the north headwaters of Estero River. Water quality is monitored by the Miromar Lakes Community Development District and reported to the South Florida Water Management District and Lee County on a regular basis.

Residents of Miromar Lake have full access to Lake Maggiore and Lake Como and all the recreation they offer. Published rules and regulations apply to the extensive list of activities open only to residents and guests. With three miles of white sand beaches who can resist dipping into the sparkling water on a hot summer day? Swimming is permitted within 50 feet of the shore or within the designated swimming area at the Beach Club. If you prefer a leisurely dip in a pool, the 10,000 square foot, zero-edge infinity pool is also available at the Beach Club. Scuba diving and snorkeling are permitted within swimming areas or in open water with a floating dive flag marking the dive site. If you are an advanced waterskier, a slalom course is available.

Fishing is permitted from shore, docks or boats. Florida’s fishing laws and regulations apply to any anglers chasing Miromar Lakes’ freshwater bass. Whether you choose to fish or not, boating is among the more popular activities at Miromar Lakes. Power boats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks or pontoons are permitted on Lake Maggiore and Lake Como. Boat size is generally limited to a 21-foot length while personal watercraft of any kind, are strictly prohibited. Motorboats are restricted to no wake zones within 100 feet of the shoreline. Maximum speed is 45 mph with counterclockwise routes enforced when more than one boat is present. Water front residents may only anchor at their home for 24 hours. With an annual membership, the Boat Club provides a marina, boat rentals, fishing gear and waterski school.

The pride of Miromar Lakes is the only “Arthur Hills’ ‘Signature’ championship golf course in Southwest Florida.” The 18-hole, par-72 course provides 7,400 yards of carefully tended greens with a selection of six sets of tees. A golf pro is on staff to help develop your swing. If you want to practice with a friend, you will find a driving range, practice fairway bunkers and 9,000 square foot practice green open every day. The professional service and outstanding amenities found in the Miromar Golf Club will exceed all expectations. The great room, card room, lounge, dining facilities and terrace overlooking the fairways provide a respite from the pace of busy lives.

For intimate meals or family dining, the Miromar Beach Club is known to deliver mouth-watering creations to their residents and guests. Located on the shore of Lake Como, the Beach Club is also the center of activity for Miromar Lakes residents. Spa facilities, a lounge, library, billiard room, card room and 50-seat theater are located here. With an amenities staff and concierge service ministering to the needs of guests, the Beach Club is a beehive of activity. Whether you need to sign up for tennis, volleyball, fitness classes or community events you will find staff ready and waiting to assist you.

If there is any reason to leave the surroundings of Miromar Lakes it may be a trip to Sanibel Island. A 45-minute drive west of Miromar Lakes will take you to this barrier island. Known for its beautiful beaches, Sanibel Island’s east-to-west orientation creates a “scoop” carries a delightful selection of seashells to its shore along with the Gulf’s waves. While known for its beautiful beaches, over 60% of Sanibel Island is a protected wildlife preserve. For the enjoyment of bird and wildlife watchers, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Preserve boasts to over 238 bird species, 50 types of reptiles, and 32 different kinds of mammals. Then there is fishing. If you are interested in something larger than the bass found at Miromar Lakes, shark, tarpon, cobia, spanish mackerel, king mackerel, barracuda and snapper may be found in an off-shore excursion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Up-scale, elegant, luxurious – all words to describe the lifestyle found at Miromar Lakes. Yet with a commitment to comfort and service, luxury has combined to create an atmosphere of home and community. With sand that looks like sugar and water as blue as the sea, Miromar Lakes is the ultimate in lakeside vacation rentals and real estate properties – “a true destination community.”

Things to do at Miromar Lakes

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife Viewing

Fish species found at Miromar Lakes

  • Bass
  • Mackerel

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Miromar Lakes Statistics & Helpful Links

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Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

Surface Area: 700 acres

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Trophic State | LakeLubbers

Trophic State measures the level of algae and nutrients in a lake.

An oligotrophic lake is very clear (blue in color) and does not support much plant or fish life. A hyper-oligotrophic lake is the clearest of all lakes, and is nearly devoid of plants and fish.

A mesotrophic lake is slightly green and supports a moderate degree of plant and fish life. A lake's most desired trophic state is generally this mid-point - the mesotrophic state.

A eutrophic lake is somewhat murky and supports a large amount of plant and fish life. A hypereutrophic lake is clouded with algae, plant life, and fish life. A eutrophic or hyper-eutrophic lake can be difficult to navigate by boat - and is often an unpleasant place to swim.

The use of phosphorus-rich and nitrogen-rich fertilizer on lawns and golf courses surrounding a lake can cause it to become eutrophic or hypereutrophic.


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Catchment or Drainage Area | LakeLubbers

This is the surrounding area that drains into a lake, including land, rivers and their tributaries. This is also known as the lake's "catchment basin".

Small lakes at the highest peaks of mountains have small drainage areas. The world's oceans have the largest drainage areas.


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Lake-Area Population | LakeLubbers

This is the estimated number of people who live in a house with a view of a lake, plus those who self-describe the lake as their home, for example: "I live at Smith Mountain Lake."


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Water Residence Time | LakeLubbers

This is the estimated time that it takes for an amount of water equal to the entire volume of a lake to flow out of - or evaporate from - the lake.

Residence Time can be as short as a few days for fast-flowing small lakes, and can exceed 100 years for slow-flowing large lakes.


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Completion Year | LakeLubbers

This is the year that a reservoir was first filled to the reservoir's normal elevation - or the year that a natural lake was first dammed. A large reservoir can take more than a year to fill after its dam is first closed.

The Grand Anicut in southern India is generally considered the world's oldest dam that still operates. Grand Anicut was constructed in the second century BC. It now impounds an irrigation network that includes roughly one million acres.

You can find many of the the world's newest reservoirs on LakeLubbers. Many of the world's oldest reservoirs appear on the last page of that list.


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Water Volume | LakeLubbers

This is the estimated volume of water that a lake contains -- measured at the lake's normal elevation. By this measure, the world's largest freshwater lake is Siberia's Lake Baikal.

You can find many of the the world's largest lakes (by water volume) on LakeLubbers.

Water Volume can be measured in acre-feet, in cubic miles, or in cubic kilometers. One acre-foot is the amount of water needed to cover one acre (43,560 square feet) to a depth of one foot. One cubic mile equals 3,379,200 acre-feet. One cubic kilometer equals 810,713 acre-feet.

1 acre-foot is equal to 325,851 US gallons. Siberia's Lake Baikal contains about 6,276,367,740,000,000 gallons of freshwater - nearly 1 million gallons for every living person on earth.

The other - and more widely used - measure of a lake's size is the lake's surface acreage. By that measure, the world's largest freshwater lake is North America's Lake Superior.


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Maximum Depth | LakeLubbers

This is the estimated greatest depth of the water in a lake -- measured at the lake's normal elevation. The world's deepest lake is Siberia's Lake Baikal; that lake's maximum depth is estimated at 5,314 feet.

You can find many of the the world's deepest lakes on LakeLubbers. If you select the last page of that list, you will find the (maximum depth of) the shallowest lakes in our database.


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Average Depth | LakeLubbers

This is the estimated average depth of the water in a lake -- measured at the lake's normal elevation. If the water volume and surface area of a lake are known, an estimate of the lake's average depth can be calculated:

Water volume ÷ Surface Area = Average Depth

Example: 1,000,000 acre-feet ÷ 20,000 acres = 50 feet average depth


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Maximum Elevation | LakeLubbers

This is a lake's highest water level, measured by the lake's surface distance above sea level, that can occur during flooding. A lake's highest possible maximum elevation is usually the top of the lake's dam or spillway.

At lakes that include residential development, government regulations usually forbid the construction of homes below a lake's maximum elevation.


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Minimum Elevation | LakeLubbers

This is a lake's lowest water level, measured by the lake's surface distance above sea level, that can be reasonably expected to occur. Low lake levels can occur due to deliberate seasonal draw downs for irrigation or impending snow melt, reduced water inflows, drought and evaporation, residential or commercial water demands, and hydropower generation.

Some lakes' minimum and maximum elevations are virtually the same. Lakes that generate hydropower may vary by several feet - according to power demand. Lakes whose primary purpose is to prevent flooding can seasonally vary by 100 feet or more.

When some lakes reach their minimum elevation, their boat ramps may not be long enough to permit boat access - and boats docked on shallow parts of the lake may end up on dry ground. In those cases, kayakers and shore-based anglers may be among the few happy recreational users of the lake.


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Normal Elevation | LakeLubbers

This is a lake's normal water level, measured by the lake's surface distance above sea level. For a reservoir, this water level is also known as "full pond" or "full pool".

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Shoreline Length | LakeLubbers

This is the length of the exterior shoreline around a lake - measured at the lake's normal elevation. The shoreline length can be considerably shorter or longer when lake water levels are lower or higher than normal.

A lake with many coves has a much longer shoreline than a lake of similar surface area that is nearly circular in shape.

When known, the shoreline miles that we report in our statistics include only the lake's exterior shoreline, and exclude the shorelines of islands located within a lake's boundaries. In lakes with many islands, those islands' combined shorelines may exceed a lake's exterior shoreline.

You can find many of the world's longest-shoreline lakes on Lakelubbers.


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Surface Area | LakeLubbers

This is the area (acreage, square kilometers, etc.) of the top surface area of a lake - measured at a lake's normal elevation. The surface area can be considerably smaller or larger when lake levels are lower or higher than normal. North America's Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake by this measure.

The other measure of a lake's size is the lake's water volume. By that measure, the world's largest freshwater lake is Lake Baikal in Siberia.

You can find many of the world's largest lakes (acres) on Lakelubbers. There is no widely-accepted minimum surface area that defines a lake. What Lakelubbers describes as a lake, you might call a pond. The smallest lake that Lakelubbers currently includes is Hawaii's 2-acre Lake Waiau.


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Water Level Control | LakeLubbers

This is the organization that controls water releases or outflows from the lake or reservoir. In the USA, this is often the US Army Corps of Engineers, a power company, a municipal water system, an irrigation district, or a paper manufacturing company. In the case of private or gated lakes, a homeowners' association may be the lake's controlling authority.

Many lakes cross borders, including North America's Great Lakes. The control of such lakes and their coveted freshwater may be amicably shared - or hotly disputed.

"Water wars" continue at many lakes as growing populations and crop irrigation needs compete for the freshwater that lakes contain.


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Lake Type | LakeLubbers

There are 3 basic types of lakes that are currently included on LakeLubbers. 2 types may be dammed or not dammed, producing 5 classifications.

- A Reservoir is a man-made freshwater lake that is usually created by damming rivers.

- A Natural Freshwater Lake occurs naturally - often by glacial activity - and has a salinity of less than 30 parts per thousand. It may be dammed to produce electricity or for other reasons.

- A Natural Saltwater Lake occurs naturally and has a salinity of more than 30 parts per thousand (ppt). It may be dammed.

"Brackish" water may be categorized as freshwater or saltwater, depending on its salt content (salinity). Oligohaline water has less than 15 ppt of salt. Mesohaline water has 15-29 ppt. Polyhaline has 30-335 ppt.


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