Welcome to Southwest Florida Living

Allow me to introduce myself.  I’m Dave Gilchrist – a full time resident in the SW Florida area for 13 years. I am originally from Northern Illinois where I grew up on farm.  Click here to learn a little more about me.  For the past 11 years, I have enjoyed being a realtor representing buyers and sellers of property throughout the region. I have been involved with Real Estate Investments for many years including rental property, home building, property management, 1031 exchanges, and real estate IRAs.  On a personal note, I enjoy traveling, golf, relaxing on the beach, restaurants, and keeping track of my 4 children and 7 grandchildren.  Life is good!

Blind_Pass_sunset_Dave Gilchrist_SWFL RealtorIn this blog, my goal is to cover a variety of topics about Southwest Florida to inform people about the area and give them an insight as to what there is to do here and also what it is like to live in this beautiful, sub-tropical area.  I’ll write about the history of the various regions i.e., Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel/Captiva, etc.; and will also cover topics such as:  beaches, golf, fishing, restaurants, parks and recreation, cycling, industries and the ecology and geology of the area.  I could go on and on about this wonderful region.

The Lee / Collier County area is one of the best up and coming areas in the Country.  It recently became the home of Hertz Corporation corporate office and it’s 700+ executive employees.  The modern international airport, the tropical climate, and Florida Gulf Coast University are just a few things that make this area a prime location for high tech industries.

Please take a few miutes to peruse my website.  Aside from reading my blog, you can link to the Sanibel MLS or the Ft Myers MLS and review my listings.  I am always available to answer your questions, so always feel free to contact me!  This site will easily show you why I (and many, many others) love to call this beautiful region home for all or part of the year.  Until next time…cheers!

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