Real Estate Scorecard Announces 2014 Bliss Award Winner for Best Florida Community of the Year - Miromar Lakes

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Miromar Lakes in Estero Florida

2014 Best Florida Community of the Year

After Real Estate Scorecard's trip to the French Riveria, they see where lady real estate developer Margeret Antonier caught her vision for Miromar Lakes built in north Naples, Florida. Originally a deep rock quarry, the white coral bottom provides a perfect floor to reflect the aquamarine water in the two Miromar lakes. Homes and condominiums with terra cotta roofs and white washed walls contrast beautifully against the lakes. One property owner describes the neighborhood as “a perfect heaven in Southwest Florida.”

Miromar Lakes is a one-of-a-kind master-planned community. A neighborhood where Europe meets South Beach modernism. Italian-style bridges and tall Royal Palm trees compliment the beauty of this gated Florida lake community spread across 1,800 acres. After visitors pass through the grandiose entrance gate, they’re greeted by white sandy beaches and beach cabanas draped in white fabric. The community’s 39,000 square foot beach clubhouse is one of the most luxurious Real Estate Scorecard has seen with an infinity-edge pool overlooking the lake, chic interior decor and impressive lakeside Blue Water Beach Grill. The lakes are a freshwater playground dotted with sailboats, paddle boards and kayaks.

The architectural-style turns to Tuscany around the championship golf course where visitors will find a second clubhouse and dining. More amenities include a full service spa, fitness center and bocce ball courts. The community’s curb appeal and exclusivity has naturally attracted more affluent Europeans and Canadians seeking winter homes. The social calendar is filled with activities creating an opportunity for property owners to get to know one another.

Miromar Lakes has won over 100 design and building awards since 2001. Does Miromar Lakes need another award from Real Estate Scorecard? Probably not, but Real Estate Scorecard wants to be sure readers know about this fantastic Florida lake community with an international flavor. Homes begin in the $500k’s and can easily exceed $5 million.


After visiting 241 master-planned communities in the Southeast, only 140 or 58% have made 'the cut' as of 2014 and are worthy of being included on Real Estate Scorecard's 'best list'.

Bliss Awards are presented annually to the best master-planned communities we find in Florida, Georgia, The Carolina's and Tennessee. All 140 communities were given an equal opportunity to participate in the Happiest Community of the Year™ voting process. Through the Bliss Awards, readers learn about the friendliest neighborhoods, most relaxing places to live, communities with superior amenities and attributes that make them special.

Over 2,400 verified property owner reviews on Real Estate Scorecard's website have been temporarily 'unlocked' - reviews they considered before determining their winners. The fourteen Bliss Awards™ are selected by category:

Happiest Community of the Year™
By State - in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
By Lifestyle - Beach, Boating, Golf, Mountain, Lake, Tennis, and Equestrian
Best Community Spirit

This year, Real Estate Scorecard added a new category for Best Community Spirit after a newcomer made the competition tougher.

To see all fourteen 2014 Bliss Awards winners, visit:

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