Research and Reports
Engage Estero produces original research, objective reporting, and decades-long tracking of development in the greater Estero area.
It is our goal to provide you with a timely and comprehensive summary of key issues affecting our community and details on advocacy initiatives undertaken, to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all residents in the greater Estero area. Click an issue below to read the quarterly report.
- Dangers of Cane Toads
- Mental Distress in Children During COVID-19
- How residents can help to improve our water quality in greater Estero
- Recent and New Developments Planned in the Greater Estero Area
- Latest Transportation and Infrastrusture News
2022 Annual Report
Key Issues Addressed, Future Developments and a Blueprint for Change are among the items covered in the 2022 Annual Report of the ECCL.
Greater Estero Virtual Information Center
FGCU: A Gift to the Area
Lee Health Building Project
Estero’s 2018 Residential Building Permits Hit A 12 Year High
The value of all residential permits issued in 2018 totaled $138 million -- the highest in over a decade. The total included $42 million for over 1,100 permits for roofing, presumably related to Hurricane Irma. The 12-year high was achieved even without including the...
Estero’s 2018 Single Family Home Sales Increase 7% Hitting a New Record High
MLS records indicate that six hundred thirty-eight (638) single family homes were sold in Estero in 2018. Even though first half 2018 sales declined slightly from 2017, second half sales surged ahead 23%, marking a 7% annual increase in 2018 and making it the best...
FEATURE: Which Way will the Tide Turn?
Estero residents weigh in on Estero Bay waterway access The Weeks Fish Camp, which was located just off Coconut Road on the west side of U.S. 41 has been a family owned and operated fishing village for some 70 years. In April 2018 it was sold to a developer for $12.75...
Feature: Economic Development Effort launches in the Village of Estero
Since its inception, the Village of Estero’s leadership has embraced the spirit of collaboration with its community and regional partners, together promoting smart growth and fostering an ideal environment in which to live, work and play. From the standpoint of...
Feature: Excellence in Education
The Village of Estero and Lee County Schools create gold star collaboration Embracing the philosophy that education is the passport to the future, the Village of Estero, the ECCL Education Outreach Council, and the Lee County School District have joined together to...
Feature: Creating a Legacy
A long-term vision to preserve green space, protect the river, and provide recreational opportunities for generations to come moved one step closer to reality on September 20, 2018 as the Village Council voted unanimously to move forward with a $24.5 million purchase...
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