Famous Residents of Southwest Florida

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Hello Folks,

Many people know Southwest Florida (Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs) as being a playground for many of the rich and famous. Typically it is in Naples where many of the wealthy buy vacation homes as a place to retreat to when mother nature makes life cold up north.

This phenomenom actually started many many years ago. A couple of our earliest "famous" residents were Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. Both of these gentleman had homes next to each other and spent a considerable amount of time in Fort Myers during their life. Today the homes of these two families are now tourist attractions.

Being the curious person which I am, I decided to find out who many of these famous people are/were who called Southwest Florida home or a vacation home. Here is the list:

Porter Goss ..... Former CIA Director
Robert Ludlum .... Author (deceased)
George McGovern .....Politician
Alan Jackson ........ Country Music Singer
Donna Summer .... Singer
Alex Lifeson ..... Rock band ‘RUSH"
Bob Seger .........Rock Star
Neal Boortz ..... Syndicated talk Show
Peter Thomas .... A famous Voice Over "forensic Files"
Robin Cook ...... Writer
Judith Sheindlin ..... "Judge Judy"
Willard Scott ..... Weatherman (previously a resident)
Mike Ditka ..... Sports Celebrity
Larry Bird .... NBA
Bill LaimBeer ..NBA
Ara Parseghian ..... Coach of Notre Dame
Jack McKinney ..... NBA coach
Dr. Jack Ramsay ....NBA coach
Chuck Noll .......Pittsburgh Steelers Coach
Dave Wannstedt ......University of Pittsburgh coach
Mary Carillo....Former Professional Tennis Player
Johan Kriek ..Former Professional Tennis Player
Sean Allen .... Lic. Mortgage Broker
Wayne Levi ......PGA
Mark Lye ..........PGA
Rocco Mediate ....PGA
Peter Jacobsen.... PGA
George McNeill ...PGA
John Harris...PGA
Scott Hoch...PGA
Chip Beck ...PGA
Chi Chi Rodriguez ...PGA
Gene Sarazen ...PGA (deceased)
Nancy Lopez ...LPGA
Pat Bradley....LPGA
Norm Siebern ....Professional Baseball
 "Bullet Bob" Turley ...Professional Baseball
Sterling Hitchcock ...Professional baseball
Don Carman .......Professional baseball
Greg Luzinski ....Professional Baseball
Carmen Cali .....Professional Baseball
Chris Resop .....Professional Baseball
Edgerrin James ... NFL
Jim Hart .....NFL
Mike Vanderjagt ... NFL
Chris Berman ... Sports commentator
James "Buster" Douglas...Boxer
Wayne Perkie .... Radio Celebrity from Louisville, Kentucky

Thomas Edison ... Inventor (deceased)
Henry Ford .......... Ford Automobiles (deceased)

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Palm Coast Homes
100 Plus Realty LLC - Palm Coast, FL
Palm Coast/Flagler County Real Estate, The Ross/Co
Wow that is some list :-)
Mar 31, 2008 06:43 PM #1
Mary Luz-Johnsen
GL Homes, Botanica Lakes - Fort Myers, FL
None of them are my neighbors though~   :)
Mar 31, 2008 07:05 PM #2
Joe Adams
Major Mortgage USA/Branch Manager - Montrose, CO
Sean impressive list but mi amigo you have way to much time on your hands
Apr 01, 2008 09:53 AM #3
Sean Allen
International Financing Solutions - Fort Myers, FL
International Financing Solutions

Joe .... Yep, this is what I do at night while watching "Dancing with the Stars" and American idol ..... I act like I'm watching TV with the wife while I'm concentrating on the computer.


Apr 01, 2008 02:20 PM #4
I also heard Jane Seymour and Shania Twain.
Apr 19, 2008 08:00 PM #5
Castellum Realty Lancaster real estate
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
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I'm sure this list is a mile long especially if adding in vacation homes. Many stars have more than one pad and Southwest Florida is definetely a great place to vacation. Thanks for giving us some insight as to who lives and spends time there. 

Aug 25, 2008 08:01 AM #6
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