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Choosing a Location for your Custom Home

By October 11, 2023No Comments
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Frey & Son Homes has been building custom homes in Southwest Florida since 1972. We have watched the once small, quiet vacation destination become a thriving metropolis. Once considered mainly a winter home destination for our friends from the North, Southwest Florida has become a bustling home to full-time retirees, snowbirds and families. 

Choosing to build a custom home is a major decision. At Frey & Son we want to make sure the home you build meets and exceeds your expectations. The first decision most homeowners need to make is where they want to build their custom home. Frey & Son helps our clients choose the right location for their dream home by helping them consider what is most important to them and how they will live in the house. As a builder with decades of experience building homes from Punta Gorda to Marco Island, we make sure our clients know what each city offers based on their lifestyle. When choosing the right location to build a home we have several recommendations.  

Punta Gorda 

Located where the Peace River meets Charlotte Harbor, Punta Gorda offers residents an active outdoor lifestyle and an assortment of dining and entertainment options with an Old Florida vibe. What began as a small fishing village, Punta Gorda continues to grow and expand while keeping its charming historical downtown area. With an affordable cost of living, homeowners can find exceptional waterfront and golf course properties to build their custom home. 

Cape Coral 

Consistently named one of the top cities to live in Florida, Cape Coral offers exceptional value with easy access to water activities, shopping, entertainment and restaurants. With over 400 miles of canals, those wishing to have a water view and boat dock will find many lots available to build their custom home. With easy access to the barrier islands such as Sanibel and Captiva, Cape Coral also offers activities such as guided fishing tours, dolphin tours and many family friendly activities such as the Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve. If you enjoy a round of golf on occasion, Cape Coral is home to many renowned golf courses including the Coral Oaks Golf Course. With affordable home prices and an array of activities for everyone, Cape Coral is a great choice. 


Naples is a very large geographic area. It offers homeowners the option to live within city limits or in a more rural setting referred to as Golden Gate Estates. Within the city limits you will have smaller lot sizes but be closer to the Gulf of Mexico and amenities like shopping and dining. The area seeing the most growth today is Golden Gate Estates. Situated east of Naples, Golden Gate Estates offers home buyers private, oversized lots. Most lots in the area are at least two acres. With the larger lot size, you can build the home you’ve always wanted without as many constraints as you have when building in-town. Building a custom home in Golden Gate Estates gives you the peace and serenity of rural living while still being close to all the amenities. Being in Naples or Golden Gate Estates gives residents easy access to a variety of activities, including: 

  • Upscale dining and shopping 
  • Arts and entertainment 
  • Golfing 
  • White sand beaches 
  • Boating & Fishing 

Marco Island 

Marco Island is a bustling barrier island south of Naples and close to the Everglades. While the island is busy, especially in season, it still retains its small-town feel. Surrounded by beautiful beaches, it’s the perfect place to catch a sunset. Marco Island gives its residents that beachy feel that many move to Southwest Florida for. Many snowbirds and retirees call Marco Island home but over the years Marco Island has become family friendly with top rated schools and family friendly activities. The Island offers plenty of activities from restaurants, entertainment venues, outdoor recreation and white sand beaches. Living on Marco Island is truly living in paradise.  

Southwest Florida holds something unique for every homebuyer. From the privacy and space on large lots in Golden Gate Estates to the thriving entertainment and lifestyle in Cape Coral, buyers can build their home in a location that will match their lifestyle. Frey & Son’s decades of experience will ensure the home building process in any location is seamless and exceeds buyers’ expectations. Visit us at our model homes in Cape Coral or Naples to begin your journey, call us at (239) 495-8200 or visit our website www.freyandson.com to get started.