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Old 12-17-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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I lived on FMB as a child (nearly 50 years ago now) and haven't been back in 30 years. Are any of the old neighborhoods of houses on stilts still there, or is it all condos now?
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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I lived on FMB as a child (nearly 50 years ago now) and haven't been back in 30 years. Are any of the old neighborhoods of houses on stilts still there, or is it all condos now?
We saw plenty of the old wooden houses on stilts. Most of the houses on the bay side of Estero Blvd looked like older houses.

I thought FMB looked great, but not San Carlos Island where I was raised in the 1950's. I don't know why they made San Carlos Blvd 4-lane when it just feeds into a two-lane bridge. I wish they had left it 2-lane and looking as nice as Estero Blvd on FMB.

However, we thought the Parrot Key Grill on San Carlos Island was a wonderful place to eat.

I don't know what Bowditch Park was like when you were there, but it sure is nice now. Really nice.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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I don't remember the parks having names when I was there. Actually, the entire beach was public in the mid-Sixties.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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I don't remember the parks having names when I was there. Actually, the entire beach was public in the mid-Sixties.
Come to think of it, you're right. I don't recall the parks having names.

Bowditch Beach is a beautiful park at the north end of Estero Island. As I mentioned in another post, the beach there seems to be a popular site for weddings.

The main beach next to the pier is named Lynn Hall Park, after a policeman who was killed there in the line of duty in 1979. The area around the beach and the vegetation looks much nicer than it did in the 1960's.
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