Area Information

RiverBend is located just 17 miles east of Fort Myers, Florida along state route 80. Its location provides easy access to the Gulf Coast and all the recreational activities in that area. From RiverBend it's an easy ride along route 80 west to the city of Fort Myers where you can tour the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and take advantage of all the cultural activities such as Broadway theater and concerts at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Residents and visitors to RiverBend often travel to Sanibel and Captiva Islands for dining, biking, swimming and shell collecting. The city of Naples, Florida and nearby Marco Island are located just south of Fort Myers on route 75. The Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida is located 32 miles from RiverBend.

Going East from the Gulf Coast, RiverBend is just inside the Hendry County line. As RiverBend owners and visitors have come to know, Hendry County is a small slice of pastoral heaven. When you travel the five miles east to LaBelle you will pass citrus orchards on both sides of route 80. The Caloosahatchee River provides recreational opportunity for avid boater as well as a water highway from the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Okeechobee and the Atlantic Ocean.

The oak-canopied river town of LaBelle has a combination of lovely old restored homes with rustic but stately versions of their glory days. There are many opportunities for dining out and shopping for all your necessities without the traffic and crowds of the city. RiverBend enjoys great EMS and fire department services dispatched from LaBelle. The annual Swamp Cabbage Festival is held at the end of February and is a fun day for the entire area.

Nearby Clewiston is "America's Sweetest Town" where thousands of acres of sugar cane fields line the horizon. Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Okeechobee, it is also famous for good fishing and wildlife. Sugarland Tours, Airboat Tours, and Skydiving are also offered by Clewiston area businesses. The annual Sugar Festival occurs in mid-April.

In Southern Hendry County, you'll find the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation. It's the largest Native American reservation in Florida and home to the largest concentration of Seminoles - the tribe that never signed a peace treaty with the USA. At Big Cypress you'll find plenty to do and you'll learn of the history, heritage and culture of this great tribe. A short ride away in Immokalee , the Seminole Casino is a prime destination for gaming, entertainment and dining.