FORT MYERS, Fla. (August 6, 2019) – The Residences at University Village is among the top places for students to live, winning the prestigious 2019 Aurora Award for Best Campus Housing from the Southeast Building Conference. The Aurora Awards honor the best in residential and commercial design within 12 states in the southeastern USA.
Created by Miromar Development Corp., The Residences offer luxury garden-style apartments for 924 students with a private 14,400-square-foot clubhouse.
University Village also includes well-known restaurants, health, beauty and fitness stores, available to all neighboring residential communities.
The Residences at University Village offers two- and four-bedroom furnished apartments with private bedrooms, private bathrooms and walk-in closets for each student, full luxury kitchens, washers and dryers.
The clubhouse is designed as the hub of student life with multiple destinations for recreation, gathering and studying, including a large great room with a double-sided fireplace, a fully equipped fitness center, Fitness on Demand studio, game room, theater, and Cyber Lounge for studying. A freeform resort-style pool, fire pit, beach volleyball court and pergola-shaded lounging area equipped with a grill are among the many outdoor amenities.

Phase II of The Residences opens this month as students return to class. The entire complex was fully leased six months before the commencement of the 2019-2020 academic year.
Located at Ben Hill Griffin and Estero Parkways, University Village has become a major dining and social destination since its opening in May 2018. KC American Bistro and #getfried café are among the most recent business to join a growing list, including Tacos & Tequila Cantina, Mellow Mushroom, Thai Udon and many others. Coming soon are Slicers Hoagies and the much-anticipated Marlins Brewhouse with Florida’s first CaliBurger.
University Village Shops features Santa Barbara-inspired white sand-finished stucco buildings accented with rounded towers, decorative tile insets and arched windows and openings. The retail center offers promenades, patios and a central plaza with a main courtyard overlooking a fountain and a lake.
University Village received two Aurora Awards in 2018: Best Commercial Project over 20,000 square feet and Best Interior Merchandising of a Rental Apartment.
Miromar Development, headquartered in Estero, has created exceptional living and shopping opportunities in Southwest Florida for more than 20 years. Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has received 190 awards including the prestigious Gold Award from the National Association of Home Builders as the #1 Community in the USA. Miromar Outlets has been voted the Best Shopping Mall and Best Factory Outlet Mall in Southwest Florida for 21 consecutive years. Miromar Design Center offers 45 unique home furnishings stores, all under one roof.