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Relocating to Fort Myers Florida

Relocating to Fort Myers FloridaAs the county seat for Lee County, Fort Myers is home to about 83,000 residents and is known for its nature and historical estates serving as a gateway to a beautiful stretch of islands such as Sanibel and Captiva. Together with the larger and more residential Cape Coral, Fort Myers anchors as a metro area that comprises all of Lee County and a total of nearly 800,000 residents.

Fort Myers is considered the gateway to Southwest Florida and a major tourist destination. Fort Myers is about two hours or 125 miles south of Tampa and St. Petersburg, about three hours or 160 miles south of Orlando, and 2 1/2 hours or 160 miles northwest of Miami. It is nestled along the Caloosahatchee River and is comprised of North Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach and Estero.

Fort Myers History

Fort Myers was founded after the American Civil War in 1866. Folks settled near the abandoned Fort Myers after the war and began the first trading post. Tobacco, beads, and gunpowder were a common commodity and in the late 19th century, Northerners began to travel to Florida in the winter for the sunshine and the beaches. Many saw development opportunities and in 1881, a wealthy industrialist from Pennsylvania came to the Valley and by 1885, the small town of Fort Myers was incorporated with just 349 residents. However, at the time, it was the second-largest town on Florida's Gulf Coast.

In 1885, inventor Thomas Alva Edison was cruising along the Florida's coastline and stopped to visit Fort Myers. He loved it so much that he bought 13 anchors along the river in town and build his Seminole Lodge as a winter retreat. After the Lodge was completed in 1886, Thomas Edison spent many winners in Fort Myers and enjoyed local fishing, beachcombing, and gained national reputation. In 1898, the famous Royal Palm Hotel was constructed attracting tourists and further establishing Fort Myers as a winter resort destination.

After 1904, access to Fort Myers was improved with the Atlantic Coast Railroad line connecting Punta Gorda to Fort Myers. It continued to bring in more and more vacationers and in 1924, Edison Bridge allowed for more population growth even though the bridge wasn't opened until 1931. In 1947, Mina Edison, Thomas's second wife, deeded the Lodge to the city of Fort Myers in memory of her husband. The adjacent Henry Ford winter estate was purchased by the city and open for tours and today the combined properties are known as the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, national historic landmarks throughout Florida and the country.

Living in Fort Myers

 Fort Myers FloridaWith incredible weather, budget-friendly housing, fantastic beach access and incredible restaurants and activities, Fort Myers is an excellent place to call home. This growing, affordable Florida city offers a cost of living about 6% lower than the state average. Neighboring towns such as Naples and Sarasota can get a little crazy when it comes to their real estate prices, but Fort Myers has maintained a balanced market. With healthcare, job growth, fantastic education, and of course, the weather, Fort Myers has continued to be an excellent place not only to retire but to live full-time. Whether it's hopping on the trolley and riding around town on the public transportation, basking in the sun along the shoreline, taking a day trip to Sanibel or Captiva or exploring the local state parks, nature preserves, and reserves, Fort Myers is a wealth of fun things to see and do.

Fort Myers also has multiple local festivals and annual events such as the Southwest Florida and Lee County fair each year, the Edison Festival of Light, the Taste of Lee to sample local restaurants throughout the county, ArtFest, film festivals, beach sculpting and much more. Not only do we love our food but we love golf, MLB Spring training, historical landmarks and fresh seafood. It simply doesn't get any better. But don't take our word for it, here's what locals have to say about living in Fort Myers Florida.

"I enjoy being close to all the major shopping malls. The people are friendly, schools are great! I find Childrens activities to be affordable. Located close to the airport in case I want to travel out by air. Located only a few miles away from the beach and dinning. Located close to the highway on and off ramps to north and south bond directions. Only 20 miles away of lovely Naples area. I rally enjoy living in my Fort Myers neighborhood. My sons friends live within walking distance to our resident. His after school program is just a mile or two away from his house and school. I use to live in Naples and find that living in Fort Myers is way better. We are also walking distance away from two parks and a short drive away from two other parks. Everything is perfectly located in a short distance from our resident. I highly recommend living in this growing area to anyone. Empty lots are getting houses built on them fast. The houses market is booming right now." -

Fort Myers Schools

Fort Myers is part of the Lee County school district and features three high schools, several middle schools, and multiple elementary schools. There's also a few higher education options such as Hodges University, Keiser University, Nova Southeastern University, Rasmussen's College, Southern technical and Fort Myers technical College. Some of the top rated schools with an A+ rating are the Fort Myers high school, Florida Southwestern collegiate high school, North Fort Myers high school, and Cape Coral high school.

Fort Myers Real Estate

Being one of the top places to retire in the country, affordability is imperative. We have beautiful townhouses, condominiums, and low maintenance active adult lifestyle communities with properties starting at around $200,000. We also have single-family homes, luxury estates and waterfront properties ranging upwards of two to $3 million. However, you probably won't find a lot of $10 million estates as Fort Myers is definitely a more affordable place to call home. With beautiful properties, subdivisions with amenities such as swimming pools and community clubhouses, access to local airports, beaches, and islands, and a variety of home styles and designs to choose from, Fort Myers is your next ideal home destination.

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Sold Homes and Real Estate in Fort Myers

Browse all homes that have sold in Fort Myers and surrounding neighborhoods and communities. This is great information for folks looking to sell their homes. Knowing what's selling, what has sold and for how much is a great indicator on what your home may sell for. Contact us anytime for information on selling your Fort Myers home

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