Fort Myers Shores Homes for Sale
Updated Real Estate in Fort Myers Shores, Fort Myers Florida
Fort Myers Shores is its own unincorporated community and part of the major Fort Myers and Cape Coral Metro area. It's home to about 5800 residents located on the northeastern part of Lee County on the south side of the Caloosahatchee River. It's bordered by Olga, Florida state Route 80, LaBelle, and the major city of Fort Myers. Read below the real estate listings to learn more about Fort Myers Shores.
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Relocating to Fort Myers Shores
This established neighborhood of single-family homes is located in East Fort Myers. Nestled along the shores of the Caloosahatchee River, many homes in Fort Myers Shores offer Gulf access. Fort Myers Shores is located north of Palm Beach Blvd., which runs east and west into downtown Fort Myers and east to LaBelle. The small community stretches between Highway 31 and the community of Olga, the river and Palm Beach Blvd. This is primarily residential but there are several shops and restaurants along Highway 80 including Rib City, a Dairy Queen, Little Caesars, barbecue spots, lounges, grills, and more. The famous Boathouse Tiki Bar is also located just on the edge along the Caloosahatchee River.
In the center of Fort Myers Shores is the Shores Nature Trail Park. This 2-acre park has a variety of trees and wildlife and is a great little neighborhood park with a playground. This quiet, out-of-the-way Park offer swings, picnic tables, a short boardwalk to a cypress swamp, nature trails, and wooded areas. It's a beautiful little walk that's easy and accessible by just about everyone.
Fort Myers Shores Schools
All residents in Fort Myers Shores are part of the Lee County school district and students are served by the James a Stevens international Academy or the Gateway elementary for grades prekindergarten through fifth, the Cypress Lake middle school, and the Fort Myers high school. This is probably one of the only drawbacks for those with school-age children. Most of the homes are between seven and 15 miles from Fort Myers Shores. There may or may not be bus routes to and from this neighborhood depending on which home you choose. This is something to consider if schools are a priority.
Fort Myers Shores Real Estate
One of the best things about Fort Myers Shores is the waterfront capability. Many homes are located right on the water with easy access to the river and the Gulf of Mexico. About 1/3 of the homes are located along cul-de-sac roads with water access and water frontage. There's also one small island located in the river and still part of the Fort Myers Shores called River Forest Island. This is located directly on the Caloosahatchee River/Intercoastal Waterway.
Home prices are relatively affordable starting at about $220,000 up to $1 million, especially those right along the waterfront. Those that border the river directly tend to be a little bit higher priced than those with water access but not river frontage. Those that are further inland start at about $200,000-$400,000. The majority of homes were built from about the 1950s and 1960s and you'll find a single story properties, one and two car garages, 2 to 3 bedrooms, and in sizes from 900 ft.² to about 2500 ft.² on average.
What Locals Say:
"Fort Myers SHores area of Fort Myers is a relatively new area of the original Fort Myers area. If you consider that when Henry Ford and Thomas Edison came down here to make it their winter homes, it was not developed. Made primarily of single-family homes, the area was made it affordable for young first-time buyers. My uncle was one of the first in the 1970s to buy a home here. We have easy access to I-75 and minutes from South Fort Myers which has become a thriving metropolitan area that competes well with larger cities like New York and Atlanta. Riverdale high school is only 2 miles down the road and Riverhall and Alva Middle schools are within driving distance. The area is very compatible with young and old, with Senior assisted living facilities in the area and super friendly people everywhere you go!" - Niche.com
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