Fort Myers FL Homes & Real Estate
Included below are homes for sale and real estate in Fort Myers, FL. Below the listings is more details about moving to Fort Myers and a little about this beautiful part of Florida.
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Relocating to Fort Myers Florida
Beautiful Fort Myers Florida. It's the county seat of Lee County and home to about 90,000 residents. Together with the larger and more residential community of Cape Coral, it anchors the Metro area comprising Lee County with a total of over 700,000 residents. It is considered the gateway to Southwest Florida and a major tourist destination. The city of Fort Myers is named after Col. Abraham Myers, the quartermaster Gen. of the Confederate States Army. Naturally, Florida and Fort Myers has had multiple dealings with wars and American history over the years.
Originally founded in 1866, Fort Myers was one of the first bases of operations during the Seminole Indian wars. Nestled along the Caloosahatchee River, it was abandoned in 1858 and re-occupied by federal troops from 1863 to 1865. The fort itself has been disassembled and reassembled over the years and in the years since World War II, the city of Fort Myers has grown along with Lee County and the rest of Southwest Florida. Commercial and residential development has pushed out in all directions as well as along the coastal sediments of Fort Myers Beach, Pine Island, Sanibel, Bonita Springs, and Estero.
The older, more historic downtown area of Fort Myers has retained much of its charm and proper preservation. Called the River District, this is where history mingles with the funky and is considered one of the coolest blocks in Fort Myers. You'll find an eclectic hamburger shop, unique nightclubs, fantastic restaurants, coffee houses, and suburban shopping. The River District provides a nod to history of the city of Palms with a vision for the future offering residents and visitors alike and unique glimpse into old Florida while offering a modern and contemporary place to shop, dine, and explore.
What is the Best Place to Live in Fort Myers?
Fort Myers, while a city in itself, is part of the general Metro area of Lee County so there are other cities, communities, and villages around Fort Myers. Some of the best suburbs or the most popular suburbs of Fort Myers include Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Iona, Fort Myers Beach, McGregor, Cypress Lake, Estero, and San Carlos Park. Of course, every area offers something unique, a home style, and price range. Start browsing all the homes for sale in Fort Myers above or contact our office below for a specific list of properties that meet your search criteria and price.
Is Fort Myers a Good Place to Live?
As with any place, there are pros and cons to living in specific cities or towns. If you're planning to relocate to Fort Myers, important to know what it's like to live there. Who better to tell you what living in Fort Myers is like than the actual residents.
The weather is beautiful and classified as subtropical with 266 days of sunshine per year. Of course, you'll never have to worry about shoveling snow and the average temperature is a mild 55° in the winter.
Of course, you have the beaches and endless amounts of outdoor activity. From Fort Myers Beach, a 7-mile long barrier island just south of the city, you can paddleboard, windsurf, beachcombers, swim, surf, and just enjoy the sunshine.
Affordability is also a big proponent to folks moving to Fort Myers. It offers numerous affordable neighborhoods and housing options and housing costs are typically 15% lower than the average across America. The average home is between $250,000 and $550,000 with larger estates over $1 million featuring waterfront property or beachfront homes as well as those under $250,000 for condominiums and townhouses.
It's centrally located so you're just two hours away from Tampa and Miami and Orlando are each about three hours away. The Southwest Florida International Airport is just 30 minutes away and we have great activities, sports, and entertainment right in town.
Fort Myers is also excellent for retirees. With so many amenities, worn sunshine, and over 30 retirement and 55+ communities in the area, it specifically designed to help all retirees relax and enjoy their golden years.
Pros and Cons to Fort Myers
"We have nice beaches, and it’s a small city.
The down part is that we have snow birds between the months of October to April."
"We are looking for a nice place to live on the west side of Florida. My parents have lived in Florida for 30 years now and are getting older and need me to live closer. They live in Naples area. I am hoping ft Myers offers more since I have a teen. I am looking for a friendly, pretty clean, vacation like feeling with nice shops etc. and nice beaches. My husband has the opportunity to work in Ft Myers and I work from home. Can anyone tell me too about the college and the safety in the area? I am from a hug city and know where to avoid etc I am hoping it would be kind of hard to stumble on the bad areas or are the bad areas mixed super close to the good areas?"
"I think Fort Myers is beautiful and a great place to start a family. It is also very safe and a perfect place to vacation or live full time." - Niche.com
Fort Myers Schools
Fort Myers is served by the School District of Lee County. There are four secondary high schools, several middle schools, and multiple elementary schools. There are also several higher education institutions such as Hodges University, Keiser University, Nova Southeastern University, Rasmussen College, Southern Technical College, and Fort Myers Technical College.
Some of the top-rated elementary schools are found south of downtown such as the Rhema see page elementary school and Three Oaks. These are above average in academics and student services. Some of the highest-rated middle schools include Cypress Lake middle school and Lexington middle school, also located close to Cape Coral and San Carlos Park. The highest-rated high school is Fort Myers high school. However, the Florida Southwestern collegiate high school has been rated one of the top schools in the entire Lee County area with the college success award in 2019. It is located close to Cape Coral as well.
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