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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Baseball spring training
-Winter climate

Cons

-Tourist impact
-Hurricane risk
-Arts & culture


What Bert Has To Say About Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area


Fort Myers, on the southern Florida Gulf Coast, is a quiet city famous for its palm-tree lined streets. Not a typical beach town, it nonetheless maintains a tropical flavor, attracts some tourists, and is home to several baseball spring-training camps. It is also home to a large number of retirees. Offshore islands Sanibel and Captiva are more touristy, although both are restrained in development compared to other areas in the state. Cape Coral, just to the southwest, is a relatively large and new planned community even more popular with retirees, 115 square miles in all, located along canals and the waterfront. Although Fort Myers is better known, Cape Coral is actually the larger community.


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Quick Facts About Fort Myers


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Fort Myers is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Myers jobs have Increased by 3.95 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Myers's cost of living is 4.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Fort Myers's population is 63,427 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.99 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Fort Myers is $143,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Fort Myers public schools spend $10,058 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Fort Myers.

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Comments


Fort Myers- a perspective from a teen to nearly re
I have lived in Fort Myers 36 years. We came here when I was in high school. It has changed so much- from a small town with little shopping or transportation to a... (read more)
re: Home Values/Prices - 6/13/2005
First of all, no one is ever happy where they live. Fort Myers is like any city...good and bad parts. They are everywhere even in lovely Naples! Cost of living depends... (read more)
Thomas A. Edison said it Best
He said, "There is only one Ft. Myers and 90 million people are going to find it out." The population of the U.S. was 90 million at the time. I ask could a man of... (read more)
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