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-Attractive downtown
-Baseball spring training
-Winter climate


-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.


Quick Facts About Fort Myers

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Myers's cost of living is 4.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Fort Myers's population is 63,427 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.99 percent.
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Fort Myers is $143,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.00 percent.
    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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Nice to have to pay higher taxes each year no less and the area is ripe with high crimes. Real SCUM relocating here and mostly from Ohio, who couldn't cut it there!... (read more)
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)
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