Fort Myers is a ghetto


 Jeff Lustig
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Star Rating 2/14/2011
I've been here over 5 years. I'm leaving. So I bought a condo for $250,000, I am about to short sell it for $75,000. In season, 80% of the people you see are over 70. Otherwise, people are rude, lower class and unfriendly. Unemployment is very high. When construction died so did the economy. There's nothing else to sustain the local economy. Living off snowbirds is it. 70% of children in the county qualify for free or reduced cost school lunch. Crime is all you hear about on the news.The beaches are among the worst in Florida. Summer are brutal, over 92 for 5 months straight with rain and lightening almost every day. If you don't golf or have a boat there's little to do.
 

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Tony, I got lucky. The bank approved the short sale. But, there are plenty of deals out there if you have cash. Thanks for your interest.
 

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Hi, just read your post. We love the Clearwater area, but just starting researching Fort Myers. Is your condo still for sale? We are interested. Thanks Tony
 

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susan h.

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The beaches are the worst in Florida? Are you kidding me? Everyone says they are the best!
 

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