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-Attractive downtown
-Baseball spring training
-Winter climate


-Tourist impact
-Hurricane risk
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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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  • Location: Gulf coast, 130 miles south of Tampa–St. Petersburg
  • Country: United States
  • State: Florida
  • County: Lee
  • Metro Area: Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area

Quick Facts About Cape Coral-Fort Myers

    The unemployment rate in Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area is 4.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area jobs have Increased by 3.95 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area's cost of living is 4.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area's population is 701,982 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 109.48 percent.
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area is $215,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -30.08%.
    Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area public schools spend $9,938 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area.

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