Fort Myers, Florida 

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Population

74,013

64% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Median Income

$37,360

Avg. Home Price

$208,200

Best Places to Live in Fort Myers, Florida

Mid-sized-city complex - Gulf coast, 130 miles south of Tampa–St. Petersburg
Pros
-Attractive downtown
-Baseball spring training
-Winter climate
Cons
-Tourist impact
-Hurricane risk
-Arts & culture

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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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Florida
County: Lee County
Metro Area: Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area
City: Fort Myers
Zip Codes: 33905 33916 33901 33966
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 31 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fort Myers is 4.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Myers jobs have increased by 3.95%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Myers's cost of living is 5.20% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Fort Myers's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Fort Myers's population is 74,013 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 63.72%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fort Myers is $208,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.54%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Fort Myers public schools spend $9,794 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Fort Myers. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Fort Myers

It's a good time to buy in Fort Myers. Home Appreciation is up 4.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Fort Myers Real Estate.

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Reviews for Fort Myers   50 Reviews
Why I love my Fort Myers, FL home (from Northeast) - 3/17/2017
The beaches, tropical climate, nature, active outdoor "island" lifestyle are main reasons we moved here, but the people are what keep us here and make it home. The... Read More

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Fort Myers- a perspective from a teen to nearly re - 8/15/2015
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

Thomas A. Edison said it Best - 3/9/2015
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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ZIP CODES IN FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
33905 33916 33901 33966
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