Fort Myers, FL

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Fort Myers, FL

About Fort Myers, FL

Fort Myers, Florida is located in the Southwest corner of the state and offers a wide variety of attractions ranging from historical sites like the Edison & Ford Winter Estates to beautiful beaches such as Lovers Key State Park. Mid-sized-city complex - Gulf coast, 130 miles south of Tampa–St. Petersburg.

Location Details

State: Florida
County: Lee County
Metro Area: Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metro Area
City: Fort Myers
Zip Codes: 33905 33916 33901 33966
Cost of Living: 4.2% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 31 ft above sea level
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The Cape Coral, FL metro area is a beautiful place located in southwestern Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. It's known for having lots of sunshine, warm weather, and a relaxed way of living. The city of Cape Coral started in the late 1950s when developers turned a big piece of land into a community with many canals. These waterways give lots of homes access to the water, making it a great spot for boat lovers.

Geographically, Cape Coral sits on a large peninsula, surrounded by the Caloosahatchee River on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. This location makes it perfect for anyone who loves the water. You can find sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and lots of opportunities for fishing, boating, and just enjoying the outdoors. The climate here is subtropical, which means hot, humid summers and mild winters. But, be ready for hurricanes as they can happen in this region.

The economy in Cape Coral is growing and has a mix of jobs in tourism, healthcare, construction, and retail. The area attracts visitors with its beautiful beaches and outdoor activities, and there's been a lot of new homes being built to keep up with the number of people moving here. Living costs are quite reasonable compared to other Florida coastal areas, making it a popular choice for families and retirees.

When it comes to politics, Cape Coral tends to lean towards conservative views, with many residents supporting Republican candidates. The community is active and cares about local issues, often coming together to make their voices heard.

Life in Cape Coral offers a laid-back atmosphere with a focus on enjoying nature and the water. There are parks, golf courses, and lots of places for fishing and boating. The city also has a good selection of shops, restaurants, and cultural venues like theaters and galleries. Community events and festivals happen throughout the year, bringing everyone together for fun and celebration.

If you're thinking about making Cape Coral your home, there are a few things to keep in mind. Be prepared for the hot summer weather and know that hurricanes can be a risk. It's important to have a plan in place for storm season. Also, while the cost of living is reasonable, it's a good idea to explore different neighborhoods to find the right fit for your lifestyle and budget. Lastly, if you love being near the water and enjoy outdoor activities, Cape Coral could be a great place for you to live.

Fort Myers Cost of Living

Attractive downtown, baseball spring training , and winter climate make Fort Myers a great place to live.

+3.3% higher than avg
-33.5% lower than avg
$1,390 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-2.9% lower than avg
Fort Myers Crime
43.9 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Fort Myers
   Attractive downtown
Tourist impact
   Baseball spring training
Hurricane risk
   Winter climate
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I've lived here for most of my 30 years. I'm moving my family away in a few months. Here are the reasons: Climate- it's hot. Unbearably hot. And it's going to get  More

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I can't wait for all the replies especially from people that are from Florida or from up North that had to deal with extreme ice and snow. But I can honestly say in the  More

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I've lived in SW Florida on & off for most of my life. When my family first came here over 40 years ago the waterways teemed with fish & wildlife and the beaches,  More

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