Fort Myers, Florida 

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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 weather is always great (rarely <60 / >90) and RSW airport is very convenient. I grew up in Westchester county's affluent NY suburbs, boating on the Long Island Sound, winter vacations on east coast and alternating summers in Europe and Canada. I worked in corporate finance for 30 years and traveled often, but did not discover Sanibel until I had children of my own (and fishing became priority). We purchased a vacation condo, when our youngest son was attending FGCU (Dunk City!), and rented it out 1st 2 years. We quickly tired of the cold, excessive work hours, hectic schedules splitting our time and high cost of living (NY taxes). We love living here full time, in our small gated community, with a lovely social connection: events at our clubhouse, pool, spa, gym, library, large flat screen tvs, cable wifi (many snowbirds 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 metropolis with the typical generic business and restaurants. Critically speaking and, as a traveled person, the area does not have many established private businesses like restaurants, etc to discover. It is more the McDonalds or chain restaurant kind of place. Crime is high. It has touched my family three times and several friends as well in various ways. I took a state job here 30 years ago and plan on relocating when finished. Recommendation? If you are from the Bronx, Chicago, LA, etc, you would probably find it a pleasant place in a warm humid climate. If you are from someplace like Columbus, OH, Asheville, NC or Lexington, KY I would look elsewhere for it would seem congested and definitely expensive.

Fort Myers is a smaller city with big city problems and challenges in government and in the schools. If 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 his stature be wrong? Beaches, Great Calusa Blueway, McGregor Blvd. Seminole Lodge, The Mangos, Burrough's home, The RSW, the list goes on and on. Compare , do your Read More

RETIREMENT SEARCH - 11/7/2013
SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS. IS CONTROLED BY CHICAGO AND IS LIKE A SMALL TOWN INSTEAD OF THE Read More

Depends on your zip code - 4/15/2013
I was surprised to see Fort Myers' high crime rate. Certainly in some of our areas, the crime rate is high like it is in any town, but I have lived here most of my life (over 40 years) and have never been a victim of any crime. South Ft. Myers has a low crime rate. You want to avoid 33916 and 33905 zip codes and certain areas of 33901. Any low income area with a lot of unemployed people is going to have a high crime rate but most of this crime is same race crimes such as drive-bys, drug crimes, etc.

Fort Myers has a lot to offer and I'm not sure who came up with these statistics of our crime rate being a 9 on a scale of 1-10 but I'm positive these statistics are NOT accurate. Read More

who gets protected by the law - 2/25/2013
what if you was 63 years old and you was given a pill that puts you in a unconscious state and when you wake you see you have been sexuely assaulted, what would you do, you dont really know, i literally went insain and grabbed the guitar and broke the t.v. and window to make hem call the police when the fort myers police got there i told them i was sexuely assaulted but the damage over powered the assault on me so i was arrested for crim. miscif. and went and spent 5 months in jail, went to court and got. $1483.00in fines and restitution and get this anger-management classes and 1 year probationand become a victem of a assault i have contacted from the sheriff to the washington and i mean ever thing in betweenand there is no help. out there no where i have lost all my freedom and all my beleave in our law system and, now im fixing to have to go back to jail for vilation of probation for failing to comply with probation that is not being able to pay the $1483.00 on my $808.00 a month Read More

worst place ive lived so far - 1/1/2013
Im 20 yrs old and ive lived in Fort Myers for 4 years now and I'm Itching to get out. the only thing that's keeping me here is finishing the degree that I started in the 1 college they have here. there really isn't much to do except to go to the movie theater bowling ice skating a pet store and maybe the beach if you're willing to drive out to the outer beaches sanibel And bonita springs because Fort Myers Beach is 1 of the ugliest beaches I've ever seen the water is dark greenish blue and the sand is dirty. there arent a lot of jobs that you can find here either unless you've gone to school for years and years. I feel like most of the people that live in fort Myers their families have been living in fort Myers for years and its a cycle that everyone is trying to break but not a lot of people can a lot of people that I talk to always talk about how They want to leave and get out of Fort Myers but only so many actually do mostly because how hard it is to progress in the city the Read More

A Truly Boring, Backwards City - 11/5/2012
The restaurants are overpriced and the food is exceptionally bad, in addition to, insufficient staffs. There are barely any sidewalks. People here seemed to be oblivous to reality as, they don't stop for stop signs or Pedestrians. They said the south is backwards, just never realized it would be to such a degree of backwardsness. The locals are uncivilized, unintelligent animals, or bi-polar bullies. They drive at break neck speed to get to a red light and will act like they are going to smash into you in the process, they must really live in the Nascar moment always. After being menaced by a local redneck, tailgaiting, yelling, gesturing, he finally decided to throw somthing at my car. So, called the law, which kinda knew beforehand was pointless. Am audibly upset and right away the put-out officer says "your being sarcastic to me" whaaa, I can't help you if you speak that way. Then we get to discussing how law enforcement could make so much money by pulling over all these cretens Read More

Wish we'd never moved here to Mouldy old Fort Myer - 8/11/2012
My family and I moved here not knowing much about the area and took a chance as we have family here.
Where do I begin? Well, the jobs are hard to come by. My husband found a job but he was VERY lucky and also very skilled in his line of work. He works his butt off 50+ hours a week and gets no overtime or benefits. But we are thankful he has a job. We came across so many people who said that they needed a job and had been looking for months. There are also many struggling to make ends meet. Unless you have a nice job lined up here, I would fully advise against moving here. My husband said that there are literally piles of job applications at his work.
Cost of Living is high. Food prices compared to other states are insane. The electric Bill in summer will run you $200 to $300+ /month if you live in a house.
The weather is AWFUL for a large part of the year! It is hot and humid all summer and I find it gross to go outside for 15 minutes and be covered in sweat. I have Read More
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Terrible Place, Low pay, - 5/4/2012
I spent two years of my life in that crippy town trying to find a good job, but nothing came up. Despite i work in hospitality industry, must of hotels are express hotels or motels where you are exploited, at 8.00 or maximum 9.00 dollars hourly. After two years of being unhappy in that job I saved money, quit and moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where it tool me a week and a half in finding a great job, good pay in a great company. Feel glad to have made this Read More


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33905 33916 33901 33966

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