Life in Fort Myers
Long ago, Fort Myers population had little growth and remained somewhat of a secret from the rest of the Sunshine State. After inventor Thomas Edison and industrialist Henry Ford built winter homes in Fort Myers, the secret of this beautiful area was out. The area has seen continued growth since!
Nestled alongside the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida, Fort Myers is a midsize metro area. It retained its small-town heritage with a charming downtown lined with shops and restaurants, many of which are dog-friendly (a must for many dog families!). Museums, parades, festivals, theaters, parks, historical sites and art galleries make up the area and its robust social calendar.
Just a few miles away, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral and Sanibel Island are popular among boaters, kayakers, sailors and anglers, bringing many “snowbirds” down to the area during the winter months. Fort Myers has been featured on many top places to live in Florida lists and those lists aren’t wrong! It’s a beautiful place to raise your family or retire.