Fort Myers Homes for Sale
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About Fort Myers
Fort Myers Florida is located in Lee County on the Caloosahatchee River between Cape Coral and Buckingham and Tice Florida. It's the commercial center of Lee County and home to about 87,000 residents. It anchors the Ft. Myers and Cape Coral Metro area totaling over 770,000 residents. It's considered the gateway to Southwest Florida and a major tourist destination.
Fort Myers has its beginnings all the way back to the early 1800s with prominent landmarks and iconic points in history during the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, and World War I and World War II. The Henry Ford Winter Estate is a major landmark in Fort Myers open to the public in 1990 and focuses on progress and Fort Myers's role in American history. For years, Southwest Gulf Coast population have little growth but in the early 1900s when inventor Thomas Edison and Henry Ford built their winter homes in Fort Myers the area started to bloom and growth has continued to this day. This midsize Metro area has retained most of its small-town heritage with a charming downtown area lined with shops and restaurants, museums, parades, theaters, and parks. Local beaches and neighboring islands are popular among boaters, fishermen, and kayakers. Fort Myers has been ranked as one of the #35 best places to live in the country, #1 Best places to retire, #1 fastest growing places, and #3 best places to live in Florida.
What to do in Fort Myers Florida
There are endless arts and entertainment attractions in the City of Palms (Fort Myers). From butterfly gardens and pristine beaches to performing arts, dinner theaters and arcades, whether it's outdoor entertainment or indoor exploration, there's something for everyone in Fort Myers.
Fort Myers doesn't have a state income tax but home prices have been steadily increasing over the last few years. Transportation is a bit higher but groceries tend to be more affordable in Fort Myers. The weather is tropical and pleasant and when it rains, we simply refer to it as liquid sunshine. However, we get more than nine months of sunny days with highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 50s, so it's pretty pleasant year-round.
Fort Myers schools
Fort Myers is operated by the Lee County School District and features three high schools, several middle schools, and multiple elementary schools. There are several institutions of higher learning including Hodges University, Keiser University, Nova Southern Technical Southeastern University, Rasmussen College, Fort Myers Technical College, and Southern Technical College. Schools are slightly above average compared to the rest of the country with the top schools being the Fort Myers High School, Cape Coral High School, and North Fort Myers High School. Trafalgar Elementary school comes in is one of the best elementary schools in Fort Myers.
Fort Myers Real Estate
Just 48% of residents own their own homes but rent and home values are quite affordable. The median home value is just $208,000 with the median rent of $970. Homes range anywhere from $150,000 for condominiums in smaller single-family homes to over $1 million for luxury estates and waterfront property. One of the average home prices you'll find is about $320,000. Throughout the metro area, Fort Myers is one of the more affordable places to call home.
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