Lifestyle in Fort Myers A Community Description at the Gulf Of Mexico
The city of Fort Myers, called the City of Palms, has almost completed a major urban redevelopment project. It is transforming a once sleepy southern, small city into a vibrant and modern waterfront destination. There are older quaint neighborhoods filled with renovated single family homes. There are modern high rise towers lining the riverfront. There are night clubs, restaurants, businesses, grocery stores, boutiques, hotels, libraries, schools and marinas.
When visitors think of Fort Myers they think of the palm trees gracing McGregor Boulevard, or the Spring training home for the dynamic Boston Red Socks and Minnesota Twins, or the home and gardens of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, or Edison Mall, or the Caloosahatchee River, or Dean Park, or Edison Park or the friendly people they met while visiting here. Sunshine tends to put a smile on your face.
The name Fort Myers encompasses many areas, some urban, some suburban, some old, some new. Locals tend to use the terms South Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Central Fort Myers, Old Fort Myers and East Fort Myers. There are opportunities to live in each of these sections. The lifestyle and architectural choices are many. You can live in a penthouse high rise tower overlooking the river, a 1920 Spanish style single family home, a garden condo, a modern pool home or a seven figure mansion. You can live in a quaint, established neighborhood, or one that's brand new. There are gated communities and golf course communities all over, many of these were built since 2000.
Fort Myers area is one of the nicest places in our great state. Our subtropical climate, natural beauty, lush tropical landscapes, soft, white-sandy beaches and, of course, the tranquil Gulf Of Mexico, are all waiting for you. Come to the land of friendly people and take advantage of one of the best markets in the country.
South Fort Myers
South Fort Myers is residential for much of Lee County. It covers a large geographical area that starts just after downtown, all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It is bordered on the west side by the large and lovely Caloosahatchee River and on the east side by great shopping and fine dining. It is very easy to commute from Fort Myers to other parts in Lee County, like Cape Coral, Estero, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Bonita Springs, North or East Fort Myers. Or drive to Naples in Collier County. Or use our International Airport.
You can live in a condo, a villa, a high rise tower, a townhouse, an estate or a regular single family home. You can live on the river, on the beach, on a golf course, on a boat,neighborhood street or in a gated community.
Wherever you choose to live in South Fort Myers, you will be surrounded by beauty and an unparalleled quality of life. Your neighbors will be friendly and interesting. They come from all corners of the globe. Some live here full time. Others just come for the winter season, our snow birds. They come by plane or car or by boat which they dock right in their back yard.
South Fort Myers offers a wide variety of price options. Single family homes range from $64,000 to $15,950,000. Prices came down significantly during the recession which started in 2007 lasted through 2011. Since 2012, Fort Myers and all of SW Florida is enjoying a come-back, but most areas have not fully recovered and prices are still below those of 2006. Your choices depend only on the type of lifestyle you wish to live. Water plays a large role in South Fort Myers. In addition to the river, you will be just minutes from white sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, natural marshlands, full service marinas and the barrier islands. Most houses have swimming pools in their back yards.
South Fort Myers is a residential location that will captivate you. You will find lush vegetation, well-planned streets, older developments, historical homes and plenty of new construction. The schools, both public and private; churches, public infra-structure and general ambiance are first rate.
Your new permanent home or seasonal residence is here. Simply define what you are looking for, then let me show you that section of Lee County called South Fort Myers. Together, we will find your perfect condo or single family home.