Nestled along the scenic shoreline of the Caloosahatchee River, the city of Fort Myers has become an interesting blend of young and old.
Fort Myers was built in 1850 and incorporated in 1885. Fort Myers and Lee County have become a huge tourist attraction, with fabulous fishing and world class shopping that includes Gulf Coast Town Center, Edison Mall and the Tanger Outlets. Downtown Fort Myers, known as the “River District” it is becoming an arts an entertainment destination. Also, Fort Myers is the spring training destination of the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.
The most famous Fort Myers resident, Thomas Edison, was a major factor in Fort Myers growth and development. Edison is responsible for the royal palms lining Riverside Avenue, now known as McGregor Blvd, this is the reason for the nickname “City of Palms”.
The choice of properties available in the city of Fort Myers range from magnificent waterfront homes, high rise condos, and upscale gated communities to less expensive single family homes. You can choose to buy an existing home, a pre-construction house or buy a plot of land and have a custom home built.
In addition to retirees, many young families have decided to relocate to Florida to set up home. The wonderful climate, being so close to the beaches and the laid-back lifestyle are all factors which have attracted people throughout all parts of the country to come and purchase real estate in the Fort Myers area. Many people who are in a position to purchase a second home have decided to purchase real estate in SW Florida since it is the ideal place for them to vacation.