Welcome to Fort Myers!
Located in Lee County, Fort Myers is home to approximately 85,000 people within its 40 square miles. This city provides a gateway to southwest Florida and is rich in history, after being established in February 1850 as a United States Army post.
Beaches, Parks and Recreation
Described as having top-notch beaches, Fort Myers is home to several places to enjoy a variety of activities including fishing, meandering through scenic gardens, enjoying family time at playgrounds, hiking and wildlife viewing. Fort Myers Beach is filled with opportunity for family fun with its boardwalk arcade, ice cream and other treats. Other popular places to enjoy are Lakes Regional Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Butterfly Estates and Fort Myers River. Manatee Park is a non-captive place to view these amazing sea creatures during cooler months. Or soak in some history with a tour of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates; former home to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Learn more about how the Railroad industry shaped this great city at the IMAG History & Science Museum or the Railroad Museum of South Florida. The exploring is endless!
The River District is undergoing continued revitalization, combining historical buildings with modern desires. Typical Florida foods like a grouper sandwich can be found at Fort Myers Beach, however the River District offers options for more global cuisine. Plenty of unique eateries line First Street. This area is currently still developing from old into new, which can be seen with the blossoming population over the last few decades. The River District is also home to street performers and artists. No place compares to the funky feel of this renewed area.
Fort Myers school districts contain several options for preschool through high school. Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School is one of many elementary schools in the area, providing for children from preschool through fifth grade. There are numerous options for children from Grade 6 – Grade 12. Buy Coastal Real Estate is happy to provide you with academic information based on specific address inquiries.
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