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Fort Myers is a city with a population of 65,000 people located on the Caloosahatchee River, twelve miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. The city’s location gives a unique waterfront feel with a host of amenities for full-time residents, part-timers, and vacationers. Fort Myers and the surrounding areas of Southwest Florida offers a wealth of natural beauty, as well as many opportunities for outdoor activities. With a rich history and warm, year-round climate, the city of Fort Myers has attracted many new residents over recent years.
Fort Myers has a surprisingly long and interesting history that offers many opportunities for learning, and the arts have also grown along with this slow-paced, friendly city. The Southwest Florida Museum of History allows visitors a glimpse at how the early settlers to the area lived and worked. Famous inventor Thomas Edison and automobile industrialist Henry Ford were two of Fort Myers’ most prominent early residents. Edison’s winter home and working laboratory can be seen today at the Ford-Edison Estates, adjacent to the Ford home. The Alliance for the Arts is another of Fort Myers’ foremost cultural institutions, with a variety of exhibits throughout the year and the popular ArtFest event every November.
A lively theater scene is found in Fort Myers, FL, with the Florida Reparatory Company in the downtown River District and the Broadway Palm Theater Dinner Theater and Off-Broadway Theater on Colonial Boulevard. These two venues play to packed houses both during the busy winter season and the more relaxed summer season. Residents enjoy music of all kinds in Fort Myers. Popular local groups are often found playing at the many local festivals. Nearby Germain Arena features many nationally known artists.
The Boston Red Sox do their spring training at JetBlue Park, and the Minnesota Twins play at the Hammond Stadium/Lee County Sports Complex. The state league Fort Myers Miracle also plays there. Hockey lovers can take in a game of the Florida Everblades at the Germain Arena.
As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Fort Myers, FL is $777 for a studio, $1,025 for one bedroom, $1,189 for two bedrooms, and $1,442 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Fort Myers has increased by 4.2% in the past year.
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Top 10 Apartments in Fort Myers
- Palms of Monterrey, 1-3 Bed, $1,139 - 1,409
- Bay Breeze, 1-3 Bed, $1,040 - 1,490
- Ashlar Apartment Homes, 1-3 Bed, $1,245 - 1,790
- Cypress Legends, 1-3 Bed, $1,125 - 1,800
- Venetian, 1-3 Bed, $1,190 - 1,530
- Mosaic at The Forum, 1-3 Bed, $1,185 - 2,010
- Audubon Cove Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $1,000 - 1,415
- Coastal Village - Per Bed Leases, 3-4 Bed, $597 - 721
- Spectra, 1-3 Bed, $1,317 - 2,908
- Gulfstream Isles, 1-3 Bed, Call for Rent
Living in Fort Myers
You would expect seafood to be a prominent item on many restaurant menus. In fact, tasty seafood items are a specialty of a number of well-known Fort Myers eateries, including University Grill, Prawnbrokers and Pincher’s Crab Shack. The Stonewood Grill and Tavern is a popular spot for both seafood and steaks. A number of ethnic and specialty eateries are also available.
Fort Myers has its own public transportation bus lines that travel to many of the most popular malls and areas of the city. A number of taxi companies also provide transportation throughout the area. Car rental agencies are located at the Southwest Florida International Airport, as well as other locations around the city. The airport houses terminals from American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines JetBlue, AirTran, U.S. Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Westjet. Small commuter flights generally use Page Field, located within the city limits.
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