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Fort Myers Relocation / SW Florida

People are relocating to Fort Myers and SW Florida! New developments, new buildings and new homes are going up about everywhere you look. The SW Florida region has experienced strong population growth in recent years and has received numerous accolades and awards for its top-rated beaches, its top business climate as well as a top destination to retire in the US. For those who relocate to Fort Myers and SW Florida, a high-quality of life with year-round activities, a strong employment market and quality healthcare are just a few of the many amenities you will enjoy. The current population of Ft Myers is currently 79,943 (total Lee County population is approximately 739,224).

Experience SW Florida

Experience the beauty of the Fort Myers area, the white sand beaches of Captiva and Sanibel as well as local attractions. Make sure your volume is on.

SW Florida Accolades & Awards

SW Florida (which includes Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs & Naples) commonly receives numerous awards and accolades each year for its white sand beaches, its high-quality of life as well as its top-rated healthcare services. Below is a list of recent awards by year.

Top 10 Reasons to Relocate to Fort Myers & SW Florida

  1. Top-Rated Fort Myers & Captiva Island Beaches
    The beaches of Lee County are among some of most beautiful and popular in Florida. Fort Myers Beach, lined with beachfront restaurants and open-air bars, was recently ranked the as the 14th best beach in the entire US by TripAdvisor (2018). Sanibel, and its neighbor Captiva to the north, are consistently ranked among some of the best in the world for shelling. Shelling is the act of locating, observing and collecting sea shells. Fort Myers Beach | Sanibel Beach.
  2. Fort Myers Has a Strong Economy & Job Market
    The employment and job market in Fort Myers has been very strong in recent years with unemployment at only 3.7%. Top industries in Fort Myers & SW Florida include hospitality, healthcare, education, trades, retail and various professional services. The largest and biggest employers in Lee County include Lee Health System, Lee County School District, City Government and Publix Supermarkets.
  3. Fort Myers Real Estate is Affordable
    The Fort Myers real estate market offers affordable options for both working millennials and retirees alike. At the end of 2018, the median home price in Fort Myers was $210,000 whereas the overall home price in Lee County was $230,000. Living on a golf course or having a water view will obviously cost you more. To make a comparison, the average home price in Naples is over 100K more at $324,300 as many well-to-do retirees seek to retire here.
  4. Fort Myers is the Fastest Growing City in America
    Fort Myers was recently ranked as the #1 Fastest-Growing City in America by WalletHub (2018). This study was based upon 15 key measures of both growth and decline over a period of seven years of 515 cities nationwide. Since the 2010 census with a city population at 62,298 persons, Ft Myers has grown to 79,973 (2017 data) which represents a 28.3% overall increase in population. View Population Chart Comparison.
  5. Southwest Florida is an Outdoor Year-Round Playground
    With an average temperature of 74' year-round and 271 sunny days each year, Southwest Florida is the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. If you enjoy a great workout while being outside, take up kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding through natural Florida mangroves to see native wild birds and abundant sea life. If you're seeking a more relaxed activity in the Florida sunshine, charter or rent a boat for a day and explore the local islands, waterways and remote sand bars.
  6. Fort Myers Offers Endless Events to Explore
    Southwest Florida offers its residents an active scene of year-round events, performances and outdoor festivals to continually explore. There are also many popular community events which take place each year including Artfest Fort Myers, Crafts on the River, The Southwest Florida Music Festival, The Craft Beer & Music Festival, The Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest and many, many more!
  7. Many Cuisine & Dining Options
    The Fort Myers area and surrounding keys offers a full array of casual outdoor eateries to elegant, 5-star restaurants to check out. There are also many trendy, new craft breweries and beer gardens to visit. These places offer a casual environment, are pet-friendly and many have live entertainment. Downtown Fort Myers, Cape Coral (near the bridge) and Fort Myers Beach are some of the trendy places to check out!
  8. Fort Myers Has Top-Rated Healthcare & Hospitals
    When relocating to Fort Myers and SW Florida, it's important to know that you have quality healthcare options available and for both preventative and emergency care for you and your loved ones. Fort Myers' top-rated hospital is Lee Memorial Hospital. There are also many top medical groups in the area including the Gulf Coast Medical Center and Internal Medicine of SW Florida.
  9. Fort Myers is a Great Small City to Start a Business
    With a growing population, Fort Myers is a great small city to start a business. WalletHub recently ranked Fort Myers as the #10 Best small city in the US (out of 1,200 small-sized cities) to start a new business based upon 18 key metrics including average growth, number of small businesses in the area, investor access as well as local labor costs. View WalletHub Ranking
  10. Fort Myers is a Great Place to Retire
    Fort Myers was recently ranked as the #2 Best Place to Retire in the entire US by US News & World Report (2018) and the 8th Best Place to Retire in Florida by WalletHub (2017). These studies are based upon several factors including the happiness of local residents, local tax rates, housing affordability as well as quality healthcare available to seniors. US News & World Report Ranking | WalletHub Ranking


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Fort Myers / Cape Coral / Bonita Springs / Naples

Are you moving to the Fort Myers area or SW Florida for a new career?  Leverage my real estate experience to help you locate your new home that best meets your lifestyle needs. I can simplify your move to Ft Myers by helping you locate communities with top-rated schools, popular neighborhoods for young professionals and the best overall communities to live in. Just complete the form below and I'll be in touch!

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