Fort Myers, Florida is part of a rapidly growing city center along the state's Gulf Coast. Florida's western beaches have always been a popular destination for anyone seeking a little relief from the cold and Fort Myers has made a name for itself as just such a destination. Notably, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford wintered in town in their large estates, which are now open for the public to share and enjoy.
Most people make use of their own cars when it comes to getting around the city. Driving may be the most popular method of transportation, but renters who wish to go green can also make use of the city busses. LeeTran busses travel throughout Fort Myers and Lee County, though it can be hard to catch the bus from some parts of town. When it comes to getting to the beach, the preferred method of transportation is the local park-and-ride trolley. Less car traffic on the beach makes it easier for everyone to enjoy this delicate ecosystem.