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Fort Myers, FL

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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.

Key City Stats
The average age of Fort Myers, FL is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.2%
  • 7.94%
  • 7.65%
  • Female
  • 8.43%
  • 5.74%
  • 6.52%
is average rent in Fort Myers, FL
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 4.97%
  • 7.38%
  • 6.32%
of units are available for rent in Fort Myers
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 3328
  • 551
  • 2562
Getting Around in Fort Myers, FL

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.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Fort Myers is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.91%
  • 14.62%
  • 2.39%

Famous Residents

<p>For over a century, Fort Myers has been a favorite hideaway for northerners hoping to escape the cold of a New York or Ohio winter. Two of the city's most famous seasonal residents were Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. These two inventing giants spent many winters at their estates in Fort Myers. Nowadays, the estates are open to the public, giving visitors a chance to explore the grounds. One of the highlights of the estates are the botanical gardens, which Edison kept in order to conduct research on plants. There's also a museum on site that's there to help visitors learn more about these two iconic American figures.</p>

Fort Myers Beaches

<p>A day at the beach is just like any other day in Fort Myers. That's because this city is known for its numerous, varied beaches. There are white sand beaches with gentle waves, secluded island beaches hidden from the crowds, and pristine wetland beaches that also serve as nature preserves. In Fort Myers, the shoreline has been protected from human development, making it possible for the animals that call this ecosystem home to thrive alongside the humans who visit their sandy sanctuary every day.</p>