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Fort Myers, FL

Southwest Florida Area Guide

Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County. Positioned along the scenic shoreline of the Caloosahatchee River, the city is a combination of young and old.

The City of Fort Myers is home to the celebrated winter residences of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. During his winters here, Thomas Edison planted Royal Palms all along historic McGregor Boulevard. T his event entitled Fort Myers the “City of Palms” moniker. The historic, beautiful homes of the Firestones, the Edisons and the Fords still set the tone for the gracious and beautiful riverfront. 

Fort Myers Beach provides a seven-mile stretch of oceanfront filled with beautiful white, sandy beaches. A true resort town, Fort Myers Beach is filled with shopping, dining and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a great place to live, or just to get-away, you can find it all in Ft. Myers.

Arts and Culture

Lee County’s rich and diverse cultural history continues to develop and attract artists from all over the world. The arts and culture calendar is filled with events throughout the year, including art fairs and cultural events on the waterfront. At The Edison and Ford estate, you will find one of the most visited historic homes in the U.S., filled with beautiful gardens and acres of historic buildings. 

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center attracts a wide array of talent from Broadway productions to nationally reknown symphony conductors and performers.

Fort Myers Real Estate & Business

The business district of Lee County is growing at an exponential rate. National business and trade publications have identified Lee County and Southwest Florida as a "top" place to live and operate a business. The downtown area boasts many new schools, businesses, and attractions that are developing this exciting community. 

Whether you are beginning a family or entering retirement, Lee County is a great place to live. The culture, landscape and welcoming people help make everyday "another day in paradise".

Regional Websites

Lee County Public Schools
Edison State College
Florida Gulf Coast University
Southwest Florida Parent & Child
Drivers License Vehicle Registration
Lee County Tax Collector
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Page Field Airport
Florida Repertory Theatre
Southwest Florida Arts
Boston Red Sox Spring Training
Ft. Myers Miracle Baseball
Lee County Parks & Recreation
Minnesota Twins Spring Training
Seminole Gulf Railway
Foulds Theatre
Leetran Public Transportation
Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau
Gulfcoast Hospital
Lehigh Regional Medical Center
Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center

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