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Fort Myers

Fort Myers Real Estate

Fort Myers the City of Palms“The City of Palms”

The historic city of Fort Myers is located on the eastern shore of the Caloosahatchee River, just a stone’s throw from Cape Coral. The site of Thomas Edison’s winter home, Fort Myers boasts elaborate estates as well as modest, affordable homes.

Centennial Park in downtown Ft Myers is the focus of the city’s entertainment, with riverside festivals, concerts and conventions. Fort Myers caters to savvy shoppers, tourists and avid golfers, and is also home to the spring training camps of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. Although it’s considered to be the gateway to Southwest Florida, there is much to see and do without even leaving Ft Myers.

The winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford showcase the architecture of early Southwest Florida homes with their wood frames and wide porches. Near the estates is Edison Park, the first subdivision built in Fort Myers and a favorite with history buffs. Here, early Spanish influence is mixed with cottage style bungalows, while royal palms and banyan trees create a feeling of true southern comfort.

Housing is as diverse as the city, from small 2BR cottages to multi-million dollar riverfront estates. Golf is a huge attraction in Lee County, so gated golf communities are available for every budget.

Condos in Ft Myers

Condos in Southwest Florida can be found in all gated communities, and Fort Myers offers several choices, as well as riverfront high rises. Many are themed communities reflecting Italian, Mediterranean, or tropical lifestyles. These Fort Myers homes mirror classic European architectural styles, and feature pillars, red tile roofs, and stucco exteriors. Other communities prefer a more laid back ambiance, and draw upon the casual elegance of Key West designs.