5 Reasons to Live in Fort Myers

Why Live in Fort Myers?

# City Median Home Price  
1 Naples, FL $580,568  
2 Port Saint Lucie, FL $373,928  
3 Fort Myers, FL $358,982  
4 Portland, ME $474,535  
5 Lakeland, FL $280,830  
  Housing prices as of Feb 28, 2023.
  1. Fort Myers is the Fastest Growing City in America
    The city of Fort Myers was recently ranked as the #1 Fastest-Growing City in all of Florida by the Census Bureau. View Rankings List. This study focused on population growth from July of 2020 thru July of 2021. Since the 2010 census with a population of 62,298, the Fort Myers population has now grown to 92,245 (2021 data) which represents a 48% overall increase.
  2. There is No State Income Tax in Florida!
    One BIG reason why many choose to relocate to the sunshine state is the lack of a state income tax. Yep, you read that correctly! In lieu of a state tax, the State of Florida earns a healthy income from the millions of tourists that vacation in the state each year through a 7% sales tax (state level) and a 5% tourist tax (county level) on revenues from rental property and hotel stays that are for a term of six month or less. Once you declare residency in Florida, you will be thankful for the many tourists as they are paying your share of the state taxes.
  3. Top-Rated Fort Myers & Captiva Island Beaches
    The beaches of Lee County are among some of most beautiful and popular in our state. Fort Myers Beach, lined with waterfront restaurants and open-air bars, was recently ranked the as the 14th best beach in the US by TripAdvisor. Sanibel, and nearby 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. Sanibel Island Beaches
  4. Fort Myers Real Estate Offers Great Value
    The Fort Myers real estate market has reasonably priced options for both the working class and retirees alike. At the end of Feb 2023, the median home price in Ft Myers is $359K whereas the median home price in Lee County is $372K. Having a water view or living on a golf course will obviously cost you extra. To make a comparison, the median home price in Naples is roughly 200K more at $588K which makes Fort Myers a great value.
  5. Fort Myers is an Outdoor Year-Round Playground
    With an average temperature of 74 degrees year-round and 271 sunny days per year, Fort Myers is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. If you enjoy a great workout in the sunshine, try kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding through natural mangroves to see Florida wild birds and abundant sea life. If you are seeking a more relaxed activity, rent or charter a boat for a day and explore the waterways, islands and remote sand bars.