Fort Myers Real Estate: Relocation Guide

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Table Of Contents

  • Overview of Fort Myers
  • Fort Myers Real Estate Market
  • Fort Myers Homes for Sale
  • Outdoors Activities
  • Entertainment and Leisure
  • Homes for Sale Near Fort Myers
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Overview

Known for its rich history, beautiful natural scenery, and shell-covered beaches, Fort Myers is a desirable area to live, work, and play. Located alongside the Gulf Coast of Florida, it is popular for its beaches, fishing, and shopping. It is also home to two of the nation's most famed inventors and business leaders' winter estates, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Fort Myers Real Estate has a relaxed atmosphere, offers a reasonable cost of living, and is characterized by a diverse range of residents from college students and young families to retirees.

Fort Myers is 49.04 square miles of which 39.84 square miles is land & 9.20 square miles is water.

Fort Myers Demographics


As of the 2020 census, the city of Fort Myers's population was 86,395.

Fort Myers Homes for Sale

Areas Near Fort Myers

Around Fort Myers, are the well known areas of Estero and Bonita Springs, and Naples Real Estate down south.  

Estero Real Estate and Bonita Springs Real Estate features well known friendly communities near the water. 

 

 

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Enjoy the Outdoors

Fort Myers has an abundance of outdoor activities to indulge in. It is well known for its beaches, parks and residents that like to keep an active lifestyle. 

Beaches in Fort Myers

Bunche Beach
Bunche Beach is located on San Carlos Bay, and it is one of the top beaches in Fort Myers. In addition to swimming and shelling, kayaking is a favorite activity at Bunche Beach. Be sure to keep your eye out for the many starfish, crabs, birds, and other southwest Florida wildlife that call Bunche Beach home too!

 

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Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach is the most well-known beach in the Fort Myers area. Part of the reason for its popularity is its picture-perfect seven miles of shoreline. You can easily spend the entire day experiencing the beauty of Fort Myers Beach by swimming in the calm waters, enjoying the beautiful beaches, shelling, kayaking, orparasailing. You will also want to walk the Fort Myers Beach Pier where you can go fishing as well.


Lovers Key State Park
Lovers Key is a state park, so its lands get a little bit more care and protection than other beaches. For that reason and its unique amenities, Lovers Key State Park is one of the best beaches in Fort Myers Beach. There are over five miles of hiking trails through vegetation, perfect for spotting wildlife. And in addition to the main beach, a separate dog-friendly beach, the Bonita Beach Dog Beach, is exclusively for dogs. Your pup can run off-leash and frolic in the water there! 

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Bowditch Point Park

Situated on the northernmost tip of Fort Myers Beach, Bowditch Point Park is a little further from the action which means you’ll be able to avoid the crowds. You can enjoy swimming, shelling, and even hiking. There are a few beautiful walking trails that wind their way throughout the park. And one of the best attractions of Bowditch Point Park is its perfect sunset viewing conditions.

 

Crescent Beach Family Park
Crescent Beach Family Park is a little sliver of Fort Myers Beach just south of the fishing pier. This section of the shoreline is typically where many families hang out. In addition to being another perfect spot for swimming, sandcastle building, and shelling, you can also enjoy the park's 2 sand volleyball courts and 4 picnic areas. And it is also within walking distance to several of the fun Fort Myers Beach family-friendly restaurants.

 

Newton Park
Newton Park on Fort Myers Beach is a perfect beach for history lovers and young families. This historical beach is the former beachfront home of Jim & Ellie Newton, friends of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. The beach park offers picnic tables at the property's Seven Seas cottage, easy beach access, a covered thatched hut, and bocce courts.

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