7.5 out of 10

Fort Myers Beach

26.4418493139543 -81.9274983856172
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Great Island to live in, population doubles in Winter"

Fort Myers Beach is a friendly small island located along the Gulf Of Mexico.Its major island, Estero, smack along the gulf Of Mexico, is 7 miles long by 3/4 miles wide at the most, has long been a fixture along the coast of Southwest Florida.
Its beach is well known for being one of the safest in Florida and is as long as the island.Its population doubles from just over 5,000 in the off season to over 10,000 in winter.So I would recommend biking, using a moped from January to mid April.
It has a renowned mid school system called Bay Oaks, and of course all the amenities one could imagine on a Florida island, as restaurants, 2 food center, one being a Publix, stores, tennis courts, many canals and marinas and a long list of hotels, a pubic pool, a very generous recreation areas at Bay Oaks with pool, baseball park, tennis and famed Park at Lover's Key.
For the area the rent is on average higher then Fort Myers but still affordable. Buying a home or a condo on the island is also more expensive. On the other side investors have done very well renting their properties, specially during the season. As in many areas of SWFL, there are still many deals to be made here.
Residents are pretty lay back and friendly. The island is situated some 26 miles to Naples on the North and borders South Forth Myers along the North.
Because the Island is quite narrow, most everyone can just walk to the beach.This is abig plus, though I could do without these pesky meters.
The philosophy of the island is to be part resort and part island for residents.Its a great place to live in.
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