fort myers beach

Fort Myers Beach is located on Estero Island, a seven-mile coastline. It is one of the most popular beaches in all of Florida for its incredibly wide array of activities and space to enjoy. There are various home types available in Fort Myers Beach, from high-rise condos to single-family homes and everything in between.

Fort Myers Beach originated as a fort during the American Indian Wars, but is now a beautiful and colorful city that brings in residents from all over the world who love the ocean and the tropical climate the area offers.

Living in Fort Myers Beach

Are you a beach lover? Sanibel Island and Naples, two of the top 3 beaches in Florida according to U.S. News & World Report, are within an hour’s drive of Fort Myers. In addition to these two beaches, there is also Lover’s Key, Bonita Beach, and of course Fort Myers Beach located right within the Fort Myers area. Lover’s Key State Park is a favorite that offers an assortment of beautiful shells and furry friends at the Dog Park Beach.

Aside from the incredible beaches, there are plenty of other outdoor activities in the Fort Myers area. Head to the water for a fishing excursion, kayak rental, jet boat tour or to just spend a day in the water. Inland, you can visit Koreshan State Park, which has plenty of hiking trails and campsites. There are also 50+ golf courses, many of which are home to PGA tournaments.

The cost of living in Fort Myers is 5% below the national average and Florida has no state income tax, meaning your wallet will feel a little bulkier. The median home price in Fort Myers is around $165,000, almost $100,000 less than the national median home price.

Fort Myers Attractions

Edison Mall is located in the heart of downtown Fort Myers and is a favorite shopping destination for both locals and tourists. Just a 20-minute drive from Fort Myers, you’ll find Miromar Outlets and Coconut point located in Estero. For a more high-end shopping experience, you can head to Naples to enjoy Mercato’s luxury shopping and fine dining restaurants.

The Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins both have spring training facilities in Fort Myers, offering plenty of games to watch in the early spring if you are a baseball lover. The Florida Everblades is a minor league hockey time located just a short drive away from Fort Myers in Estero. Florida Gulf Coast University is just a few minutes away and offers great college basketball games.

Neighborhoods in Fort Myers

Lindsford is a beautiful neighborhood with both attached homes and single-family homes usually in the single family or townhome style. The homes in this community were built between 2005 and 2017 and offer 2 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms. The homes range in size from 1,900 square feet to 3,000+ square feet. Home prices ranges from $181,000 to $390,000.

Punta Rassa is a suburban, coastal neighborhoods made up of primarily apartment complexes, high-rise apartments and townhomes in Fort Myers. Many of the residences in Punta Rassa are established and were built between 1970 and 1999. The median home price in this neighborhood is $436,900.

The Forum is a residential community tucked away in Fort Myers that includes both single-family homes and attached homes. These residences were built between 2004 and 2015 and offer 2 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms. The homes range in size from 1600 square feet to 6,100 square feet. Homes prices in The Forum range from $265,000 to $420,000.

Quick Facts on Fort Myers Beach

  • Population: 663,675
  • 4.5% unemployment rate
  • 84.3 degrees average high temp / 64.4 degrees average low temp
  • 53.2 inches of annual rainfall

Fort Myers residents love to call this amazing place home because of the sugar white sandy beaches, gentle gulf waves and plenty of nightlife, entertainment, shopping and dining options in the area. There are so many neighborhoods and home styles in the area for you to find the perfect place to call your new home.

Ready to make Fort Myers Beach your new home? Contact the team at Barry DeNicola Realty to get started on finding the perfect property. To take a look at current properties available, check out our listings. We are excited to partner with you in finding the property you’ve always dreamed of.