Fort Myers

Welcome to Fort Myers. Of all the cities in Florida, Fort Myers has the highest total number of sunny days. I bet you thought it was Miami or Key West, huh? Think again! If you’re searching for a getaway full of the sunshine, come down to beautiful Fort Myers. It won’t disappoint you.

City Overview

Home to only 70,000 people, Fort Myers is rather small in comparison to other major Florida cities. As a tourist hub and a strong magnet to the nation’s retirement community, Fort Myers has a lot of year-round charm. The side-by-side winter homes of American inventors and businessmen like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are a primary tourist attraction in the region. The city is named after Colonel Abraham Myers. Top-rated colleges and universities in the Fort Myers area are Florida Gulf Coast University, Edison State College, Florida SouthWestern State College, Hodges University - Fort Myers, Rasmussen College - Fort Myers.

Business

Florida state government provides the majority of employment in Fort Myers. The city's top employers are Lee Memorial Health System, Lee County School District, Publix Supermarkets, Lee County government, Walmart, Home Depot, City of Cape Coral, Chico’s, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Postal Service.

Climate

If you think thunderstorms are romantic, you’re in luck. Fort Myers leads the nation in the number of days per year when you can hear the thunder crackling above. Located on the Caloosahatchee River, this city boasts a comfortable tropical savanna climate. The average temperature ranges from 64.2 °F in January to 83.4°F in August, with the annual mean being 75.1 °F.

Demographics

61% of the city is White, 30% is African American, 20.5% is Hispanic or Latino. Only 1.74% of Fort Myers is Asian, while the remainder is a mix of Native Hawaiian, Native American, and people of two or more races. The median age of Fort Myers residents is 39.6, which makes it a fairly young city.

Landmarks

Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Lakes Regional Park, Hammond Stadium, Imaginarium Hands-On Museum and Aquarium, Murphy-Burroughs House, Estero Bay Preserve State Park, Lee County Manatee Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Centennial Park, Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium.

Shopping

No matter your budget or tastes, Fort Myers has a shopping option just for you. Edison Mall on Cleveland Avenue is the first stop for all of your favorite brands. Comfort shops such as Sbarro’s, Sears, Hot Topic, Macy’s are in this mall. For an upscale outdoor shopping experience check out the Gulf Coast Town Center on Gulf Coast Main.

Finding Apartments For Rent in Fort Myers

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It can be very tough to find the best apartments in Fort Myers for rent without knowing the areas well. We have researched the seven most popular and liveable neighborhoods in Fort Myers, saving you lots of time and money. This takes out a lot of the guess work. Looking for apartments in Fort Myers, Florida, can be very easy! Quickly sign up for Rentberry, include your rental history, credit check results, previous landlord references – anything that demonstrates your positive rental history.

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Fort Myers Neighborhoods

Downtown Fort Myers

Having a downtown area on the riverfront is heavenly. Enjoy the diverse mix of classic old architecture and invigorating new bars, clubs, and restaurants on the river’s edge. Relax on the patio of Downtown House of Pizza, order a slice of authentic New York Italian one, wash it down with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc while enjoying the sunset. What more could you ask for? It's extremely difficult to find vacant apartments in Downtown Fort Myers. But if you do, it’s a good reason to call yourself lucky.

Botanica Lakes

The residents of Botanica Lakes proudly call it the “best community in Southwest Florida,” and we can definitely see why. This gated community has a swimming pool, a basketball court, a tennis court, a playground, a kid’s water area, a fully equipped exercise room, and a modern dance studio. Botanica Lakes has it all! But beware - to whom much is given, much is expected. This district has the highest HOA fees, and the most pressing rules about almost everything pertaining your home.

San Pedro

Right on the water’s edge sits beautiful San Pedro. This sleepy corner of Fort Myers is perfect for empty nesters, or anyone looking to settle down. Learn to line dance to the sounds of a live band at The Ranch on Colonial Boulevard. Or swing over to Caloosahatchee Jack’s for a plate of cheap wings, a wide beer selection, and Monday night trivia. Look for pet-friendly condos for rent in San Pedro, it’s a nice area to walk your dog.

Edgewood

This coastal eclectic suburban neighborhood is the perfect choice for families. The relaxing atmosphere of this nautical neighborhood is a paradise for mothers walking their children in prams along the Caloosahatchee River. Enjoy seafood at Pinchers on West First Street, and be sure to try out its famed Blackened Grouper sandwich. If this sounds too expensive for you, think again. The rental prices for long-term apartments in Edgewood for rent are currently lower than in 75% of Florida neighborhoods.

Eastwood Village

Don’t call it a comeback. This once-troubled neighborhood is now on its way to redevelopment. Blocks that used to be rundown - sketchy and a bit weird - have done complete 180 thanks to the East Village Redevelopment and Revitalization Plan. Soon, this district will include tree-lined streets, spacious parks, winding trails, and adventurous hiking paths. Be one of the first settlers in the new Eastwood Village.

Heritage Palms

World-class restaurants call this neighborhood home - so if you are a foodie, you should call it your home too! Live just a short bike ride from some of the best steakhouses and sports bars in Fort Myers. Order a half rack of ribs from renowned Kumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi on Dani Dr. Locals looking for a lively weekend head over to Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill to socialize over buckets of beer, deep fried bar food, and pool tables. One bedroom townhomes for rent in Heritage Palms won’t cost you much, but you’ll be happy to live there.

Pelican Preserve

This beautiful residential area is home to a breathtaking golfing community. Pelican Preserve residents come from far and wide to settle down in a small slice of Fort Meyer’s own regal paradise. Here you can find a number of single-family homes that feature a driveway with a garage. Pelican Preserve is an amazing spot if you search apartments for rent in Fort Myers.