Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida,
United States. Its population was 48,208 in the 2000 census. According to 2008 estimates, the population is 68,689. The city is one of two major cities that make up the Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metropolitan Statistical Area, the other being Cape Coral.
As of 2008, the population estimate for the metropolitan area was 623,725. Established in 1886, Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County. It is the gateway to the Southwest Florida region, which is a major tourist destination in Florida.
The winter homes of Thomas Edison (Seminole Lodge) and Henry Ford (The Mangoes), which are both primary tourist attractions in the region, are located on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers.
Are you looking for property in Fort Myers FL? How about historic Dean Park or McGregor Blvd. with its beautiful 1900 built Victorian, old Florida or Mediterranean style homes. Or maybe a modern Fort Myers Florida home, Townhouse, Villa or condominium located on Fort Myers many gated golfing communities.
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Refurbished Downtown Fort Myers with its paved streets, beautiful boutiques, specialty shops and many casual and elegant restaurants, is worth visiting. High-Rise buildings overlooking the Caloosahatchee River. Shop, site see and stop at one of the restaurants with outdoor seating.
Fort Myers has something for everyone and the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is located southeast of the city in South Fort Myers, near Gateway and Lehigh Acres.
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