Nestled along the scenic shoreline of the Caloosahatchee River, the city has become an interesting blend of young and old.
Sporting the youngest population in Lee County, with a median age of 32, the City of Fort Myers is also home to the historic winter residences of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Extensive renovation of the historic downtown waterfront is underway, with new restaurants, nightclubs, apartments, and artistic venues providing energy and growth.
Throughout the year, Southwest Florida residents and visitors enjoy cultural events overlooking the river at Centennial Park and the Fort Myers Yacht Basin.
The City of Fort Myers is expanding its boundaries with many new building projects underway, most along the Caloosahatchee River. There are plans to add more than 8,000 new households to Fort Myers in the next decade. The demand for property has given rise to the development of many new residences and this has also led to the development of commercial properties, shopping complexes and other community facilities.
Fort Myers has a thriving and growing business community. It has been named one of the best performing cities in the nation for job growth and also, along with Naples, ranked highly as the best place for entrepreneurs.