Some call it downtown Fort Myers. Others know it as the River District……

Downtown Fort Myers, also known as the River District, forms the core of a city that stretches for miles south along the Caloosahatchee River and east to the rural interior. Named for a Civil War-era army colonel, Fort Myers' history parallels that of Florida itself. The Calusa Indians inhabited the islands nearby. Later, pioneers settled…

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8 Reasons to Move to Fort Myers, Florida

1. Did someone say beaches? For starters, two of the top 3 beaches in Florida, according to U.S. News & World Report: Travel, are within an hour’s drive of Fort Myers. These beaches, Sanibel Island and Naples, are big favorites among our Fort Myers Gartner associates. In addition, Fort Myers Beach, Lover’s Key, and Bonita Beach are…

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The 25 best restaurants in Fort Myers, the places locals love to eat, from our well-educated (and fed) pseudonymous food critic Jean Le Boeuf.

I eat like it's my job. Because it is.  It's a cushy gig, I know, and I'm fortunate enough to have lucked into it. I go to restaurants, eat their food, soak in their ambiance and report back on it to you, the reader. I work for you. I don't accept free meals. I don't play favorites.…

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History of Fort Myers!

History of Fort Myers Ponce de Leon explored areas along Florida’s Gulf coast in 1513 & 1521. The barrier islands of Lee County are believed to be one of his many stops. Spanish and Cuban settlers created temporary fishing and farming camps along the coast, but for years Southwest Florida was a rugged and isolated…

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What does the 4th of July mean?

The Declaration of Independence We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. But July 4, 1776 wasn't the day that the Continental Congress decided to…

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Boardwalk In Florida Leads To A Hidden Miniature Rain Forest!!

Welcome to Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park!!! Walking down a long stretch of boardwalk will normally lead you to a pristine Florida beach – but one boardwalk takes you somewhere quite different. You can unlock your inner Eliza Thornberry and explore a gorgeous mini hidden rainforest, right here in the Sunshine State. Nestled among the trees in…

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10 Benefits of Living In An Apartment

Making the life decision as to where you rest your head every night and live your life during the day can be a daunting task to say the least.  A final conclusion of this magnitude requires clear thought and concise evaluation.  To help with this decision here are 10 benefits of apartment living. Financial The…

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6 great things to do in Fort Myers, FL!

Best Things To Do in Fort Myers Surrounded by both salt and freshwater, Fort Myers' natural surrounding are the prime reason for visiting. Numerous natural preserves in the area will help you get one with nature, including the popular J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which is home to many native animal species. History buffs will make a…

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