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Welcome to Fort Myers
Fort Myers is not just for retirees anymore. Each year, more and more people are relocating to the area because it offers the best of both worlds, beautiful scenery and a thriving atmosphere for business.

Fort Myers offers a number of recreational opportunities to new residents, including water sports like boating and fishing. There are an abundance of waterfront properties available to people moving to Fort Myers, too. Natural wonders abound. Think about watching dolphins play or swimming with the manatees. The shores are lined with numerous seashells and eagles regularly fly overhead.

One of the area's major assets is the weather. If you're an outdoor-lover, you'll truly be at home in Fort Myers.

 

New Resident Information

Fort Myers is located on the Caloosahatchee River, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico 15 miles away.

Access Routes:
I-75 traverses the county in a north/south direction; in Collier County to the south it turns east and is dubbed the Everglades Parkway (aka. Alligator Alley). U.S. Highway 41 (aka Tamiami Trail) is the other main north/south road. It runs from Tampa to Miami, roughly paralleling I-75, although it is the older of the two highways and is both farther west -- closer to the ocean -- and farther south than I-75.

Transportation:
Lee County Transit -- or the LeeTran -- buses drive regular routes around the county. Trolley shuttles are popular, particularly in beach areas.

Education:
Lee County School District Board of Education; The School Board of Lee County, 2055 Central Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, (941) 337-8303 or (941) 337-8304, www.lee.k12.fl.us.
For more information, click the following:
List of schools
FAQ

Recreation:
Whether you enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, jet skiing, or any other water sport, Fort Myers is the place for you. And for you, too, golfers. The region is home to 95 golf courses suitable for all skill levels. Fort Myers is an ideal family town, too, with its popular fishing pier on Estero Island and Lakes Park, with its canoes, paddle boats and picnic areas.

Chamber of Commerce:
The Chamber of Commerce provides numerous services to new residents or people thinking about moving to Fort Myers. fortmyers.org; (941) 332-3624

Cable Television:
Comcast Cable (239) 432-9277; www.comcast.com

Electric:
Florida Power and Light
Customer Service - (239) 334-7754; fpl.com
Report a Power Outage - (800) 468-8243
Deposit: The amount is based on a credit scoring system.

Post Office
Fort Myers Main Office
1350 Monroe Street, Fort Myers FL
(800) 275-8777 for all branch offices

Cities that fall within Lee County:

Bonita Springs, City of
9101 Bonita Beach Rd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135
(239) 949-6262

Cape Coral, City of
City Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 574-0436

Fort Myers, City of
City Hall, 2200 Second St., Ft. Myers, FL 33902
(239) 332-6700

Fort Myers Beach, Town of
2523 Estero Blvd., Ft. Myers Beach, FL 33931
(239) 765-0202

Sanibel, City of
800 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957
(239) 472-4135

More useful relocation links:
Fort Myers job listings
Fort Myers government site

 
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