Rent to Own Homes near Fort Myers, FL

  • Fort Myers is a major commercial center in Lee County, Florida. As of the 2010 census, Fort Myers has a population of just over 62,000, which is a 29% increase from the 2000 census. This city serves as the historical and governmental center for the region and is part of the greater southwest region of Florida, which itself is a major national and international tourist destination. The name "Fort Myers" comes from the fact that the city was originally one of the first forts built along the Caloosahatchee River to defend against attacks from the Seminole Indians.

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Top Reasons to Live in Fort Myers, FL

  • Housing Statistics The average listing price of homes in Fort Myers is $310,231 for the week ending August 7th. This represents a decrease of $242, or 0.1%, in the week over week listing price. Although this is a decrease, it is fairly insubstantial percentage-wise and doesn't reflect any long-term trend in the market value of homes in Fort Myers
  • Arts and Culture The city offers a unique educational opportunity at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. Children and adults alike can visit the Calusa Center to learn about astronomy, biology and a number of rotating exhibits. The Calusa Center is a private non-profit educational organization.
  • School SystemThere are a number of educational opportunities for residents of Fort Myers. The most noteworthy include Fort Myers Senior High School, which is an International Baccalaureate school and is considered one of the best public schools in the United States. Dunbar High School also received statewide recognition for their performance in the Florida State Science Olympiad, including winning the award for best remote sensing project. Canterbury School is a college prep school that teaches students of all ages, from Preschool to 12th grade. 100% of students that graduate from Canterbury School are accepted to four-year institutions.
  • NeighborhoodsChoosing the right neighborhood to live in is just as important as picking the right city. As one of the nicest cities in Florida, Fort Meyers has a number of affluent and desirable neighborhoods to those considering a move. Iona and the Briarcliff Road neighborhoods are among the most respected (and expensive) parts of town. Iona is known for its robust boating community, with access to the Gulf of Mexico. Briarcliff features a number of gated communities and large, sprawling estates. Gateway, while considerably less expensive, is also a well-respected neighborhood with access to excellent elementary schools, responsive police and firefighters, and very low levels of crime. Gateway features a golf course designed by Tom Fazio, and the community has an Olympic-sized public pool and six soccer fields.