Livability Score

85
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (16) A+
Seed & Bean Market
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Green Cup Café
Coffee Shop
Java House
Coffee Shop
Dean Street Coffee Roastery & Retail
Coffee Shop
Wanna Bite Cafe
Coffee Shop
Gwendolyn's Cafe and Catering Company
Coffee Shop
The House of Ride Nature
Coffee Shop
Bullig Coffee and Bites
Coffee Shop
Gardner's Park Tea House
Coffee Shop
McGregor Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (20) A+
Art League of Fort Myers
Theatre Arts
Dash Night Club
Nightclub
Arcade Theatre
Theatre Arts
Florida Repertory Theatre
Theatre Arts
City of Fort Myers Southwest Florida Museum of History
Museum
Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center
Theatre Arts
City of Palms Park
Stadium
The Butterfly Estates
Attraction
The Florida Native Butterfly Society
Attraction
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Museum
IMAG History & Science Center
Museum
Imaginarium Science Center
Museum
Williams Academy Black History Museum
Museum
Scarlett's
Nightclub
Luxe 8 Flix
Cinema
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
Theatre Arts
AMC Merchants Crossing 16
Cinema
Food and Drink (52) A+
Wise Guys
Deli
Celsius Night Club
Bar
Hideaway Sports Bar
Bar
Space39 Art Bar & Lounge
Bar
Art Bar
Bar
Los Cabos Cantina
Bar
Cowboy Up Saloon
Bar
City Tavern
Bar
The Deli
Deli
World Famous Cigar Bar
Bar
The Lucky Screw
Bar
The Firestone
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
The Lodge
Bar
American Legion Post 38
Bar
Coastal Dayz Brewery
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Millennial Brewing Company
Bar
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Hook Fish & Chicken
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Fitness (5) B
Harborside Event Center
Community Centre
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Community Centre
Groceries (9) B
Farmers Market
Grocery Store
River District Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Save-A-Lot
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Winn-Dixie
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Parks (86) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Centennial Park
Park
Miller Griffin Memorial Center
Park
Monroe Street Median
Park
Patio De Leon
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Bennett-Hart Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Fort Myers Regional Library
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Park of Palms
Park
City of Palms Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Burroughs Home and Gardens
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Lions Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
McCutcheon Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Velasco Village Park
Park
Shops (72) A+
Trendz Salon
Beauty
Blake's Barber Shop
Beauty
Main Saint Antiques
Furniture
Fast & Frugal
Interior Decoration
Market Earth
Clothing
The Open Door Shoppes on Hendry Street
Furniture
Unknown Name
Clothing
Salon Nicholas
Beauty
Toots Dollar Store
Discount Store
Enjewel
Clothing
Savvy On First
Clothing
Profiles
Beauty
Bruce H Senior, OD & Image Eyewear
Optician
Christian Science Reading Room
Books
Rossy Fashion Accessories
Fashion
Yacht Basin Shop and Convenience Store
Convenience Store
Handcrafted USA
Clothing
Antiques and Memories
Furniture
ECHO Vintage Books & Vinyl Records
Books
Dollar General
Discount Store
Just Kicks
Shoes
dd's Discounts
Department Store
City Trends
Clothing
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Family Dollar
Discount Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 2.3% take public transportation in Fort Myers.
Public Transit Stops (5)
Stops & Stations
A+
Unknown Name
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.3%
F
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cost of living A-

The cost of living in Fort Myers is 111/100 - which is 13% higher than Florida.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime C

Fort Myers crime rates are 2,247 per 100k, which is 23% higher than Florida
Property Crime
1,928 crimes per 100k
C-
Violent Crime
319 crimes per 100k
C+
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employment C

The median income in Fort Myers is $48,848 - which is equal to Florida.
Med. Household Income
$48,848
F
Unemployment Rate
2.5%
A
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (25)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Lee County Sheriff's Office Corrections Bureau Jail
Police
Lee County Sheriff's Office
Police
US Marshals Service
Police
Fort Myers Police Department
Police
Dr. Parke Lewis Jr, DDS
Dentist
Fort Myers Fire Department Station 11
Fire Station
US Marshals Service
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
The Rehabilitation Hospital
Hospital
Lee Memorial Hospital
Hospital
Lee County Sheriff's Office Alpha North District
Police
Fort Myers Fire Department Station 12
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Lee County Sheriff's Office Dunbar Community Policing Annex
Police
Fort Myers Fire Dept. Station 13
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
City of Fort Myers Fire Department Station 16
Fire Station
Weavers Corner Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
North Fort Myers Fire Department Station 2
Fire Station
Fort Myers Fire Department Station 14
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Lee County Public Safety EMS - LeeFlight
Ambulance Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Lee County EMS - Medic 12
Ambulance Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing A+

Fort Myers home prices are $248,400 - which is 49% higher than Florida
Home Price
$248,400
A
Home Appreciation Rate
35%
A+
Home Affordability
5.1x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C

The Fort Myers graduation rate is 75% - which is 9% lower than Florida
School Test Scores
49%
F
High School Grad. Rates
75%
D
Elementary Schools (66) D-
St Francis Xavier School
Edison Park Creative And Expressive Arts School
Sw Fl Addiction Services-The Vince Smith Center
Dunbar Community School
Royal Palm Exceptional School Center
Fort Myers Middle Academy
Franklin Park Elementary School
Allen Park Elementary School
Hancock Creek Elementary School
Acceleration Middle Charter School
Lee Adolescent Mothers Program
St Michael Lutheran School
Success Academy
Southwest Florida Public Service Academy
Edgewood Academy
Apostolic Revival Center Christian School
Orangewood Elementary School
Pivot Charter School
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Pace School For Girls
Palm River Charter High School
New Life Academy
Colonial Elementary School
James Stephens International Academy
County Wide Exceptional Child Programs
High Schools (33) B-
Lee County Jail
Fort Myers High School
Sw Fl Addiction Services-The Vince Smith Center
Coronado High School
Royal Palm Exceptional School Center
Northern Palms Charter High School
Lee Adolescent Mothers Program
Success Academy
Fort Myers Technical College
Dunbar High School
Pivot Charter School
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Pace School For Girls
City Of Palms Charter High School
New Life Academy
County Wide Exceptional Child Programs
Lee Virtual Instruction Program
North Fort Myers High School
Lee County Virtual Franchise
Lee Virtual Instruction (Course Offerings)
Bishop Verot Catholic High School
Southwest Florida Christian Academy
New Testament Baptist School
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ratings C+

Fort Myers has an overall rating of 67% from 29 reviews.
User Reviews (4)
From AreaVibes
C+
User Surveys (25)
From AreaVibes
C
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Living in Fort Myers, FL

Fort Myers Area Facts

  • Fort Myers has a Livability Score of 85/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Fort Myers crime rates are 23% higher than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Fort Myers is 13% higher than the Florida average
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Fort Myers Reviews

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Not what it's cracked up to be 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 16, 2019) Location may be the only selling point for Fort Myers (Lee County) I have lived here over 20 years and crime is going up; I question the education and downtown had become riddled with homeless people, drugs and crime. ...Read More Read Less
Local Fort Myers Community Reviews 5 rating By Herbswfl ( Nov 10, 2015) I highly rate Fort Myers Especially all communities South of Colonial Boluvard and West of I-75.

I want to let all of you know in advance that I am a Local REALTOR with Century 21 - Sunbelt Realty and I am constantly visiting homes and neighborhoods throughout the area. You ca
...Read More n call me for advice or if you need help finding a home at 239.287.7269

I live and work in a local neighborhood called San Carlos Park which is the furthest point south of Fort Myers. San Carlos Park is one of the last affordable non- HOA neighborhoods along Tamiami Trail (Rout 41) The neighborhood features well maintained homes built in the 1980's to brand new construction homes. Home Prices range from $175k to the 300's. There are good schools in the area and with Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs only 20 minutes away, you can't beat the location.
There are Plenty of good local restaurants in the area and within 5-10 minutes shopping at Gulf Coast Town Center and Miromar Outlets is convenient. San Carlos Park Also has Close Proximity to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Find out more about San Carlos Park at www.FortMyersHomesinParadise.com

Other Communities For Consideration

Fort Myers River District

A new urban city center is emerging along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in Downtown Fort Myers. The Fort Myers River District, a new and sophisticated urban center featuring many trendy restaurants, shops, and a vibrant nightlife scene. Urban high rise condos along the river front feature luxury resort pools and other amenities. The condos have a convenient trolly transportation system to the river district shops and restaurants.
You can also find many bargain single family homes in the area along the Caloosahatchee River. That have excellent investment potential.

Gateway Area Fort Myers Community Information

Gateway is a great neighborhood located in Fort Myers, Florida just off I-75 in between Daniels Parkway and Colonial Blvd. Gateway is a master planned community with over 3,000 acres of neighborhoods, schools, parks, trails, golf courses, dog parks, community pools, a six-field soccer complex, dining and the Boston Red Sox Spring Training facility. Gateway has quick access to Southwest Florida International Airport.

The Gateway schools are Treeline Elementary School, Gateway Charter Elementary School, Gateway Elementary School, BROWN Academy, Gateway Charter School and Gateway Charter High School.

This community features jogging / walking, and bike paths along with soccer fields, baseball fields, playgrounds, golf courses, a country club, community pools, and dog parks.

Gateway is located within minutes of the spring training homes for two of the top Major League Baseball (MLB) teams in their divisions, theTwins and Red Sox. Close to the sun, fun, and fishing available on Fort Myers Beach, the Caloosahatchee River, Lovers Key or the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.

Briarcliff Neighborhood Fort Myers Home Search

Briarcliff is a neighborhood located in South Fort Myers which features larger wooded lots and many estate homes. The Briarcliff neighborhood has a mix of both gated and non-gated single-family developments offering a wide-range of housing options for many different lifestyles and budgets.

Briarcliff is located off US-41 south of Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Briarcliff Road is the main thoroughfare in the community running eastward from US-41 to its termination just west of Fiddlesticks Country Club.

McGregor Community Information

McGregor area is home to some of the best communities in Southwest Florida. Built along McGregor Boulevard were the winter homes of Fort Myers legends Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. The majestic royal palms that line McGregor Boulevard were originally planted during the 1920s Fort Myers boom era. These magnificent Royal Palms, many surpassing 75 feet, give Fort Myers its nickname as "the City of Palms."

Iona, FL Community Information

With its proximity to Sanibel Island, the neighborhood of Iona is a great place to live. Located north of Summerlin blvd. and bordered by the Caloosahatchee River this neighborhood features private gated and non gated communities. You can even find old Florida homes built in the early 1920's.

The popular golf course affiliated with Shell Point Retirement Community is public and The Gulf Harbour Country Club is located in the gated community of Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club.

Iona restaurants often serve as a meeting spot for Fort Myers people. A lot of reallly great restaurants are here, from the wildly popular rock-themed Yabo, to Roadhouse Cafe, which has live jazz several nights a week.

For Shopping try the Tanger Factory Stores which lie at the entrance to the Iona neighborhood, and holds dozens of name-brand stores, all with deep discounts. The neighborhood also has a large, popular fruit stand, and more than one place to buy fresh seafood. Read Less
The Sun and Sand are Calling In Fort Myers 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 25, 2012) I lived in Fort Myers, Florida for a period of about two years, while I took a short hiatus from college. I needed to get away and relax for a while and I have to say, Fort Myers was a great place to do this. Like anywhere, there is both good and bad to this city. However, I have ...Read More to say overall, Fort Myers is a great place to visit but not extremely adaptable for families or anyone trying to make more than ten dollars and hour at, in most cases, a dead in job.

The things I enjoyed most about Fort Myers is the fact, that no matter where you live you are within ten minutes of sun, sand, dining, shopping and extraordinary night life. When I stayed in Fort Myers I lived in several different apartments. Two where in gated areas while the others were not. I never had any problems with any type of crime first-hand, however heard about it frequently. There is a large number of gated communities within Fort Myers which is where I would recommend anyone looking to stay in the area check out. Most of the homes are nice and well-kept and anyone interested in moving to the area should research the housing prior to moving.

The only negative aspect of Fort Myers is that finding steady, year round work that pays more than ten dollars an hour is a challenge. I worked several odd jobs when I needed extra spending money, however none paid over nine dollars an hour. If you are relying on a steady income you should secure a job that offers this prior to moving, because they are few and far between.

Overall, I would recommended Fort Myers to visit, however I had to leave for a steady paying job. The city offers endless sunshine, a year-round warm climate and breath taking landscapes, that can lure you in. My advice is to be smart and have all you ducks in a row so you can enjoy all the wonderful things that Fort Myers has to offer. Read Less
Great Experience 4.5 rating By batman ( Dec 31, 2010) I went to Fort Myers twice, first in 2009, second in 2010. Both times, I rented a bicycle and managed to explore the whole city. I had a great experience with shopping, nightlife, beaches, parks, and of course the people. Although I did, at one point, encounter a few spotty ar ...Read More eas that looked a little iffy, especially one area between Henderson and Highland Avenues just south of Martin Luther King Blvd. Otherwise, my experience was really nice. I went to Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach, and even explored most of Cape Coral as well.The Key West Ferry was also a fabulous experience. Read Less
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The Sun and Sand are Calling In Fort Myers 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 25, 2012) I lived in Fort Myers, Florida for a period of about two years, while I took a short hiatus from college. I needed to get away and relax for a while and I have to say, Fort Myers was a great place to do this. Like anywhere, there is both good and bad to this city. However, I have ...Read More to say overall, Fort Myers is a great place to visit but not extremely adaptable for families or anyone trying to make more than ten dollars and hour at, in most cases, a dead in job.

The things I enjoyed most about Fort Myers is the fact, that no matter where you live you are within ten minutes of sun, sand, dining, shopping and extraordinary night life. When I stayed in Fort Myers I lived in several different apartments. Two where in gated areas while the others were not. I never had any problems with any type of crime first-hand, however heard about it frequently. There is a large number of gated communities within Fort Myers which is where I would recommend anyone looking to stay in the area check out. Most of the homes are nice and well-kept and anyone interested in moving to the area should research the housing prior to moving.

The only negative aspect of Fort Myers is that finding steady, year round work that pays more than ten dollars an hour is a challenge. I worked several odd jobs when I needed extra spending money, however none paid over nine dollars an hour. If you are relying on a steady income you should secure a job that offers this prior to moving, because they are few and far between.

Overall, I would recommended Fort Myers to visit, however I had to leave for a steady paying job. The city offers endless sunshine, a year-round warm climate and breath taking landscapes, that can lure you in. My advice is to be smart and have all you ducks in a row so you can enjoy all the wonderful things that Fort Myers has to offer. Read Less
Great Experience 4.5 rating By batman ( Dec 31, 2010) I went to Fort Myers twice, first in 2009, second in 2010. Both times, I rented a bicycle and managed to explore the whole city. I had a great experience with shopping, nightlife, beaches, parks, and of course the people. Although I did, at one point, encounter a few spotty ar ...Read More eas that looked a little iffy, especially one area between Henderson and Highland Avenues just south of Martin Luther King Blvd. Otherwise, my experience was really nice. I went to Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach, and even explored most of Cape Coral as well.The Key West Ferry was also a fabulous experience. Read Less

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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Fort Myers? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Centennial Park
Miller Griffin Memorial Center
Monroe Street Median
Patio De Leon
Unknown Name
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Entertainment

Art League of Fort Myers
Dash Night Club
Arcade Theatre
Florida Repertory Theatre
City of Fort Myers Southwest Florida Museum of History
Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center
City of Palms Park
The Butterfly Estates

Food & Drink

Wise Guys
Celsius Night Club
Hideaway Sports Bar
Space39 Art Bar & Lounge
Art Bar
Los Cabos Cantina
Cowboy Up Saloon
City Tavern

F Commute

Is public transit available in Fort Myers? Of all people who commute, 2.3% take public transportation in Fort Myers.
Drive to Work
75%

2% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A- Health & Safety

Is Fort Myers a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

The Rehabilitation Hospital
John's Hopkins
Lee Memorial Hospital

Pharmacies

Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
Walgreens

Doctors

Forum Chiropractic

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