Thomas Edison put it best when he said “There is only one Fort Myers and 90 million people are going to find out.” Fort Myers was Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s favorite winter get-away. Edison first bought his real estate in Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee River back in 1886. His good buddy Henry Ford purchased the neighboring real estate in 1915. Their homes still stand today in beautiful Ft. Myers. If you would like to visit them there are links below.
Today it seems that Thomas Edison was right. People from all over the country are buying up real estate in Fort Myers. Fort Myers offers some of the best weather on the planet. Miles and miles of warm sandy beaches, and is just a bridge a way from Sanibel and Captiva islands, the quaintest islands in Florida. The Ft. Myers area’s Lee Island Coast has over 100 barrier islands, and some of the world’s best shelling. Peak season for shelling is May through September. The shelling makes for excellent snorkeling along the surf line.
If you are looking for a long retirement to one of the most beautiful places on earth than Fort Myers Beach is the place for you. There is only so much beach real estate and Fort Myers has some of the finest. Below are some links to local attractions:
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