Forbes Magazine has provided a major boost of confidence to the recovering but still bruised ego of Lee County by naming its two largest cites as top places to retire for 2012. It is quite remarkable that Forbes used two of its top 25 spots on Fort Myers and Cape Coral, joining Pensacola as the only three markets in Florida to make the top 25 list.
Factors cited in naming Cape Coral to this illustrious list include: good weather; no state income tax; low cost of living; average home prices of $108,000 and good air quality. Factors cited in naming Fort Myers include good weather; above average air quality; cheap living and average home prices of $119,000.
Our home prices are on the rise, but still affordable for millions of baby-boomers considering a change to a warmer climate. If you are contemplating a 2nd home purchase or relocation to Southwest Florida, here is a resource to learn more about Fort Myers area real estate.