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RSW Named Top Medium-Sized Airport

Southwest Florida International Airport, known as RSW, scored a tie for first place among the best airports in the country in the medium-sized airport category, according to a J.D. Power airport satisfaction study released last month. It tied for first place with Dallas Love Field.

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Southwest Florida Microbreweries

Southwest Florida is a destination for guided brewery tours for people who fancy themselves wannabe craft beer connoisseurs. A company actually called Southwest Florida Brewery Tours will take visitors behind-the-scenes on tours of local breweries to show you how beer is made.

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Fort Myers Popular With Canadians

When Canadians want to escape their cold, snowy winter days, it’s no secret where they like to head for their winter destination. We all know they head south to Florida. But did you know that the largest percentage of Canadians buy their homes in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers region after Naples-Marco Island?

Florida Bond Program

The Florida Bond Program is designed to provide eligible homebuyers with a below-market interest rate. The program is sponsored by state or local Housing Finance Agencies.

Alva Offers Small Town Charm in Southwest Florida

The tranquility and beauty of the tiny historic river town of Alva rests in its appeal as a small town, situated in Southwest Florida. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area. In 2000, the population was 2,182—a very small town, indeed.

Caloosahatchee Regional Park Bike Trails

Ranked #3 in all of Florida, the Caloosahatchee Regional Park in Alva offers a fantastic, thrill-seeking mountain bike trail. It is single-track and boasts plenty of adventure and challenges for beginning and intermediate bike enthusiasts on over 10 miles of fast trail.

Yes Our Weather Is Amazing in Fort Myers

Who doesn’t want to escape this icy cold winter? Aren’t we all tired of shoveling snow and seeing daily temperatures dip below freezing? The Collier County Tourism Bureau is raising billboards in Chicago, Minnesota and other cold climate areas to call attention to sunny Southwest Florida and lure tourists to Naples and Fort Myers for a winter getaway.

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Matlacha: Pine Island’s Quaint Fishing Village

Matlacha is one of 5 waterfront communities on Pine Island. It is an old historic fishing village surrounded by mangroves, home to many offbeat art galleries, island boutiques, seafood markets, restaurants, Floridian cottages, gift shops, bait and seafood shops. Matlacha is a unique culture of artists and musicians that contribute to the island’s character and laidback lifestyle.

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Doctor Says Fort Myers Real Estate Market Is Healthy

The Fort Myers real estate market went in to see the doctor today for its annual check-up. The doctor poked, prodded, measured……ran all the usual tests and proclaimed, “you look good and healthy to me.” The Fort Myers real estate market sheepishly asked back, “what about the cancer, triple bypass and renal failure that I suffered in 2007, 2008 and 2009……I was in very rough shape.”

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Moody River Estates: New Construction in North Fort Myers

Located off Hancock Bridge Parkway, one mile west of US-41, Moody River Estates is an upscale, gated community offering a true “back-to-nature feel” in a riverfront setting. Mature landscaping including a 100-year old banyan tree and oak-lined streets enhance the natural feel of Moody River Estates.

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Fort Myers 3-Year Housing Metrics: 2010-2012

On average it cost just over $27,000 more to purchase a home in the Fort Myers area in 2012 than it did in 2011 with average selling prices increasing from $153,021 to $180,082. This increase of 17.6% in the average selling price is among the highest in the nation for the 2011 – 2012 time period.