Long considered a desirable place to live, more and more people are now discovering just how affordable living in Fort Myers can be. The 24/7 Wall St website recently came out with a ranking of “America’s Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now”.
While the ongoing pandemic continues to impact businesses across the nation, Cape Coral isn’t slowing down in terms of economic development. This is especially true along the Cape’s Pine Island Corridor.
More and more people are beginning to discover all that the City of Fort Myers has to offer, so much so that it’s just been named the nation’s fastest-growing city. The designation comes from the personal finance website WalletHub.com.
The results are in, and once again Fort Myers takes one of the top spots when it comes to the “Best Places to Retire in 2021”. The ranking comes from U.S. News & World Report.
A great place to live, work, vacation and play, Fort Myers is also a top destination for retirees. That’s according to several different rankings, all of which put Fort Myers extremely high on the list, especially for retirees.
Demand is outpacing the market in Bonita and Estero as more and more buyers consider making a move to the area. According to recently released market data from June, pending sales increased more than 44-percent while the number of days a listing spent on the market decreased by about 18-percent.
If you’re looking for a great place to buy a vacation home, Fort Myers is a good spot to begin and end your search. Known for its white sand beaches and endless sunshine, some rightfully consider the city tops when it comes to purchasing a vacation home.
Lee County is known for its natural beauty, and area residents aim to keep it that way. That’s why it’s not too surprising that the county tops the state when it comes to recycling.
A fantastic location to live, work and play, Bonita Springs is also a great place to retire. Money.com recently named Bonita Springs as one of its “8 Best Places to Retire in America”.
For a great deal in an even better location, take your home search to Cape Coral. The city was just ranked as one of the nation’s top “Under the Radar” markets.
If you’re considering a move to Florida, the state’s a great place to live and work. The numbers certainly back that up.
As the state unemployment rate stays steady for another month, job growth takes off in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral area. The unemployment rate in Florida held at 3.2-percent from September to October, while the area of Fort Myers/Cape Coral added more than 11,000 jobs over the past year.
Sometimes the most affordable places to live aren’t always the most desirable. In the case of Fort Myers, the city can boast it checks off the box for both affordability and desirability.
From tourists to business owners and homeowners, Cape Coral continues to be a popular choice, especially among Germans.
Lee County is booming, and much of that is tied to Lehigh Acres. While not technically a city, Lehigh Acres just took the number one spot on WalletHub’s list of “2019’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America”.
Southwest Florida is known for its beautiful beaches and beautiful homes. It’s no wonder then that some of the nation’s fastest-growing cities also sit in Southwest Florida.
If you’re thinking about buying a new home or condo in Bonita Springs or Estero in the near future, be prepared to act fast. Inventory is down considerably compared to the previous year, meaning serious buyers don’t want to wait too long to put in an offer.
If you’re approaching retirement age, Fort Myers is the place to be. The city was just named the top place in the nation to retire by U.S. News & World Report.
There’s no doubt people are drawn to the beauty of Southwest Florida, and now Lee County has the numbers to back up the claims. When it comes to inbound migration, or rather people moving into a particular region, the numbers are strong.
If you’re looking for a fantastic place to spend your Golden Years, you’ll surely want to put Cape Coral and Fort Myers at the very top of your list. Both Southwest Florida cities routinely rank extremely well when it comes to the best places in the nation to retire.
The secret is out when it comes to living in Cape Coral. Not only is Cape Coral a great place to live, but it’s also tops when it comes to one of the safest places in the nation to raise a child.
New and improved technology is making it easier than ever to work from home. That’s especially evident in Cape Coral/Fort Myers. It turns out the area is one of the best cities for teleworking.
If you’re looking for a “fun” place to call home, Fort Myers is the place to be! The city recently gained a spot on the list of “The 30 most fun places to live in the U.S.”.
If you’re looking for a new place to call home in Florida, you may want to take another look at Cape Coral. Not only is the city a great place to live, but it’s also one of the most affordable cities in Florida.
Lee County residents love where they live, and it shows as area residents do what they can to help preserve and protect the community they enjoy.
Cape Coral is growing, and not just in terms of new homes and businesses. The population is on the rise, as that really should come as no surprise considering Cape Coral currently tops the nation in terms of its fast-growing jobs market.
If you’re searching for a great place for a vacation home, Cape Coral and Fort Myers should top your list. Both were just named as top vacation home destinations, courtesy of Business Insider and Zillow.
There’s no doubt the population of Florida is on the rise, and that’s even more obvious when you look more closely at locations such as Lee County.
Leaving the snow and harsh winters behind, more and more wealthy residents appear to be leaving the northeast in favor of the sunshine and blue skies of Florida. According to a new study from Bloomberg, Florida is easily the big winner when it comes to bringing in new residents, especially wealthy residents.
The rest of the country now knows what Fort Myers residents take for granted. The city was just named one of the nation’s most desirable places to live.
It’s certainly no secret that Lee County is a great place to live, and that’s attracting more and more new residents to the region every year. The county is growing so fast that it’s now one of the fastest growing metros in terms of new population growth alone.
The City of Fort Myers just received top honors once again, this time for livability. Fort Myers took one of the top spots when it comes to Best Places to Live 2019.
If you’ve ever wanted to live near the beach, Fort Myers is definitely worth another look. The city recently ranked near the top of the list when it comes to “The Best Places to Live Near the Beach in the U.S.”.
If you’re looking for a happy life, Cape Coral is the place! The city recently ranked as the one of the happiest cities in the entire nation.
Cape Coral is booming, and there’s still plenty of room to grow! Newly released stats now rank Cape Coral as the eighth largest city, in terms of population, in the entire State of Florida.
As baby boomers continue to retire in record numbers, some cities like Cape Coral are thriving. In fact, Cape Coral was just named a retirement boomtown by realtor.com.
If year-round sunshine and blue skies sound appealing, perhaps it’s your time to move to Florida. When you do, you’ll be following a large number of people who’ve already made the decision to make a move to the Sunshine State.
Long celebrated by locals and visitors, it seems Bowman’s Beach is now gaining worldwide attention. The beach was just named one of the top 50 beaches in the world, the only beach in the entire State of Florida to make the list.
If you’re thinking of making a move to Cape Coral, the future looks bright. A high number of area employers plan to hire new workers in the near future, putting Cape Coral near the top of the list when it comes to the largest metros in the nation. This, according[…]
If you’re looking for the best beaches in Florida, you’ll want to be sure and put Fort Myers Beach on your list. The location is tops when it comes to several lists of the places boasting the best beaches in the state.
Cape Coral is no doubt a great place to live and visit, but it turns out it may be more favorable to those who already have a significant other. The city isn’t exactly a singles-friendly city, as it just ranked close to the bottom of the list when it comes to the best cities for single people.
A great place to live, work and play, Fort Myers also just gained a new honor when it comes to topping the “100 Best Places to Retire in the USA”. The ranking from US News puts Fort Myers in the number two spot, noted for its growing population, yet its small town-like atmosphere.
There’s more good news about coming to Southwest Florida, and this one applies whether you’re a local or a visitor. It seems flying in and out of Southwest Florida International Airport is a high-flying experience.
No doubt lured by its fantastic beaches, a booming housing market and an array of added attractions, Fort Myers certainly presents a thriving location for prospective new residents. Beyond all of this, though, Fort Myers has much more to offer, and is now celebrating its standing as the nation’s fastest growing city.
Considered one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, Cape Coral is certainly growing up. It’s said the city could soon be home to more than 200,000 residents, perhaps most evident by all of the new residential developments and shops going up in the area.
Already ranked one of the top cities in the nation to start a business, Cape Coral continues the trend with a true business-friendly atmosphere. Not only does the city boast an active chamber, but it also prides itself on being the only city to have its own economic development office in all of Southwest Florida.
Southwest Florida is a prime location for those of all ages, but when it comes to retirees it seems Cape Coral is near the top. WalletHub just put the city in its list of the top ten places for retirees.
A fantastic destination for those of all ages, it appears Cape Coral is an especially good choice for retirees. Kiplinger just announced its list of “10 of the Happiest Places to Retire in the U.S.”, with Cape Coral nabbing a top spot.
Long considered a fantastic destination, it seems Fort Myers and Cape Coral are equally as desirable when it comes to settling down. The financial tech company SmartAsset recently declared the area tops in the state when it comes to a strong rate of home ownership.
It appears the secret is out when it comes to the beauty and enjoyment of Sanibel Island. US News & World Report just came out with its list of the nation’s best vacation destinations and, unsurprisingly, Sanibel makes the cut.
Lee County is no doubt a great place to live, and people are certainly taking notice. The county just ranked near the top of the list when it comes to the “The Best 25 Places People are Moving to in 2018”.
By now you probably know what a great place Fort Myers is to live or visit, but it turns out the city is also a pretty great place to start a business. That’s evident in a new ranking that puts Fort Myers near the top of the list when it comes to the year’s “Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business”.
It may exude more of a small town feel, but Sanibel is certainly overflowing with opportunity. In fact, some of Florida’s larger cities are no match when it comes to Sanibel Island and its showing on the list of the “11 Most Popular Small Town Florida Destinations”.
Already a favorite of locals and visitors, Fort Myers Beach is now on the list of the best beaches in the nation. While many Florida beaches make the list for 2018, it’s not hard to see why Fort Myers Beach is among the best.
Cape Coral is certainly an exceptional place to call home, and its especially hot right now for baby boomers. According to research complied by the website Realtor.com, baby boomers are easily inspired by the area for a variety of reasons.
It’s no secret that Cape Coral is an ideal location for retirees to call home, but it seems more and more millennials also have their eyes set on Cape Coral. In fact, some reports suggest the younger generation is dominating the area’s first-time housing market
There’s more good news for Fort Myers, as the area just received high marks for its strong job market. According to the recently released Employment Outlook Survey from ManpowerGroup, the area of Fort Myers and Cape Coral boasts the best employment outlook in the entire country, meaning good news for those hoping to gain new employment in the New Year.
A Florida lifestyle is certainly appealing, but one particular area is truly booming. In fact, Cape Coral was just named the nation’s top boomtown for 2017. Not only are more and more people beginning to discover all that the area has to offer, but they’re coming out in force.
Often lured to the city by its waterfront setting, fantastic natural scenery and plentiful opportunities, it seems Cape Coral has yet another way of attracting new residents. According to a newly released poll, Cape Coral can also boast that it’s the safest city in the entire state.
It seems the secret is out regarding the appeal of living in Southwest Florida. Both Cape Coral and Fort Myers just ranked high among the top cities in the nation when it comes to economic growth. In an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website, both cities get high marks[…]
There’s more good news coming out of Estero, and this one is tied directly to a tiny three-digit number. It turns out Estero is one of the top cities when it comes to locations boasting the highest average credit scores.
Cape Coral is no doubt rich with places to visit and see, and now it turns out getting around Cape Coral puts drivers in a prime seat for safety too. Allstate just ranked Cape Coral drivers as among some of the best in America, with the city coming in at an admirable number five on its annual list.
It seems the secret is out when it comes to life in Southwest Florida. Two Lee County communities, Fort Myers and Bonita Springs, both just ranked within the list of the nation’s top growing cities. The only two Florida cities to make the list for 2017, the rankings come from[…]
It’s no secret that Lee County is a great place to live and work, but now the area is getting some additional recognition when it comes to young professionals. The area of Cape Coral/Fort Myers was just ranked as the fifth best location for young entrepreneurs.
Residents of Fort Myers Beach have long known just how special the area is, but it seems the secret is definitely out. Several recent websites and publications rank Fort Myers Beach as home to some of the best beaches in the nation, and with good reason why!
Lured by the promise of year-round sunshine and some impressive residential home designs, Cape Coral continues to entice new residents, and now a major publication is taking notice. Forbes recently ranked Cape Coral at the very top of the list
Fort Myers is tops again, this time when it comes to inbound migration. According to US News and World Report, Fort Myers takes the number one spot for the “20 Best Places People are Moving to” in the nation. Between the years 2010 and 2014 the area saw a nearly 9.4-percent growth in population.
Lured by the promise of pristine sandy beaches, superb golf courses, fishing, boating and a complete Southwest Florida lifestyle, more and more people are being drawn to fabulous Cape Coral. In fact, several recent publications rank the Cape Coral – Fort Myers area as one of the nation’s fastest growing[…]
The City of Fort Myers is welcoming to those of all ages but it seems that many retirees view this part of Southwest Florida as especially appealing. According to projections by realtor.com, retirees will gain some momentum this year, coming in as the third largest group of homebuyers for 2016, many of which will likely be attracted to Fort Myers for several reasons.
Drivers in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area will attest to the latest population growth numbers as they crawl along Colonial Boulevard or Cape Coral Parkway. Lee County in Southwest Florida is the third fastest growing metro area in the U.S.A., according to population estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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.
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?
Forbes magazine has put Cape Coral on its top 2015 list of “Best Cities For Future Job Growth” in the United States. Topping the list at #3, Cape Coral has a projected annual job growth rate of 4.4 percent through 2017. Its high standing is nothing new, since Cape Coral draws kudos in numerous polls, including a recent Bankrate. com survey released in June naming Cape Coral as a top retirement location on a list of Top 10 “Best Cities to Retire in the United States.”
Cape Coral is the only Florida city to make the list of Top 10 of the best cities to retire in the United States, according to a Bankrate.com survey released in June. Americans planning on their retirement destination may want to look into heading to Cape Coral if they want to live in Florida.
With the school year coming to a close, many parents are planning their family vacations with the kids. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Fort Myers area is Sanibel Island. Sanibel is one of the best places to go for fun, relaxation, sparkling beaches and outdoor activities. As featured on the “Today Show,” Sanibel has been named the #1 Family-Friendly Vacation Destination in the United States by Family Fun magazine.
Fort Myers in southwestern Florida comes in at a sunny #4 on a new list of “The 15 Best Winter Escapes,” by weather.com. The website ordered cities in the U.S. based on weather factors, such as number of sunny days, average temperatures, length of days and precipitation.
Fort Myers Beach has been named to a list of the “10 Best Small Towns in America,” according to Movoto Real Estate Blog. Fort Myers Beach, a luscious 7-mile stretch of coastline and beaches, also harbors family-friendly resorts, Gulf-side seafood restaurants and a rich nightlife.
Where do you live in the U.S. if you have asthma? Answer: Cape Coral and anywhere in the Fort Myers area. WebMD and Health.com have Cape Coral ranked #1 as the best city in America for people with asthma.
“Hi this is Rachael Rafanelli reporting live from the Cape where a car was driven into a canal tonight……”
Is it just me or does it seem that every time I watch the news, one of the lead local stories is a report about a car being driven into one of Cape Coral’s canals. It sure came to me as a surprise that some of the most careful drivers on the road live in Cape Coral,
Wealthier residents moving to Fort Myers are coming from out of state, particularly New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. A new migration report by the Lee County Economic Development Office points to residents moving to Lee County from within Florida had lower per capita incomes, while those moving from the “snowbird” states had higher incomes.
Cape Coral scored high marks on Forbes magazine’s list of “Best Cities for Job Growth.” With a projected annual rate of new jobs at 3.7% through 2016, the city of Cape Coral ranks #6 on the list of top cities with job growth in the United States. Florida’s economy is on the upswing since the early 2000s, mirroring rising home prices and businesses moving to the community.
Homeownership among young adults is on the rise, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Millennials—those between the age of 18 and 34—are flocking to big-city suburbs and lower density cities. Fort Myers made the list of Top 10 Metros for the millennial population.
Cape Coral has been named #5 on a list of Top Places to live in Florida, according to California-based Movoto Real Estate Blog. Florida was hailed for its terrific range of activities—beaches, theme parks, water activities, auto racing, and more.
Named one of America’s Best Mid-Sized Cities for home buyers, Cape Coral residents live big without living in the biggest city. If the large sprawling metropolitan city isn’t your lifestyle or a small town, then consider buying a home in Cape Coral. Cape Coral’s charm rests in its affordability for house hunters.
Fort Myers tops the charts at #2 for U.S. metro areas with the cleanest air. Four out of the Top 10 cities for good air quality were located in Florida. The AirGenius Awards, sponsored by Honeywell AirGenius Air Cleaner, assessed the nation’s cities based on criteria rated for air quality.
I wish that I had a dollar for every time that I get asked, what will the owner take for that property? The best way to answer this question is to take a look at the average selling price to listing price ratio of all homes sold in the Fort Myers area in the last year. In 2013, homes in Lee County on average sold for 96% of asking price
In a move to attract corporations and younger residents to its gated communities, the Estero Council of Community Leaders has hired “Estero 2.0” consultant Seth Harry so it can better understand the needs of its community to move in this direction. Harry is largely known for designing town centers from Wisconsin to London. After a 6-month study of Estero, Harry concludes Estero has too much vacant land approved for retail.
As U.S. housing recovers, Canadians are playing a big role in buying Fort Myers real estate. Market watchers say bargain-hunting Canadians are eyeing potential investment or getaway properties in Southwest Florida as home prices in the U.S. are showing fresh signs of recovery.
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.”
From Palm Beach Gardens and Miami on the southeast coast to Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral on the Gulf Coast, the market is quickly rebounding as real estate investors flip homes successfully with quick turnarounds within 6 months.
Strong sales of single-family homes and condos in the Fort Myers market have continued to push median prices up, rising over 25% for an existing single-family home to $176,333, and the median price of an existing condo is up 14.3% to $160,000 in May compared to one year ago.
Legislation now being debated in the Senate would allow retirees from Canada to stay up to 8 months in the U.S.—two months longer than current law—if the Immigration Reform bill passes Congress. Nine percent of Canadians who own real estate in Florida have property in the Fort Myers region, the 4th highest number in the state.
Besides their Florida location, what do Miami, Orlando, Sweetwater, Tampa and Cape Coral have in common? According to a report released by the Florida League of Cities for Municipal Research and Innovation, these five municipalities had the largest population gains from 2010 to 2012. During this time frame Cape Coral grew by 5,879 residents from 154,305 to 160,184.
The 2012 house pricing data released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency reveals that the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area had the fifth highest home price appreciation in the nation. According to the data which uses home valuations from both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages for both new purchases and refinances, our prices appreciated by 6.73% in 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.
I wish that I had a dollar for every time that I get asked, what will the owner take for that property? I usually pause, rub my hands over my virtual crystal ball and proclaim once again that over the last three years over 50,000 properties have sold in Lee County and the average selling price is 94% of asking price.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently published statistics regarding about the buyers and sellers of real estate in Florida. The report compares demographics of Florida buyers and homes vs. the national average utilizing 2011 NAR data. Some of the findings are very interesting including:
In a study released by Kaz, the makers of Honeywell Air Purifiers, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area was ranked 2nd nationally for having the best air quality. Our area only trailed Palm-Bay-Melbourne-Titusville metro and six of the top 25 metros for good air quality were located in Florida.
It is time to officially declare the end of the Fort Myers real estate bubble. Why have we decided to make this bold declaration today? Lee County Property Assessor Ken Wilkinson, the Don Corleone of Fort Myers real estate values, has released his 2011 property assessment figures and values are up in Cape Coral by 3.53% and in Fort Myers by .25%.
In a recent ranking published by Inman News, the Fort Myers – Cape Coral market was ranked as the 7th best turn-around market in the nation. Our area has been been recognized as a national leader in the housing market recovery by recently by other publications including Trulia, CNN Money and AOL Real Estate.