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Fort Myers, Florida has been a popular American vacation and retirement city for decades. The Thomas Edison and Henry Ford families winter estates are located in Fort Myers. It is located on the southern part of the peninsula adjacent to the Gulf Coast. It is also near Cape Coral and serves as a mainland port for Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Fort Myers is the county seat for Lee County, which gives it a thriving downtown area to complement the beaches, fishing, boating and golfing activities available to retirees and vacationers. One of the best features of downtown is its small size. Downtown Fort Myers condominiums provide easy walking access to downtown restaurants, museums, theaters and all the other attractions downtown offers.

The Lights Up Season Sneak Peek previews the historic Arcade Theater’s upcoming attractions every October. The Florida Repertory company gives an onstage synopsis of all their shows for the next 12 months.

After the Sneak Peek, visitors are taken on the River District’s monthly Discover the River District Art Walk. This tour of downtown art galleries, restaurants, boutiques and accommodations ends at the Indigo Hotel for drinks and light snacks. Both of these events are within walking distance of downtown Fort Myers condominiums.

The Fort Myers River District Bike Night is another major attraction. It is an annual gathering for motorcycle enthusiasts every May. It is the USA’s oldest ongoing Bike Night. It runs between 5 pm and 10 pm. Tattoo artists will also have displays in addition to the motorcycles. Many of the downtown merchants will also remain open to serve the Bike Night’s visitors. Downtown streets are usually closed from noon to midnight for this event. Any visitor who wants to rent a downtown Fort Myers condo needs to make reservations several months in advance.

The Caloosahatchee River forms the northern border of Fort Myer on its journey from Lake OKeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. This offers many boating activities to residents and renters of Fort Myers condominiums. Old Florida River Tours offers a leisurely cruise up the Caloosahatchee River on an antique yacht with a meal served onboard. There are several marinas on the river that provide docks for visiting boats and boat rentals as well. One marina even offers kayaks for rent.

The Edison and Ford Estates are both located at 2350 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers Florida. The City of Fort Myers now owns both properties as tourist attractions and education center for school children. Both are on the national historic homes register. It is open to the public every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Fort Myers also offers seashell-covered beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Myers Beach is a part of the town of Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island. Until the 1920s it was only accessible by boat. Thanks to The San Carlos Bridge, it is an easy day trip for Fort Myers condominium residents and renters.

Fort Myers condominium prices have fallen due to the recent real estate and credit recession. The area is still a fast growing area and prices should start to rise with improvements to the economy. Now is a good time to purchase a Fort Myers condo whether it be for a retirement home, vacation home, investment rental property or a combination of these reasons. A good place to gather more information on Fort Myers is the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce at www.fortmyers.org/ .

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