On February 28, 2019 US News & World Report ranked Fort Myers, FL as number six on its list of “Best Places to Live Near the Beach.” The list was based on the order of appearance on US News overall “Best Places to Live” list, which factors in the area’s affordability, job market, morning commute and access to quality health care, among other attributes, according to the article’s author, Devon Thorsby.
Fort Myers was also noted for its proximity to the canals of Cape Coral and the area’s population growth, which is second on the list behind Myrtle Beach.
Fort Myers was also on US News & World Report’s 2018 list of “Best Places to Retire”, ranking number two and “Best Places to Live”, ranking number 41.
These rankings coincide with the implementation by Fort Myers’s City Council of its Midtown Vision Plan, a plan intended to work in conjunction with the city’s efforts to revitalize its downtown and waterfront areas.
As we begin 2019 this may bode well for someone hoping to invest in Fort Myers real estate. As the old real estate adage says, “The best time to buy real estate is today and ten years ago.”