Fort Myers, known for its nature and historical estates, serves as a gateway to a stretch of islands including the Sanibel area, known for its famous shelling beaches. It is located in Estero in the vicinity of Floridas youngest state university, Florida Gulf Coast University, located in Fort Myers.
Why is Fort Myers so popular?
The region began to boom at the start of the 20th century, and that growth continues on today. The year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, scenic waterfront properties, and job opportunities are just a few of the reasons why Fort Myers has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing places in the U.S.
Why do they call it Fort Myers?
Fort Myers was named in honor of Colonel Abraham C. Myers, the son-in-law of the commander of Fort Brooke in Tampa. The fort was abandoned in 1858 and reoccupied by Federal troops from 1863-1865. Cattle, farming, and logging were early mainstays in the Fort Myers area.