Fort Myers has shed its sleepy image to emerge as one of Southwest Florida’s “best places to live” for quality of life and family fun. The seat of rapidly-growing Lee County, Fort Myers also boasts RSW airport, completely rebuilt in 2005 to accommodate the growing interest in Southwest Florida as a popular resort destination.
Often known as the “City of Palms” for beautification efforts begun in the late 1800s, Fort Myers is frequently cited by tourists for its stunning royal palms lining McGregor Boulevard -- some towering at 75 feet. Tourists are also drawn to the eclectic mix of shops and clubs emerging as part of the downtown revitalization in Fort Myers. Boating along the scenic Caloosahatchee River, tropical gardening; and 43 golf courses provide something for everyone.