Like much of Florida, tourism is one of the primary industries in Fort Myers. Many people head south to spend their winters in this idyllic community. Two of the popular local tourist attractions are in fact winter homes of famous Americans who used to spend their winters in Fort Myers: Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford. The temperatures in Fort Myers are what appeal to so many people. Summers only very rarely get hotter than 100, and the coldest winter days only rarely drop below freezing. The city also has a handful of higher education options right within the sunny locale. Hodges, Keiser, and Nova Southeastern Universities, as well as Rasmussen and Southwest Florida Colleges are all found here.
Looking for apartments in Fort Myers in the summer is the only way to go. During the winter, almost all of the available rental properties are filled with the people from the northern United States and Canada who flock to the south when the temperatures plunge. Instead, start looking once the temperatures start to rise.
Fort Myers landlords see a lot of short-term rentals because of the seasonal use of much of the rental property in the area. This means that landlords can't always count on year-round use of those suites. This makes them eager to rent to those willing to commit to longer leases. State up front that you're looking for a long-term lease, and you could be helping your case from the get-go.
The weather and size of Fort Myers conspire to make it a perfect cycling city. Because of this, the bike has become increasingly popular, and drivers are generally very cyclist-friendly here compared to some other cities. There is also a small local bus service known as Lee Trans, which is another good way to get around affordably.
The Butterfly Estates is a conservatory which houses every type of butterfly found in Florida. Baseball fans will enjoy spring training, as both the Twins and the Red Sox do their spring training in the area. Water based activities like sailing, fishing, and kayaking are also very popular. Relaxing on the beach is of course, a great way to spend any day. Finally, head downtown or to Captiva Island to find the majority of the local restaurants and bars.