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.