A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$824
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Fort Myers Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    702
    273
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    243
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    572
    525
  • Theft
    2,185
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    258
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,039
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Have been living in Ft. Myers, FL for over 7 years. For a smaller city we have an International Airport (RSW), beautiful beaches, great weather, major retail and outlet shopping, many restaurants, colleges and are approx 1.5 hours from Ft Lauderdale, 2 hours from Miami, 2.5 hours from Tampa and 3.5 hours from Orlando giving residents and visitors many vacation options from Busch Gardens, Disney, Universal, Sea World and not to forget 4 major cruise Ports! We are a melting pot community from around the US as well as friends from Canada and overseas who come for holiday or have private residences here part of the year. The only downside is as summer approaches, our "snowbirds" travel back north and that gives year-round residents more access to our wonderful amenities and lifestyle but the more people get bitten by the Paradise Coast bug, the more stay permanently, if you get what I'm saying :)
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Fort Myers is big with many restaurants and fun places to go to! Many events are happening in Downtown Fort Myers! There's an event happening almost every weekend! The nightlife is lively and around every corner is something to do! Wherever I go, there is always at least one place hat is hiring! The diversity is very kind too, everywhere you look there is a person with a different race. Though people aren't always nice wherever you go, tons of people are accepting and understanding! I wouldn't want to live any place else!
Fort Myers is a great city to live in. It is also a growing city, we are looking to expand in the next few years. What I love about Fort Myers is its diverse community. There are many different cultures to enrich yourself from. One of my favorite places I like to visit in Fort Myers is the down town area. It is beautiful! Many people think that Fort Myers is a really dangerous city to live in but I must disagree. In my 4 years of living in this mazing city, I have not come across any violence. In the contrary, I have met people here who have changed my life completely. I love my city and I would not want to live anywhere else than Fort Myers.