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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
$160,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Fort Myers Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    935
    283
  • Murder
    20
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    210
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    462
    500
  • Theft
    2,075
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    287
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,971
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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I have not always lived in Florida. We originally moved here from Dallas, Texas. Ever since we moved here, Fort Myers has been home! The river district is a great place for music, arts and history. There are plenty of community based activities that families can enjoy. The school system has been an overall wonderful experience. My favorite part about Fort Myers is the diversity that is all around. Majoring in music in Fort Myers has opened many doors for me and I have been able to meet so many wonderful people. I would recommend anyone to move to the Cape Coral/Fort Myers area any day of the week!
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Fort myers is a beautiful, vibrant paradise on the Southwest coast of Florida. We have great food attrracions events and plenty of things to keep someone busy outdoors or indoors. I would love to see our waterways clear up and our wildlife to come back to what it once was. I love it here its not for everyone and can be extremely hot. However the beautiful beaches and pools are here to enjoy we need to take better care of what we enjoy!
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 :)