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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Gateway is a town in Florida with a population of 10,388. Gateway is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Gateway offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Gateway and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Gateway are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,343
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Gateway Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Gateway

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,543
National
$55,322
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Gateway Reviews

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The people are mostly friendly, many upperclass people have moved to Fort Myers/Naples from somewhere else. There are some "rednecks" that can be found in Southwest Florida, but a lot less than would be found in any other typically Southern State, and those are mainly the people that were born and raised in Fort Myers, and have family lineage in Southwest Florida. The beach-tourism industry is good for the area. For the most part, everyone seems happy and friendly!
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As an eighteen year old college student, I do not see myself living in Fort Myers after I graduate college. There are too many older people here and not much to do. The only great things I can think of to do (and they are not even that great) are Lakes Park or SkyZone. There just isn't much for the senior in high school/college student to do. There may be events on campus, but after a while we want to explore the city. See life outside of campus. This city has always been too spread out and too slow pace for me. I wish there was brick everywhere. I wish there was a more up-north feel to it, but then again this is all on personal preference.
I enjoy living in Fort Myers. The area is conducive to outdoor sports, activites, and healthy fitness.