Welcome to Greater Fort Myers
What is “Greater Fort Myers” exactly? While the actual city limits of Fort Myers only span 40 square miles of land, folks often refer to the surrounding parts of Lee County between Cape Coral, Bonita, and Lehigh Acres as “Fort Myers” also. For our purposes, we call it all Greater Fort Myers. There's lots of SWFL-greatness packed into this suburb of Fort Myers, let’s dive in.
Featured Greater Fort Myers Neighborhoods
- Who lives here?
A mixture of seasonal and full-time families who commute to nearby schools, and workplaces
- Perfect For
Shopping, golfing, entertainment, dining, baseball
Old-Florida homes, new construction, golf course communities, apartment complexes, mobile homes, and more
- Not Known For
Beaches, farmland, undeveloped area
Tropical suburban, on the go, trendy
More About Fort Myers
Choose Your Abode
Stretching from Colonial Boulevard, down to Estero Parkway and over to the Sanibel Causeway toll booth, Greater Fort Myers spans a lot of land here in Southwest Florida! And there’s plenty of real estate to choose from too! From high-rise condos to large apartment complex’s, to Old-Florida riverfront homes and newly constructed neighborhoods, there’s something for everyone.
Eating & Learning
There are even two colleges that fall in the unofficial boundaries of Greater Fort Myers: Florida Southwestern State College near Whisky Creek, and Florida Gulf Coast University down near Miramar Lakes. Of course, where there are college students, there are a plethora of coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and shopping centers. In fact, Gulf Coast Town Center has more than 85 stores and eateries to choose from.
Greater Fort Myers is also home to at least 15 different golf courses and country clubs to visit, some private and some public. Each course has beautiful views and unique features, some designed by notable PGA members. Memberships often include access to the clubhouse restaurants, pools and tennis courts as well.
Get In Touch With Nature
Between the Lee County Parks and Florida State Parks, there is lots to explore! Bike around Lakes Park, walk through the canopy boardwalk of the Six Mile Cypress Slough, explore the trails on the Estero Bay Preserve Park or hit the beach at the end of Bunche Beach Preserve. Rent kayaks to paddle the rivers and canals, or rent bikes and peddle the trails. There’s enough to work up a good appetite!
Speaking of appetites, we would be amiss to not mention the array of restaurants and cafes in Greater Fort Myers. In town, you’ll find fast-casual favorites, chain restaurants, mom and pop secret discoveries, and fun coffee shops. Venture out towards the causeway for waterfront dinning, and then stop for ice cream at SWFL infamous Love Boat Ice Cream. Promise, you won’t go hungry.
Between the parks and recreation, the country clubs, the movie theaters, and the shopping centers, there’s plenty of entertainment in Greater Fort Myers. In addition, there are fun-filled bowling centers and arcades, plus the SkyZone trampoline park. Family fun continues with go-carts, bumper boats, and mini-golf at Zoomers. And when all else fails, let’s go to the beach!
Fort Myers Homes for Sale
Included below are homes for sale in Fort Myers. If you would like more information on any of these Fort Myers real estate listings, just click the "Request More Information" button when viewing the details of that property. We can provide you with disclosures, past sales history, dates and prices of homes recently sold nearby, and more.
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