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Old 04-29-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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Ok, I have an unique situation that I need some suggestions/opinions on.
About me:
I'm 28. I've lived in/around Atlanta for a majority of my life. I'm looking to move because 1) I'm tired of Atlanta & need a change of scenery, 2) I've always wanted to live in Florida ever since I was a kid. My family owned a condo in Apalachicola for years so I spent almost all my childhood vacations there & St. George. I've been almost everywhere in Florida (minus SE FL, Miami, Keys...) and just love it. I love the beach, I love the ocean. I like it HOT (Hotlanta is a misnomer.... yea it's hot in the summer but it's FREEZING in the winter). Anyways,
I have my own business. I work from home as an independent sales representative who is under contract with several manufacturers to sell their products. I sell architectural building products. With that being said, I literally could move anywhere I wanted to within my territory without affecting my job. Florida obviously being my first choice.
Now I don't need to move, I just want to move. After reading many threads on this website, I figured Fort Myers was a pretty ideal place for me. I'm a single guy so I'd like a decent nightlife. I make decent money, but I'd first like to rent somewhere affordable. Basically I'm looking for close proximity to the beach, decent nightlife, nice safe neighborhood, pet friendly, etc... Any suggestions/opinions on if I should look elsewhere, or is Fort Myers a good fit?
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Hey, I'm 27 and making the move from NY to Fort Myers in a month (talk about cold!) ... I don't have much experience down there, but I've been there three times and loved it more each time I went. I don't know about the nightlife yet, but the apartment I'm renting is $620 a month (an extra 30 if you want to rent a washer and dryer instead of having to use the laundry facilities). It's called Gulf Stream Isles if you want to look it up. We met a woman who lives there when we were visiting and she loves it! Pets are allowed, under 60 pounds. 4 pools, hot tub, gym...
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Thinking of moving to Southwest Florida?
Southwest Florida is in the Gulf Coast Region. The following cities are considered part of Southwest Florida: BonitaSprings, Naples, Cape Coral, Captiva, DesotoCounty, Estero, Englewood, Fort Myers, Marco, NorthPort, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Sarasota, and Venice.

Here you will find white sandy beaches, crystal blue warm waters, and light tropical breezes. This is such a beautiful area with many lifestyle choices. You will find it a wonderful place to live. The real estate market offers a variety of homes and condos which are unique to each city. There are properties from magnificent golf course communities...to luxurious estate homes along the beach...to high rises in the sky...to retirement communities.

Home prices are low, interest rates are low and there is no state income tax. Insurance rates are different depending on location. You can compare homeowner insurance rates by going to the following web site: www.shopandcomparerates.com/HOCompareRates.htm. Florida also offers a homestead exemption. Details can be found at dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/taxpayers/exemptions.html.

Some lifestyle activities are golfing, fishing, boating, biking, swimming, tennis, shelling, museums, art, shopping, music, sports, dining, parks, bird watching, and nightlife. There really is something for everyone. Because of our tropical Florida weather, there are events year round.

Florida is called the sunshine state for a good reason. The average annual temperature in Southwest Florida is 74 degrees. Temperatures range from the mid 90's in the summer to upper 60's in the winter. In the winter you only need a light jacket in the morning or evening. In the summer the breeze off of the Gulf keeps you comfortable most of the time. It keeps the temperatures from exceeding 100 degrees even during the dog days of summer. Prevailing winds are an easterly average of 12-18mph.

The rainy season is in the summer and early fall. Typically there are rain showers in the late afternoon/evening just in time to cool things down. The average yearly rainfall is approximately 50 inches, with two-thirds occurring from June to September. Frequent lightening and heavy downpours are common during these rainmaking events, but they do not last long. This is also the season for tropical storms and hurricanes. Residents just need to keep a close eye on the weather and developing systems.

Southwest Florida is paradise. Floridians don't have to deal with the winter blues and that is why we get so many "snow birds" from the frozen North who return again and again. Come see what we are all about.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL
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Why on earth would you feel the need to reply to an honest question with spam copied from some marketing materials?



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Thinking of moving to Southwest Florida?
Southwest Florida is in the Gulf Coast Region. The following cities are considered part of Southwest Florida: BonitaSprings, Naples, Cape Coral, Captiva, DesotoCounty, Estero, Englewood, Fort Myers, Marco, NorthPort, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Sarasota, and Venice.

Here you will find white sandy beaches, crystal blue warm waters, and light tropical breezes. This is such a beautiful area with many lifestyle choices. You will find it a wonderful place to live. The real estate market offers a variety of homes and condos which are unique to each city. There are properties from magnificent golf course communities...to luxurious estate homes along the beach...to high rises in the sky...to retirement communities.

Home prices are low, interest rates are low and there is no state income tax. Insurance rates are different depending on location. You can compare homeowner insurance rates by going to the following web site: www.shopandcomparerates.com/HOCompareRates.htm. Florida also offers a homestead exemption. Details can be found at dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/taxpayers/exemptions.html.

Some lifestyle activities are golfing, fishing, boating, biking, swimming, tennis, shelling, museums, art, shopping, music, sports, dining, parks, bird watching, and nightlife. There really is something for everyone. Because of our tropical Florida weather, there are events year round.

Florida is called the sunshine state for a good reason. The average annual temperature in Southwest Florida is 74 degrees. Temperatures range from the mid 90's in the summer to upper 60's in the winter. In the winter you only need a light jacket in the morning or evening. In the summer the breeze off of the Gulf keeps you comfortable most of the time. It keeps the temperatures from exceeding 100 degrees even during the dog days of summer. Prevailing winds are an easterly average of 12-18mph.

The rainy season is in the summer and early fall. Typically there are rain showers in the late afternoon/evening just in time to cool things down. The average yearly rainfall is approximately 50 inches, with two-thirds occurring from June to September. Frequent lightening and heavy downpours are common during these rainmaking events, but they do not last long. This is also the season for tropical storms and hurricanes. Residents just need to keep a close eye on the weather and developing systems.

Southwest Florida is paradise. Floridians don't have to deal with the winter blues and that is why we get so many "snow birds" from the frozen North who return again and again. Come see what we are all about.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: FL
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If I was single and your age I would take a look at Estero.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL
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Estero, like Donna said or Bonita Springs, and FT.Myers Beach.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:53 AM
 
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Why on earth would you feel the need to reply to an honest question with spam copied from some marketing materials?

Because they are a real estate agent and are hoping to drum up some business.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Why on earth would you feel the need to reply to an honest question with spam copied from some marketing materials?
I wrote this myself. It is from one of my blogs. I did not copy it and it is not spam. I was just providing information about the area.

Last edited by TamRE; 05-02-2011 at 02:59 PM..
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:59 AM
 
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Estero? Haven't heard much about this town. Any reasons why Estero is recommended for someone like me?
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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Why on earth would you feel the need to reply to an honest question with spam copied from some marketing materials?
Why would you feel the need to someone who is just trying to be helpful by providing some useful information to a newcomer.?
I enjoy hearing from people with a positive attitude.
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