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Old 03-31-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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I'll be the first to "fess up" that I don't know much about NFM......I sometimes drive through that section that is dumpy around Pondella and 41 which gave me the bad impression.Sounds like some areas are very nice .Thanks Monikat21....I promise to look around a little before I believe any more stories.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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There are some nice areas in North Fort Myers. There are some not as nice places as well, such as Suncoast Estates. The area has a bad rep because of that area as well as a couple of others. I think Cape Coral is very nice and safe, the second lowest crime rate per capita in the state. Lehigh Acres...meh. I don't know of any neighborhoods that are "very nice" anymore. It's not all a drug and gang-infested wasteland but it's not great. And the neighborhoods that are halfway decent are too darn close to undesirables and pretty remote for my comfort level.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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Hello future Floridian,

My girlfriend and I too are relatively new to the fort myers area (7 months). And coming from New York City, we think Fort Myers is an amazingly beautiful, quiet and peaceful area. Now I must admit that neither I nor her are familiar with any regional distinctions - north vs. south fort myers, sanibel vs. bonita springs, even naples (sans wealth). They all look and feel the same to me: great beaches, cool restaurants, and interesting local activities; so much so that we blog about it at Home | Oodles 2 Do.

Good luck!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:10 AM
 
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Thanks! I hope this blog will be helpful to both newbies and lifers in the fort myers metro area. We have more amazing pics on our facebook page too!
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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Hello future Floridian,

My girlfriend and I too are relatively new to the fort myers area (7 months). And coming from New York City, we think Fort Myers is an amazingly beautiful, quiet and peaceful area. Now I must admit that neither I nor her are familiar with any regional distinctions - north vs. south fort myers, sanibel vs. bonita springs, even naples (sans wealth). They all look and feel the same to me: great beaches, cool restaurants, and interesting local activities; so much so that we blog about it at Home | Oodles 2 Do.

Good luck!
Reading that is encouraging.

My girlfriend live in Chicago and are looking at a move down to the Cape Coral/Ft. Myers area. (Though we're keeping an open mind for a number of areas around that region) We are pretty familiar with the area further south; Naples and Marco Island, but are coming back to town in the next month for a few days strictly to do some exploring up in the Lee County area. I have relatives in CC but haven't been there in 15 years. Part of the draw to southwest Florida in general for us is it being a little quieter and slower paced. I know it's a pretty big metro area and there's still traffic and some hustle and bustle, but for people from cities like ours, at least in the bit I've experienced so far, a lot of SW Florida provides a very welcome change of pace for every day living.

If I ever have any further questions I'll definitely ask you all. This website is a great resource and I thank you all for your input, both past and future.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:19 PM
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I live 1/2 mile from Detroit and if I have to deal with trashy, ignorant criminals, I might as well stay here.

1/2 mile in which direction? North, west, or south?

With the exception of the "suncoast" area, North Ft Myers is light years better today, than south Warren was 20 years ago. I can only imagine what that area is like today. Same goes for Hazel Park, Madison Hgts, Roseville, and East Detroit(aka Eastpointe)

As far as jobs go, they're still a challenge here, but perhaps no worse than where youre at now. At least you dont have to worry about freezing to death from October thru April if you move here.


YC.......
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