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Old 07-17-2008, 07:14 AM
 
Location: fort myers, florida
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Downtown Fort Myers is perfectly safe, especially during the daytime. It's the hub of county government so it's actually kind of busy and most of the people milling about are government employees. It might actually be the antithesis of unsafe considering there's a ton of cops too, since they tend to take their lunches at the same restaurants downtown as everyone else. I see this every day since I do work and live downtown and I spend quite a bit of time walking around.

Unfortunately, downtown Fort Myers is suffering due (partly) to this road construction so quite a few businesses have shut down. Downtown Cape does have more shops and restaurants/bars and is pretty nice.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Is this why a police officer was shot and killed last night?? Ya, I think it's great in downtown FM...

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Downtown Fort Myers is perfectly safe, especially during the daytime. It's the hub of county government so it's actually kind of busy and most of the people milling about are government employees. It might actually be the antithesis of unsafe considering there's a ton of cops too, since they tend to take their lunches at the same restaurants downtown as everyone else. I see this every day since I do work and live downtown and I spend quite a bit of time walking around.

Unfortunately, downtown Fort Myers is suffering due (partly) to this road construction so quite a few businesses have shut down. Downtown Cape does have more shops and restaurants/bars and is pretty nice.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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Is this why a police officer was shot and killed last night?? Ya, I think it's great in downtown FM...
Agreed.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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The high presence of police is stemming from the high presence of drug dealers, addicts, just plain scumbags at every corner, have you really taken a good look around the 1 mile radius of downtown FM... Come on.... I won't ever go back to the DMV there since some panhandler was following me around asking for $5 for his "diabetes meds", more like CRACK... Then proceded to look into parked cars until a police officer came to get him out of the lot.... When I came back out, he was sitting in the back of the patrol car with 3 more cops there...

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Downtown Fort Myers is perfectly safe, especially during the daytime. It's the hub of county government so it's actually kind of busy and most of the people milling about are government employees. It might actually be the antithesis of unsafe considering there's a ton of cops too, since they tend to take their lunches at the same restaurants downtown as everyone else. I see this every day since I do work and live downtown and I spend quite a bit of time walking around.

Unfortunately, downtown Fort Myers is suffering due (partly) to this road construction so quite a few businesses have shut down. Downtown Cape does have more shops and restaurants/bars and is pretty nice.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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I just had to prove my point.... I'll take CC over FM downtown ANY DAY...

I would never want to be a cop. Not with todays crazies. I feel so bad for his wife and 3 kids.
We just had a cop killed near us in a city that has NEVER had one of its own killed.
Stopped the driver @ 1:30am due to sound system in the car being excessively loud.
Driver shot the PO 4 times in the head.
PO had a 3 month old daughter.

We are talking of a city that was named one of the Top 5 to live in NEOH.
Surburbia USA.

So sad.

I know POs get a bad rap & I've run across more than a few who have serious inferiority complexes, but it always seems the ones killed on the job where the ones doing the right thing.

It happens, even in the nicest of areas as we are seeing were we live
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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OK everyone, back to the topic and no more personal attacks or I will be closing this thread.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Tunkhannock
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It's a whole different world from LI NY... you should rent first and see if you like the area.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default I'm from LI too

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It's a whole different world from LI NY... you should rent first and see if you like the area.
I live in Naples, but have been to Ft. Myers many times. Yes, it's a whole different world from LI, especially when you are living and working (not retired) here and not just on vacation.

Actually, the entire state is nothing like LI NY, if for no other reason than LI was developed at the start FOR working familes (Levittown) coming back from WW2 and just spread eastward over the decades.

I won't go into weather since that is a given.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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You all would be surprised at how very different but very much the same LI and sw Fl are. people are people no matter where you live. I moved to the cape and have found alot of working class people, non retirees. LI has changed alot over the years it is not what it used to be.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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There are lots of nice areas in both Cape Coral and in Fort Myers. The waterfront lifestyle is definitely a draw and there are plenty of waterfront options in SE and SW Cape Coral as well as in the McGregor Boulevard corridor of Fort Myers. Prices are a bit lower in Cape Coral right now.

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