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Old 10-07-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: nyc
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My husband and I have been married a little over a year. I recently received a call from a recruiter about a job in Fort Myers. My husband and I live in NYC. I have been here for 7 yeas and love it but with the idea of having a child and buying a home we realized not in NYC is not the answer. Our quality of life is not so great. My parents live up by Englewood and I am familiar with that area as well as Sarasota but have only ever flown into Fort Myers. My husband and I love to go to gallery openings, and museums, live concerts or out to bars with friends. I know there is no where like NYC for that but was hoping to find a small scene like that in Fort Myers. I have lived in the south before and I remember then it was an acclimation. My husband is from Colombia and really only know NYC of the USA. I am not sure what to tell him about Fort Myers. The idea of living close to my parents, being able to buy a house, wonderful weather, near the beach are all great but will I be satisfied culturally in Fort Myers. I am a designer and my husband a teacher.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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Ft Myers is moderately hip, although it's not NYC. Remember you can always take road trips to Miami if you need more excitement.
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:43 PM
 
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My husband and I have been married a little over a year. I recently received a call from a recruiter about a job in Fort Myers. My husband and I live in NYC. I have been here for 7 yeas and love it but with the idea of having a child and buying a home we realized not in NYC is not the answer. Our quality of life is not so great. My parents live up by Englewood and I am familiar with that area as well as Sarasota but have only ever flown into Fort Myers. My husband and I love to go to gallery openings, and museums, live concerts or out to bars with friends. I know there is no where like NYC for that but was hoping to find a small scene like that in Fort Myers. I have lived in the south before and I remember then it was an acclimation. My husband is from Colombia and really only know NYC of the USA. I am not sure what to tell him about Fort Myers. The idea of living close to my parents, being able to buy a house, wonderful weather, near the beach are all great but will I be satisfied culturally in Fort Myers. I am a designer and my husband a teacher.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Lee School District has a hiring freeze on. Collier is only giving one year contracts to instructional and non instructional hires.

In general, because of the budget shortfall, it is not a good time to look for a position with these two school districts. Everything is far too unstable right now.
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: nyc
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"Lee School District has a hiring freeze on. Collier is only giving one year contracts to instructional and non instructional hires.

In general, because of the budget shortfall, it is not a good time to look for a position with these two school districts. Everything is far too unstable right now."

Thanks for the heads up my husband is going to stay in NYC for a masters program in education so we are not super concerned about getting him a job for 2 years. Let us all hope the economy will be more stable then.

Also is Fort Myers a bike freindly town. I have not had a car in 6 years and I bike everywhere in NYC. I know I have to get a car but would prefer to get around on my bike, better for the enviorment and healthier!
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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"Lee School District has a hiring freeze on. Collier is only giving one year contracts to instructional and non instructional hires.

In general, because of the budget shortfall, it is not a good time to look for a position with these two school districts. Everything is far too unstable right now."

Thanks for the heads up my husband is going to stay in NYC for a masters program in education so we are not super concerned about getting him a job for 2 years. Let us all hope the economy will be more stable then.

Also is Fort Myers a bike freindly town. I have not had a car in 6 years and I bike everywhere in NYC. I know I have to get a car but would prefer to get around on my bike, better for the enviorment and healthier! Are there bike lanes?
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:39 PM
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Location: North Central Florida
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I wouldnt call it particularly bike friendly, but I do see many bikes. As far as "culture" is concerned...not so much in Ft Myers/Cape Coral. More in Naples 35 miles south. But even that may be a stretch, depends on what you're looking for I guess...eye of the beholder type of thing.
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