Established in 1886, the city of Fort Myers is the historical and governmental hub of Lee County. Nestled along the scenic shoreline of the Caloosahatchee River, the city has become an interesting blend of residents of all ages. Sporting the youngest population in Lee County with a median age of 32, Fort Myers is also home to the historic winter residences of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.
The newly-renovated Fort Myers downtown historic waterfront boasts new restaurants, nightclubs, condominiums, and artistic venues providing energy and growth. Throughout the year, Southwest Florida residents and visitors enjoy cultural events overlooking the Caloosahatchee River at Centennial Park and the Yacht Basin. Also in Fort Myers you will find the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The Minnesota Twins do spring training at the Lee County Sports Complex and the Boston Red Sox train at JetBlue Park.
Fort Myers Beach is a seven mile-long island with plenty of sand, surf, and fun. Tourism fuels the restaurant, hotel, and amenities industries on the island. With Gulf of Mexico water temperatures ranging from a balmy 74 degrees in January to 91 degrees in July and August, Fort Myers Beach will always be a choice vacation destination for families and international visitors of all ages.