Quick Facts about Fort Myers, FL

  • Fort Myers was incorporated in 1885 with only 349 residents. That same year Thomas Edison Bought 13 acres along the Caloosahatchee River and built a home/laboratory, “Seminole Lodge”, as a winter retreat.
  • In 1898 Fort Myers because a nationally known winter resort destination with the building of the Royal Palm Hotel.
  • The “City of Palms” nickname came from Edison’s efforts of lining McGregor Blvd with imported Royal Palms. Driving down McGregor Blvd today, many of the same palm trees are still a majestic site lining the roadside.
  • Fort Myers is part of the Cape Coral- Fort Myers , Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.As of 2016 the population for Fort Myers was 62,298.

Popular Fort Myers Attractions:

Jet Blue Park – Red Sox | J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge | Water Sports | Hammond Stadium - Twins | Edison & Ford Winter Estates | Imaginarium Science CenterGulf Coast Town Center | Zoomers Amusement Park | Sanibel Shopping Outlets | Fleamasters Fleamarket

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