Fort Myers Ranks as One of Most Affordable Places to Live in by the Beach in FL


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If you’re hoping to live near the beach but don’t have a limitless budget to work with, it may be worth your time to take your home search to Fort Myers. The city routinely ranks as one of the most affordable places to live by the beach in Florida.

Yahoo! Finance ranks Fort Myers on its list of one of “The 5 Cheapest Places to Live in Florida Near the Beach”. The website, along with a few others, points out the median sale price and median home value in Fort Myers is in the $300,000s, which is more affordable than some other Florida cities and communities, especially when it comes to those located near the beach.

While there are homes on the market in Fort Myers that currently top $1 million, there are also some brand-new homes priced in the $300,000s, and others priced somewhere in between. The website makes mention of the city’s address long the Caloosahatchee River and the many canals, which sometimes presents the advantage of more affordable homes on the waterfront. 

In Fort Myers, you also don’t just have single-family homes to choose from. There are condos for sale in Fort Myers too, and you may find some rentals on the market, as well.

This opens the door to more diversity in terms of size, style, and the price point. Living in Fort Myers means that Fort Myers Beach is never far away, giving you ample time to head out to the sand and enjoy the warm Gulf waters. 

Whether you choose to spend your time out on the sand, or out on the water, you cannot go wrong living in Fort Myers. Along with the city’s many recreational opportunities, the city also boasts several popular sites and attractions for locals and visitors alike, as well as shops and retailers.

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