Connected to downtown Fort Myers by two bridges over the Caloosahatchee River, bordered on the west by Cape Coral and Charlotte County farmland to the South, North Fort Myers is a community boasting a blend of town and country. Some cross the river to North Fort Myers to get off the beaten path and to seek amenities more modest in price as well. There are several affordable lodging and restaurant options found here. And housing is more affordable as well.
The Shell Factory and Nature Park in North Fort Myers is a longtime area attraction, containing the single largest collection of shells and coral in the world! It’s also the site of a well-attended weekly flea market where avid shoppers browse aisles of kitschy wares.
For the more urban-minded there are modestly priced older condos for sale along the river as well as a few more private, newer river communities like Moody River Estates. Gracious Southern living is epitomized in North Fort Myer’s horse farms surrounding homes with wrap-around porches and ancient moss-draped oaks. North of the river are several gated 55+ retirement communities some including fountained entrances and golf courses.