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Quality of Life

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On the northern shore of the Caloosahatchee River, rural beginnings have given way to a growing community in North Fort Myers.  The lush landscape exudes true Southern ambiance, thanks to ancient moss-draped oaks, inviting horse farms, and tropical riverbanks.

If you’re ready to hit the water, rent a powerboat or charter a cruise from one of the local marinas to explore uninhabited islands, secluded beaches, and quiet coves to cast lines for fish. You can even paddle from one end of the county to the other along the great Calusa Blueway, the marked and GPS-plotted coastal waterway trail with access points along the Caloosahatchee River

A frequent visitor to local waters, the manatee remains one of nature’s most shy and gentle mammals. Warm inland waters attract these endangered animals upriver where you can view them in a natural setting. Observe these gentle giants aboard a nature cruise. Some tours net tiny creatures from the sea for your up-close examination along with sighting dolphins and local birds.

ECHO Global Farms is a Southwest Florida gem, located in North Fort Myers. Their impact reaches around the world as they develop sustainable ag innovations that empower the underprivileged to thrive in challenging environments. The annual Farm Days are a must-visit!


No visit is complete without a stop at The Shell Factory, home to the world’s largest collection of shells and coral. Seaside treasures found here fascinate kids for hours, while the nearby kitschy flea market, the Northside Drive-In, will entertain the secondhand hunters in your family. Bonus: There are also plenty of charming shops and local restaurants to be found nearby.

The North Fort Myers Recreation Center is located behind the North Fort Myers Library off of North Tamiami Trail (Old 41), the center/park offers lots of activities and recreation for all ages. There are four baseball fields, two football fields and one practice field, along with a recreation building for after school recreation, summer camp, other classes and programs.

The North Fort Myers Community Pool has three lap lanes, a deep well for diving, lots of water walking room, a double flume water slide!  Enjoy the sun in chaise lounge chairs or relax at tables with umbrellas. The pool also has in-door hot showers and changing rooms.

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