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Downtown Fort Myers

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Downtown Fort Myers

We're heading to Florida in a couple of weeks, very preliminary property search. I'm wondering what downtown Fort Myers is like. Are there lots of shops and restaurants? Art galleries? Is there a true 'downtown'?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Downtown Fort Myers

I don't know what you mean by "true" downtown. Downtown Fort Myers, otherwise known as the River District, has shops, restaurants, bars, a couple of museums, Centennial Park, the beautiful and recently remodeled waterfront, a few hotels, the convention center, some condo buildings and some office buildings. Once a month on a Friday, there is Art Walk, and once a month on a Friday there is Music Walk. There is an arts center where a film festival is held. There are also a few live theaters. There's a Farmer's Market weekly. A couple of the night spots have fabulous views of the river and sunsets are amazing from up there.

Here are a few websites that will tell you more about Downtown Fort Myers:

http://www.downtownfortmyers.com/

http://www.myriverdistrict.com/

http://www.riverdistrictevents.com/

www.cityftmyers.com/River-District.aspx

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2. Re: Downtown Fort Myers

I ask about a 'true' downtown, because, we're also looking at Cape Coral, and it appears there really isn't a downtown there. Hopefully, someone will correct me if I've heard wrong about that.

Thanks for the links. I appreciate it.

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3. Re: Downtown Fort Myers

Hi Jean,

What Erin described is the "true" downtown. Its has had its ups and downs and seems to be the focus right now to try to bring more businesses down there (lots of shuttered and empty spaces). Its much better than it once was but nothing like City is hoping it will become.

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