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Here's what you can get for $1M in Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida, could be just the place.
The city on the southwest Florida coast is known for its beaches and opportunities for recreation like fishing, golfing and boating. It’s also home to the spring training camps of the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, as well as historic winter estates that belonged to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
Last fall, U.S. News & World Report ranked Fort Myers as the second-best place to retire in the U.S., thanks to the lack of state income taxes and rising home values, as well as affordable costs of groceries. Even for those not retiring anytime soon, the publication ranked Fort Myers on its list of best places to live, too.
Home prices are not as high as in some parts of the state, but home values are rising. The median sale price in Fort Myers has risen from $222,000 in January 2020 to $237,000 last month, according to Realtor.com. And homes spend a median 73 days on the market, down from 97 last June and 105 in September 2019.
Here’s what you can get with a $1 million budget in Fort Myers, Florida: