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Fort Myers

Fort Myers is the gem of Lee County

Nestled on the banks of the Caloosahatchee, under azure skies and the shade of palms, Fort Myers is the centered gem in Lee County's crown.With a rich history, a lively downtown and strong tourist attractions, Fort Myers, known as the "City of Palms," has ensured its spot as one of Lee ...

Things to Do in Fort Myers

Things to Do in Fort MyersShop! Fort Myers boasts several upscale malls, including The Bell Tower Shops. You'll also find unique treasures around every corner from sealife jewelry to sea-themed furniture and accessories.For those seeking first-rate entertainment, head to the Barbara B. Mann ...

Attractions

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts HallOn the campus of Edison State College,8099 College Parkway,Box Office: (239) 481-4849Administration: (239) 489-3033The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, located on the Edison Community College campus, hosts a variety of professional entertainment events, ...

Fort Myers Demographics

Fort Myers Demographics2000 US Census DataPopulation: 51,028Median Age: 35.7Ethnic Origin: Caucasian, 56.4%; African American, 33.4%; Hispanic/Latino, 14.5%Gender: Male, 49.4%; Female, 50.6%Average Income: $28,514Education: High school, 29.0%; Some college or Assoc. degree, 23.4%; Bachelors ...

Fort Myers History

Fort Myers HistoryOriginally built as protection for settlers in the area, Fort Myers was named in honor of Col. Abraham C. Myers, the son-in-law of the commander of Fort Brooke in Tampa.The fort was used in the Civil War and then disassembled. The city was officially established in 1886. In ...