Fort Myers is the #2 best place to retire in the U.S! U.S. News & World Report named Fort Myers the #2 best place to retire in their 2020-2021 rankings. Based on affordable homes, low taxes and high ratings for happiness and desirability, Fort Myers came in at the #2 best place to retire in the United States.
Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, shopping – and the opportunity to learn about two of the nation’s most famed inventors and business leaders. You and your family can experience one-on-one natural encounters, play on top-notch beaches and treat yourselves to endless family-friendly attractions, restaurants and resorts in Fort Myers and surrounding areas along southwest Florida’s sunny Gulf Coast.
Visits to the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates are a must. Back in 1916, Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers, next door to Edison, his mentor. Now, both estates serve as museums that honor their founders and remind all of us about what they overcame and what they accomplished.