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Fort Myers Gateway to Island Paradise

The Gulf of Mexico shores, beaches full of beautiful shells, neighborly vibes and small-town feel – it’s the perfect laid-back Florida home for all. Located in Lee County, with a population estimated at 87,103, the city is also home to the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels minor league baseball team, a Class-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Nearby airports include Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) The airport is the 45th busiest airport (by annual passengers.)

Institutions of higher learning in the city include:

Hodges University
Keiser University[43]
Nova Southeastern University
Rasmussen College
Southern Technical College
Fort Myers Technical College

Sanibel Island is a short drive from Fort Myers – sunsets, lighthouse and the famous “Sanibel Stoop” to search for shells.

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is the only museum in the U.S. devoted entirely to shells and mollusks.

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is a private, not-for-profit, environmental education organization. A wonderful museum, three nature trails, a planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries.

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