Fort Myers, Florida
Florida is known as the place to retire, and for a good reason. Florida is one of the most tax-friendly states and has no state income tax for retirees. And we mean none, there are no state taxes on Social Security benefits, IRAs, 401(k)s, pensions, inheritance, estate, and other retirement income. Single-family homes in Florida are affordable and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Ft Myers beat out Sarasota, Jacksonville, Miami, and Pensacola for the #1 spot this year. Located on the Caloosahatchee River, this quaint town has been on the up & up with tons of development in plans. Ft Myers also has an abundance of 55+ communities and has a charming downtown area. If you love the cultural arts, you’ll be happy to know Ft Myers is has been strangely blessed with plays, concerts, and live music.
If you’re a foodie, you’ll be happy to know Ft. Myers has a large variety of restaurants and food options for you to enjoy. Cuban, Peruvian, Columbian, Koreans, Japanese, Jewish, and Haitain, there are no shortages of great international fare. Downtown Ft. Myers boasts a vibrant nightlife of clubs, restaurants, coffee shops, and street performers. You should never be bored in Ft. Myers. There’s something for everything.
One thing people love about Florida? The weather. You can be outside all year in Ft. Myers, with no issues. Fishing, golfing, hiking, or shopping, you can be sure to enjoy everything in the sunshine state. Check out the Sanibel area for its famous shelling beaches. If you love easy living, with a mix of modern living and saving thousands, Ft. Myers might be the perfect retirement site for you.