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RE/MAX Realty Group
7910 Summerlin Lakes Dr.,     ~     Ft. Myers, FL 33907
Office: 239-489-4042 ~ Fax: 239-489-0281 ~ Toll Free: 800-860-4042


Fort Myers

Relocation Information



Southwest Florida boasts 117 public schools with more than 85,964 students enrolled during the 2000-2001 calendar year. All public schools are accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and schools and by the Florida Department of Education. Several schools have been recognized both statewide as well as nationally. Southwest Florida is particularly proud of the Area Vocational-Technical Schools, which cater to the demands of local business and industry. Edison Community College offers Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts degrees. The University of South Florida at Fort Myers offers junior and senior courses leading to Bachelor's degrees and graduate courses leading to Master's degrees. Florida's tenth public university, Florida Gulf Coast University will be located in Lee County with expectations of opening in 1997 at which time it will absorb the University of South Florida at Fort Myers.

Charlotte County School Board
1145 Piatti Drive
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(239) 639-2121
Lee County School Board
2055 Central Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 334-1102
Collier County School Board
3710 Estey Avenue
Naples, FL 33942
(239) 643-2700
Edison Community College
PO Box 60210
Fort Myers, FL 33906
(239) 489-9300
Lee Co. High-Tech Center-North
360 Juanita Blvd. Extension
Cape Coral, FL 33909
(239) 574-4440
Lee Co. High-Tech Center-Central
3800 Michigan Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33916
(239) 334-4544
Florida Gulf Coast University
University of South Florida
Fort Myers Campus
8111 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 432-5500
International College
8695 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 482-0019




Health care is provided by hospitals, nursing homes, specialty hospitals, health departments, and various clinics (mental health, drug abuse, alcoholism, and migrant health). In Southwest Florida (1993), there are eleven hospitals with a total of 2,839 beds. There are numerous other health care facilities of specialized nature also located in the region, including a Veterans Administration Out-patient Clinic. The region also features a Regional Ophthalmology Surgery Center which can perform the latest laser surgery technology. There are nursing homes offering extended care and also many congregate living facilities in the area. Emergency medical services are provided by Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties, which are equipped with advanced life support vehicles with telemetry, basic life support and EMT's (emergency and non-emergency medical technicians and paramedics). Additional ambulance and rescue services are provided by suburban fire departments.



Hospital Beds Physicians Employees
Lee Memorial Health System
(One staff serves all hospitals.)

702 5,200
   Lee Memorial Hospital 367

   Health Park Medical Center  145

   Cape Coral Hospital 281    
   The Children's Hospital 75    
   The Rehabilitation Hospital 60    
Columbia/HCA Healthcare   600 2,500
   Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center 400    
   Gulf Coast Hospital 120    
   East Pointe Hospital 88    
Charter Glade Hospital 154 16 163
Naples Community Hospital 376 248 2,400
North Collier Hospital 50 171 210
Faucett Memorial Hospital 254 190 712
Medical Center Hospital 208 170 1,000
St. Joseph's Hospital 212 187 850

Source : Florida Healthcare Purchasing Cooperative, Inc. 2000


Distance to Other Major Metro Areas

Fort Myers is the western terminus of the cross-state Okeechobee Waterway, linking the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Major airlines operate from the Southwest Florida International Airport. Area private aviation facilities include; Page Field located in Lee County; Punta Gorda Air field located in Charlotte County; and Naples Airport & Marco Island/Immobile Airfield located in Collier County. Local freight rail service ties into the state-wide rail network. Motor freight to and from points across the nation has grown steadily to meet area demands. There are general commodity truck lines providing intrastate and interstate service. Lee County currently has interstate carriers, air freight forwarders, liquid petroleum and chemical haulers and truck brokers servicing the area. Air charter service is provided by several companies. Interstate 75 is now complete from Tampa to Naples, and ties into "Alligator Alley", Florida's cross state expressway to Miami and the Florida Keys from the West coast.

Distance to other major metro areas in Florida from Fort Myers:

Metro Area Miles
Fort Lauderdale 97
Jacksonville 277
Sarasota 71
Tampa 123
Miami 145
Orlando 153
Tallahassee 356
Key West 305

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