When my husband and I first moved to the Fort Myers area in 2004, we fell in love with the quaint, small town vibe the town offered. We purchased a home in historic Edison Park and our children attended (and graduated from) Fort Myers High School (Go Green Wave!) Having moved from the hustle and bustle of Orlando, this was a major change of scenery for us! Our kids insisted we had ruined their lives forever! But over time, they also fell in love with this town and its people! All of them now consider Southwest Florida "home" even though two of them no longer live in the area!
My oldest son, Brian, joined the Air Force and is currently stationed in Germany, but is over-joyed that he has received notice of a pending transfer to the Florida Air National Guard in Panama City so that he will be able to visit "home" more often!