Retire in Fort Myers Beach, FL

Livability Score
48
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Azure

This is place is another great find in SWFL. Relatively small inside and pretty intimate, great atmosphere and very friendly staff. The gentleman that...

2. Cape Cod Fish Co

Clean(even the restroom), well lit, great and friendly service. Food was very good. Lobstah roll had a very generous amount of meat. My companions all had...

3. Lehne Burger

Super cute burger joint! Most of the seating is outside, but you can barely tell because it's well shaded. The burgers are delicious!!! As a burger...

4. Cork Soakers, Deck and Wine Bar

After having some friends recommend this place, we finally decided to give it a try. The outside gave it a warm look, though parking is a bit tight. We were...

5. Roadhouse Cafe

Great food and atmosphere! Saturday nite jazz music and excellent food. The veal is to die for as us the salmon and chicken Parmesan. Great wine list....

Golf
1. Bonita Bay Club

It is an equity club and the courses and clubhouse are top notch. One member is Peter Jacobson who is an announcer for the PGA Tour and plays on the...

2. Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club

I absolutely love this community! My friend's family owns a home here, and it's always a treat to visit. The scenery is gorgeous, every possible amenity you...

3. Old Corkscrew Golf Club

I was cautious about playing here due to prior reviews about condition of the course. However, we ended up with a very pleasant golfing experience. The...

4. The Club At Mediterra

Mediterra Naples is a luxury high end North Naples gated community near the border of Lee and Collier Counties with the main Mediterra community entrance on...

5. Imperial Golf Club

My wife & I went to meet the Golf Club Membership Sales Manager Donald Sawin today & he was very professional & attentive to our inquiries & needs as...

Active
1. Good Time Charters

Glad we chose this charter for our tour. Prices were very reasonable and the tour was awesome! Seen many Dolphins, manatees and a few stingrays. Many...

2. Tarpon Bay Explorers

Another excellent experience at Tarpon Bay. We stayed a week in Sanibel and as per our tradition, went kayaking on the commodore creek trail. It was...

3. Yolo Board Adventures

Our family did the ecotour and had a great time. Dalia was very professional, friendly and helpful as we made the reservation, and was terrific the day of...

4. Castle Golf

Beautiful and well-kept grounds, fun and interesting course (the castle was my favorite with the possibility for a "hole-in-none"), and the gentleman who...

5. Holiday Water Sports Fort Myers Beach

I signed up for the jet ski dolphin tour on the last day of a business trip 4 weeks ago while I had a few hours to kill before my flight home. If you like...

Arts
1. Hammond Stadium

"Let's play two!" My review is for a Ft Myers Miracle game, not the Twins' Spring Training. Tuesday is "2 for 1" Night. You can save with Buy One, Get...

2. Vino's Picasso

Went to a paint night with my mom last night--- Mercedes was sooooo friendly and very informative!! We bought a groupon for this class and for some...

3. Prado Theatre

Fantastic comfort in a non VIP theatre (After reading some reviews, I wonder how nice those are!!). Love that you can grab an alcoholic beverage to take in...

4. Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Loved every second of the tour - It's definitely a must while you're in Fort Myers, especially if you're a history buff. I was in awe from the time I...

5. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

Keeping in mind this isn't a smithsonian, this is a must see for Sanibel. It was really informative. They obviously have a beautiful collection of sea...

Shopping
1. Islander Trading Post

This store is definitely worth stopping at on your trip down Periwinkle Way! Probably not the best spot for very young kids, but anyone over 25 will have a...

2. Bailey's General Store

One of the best general stores I've ever shopped in. Bailey's is what would happen if Ace Hardware, Publix, and Trader Joes had a small-town baby. The...

3. Coconut Point

First time at this mall in Estero, Florida. Very nice outdoor mall, live the colors and the ambiance. Lots of restaurants to eat at, a movie theater,...

4. Traders Gulf Coast Grill and Gifts

I think this was our favorite place we ate all week. And my favorite spot on the island! (I've been coming to Sanibel for over 20 years). Atmosphere is...

5. Miromar Outlets

Vera Bradley, I purchased several pieces of luggage and I asked the cashier to hold them till I finished shopping around the outlet. I went back to pick up...

Health
1. True Salon & Spa

Been going here for my hair for years - always in love with my reflection when I leave. Seems like they only hire the best people. Relaxed but always on...

2. Sanibel Wellness

The team at Sanibel Wellness makes it very easy to get in for appointment by way of phone or internet to book on line, and is very user friendly. My...

3. Kent V Hasen, MD

With a few ugly moles, including one on the side of my nose, I had avoided having them removed because I'm a big baby. On the day of my surgery, the office...

4. Lotus Blossom Clinic - David Martin AP

I have just started treatment for some hip/gluteal/sciatica pain. I find Dr David to be very skilled and knowledgeable,and I hope his treatments can help to...

5. Lee Memorial Convenient Care-Urgent Care

Fantastic staff! Excellent service!! Receiptioned immediately by a sweet, young, gorgeous blonde which I regret not writing down her name but must...

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