Monday, June 5, 2023 / by Greg Guminski
With its white-sand beaches, warm Gulf Coast waters, and year-round sunshine, Cape Coral/Fort Myers is the quintessential vacation home destination. Easily accessible from anywhere in the country with direct flights into RSW Airport, the area is a top choice for second home buyers, vacationers, and retirees. A recent report found that Lee County ranked third overall as a choice for second home buyers. Nearby Collier County, where Naples is located, ranked fifth. However, homes in Lee County come with a much more affordable price tag.
Lee County’s average price of a second home is $525,000, which is a bit more approachable than the better-known second home communities such as Naples, only an hour south in neighboring Collier County, where the average second home is nearing $900,000.
But SW Florida isn't just about affordability. It is home to over 780,000 residents and encompasses Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel and Captiva islands, P. ...