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Fort Myers
Fort Myers
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Fort Myers or Ft. Myers, is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. It has grown rapidly in recent years. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 62,298 and in 2016 was estimated at 77,146.
Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida. The winter estates of Thomas Edison ("Seminole Lodge") and Henry Ford ("The Mangoes") are major attractions. The city is named after Colonel Abraham Myers.

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This is age friendly. There are numerous amounts of people different aged.


This area is very age friendly


Many retirees retire part-time or full time to all parts of Florida. My husband and I are both 67. We love the friendliness of the people. It is easy to meet people as most folks are from someplace else. their"October, we get much more traffic and in January, watch out. However, they treat senior visitors and residents well as we are "their bread and butte." We did find part-time jobs, but not in our fields. Lie any place, you have to look for the jobs and adapt to "lower than your skill" level. We like it here.

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How did Florida earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Florida has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Florida does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Florida has an effective property tax rate of 1.02%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Florida earned its state tax grade of A.

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