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Fort Myers
Fort Myers
Florida
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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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very friendly people of all ages, though higher percentage of retired, and northerners. Very engaging, people have various activities to share in - swim aerobics, sports, bikes, community gatherings.
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A very popular retirement destination. Lots for seniors to do.
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Excellent retirement destination
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This is a very welcoming and friendly place for seniors. It's well known as a popular retirement destination. There are many excellent senior communities here.
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Various ethnic groups from other countries who do not wish to be involved or speak English!!

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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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