Fort Myers Shores is a beautiful rural suburban area & neighborhood in eastern Fort Myers, located in east Lee County Florida, East of I-75 off of Palm Beach Boulevard/State Road 80.
The Fort Myers Shores neighborhood was platted and built in 1955 and people started moving to the area. As a direct result of growth from people moving to the neighborhood, other growth took place such as the Wilson-Pigott Bridge (SR 31) being built in 1960 creating a new way to cross the Caloosahatchee River besides US 41 or the bridge down by Alva (I-75 was not built until the 1980's), the Florida Power & Light plant was built in 1961, The Forestry Station (built in 1951) added a staffed office to their property in 1962, the Fort Myers Shores Fire District was established in 1965, and Riverdale High School opened in 1972. So, what started out as a neighborhood grew into a much larger community called Fort Myers Shores.
The neighborhood of Fort Myers Shores stretches from State Road 31 east to Old Olga/Buckingham road, and from Palm Beach Boulevard north to the beautiful Caloosahatchee River and Bigelow Road. Please see the Photo Gallery for maps and photos of the neighborhood.
The area known as Fort Myers Shores (and coincidentally a portion of the Fort Myers Shores Fire District boundary lines) stretches from the Orange River Bridge on Palm Beach Boulevard just east of I-75, to just east of the Fort Myers Shores Seventh Day Adventist Church (14830 Palm Beach Boulevard), and from the Caloosahatchee River to the southernmost sections of the Verandah neighborhood and Bird Road (essentially to the Orange River).
The Fort Myers Shores Civic Association is dedicated to serving and bettering our neighbors in every part of the community.
If you live here in Fort Myers Shores, we welcome newcomers at our meetings so that we can prove to you that we can all make a difference!