The eclectic neighborhoods making up historic Old Fort Myers offer an introspective view into the early days of our city. It is not hard to envision early settlers flocking to the neighborhoods surrounding the winter estates of great men like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.
It is most exciting to drive around Old Fort Myers and see the early architecturally important homes undergoing restorations. This renewal is happening in many of the venerable Old Fort Myers neighborhoods including Allen Park, Dean Park, Edison Park and Seminole Park. This renewal is most pleasing as so often in Florida, old neighborhoods fall into disrepair and are lost forever.
Another exciting Old Fort Myers development is the reinvigorated Edison Restaurant that has opened at the “Fort, ” the oldest country club in Southwest Florida. The new team at the Edison Restaurant has created a fun place to grab a meal or catch up with old friends or make a new one.
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