Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Lee County Real Estate

Posted by Mary Ray on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 at 12:50pm.

The prices of Lee County and Cape Coral homes have never been better, but that's not the only reason to invest in Lee County, Florida real estate. As most individuals realize, in order to purchase a home that will prove to be a valuable investment, there are a number of things to take into consideration.   

The ideal home purchase will have the perfect combination of beauty, low crime, a family friendly environment, the right price, and a strong projection for economic growth. The place that enjoys all of these qualities is none other than our own Lee County, Florida.                                                                                      

1. Economic Growth fort_myers

According to CNN Money Magazine's 2009 list of Top Places to Live in the United States, Lee County Florida ranks as one of the top 25 counties experiencing steady and strong economic growth.

Lee County has been hard at work bringing new corporations to the area with its affordable commercial property prices and tax incentives. Three major companies have recently made plans to expand, including Gartner Inc, NeoGenomics, and Paramount Transportation.  The fact that companies are investing in Lee County shows that the job market is likely to enjoy a steady increase.

2. Safe and Sound

According to statistics provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in September of 2009, the city of Cape Coral is the fifth safest city in the state of Florida, and it just keeps getting better.This is definitely a source of pride for those who own homes in Cape Coral. 

Law enforcement reports for the first half of 2009 show an eleven percent decrease in overall crime. When considering a home purchase, crime rates play a huge factor. Lee County prides itself on being a safe place for all ages.

3. Family Friendly

Lee County has so much more to offer than swaying palm trees and white sandy beaches. There are numerous activities that make relocating to Southwest Florida a smart decision for your family. In fact, don't take my word for it. Here is a brief rundown of Lee County's prestigious awards:

        Florida Monthly Magazine voted Caloosa Nature Center and Planetarium as Florida's best nature center. Lee County has also been noted as the best place to watch birds, and Sanibel Island won best shelling location for the fifth year in a row. 

        The Southeast Tourism Society has named the Fort Myers Beach Sandsculpting  festival as one of its top 20 Events, while the Edison Festival of Light has been added to the elite list of the Top One Hundred Events in North America.

Besides all of the awards, don't forget Sun Splash, The Imaginarium, our numerous shopping centers, including Coconut Pointe and the Belle Tower Shoppes, not to mention nonstop canoeing, fishing, and other water sports available to tourists and residents alike.

4. It's a Slice of Paradise

With a year-round average temperature of 75 degrees, lush tropical landscape, beautiful scenery, fruit trees and endless waterways, Lee County is rivaled by very few locations in the area of beauty. It truly is a little slice of paradise.

5. Home Prices Have Never Been Better

According to the Florida Association of Realtors, the median price of a single family home in Lee County was just over $89,000 in September.  This is a 37% decrease from just last year. Meanwhile, home sales are climbing and are expected to continue. If there was ever an ideal time to invest in Lee County real estate; this is it.

We here at the Sporleder-Ray love all that Southwest Florida has to offer. As longtime residents, we enjoy a slice of paradise every single day. If you are thinking of locating to Southwest Florida, please visit our Buyers section for valuable information and tools. You can begin searching Cape Coral MLS listings right away. Let us help you make one of the best decisions of your life.

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By David Sporleder | Sporleder-Ray Realty Group || Google+


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