If you are looking in Fort Myers, you will like the McGregor Blvd area, or South Fort Myers. They both have parks, sidewalks, shops and restaurants close by, and both are safe areas. The area down near Alico Road and Corkscrew Road have a lot of new gated communities, and plenty of outlet malls, medical buildings, parks, day cares, and great schools.
If you need help finding a home, I'll be happy to help. I am a native of SW Florida, with 17 years of experience all right here in this area. As a Buyer's Agent, the seller compensates us, so I can help you with no costs to you. We have first time home buyer programs, and down payment assistance if needed.
I hope you enjoy our area, and good luck with your new job.