Fort Myers is a great place to live. If you live in South Fort Myers, then you are 2-10 minutes from shopping, 2-10 minutes from local universities, 10 minutes to the country, 10 minutes to the Minnesota twins stadium, or Boston Red Sox stadium, 30 minutes from the beaches and there are open and gated neighborhoods scattered everywhere in between. There is a zoo in Naples, Incredible new malls in Bonita Springs, Outlet malls in Estero, and a water park in Cape Coral. All just minutes from this area. As far as schools are concered, the "best" schools are all over. There is the Lee county school system which operates by "school choice". In otherwords, the parents choose the school they like rather than having to place your child in the school that you are "zoned" in. There are also several private schools and Charter schools in the area. you can google "Lee county schools" and it will give you the stats on each school and the grading of each school.
I live in the Gateway area in South Fort Myers. I am certain you would be able to find your home in this area. Some of the neighborhoods in this area are gated and have their own clubhouse, pool tennis and recreational areas, however gateway community does have a community pool, recreational areas and tennis courts as well. There is an elementary, Jr. High and high school here. The Jr. High and H.S. are a Charter School and is graded an A+ school. It is first come first serve to reserve a place for your child. Please contact me if you would like to know more about our area. My e-mail is email@example.com My phn is 239-277-9244 Ext. 212 . It would be my pleasure to help you!