Well......I can only speak for the Cape since I live here but I don't find the bugs any worse than where I lived in Detroit. The county is good about spraying regularly.
People have lost homes due to construction jobs no longer being available, mortgage rates resetting, many factors. Our inventory has been cut in half this past year. Many foreclosures came about due to investors/speculators bailing when the market took a dive as well as the reasons mentioned above.
Ft Myers/Cape Coral has a broad mix of ages (I'm not yet 30 & haven't had a problem meeting people my age). Depending on where you come from traffic here could be a breeze or absolutely horrific. That decision will be based on your perspective. For me, driving here is much less stressful.
Hope that helps a bit. Come visit us & see for yourself! We'd love to have you. Oh, & as far as other agents not responding......I apologize for your experience so far. Not all of us are like that.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.... more
Robin is correct about needing to make a visit so you can come to your own opinion about the area and rumors about the area. The most reliable information is that which you come by from a first hand experience.
We're sure it will not be as bad as it is made out to be. Start planning your visit today.... more