Sunday, November 19, 2017

Teach In Florida

Florida's South West Region

Fort Myers

Fort Myers is located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida. As a gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers is rich with ambiance and history. From waterways, islands, and sun-washed beaches to tropical gardens and palms, the area provides endless access to water sports, museums, historic tours, festivals, golf, theater, and nature walks. From rarely cold January through balmy April and May, hot (yet bearable) August through mild December, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors! The average rainfall is 53.44 inches.

Housing:
The Caloosahatchee River, part of the Intracoastal Waterway, flows through Lee County and offers fabulous waterfront properties.
Order a relocation package.
Real estate links 
Fort Myers Housing Authority
Additional relocation information from the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.

Education:
List of Lee County public schools
Florida Gulf Coast University

Cultural Opportunities:
Lee County Alliance of the Arts, Gallery of Fine Arts, Big Arts, Arcade Theatre, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Old Schoolhouse Theatre, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Cultural Park Theatre, Pirate Playhouse, Everglades Day Safari, Babcock Wilderness Adventures, Inc., Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, Manatee World, Inc., Edison-Ford Winter Estates, Burroughs Home, Imaginarium, Fort Myers Historical Museum, and Sanctuary State Park of Fort Myers.

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Naples

Welcome to Paradise! These words should be posted at the Collier County line on all roads leading here. Mention Maples to just about anyone living elsewhere and it's likely they will know someone who visits, lives or wantsto live here, Ours is an endless summer, where outdoor activities like swimming, boating, bike riding, fishing and golfing can be enjoyed all year long. We have miles and miles of public beaches.

Education: 
List of Collier County public schools

Cultural Opportunities: 
Artis-Naples (The Naples Philharmonic), The von Liebig Art Center, Historic Palm Cottage, Golisano’s Children’s Museum of Naples, Naples Botanical Garden, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve, Picayune Strand State Forrest, Museum of the Everglades, Koreshan State Park, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Ten thousand Islands, Conservancy of Naples, Fakahatchee State Park, and Collier-Seminole State Park.

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Sanibel

Of the 100 barrier islands that make up Florida's Lee County, Sanibel and its neighbor, Captiva, have become the best known across the nation. Connected to the mainland by a dazzling three-mile-long scenic drive across a causeway from the mainland, Sanibel is known world-wide for its shelling. Sanibel's main street is Periwinkle Way, a picturesque, lush thoroughfare framed by a canopy of Australian pines and tall, graceful palms. Interesting shops, galleries, and restaurants line the road from the Sanibel Lighthouse to Tarpon Bay Road. Located toward Sanibel's northwestern tip, the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is home to exotic species of birds and plants. Naturalists and sightseers can observe a variety of wildlife, including the ubiquitous alligator,. Pine Island Sound in Pineland is another location renowned for its natural settings. A small, laid-back community, Sanibel has a population of over 6,000.

Housing:
Real estate and relocation information from the Sanibel – Captiva Chamber of Commerce.

Education:
Island students of the Lee County School District attend The Sanibel School for grades kindergarten through eighth grade. A National Blue Ribbon Award winner, the Sanibel School boasts a fine curriculum enhanced by deep community involvement and an active PTA. Students participate in programs co-sponsored by the City of Sanibel, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Sanibel Shell Club and National Junior Duck Stamp program, a program initiated by the school in cooperation with J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Its groundbreaking scholastic and environmental programs have gained recognition around the world.

Cultural Opportunities:
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Barrier Island Group (BIG) for the Arts, Captain Bob’s Excellent Adventure, The Children’s Science Center, Everglades Eco Tours – Fossil Expeditions, Sanibel Historic Village & Museum, Sanibel Lighthouse, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Center, Old Town Sanibel, Mel Fisher’s Treasure Company, Art on the Islands, Aboriginals, Art of the First Person, Albert Meadows Antiques, Jungle Drums, Mary McEntire Fine Art Studio, Sanibel Gallery, Tower Gallery Cooperative, Old Schoolhouse Theatre, J. Howard Wood Theatre, and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.

 

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