Fort Myers is popular for its beaches, fishing, shopping and history. Every member of the family can experience one-on-one natural encounters, play on top-notch beaches and treat themselves to endless family-friendly attractions, restaurants and resorts in Fort Myers and surrounding areas along southwest Florida’s sunny gulf coast. One of the city’s most visited historic sites is the Edison & Ford Winter Estates—the seasonal homes of inventor Thomas Edison and automotive pioneer Henry Ford. Back in 1916, Ford bought land in downtown Fort Myers next door to Edison, his mentor. Now both estates serve as museums that honor their founders and remind all of us about what they overcame and what they accomplished. The River District in Historic Downtown Fort Myers is known for its proximity to the water, top-notch restaurants, theaters, galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques, sports venues and parks. These location benefits have quickly developed Fort Myers into “the place to be” as a magnet for new custom homes built by Frey & Son.