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Fort Myers, FL, is the #1 fastest-growing location in the new US News Rankings.

Anyone stuck in traffic in Lee County, especially during the season, will probably agree with US News & World Report on this: Fort Myers is among the “fastest growing places” in America.

Fort Myers took the No. 1 spot, with three other Florida cities in the top five: Port St. Lucie (No. 3), Daytona Beach (4) and Tallahassee (5).

What’s more notable is how the hurricanes have not deterred people from moving to Lee County. Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm, in September 2022 devastated much of the region and caused more than $100 billion in damage.

Construction worker Donald Jackson hammers a stake while completing formwork work on a new home being built on Cape Coral Parkway on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

And the facts confirm it. A News-Press article on Monday revealed how Lee County is attracting some of the highest dollar investments in Florida. Lee ranks No. 8 among Florida counties based on business establishment growth, Gross Domestic Product growth and new building permits.

How did Fort Myers fare on the ‘Best Places to Live’ list?

Just down the street from Fort Myers, Naples was ranked No. 1 on the US News list published Tuesday.