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“The Street Gave our City it's Nickname 'City of Palms'”
Review of McGregor Boulevard

McGregor Boulevard
Ranked #7 of 117 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The Street Gave our City it's Nickname 'City of Palms'”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Its a great several miles of city, but lined with tall stately palm trees. It was originally started by Thomas Edison when he told the city he would put a mile of trees lining the street along the front of his home if the city would care for him after he was gone. They agreed and over time, others liking the idea continued to plant trees along McGregor. Now you can travel for miles under the palms...and if you like, stop for an occasional lunch at some of the great outdoor restuarants along the route.

Visited November 2012
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North Carolina
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“Royal palms frame the street”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

A mix of some rather run down areas, old homes, McMansions. Pick a side street in the area to see some of the old Florida tropical style.

Visited November 2012
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brooklyn, NY
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110 reviews
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“Pleasant drive”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Nice palm-lined drive with some pretty older homes. A number of stops can be made, such as the Edison/Ford winter estates and downtown.

Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Great Drive to Capture the Essence of Ft. Myers”
Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Drive from one end to ther other. From charming brick streets in downtown that remind you of Old Florida to the newer subdivisions full of snow birds. In between are charming historic bungalows, mid-century modern ranches, and majestic Palm trees.

And a don't miss stop along the way are the adjoining historic Edison and Ford estates on the banks of a wide river.

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Ft. Myers
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Scenic from end to end.”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

I cycle most everywhere and make McGregor Blvd the staple of my travels, even if it means extending my ride. Scenic views, landscaping, homes, etc. Plus a constant uninterrupted flow of sidewalks on the west side of the street. A main N-S thoroughfare in Ft.Myers is the most beautiful and often easiest travel, even by car.

Visited November 2012
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