Thursday, January 11, 2018

The School District of Lee County Student Open Enrollment: January 22-March 23, 2018

The School District of Lee County Student Open Enrollment:  January 22-March 23, 2018

January 22-March 23 are extremely important dates to parents of children that will be students enrolling in kindergarten, 6th  and 9th grades for the 2018/2019 school year in The School District of Lee County.  Why are these dates so important?  These are the dates The School District of Lee County holds student open enrollment.

Understanding the student open enrollment process is a must for all parents.  The process can be confusing at first glance, but once you have read the available information provided by The School District of Lee County Open Enrollment and follow through on some simple suggestions making the right choice for your family will become very easy.

Tips on How to Navigate Your Way Through Student Open Enrollment and School Choice

Know Your School Zone
First, know the school zone you reside in. The School District of Lee County is composed of three different zones: east, south, and west. Each zone is then subdivided even further. Visit the Interactive Map to find the zone you live in and the schools that are located near your residence.

Attend Open House School Activities in Your School Zone
Next, attend the Open House school activities for Student Open Enrollment within your zone. It is important that you visit the Open Houses in your school zone so you can make a knowledgeable choice for your child and your family. Elementary School Registration, Middle School Registration, and High School Registration information along with Open House information is available at your fingertips to help you through this process.

Meet Registration Deadlines
Finally, remember to meet all the deadlines given by The School District of Lee County for turning in your student application. Although, the selection process is a lottery system, this lottery begins for your child only after you have turned in the registration application.

Enjoy the process of enrolling your child into school and finding the right school for your family.

If a new home is in your plans before the 2018/2019 school year begins contact Todd Moore agent partner of the Ellis Team (309-830-5583 or todd@topagent.com) at Keller Williams Realty Fort Myers & The Islands to find your next home in Cape Coral, Fort Myers or Lehigh Acres.


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Monday, January 08, 2018

Fort Myers, Florida Offers Entertainment for Everyone

Fort Myers, Florida Offers Entertainment for Everyone

Looking for something to do in Fort Myers, Florida?  Whether you like the beach, baseball, hockey, comedy or musicians, Fort Myers has something fun for you to enjoy.

Fort Myers Beach Sunset December 2017


Love the water and the beach? Fort Myers Beach offers beautiful sunsets, shopping, casual/formal dining, parasailing, deep sea fishing, pirate and sunset cruises and much more.  Enjoy the beach and the sunshine all year round.

Are you a sports fan?  If so, Fort Myers has plenty of games for you to enjoy.  Fort Myers boasts baseball galore.  The Fort Myers Miracle and Minnesota Twins Spring Training entertain baseball fans at Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex.  The Boston Red Sox play their spring training preseason games right here in Fort Myers at JetBlue Park for fans to enjoy.  The Florida Everblades hockey team has scheduled home games from October through March at the Germain Arena.

Comedy is your thing?  Visit the Laugh In Comedy Cafe located at 8595 College Parkway #270 in Fort Myers.  Laugh In Comedy Cafe is hosting many comedians this January.  The lineup of comedians include Mike Rivera, Jimmy Keys, Dat Phan, Marc "Skippy" Price, Valarie Storm, John Charles, Bear Webb, and Pat Dailey.  If you are interested in being hypnotized, hypnotist Gary Conrad will be at the Laugh In Comedy Cafe towards the end of January.  For those of you that are comedians yourself and want to start your career Open Mic Night is for you.

Music anyone?  Fort Myers is home of The Ranch where the entertainment is endless.  Be a part of the fun by signing up for country line dance lessons or enjoy the endless concerts in the hall.  The lineup for this winter and spring at The Ranch include Clay Walker, David Olivarez, La Engeria Nortena, Cody Jinks, Jamey Johnson, Collie Buddz W/Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Eric Paslay, High Valley, Tracy Lawrence and Colt Ford.

One stop shopping for entertainment can be found at Germain Arena in Estero, just a stone's throw away from Fort Myers off of I75.  Events in January include the Hot Tub & Swim Spa Blowout Expo, Florida Everblades, Kevin Hunt: Irresponsible Tour, The Moody Blues, Eastern Synchronized Skating Championships, and Garden Brothers Circus.  Germain Arena definitely offers entertainment for everyone under one roof in southwest Florida.

The entertainment in Fort Myers, Florida is endless and you may find yourself wanting to live in an area that has so much to offer.  Contact Todd Moore agent partner of the Ellis Team (309-830-5583 or todd@topagent.com) at Keller Williams Realty Fort Myers & The Islands to find your next home in Fort Myers, Florida.     
                                               
 
                                   
                                                                                       
                                                                                               

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Florida Stands to Gain From New Tax Reform

With the passing of new tax reform, Florida stands to gain versus other high tax states.  Brett Ellis wrote a great article about Southwest Florida's home price gains since 2013.

High tax states like New York, New Jersey, California, and Illinois have been losing residents to low tax states for years,

Not only is Florida located in a low tax state, Florida also enjoys great weather.  Just the other day we took this photo of a surf boarder enjoying the waves at Fort Myers Beach at sunset.


If you're thinking of relocating to the sunshine state, Southwest Florida is a great option.  Perhaps you'd like to search the SW Florida MLS. This website is great because it updates instantly.  You won't be looking at outdated data or miss out on listings.  When searching for real estate, speed matters.

Always call the Ellis Team if you have real estate questions or how a move to Florida would work.  239-489-4042

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