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Two Southwest Florida cities named as vacation home destinations

Posted at 2:15 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 18:43:12-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- We know Florida is a tourist destination, and a new study proves it. Two Southwest Florida cities were ranked among the most popular cities for vacation homes.

The website Business Insider teamed up with Zillow to make the list.

Florida cities filled the top 10, but both Cape Coral and Fort Myers made the top 5, coming in at #4 and #5.

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Miami Beach topped the list.

To determine this, Zillow used 2017 US census data to see the share of homes classified as a second home in cities with a population over 65,000. The percentage of vacation homes refers to the amount of vacation homes out of all total homes in the city.

The report says 13.23% of homes in Fort Myers are vacation homes, and 15.82% in Cape Coral.

You can view the entire list HERE.