Gartner Associate Amy Rodriguez Shares Her Experience Relocating To Southwest Florida

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In a recent interview, Amy Rodriguez, Recruiting Coordinator Team Lead, spoke about relocating to Southwest Florida where our Fort Myers, Florida office is located.

Besides Gartner, what was the main reason you moved to Ft. Myers (or the SW Florida region)? I couldn’t resist the beautiful weather, palm trees, friendly people and slower pace of life.

Please describe what it was like to find a home in Southwest Florida. In what town do you currently live? I moved from NYC to FL 5 years ago and currently live in Ft. Myers. Finding an apartment then was easy and simple. I mainly searched on apartments.com and reviewed ratings. I also used a free apartment guide to help with my search. My commute is only 20 minutes to and from the office, which is great.

Describe what moving to Southwest Florida was like for your family: My husband loved the city and was hesitant to Amy RodIMG_0517leave his family but then he realized with time that this was a great move due to the cheap cost of living and easy access to all the cruise ports!

What is the weather like in Southwest Florida? What does the best day look like? The weather is gorgeous. I love the warm weather! It doesn’t get old. It puts a smile on my face every day.

Since relocating, what is your favorite thing to do in your free time? We enjoy going to restaurants overlooking the beach. The views are breathtaking. We’ve also visited Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa and Miami. We love taking day trips as well as 4- or 5-day cruises to the Caribbean.

What else has made the relocation easier, more fun, etc.? The fact that Orlando is less than 3 hours away. We love Disney!

Any advice for someone who’s considering relocating for an opportunity with Gartner? Do it! It’s worth it!

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