Lee County

Lee County is located in Southwest Florida bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Charlotte Harbor and Charlotte, Hendry and Collier Counties. 

Lee County was established from Monroe County in 1823 and named for General Robert E. Lee. 

 

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Population - 2000
440,888
Population - 2010
618,754
Population - 2015 Est
665,845
Land Area (sq mi)
785
Water Area (sq mi)
428
Total Area (sq mi)
1,212
Average Rainfall
52
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
64

Residing in South Florida, Estero Bay Preserve State Park offers plenty of activities for those seeking something new and natural. Venture into the preserve either through the entrance at Winkler Point, Fort Meyers, or Estero River Scrub entrance. Hiking, cycling, and boating are some of the many things you can do to trek and explore this preserve with over 10,000 acres of natural land. 

Gasparilla Island State Park offers guests many activities, including snorkeling, swimming, shelling, and nature-watching. The star of the park is the restored Port Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890. 

Lee County School District oversees the education of approximately 80,000 students at over 60 public schools in Lee County, Florida. Unlike many other school districts in Florida, Lee County School District’s choice system for student enrollment is open-enrollment and goes through the Student Assignment Office whereby a lottery process is used to assign students to schools.

Lovers Key State Park has been donated to the people of Florida for its beautiful beaches and mangrove forests and is located in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. The canals and lagoons are home to manatees, dolphins, and shorebirds. Lovers Key State Park, just like its name, is a romantic destination and perfect for beachside weddings. This gorgeous state park is perfect for a kayak ride along serene waters or enjoying the views from the sandy shore. 

Mound Key Archeological Park is situated in a forest of mangrove trees only accessible by watercraft from Lovers Key State Park or Koreshan State Park. The site is known for shell mounds built by the Calusa Native Americans which can reach more than 30ft high.

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Bahia Bowls Açaí Cafe is an açaí cafe with healthy, fresh food options. Vegan and vegetarian friendly with dishes for everyone. 

The Big Arts Center is a center for both visual and performing arts on Sanibel Island. It puts on shows and exhibits to help local artists showcase their arts and audiences enjoy arts of all kinds.

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

Providing Rentals for Kayaks or Canoes for a great nature experience and viewing manatees. Explore the park, gift shop includes maps and guides.

Canterbury School, the only true independent, college-preparatory school in Fort Myers, is where students are immersed in strong academics and co-curriculars, all within a safe and welcoming environment. Canterbury School provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum dedicated to academic excellence within an atmosphere emphasizing character, leadership and service. We strive to prepare students for success in the most demanding post secondary institutions and professions.

This hospital's origins can be traced back to 1916 when a group of community leaders set aside $300 and donated lumber from the dismantles courthouse to build the first hospital in Fort Myers.

Natural foods selection that is vegan friendly. Plenty of protein choices to choose from to go with the great entrees available. 

A mix of dining, shopping, salons, kids entertainment, and more make this outdoor mall the perfect destination for anyone looking for a good time. Catch a movie at the Regal's Hollywood Theaters after your grand day of shopping for even more fun.

Congo River Golf has 8 different locations in the state of Florida and it's so much fun here! The mini golf course is perfect for those with little kids, as well as the gemstone mining feature that sits on the grounds. But what makes this place so unique is the fact that there are live alligators here to pet and feed. Only the baby alligators can be held and pet but the bigger ones are more interesting to watch when they eat. So find a location near you to check this cool experience!

Edison Mall is one of Southwest Florida's best shopping destinations. It has over 150 stores and restaurants including most of the classic mall stores and so much more. Events held throughout the year will always keep you coming back for me.

Florida Gulf Coast University opened it's doors in 1998 in Fort Myers to offer innovative programs and degrees to a growing Southwest Florida region. 

Today over 10,000 students attend FGCU. 

Services 321 specializes in toxic black mold remediation and removal caused by flooding or other related water damage. We used specialized electronic equipment to detect the moisture behind your walls and other services that cannot be seen. Once mold or moisture has been detected, we provide complete restoration and removal services to get your home back to a normal and healthy environment. Services 321 serves all of the Florida Gulf Coast.

The Fort Myers Beach Public Library is a library in Fort Myers. It is separate from the Lee County Library System, but any resident of Lee County is eligible for a Fort Myers Beach Public library card.

K3 – 8th grade Christian School, a ministry of First Assembly of God. FMCS works with the home and the church to academically train and spiritually nurture students to become productive citizens in society and impact others for Jesus Christ.

You'll find a little bit of everything at this fun outdoor shopping center. Stores containing everything from clothes to electronics, great dining, and tons of entertainment: it's all here. Don't forget to catch a movie at the Regal Cinemas movie theater.

Hangar 41 Winery & Brew Shop is much more than a winery. It helps those who want to get into the wine and beer making business by selling supplies. Since it is a winery and brewery, there are a lot of options for customers to enjoy.

Hangar 41 Wine and Brew Shop

The Historic Arcade Theatre is a restored movie theater first built in 1915. Today it is home to the Florida Repertory Theatre, and performances of plays and musicals are put on 6 days a week.

Hodges University is a small college with two campuses and Naples and Fort Myers. It is a small tight knit school with a variety of different associates, undergraduate, and graduate programs.

Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium is located in Fort Myers, Florida.  A day of hands-on activities will keep everyone entertained.  Live Animal Encounter, Virtual Reality, "Sea to See" touch tank, Stingray feeding, Theater-in-the-tank along with other aquarium exhibits, science stations, and much more. 

John R Wood, Island Real Estate Inc. serves the Southwest Florida area. The John R. Wood network extends across all of Southwest Florida including Sanibel Island, so you are certain to have access to our expertise no matter which area you choose. Our Sanibel realtors are well acquainted with Sanibel Island real estate because they are also residents of Sanibel. Because we share the Sanibel and Captiva Island lifestyle, we are uniquely equipped to help you find your perfect Sanibel home.

The Lee County Library System has 15 branches is Bonita Springs, Captiva, Lehigh Acres, Boca Grande, North Fort Myers, Bokeelia, Estero, 6 in Fort Myers, and 2 in Cape Coral.

Lee County boasts a number of diverse locations for park goers to enjoy the great outdoors. Visit a number of Preserves, watch or play a game of baseball, and later cool off at a Swimming Pool.

This is an organic cafe with healthy food dishes for everyone. Delicious plant-based vegan options and vegetarian friendly.

The Local Roots Farmers Market is located in Bonita Springs and is open October through April from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m on Saturdays. This farmers market, along with 7 other markets, is run by Local Roots LLC. Fresh fruit, flowers, baked goods, veggies, and seafood are some of the things available at the Local Roots Farmers Market.

Loving Hut is an Asian inspired vegan cuisine restaurant dedicated to health, compassion, and sustaining the planet. They have several locations in Florida and are always growing!

The Pine Island Chamber works to support and promote the many businesses of Pine Island while being a place where tourists and locals can find information on the businesses and happenings taking place on the island.

Delivering news in Pine Island including notifications, events, and general happenings around the island. 

The oldest structure on the island, Port Boca Grande Lighthouse is a 1890s lighthouse on Gasparilla Island.

Originally known as the Downtown Farmers Market, the River District Farmers Market is located in Fort Myers and is known for its local foods, craft-made items, and baked goods. The market is open every Thursday year-round, from 7:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m.

The Sanibel Public Library serves residents of Sanibel. Library cards are available for anyone residing in Lee County.

A create your own Asian stir fry restaurant with vegan and vegetarian options available. Enjoy your fresh Asian cuisine in an energetic atmosphere. 

The Surfside sunshine market is located in Cape Coral and is open all year round from 1:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. The market offers local veggies, baked goods, fruits, and more. There is free parking available and friendly, well-behaved pets are welcome.

A fun twist on BYOB: Build Your Own Bowl! Delicious healthy food with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. 

Sweetberry Bowls

Exceptional shopping and fine dining make up the The Bell Tower Shops, an outdoor shopping center in Fort Myers. Come for the upscale shopping, return for the events throughout the year and the various dining options.

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100% Local Florida Honey, unprocessed and natural. Producing and selling Florida honey varieties including Orange Blossom, Saw Palmetto and Wildflower. Wholesale available. 

Known as NBC-2 on air, WBBH-TV is a NBC affiliated television station licensed to Fort Myers, Florida.

WFTX-TV is a Fox-affiliated television station serving Fort Myers and Naples, Florida.

This station is owned by Florida Gulf Coast University and is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) -member television station. It is licensed to Fort Myers, Florida.

A CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Fort Myers, Florida, United States and also serving Naples and Cape Coral.

WXCW-TV is a CW-affiliated television station serving Fort Myers, Florida that is licensed to Naples, Florida.

WZVN-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station serving Fort Myers, Florida that is licensed to Naples.

Heart and Home Homeschoolers is a Christian, cooperative support group of homeschooling families in Lee County, Florida. We welcome homeschool families of all faiths and educational philosophies. Our purposes are to support homeschooling parents, to share homeschooling resources and ideas, and to encourage families in the planning of social and educational activities for their children. We also provide a network for keeping homeschoolers aware of political issues affecting the rights of homeschoolers.