Lee County Neighborhoods

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East Fort Myers

East Fort Myers runs along the Caloosahatchee and Palm Beach Boulevard (State Road 80) corridor east of Fort Myers. It is home to ethnically diverse neighborhoods and businesses, as well as distinct neighborhoods including Tice, Buckingham, Olga, and Fort Myers Shores, as well as the gated Verandah and River Hall communities. It is home to Terry Park, built a century ago for Major League Baseball spring training, and Manatee Park. Median price: $172,900

Lehigh Acres

Nearly 100 square miles in size, Lehigh Acres is 12 miles east of Fort Myers, and boasts 16 stocked lakes, 175 miles of canals and four championship golf courses. With a population of 100,000, Lehigh Acres is an affordable place to purchase an existing residence or build a new home. It is a fast-growing community with easy access to commercial, medical, and professional conveniences. Vacant land is available by the half or quarter acre. There are typically hundreds of real estate choices on the market. Median price: $184,000

North Fort Myers

North Fort Myers was originally the site of a large sawmill and dairy operation, and it still retains a quiet, rural lifestyle. It is an expansive 70 square miles, reaching from the northern shore of the Caloosahatchee River to Charlotte County, Cape Coral west, and east to Alva. The area encompasses a diverse community that is poised for commercial growth. Demographics range from young professionals to retirees and seasonal residents. A variety of housing options include single-family homes, retirement communities, manufactured homes, mobile home parks, and gated communities. Median price: $215,000

Pine Island

Pine Island is the largest island in the Sunshine State—18 miles long and 2 miles wide with five unique communities. It is located in the Gulf of Mexico, 15 minutes from Cape Coral and 30 minutes from Fort Myers. The Intracoastal Waterway passes through Pine Island Sound, to the west of the island, home of rich fishing grounds. There are many exotic fruit and palm nurseries on the island, as well as commercial fishing operations, marinas, and waterfront homes. It is also known as “Florida’s Creative Coast” due to a concentration of art studios and galleries on the funky Matlacha islet and around the island. Median price: $329,000

South Fort Myers

South Fort Myers is the sweeping southern region of the county, running from Cypress Parkway and Daniels Road south to Estero and the beaches. There are a host of luxury gated communities, long-established neighborhoods, and major commercial corridors and shopping destinations, such as the Bell Tower and Gulf Coast Town Center. The region also includes the Southwest Regional International Airport, San Carlos Park, HealthPark Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Median price: $240,000

(Source for median prices: Realtor.com)

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