Area Of Lehigh Acres, Florida

Lehigh Acres is home to more than 70,000 inhabitants and is a very close-knit community with a hometown atmosphere mainly comprised of young families and active retirees. Located in southwest Florida and bordered by the city of Fort Myers and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, this town offers residents affordable housing in clean, safe neighborhoods where traditional family values and small town spirit of the south is apparent.

Lehigh Acres is a part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated 2006 population of 798,324 Lehigh Acres Elevation: 23 feet above sea level
Lehigh Acres, tucked away from the bustle of large cities, is a peaceful and affordable alternative to the more well-known Florida destinations. Located near Fort Myers and Sanibel and Captiva Islands, this quiet suburban community offers easy access to the international airport, beaches, and a myriad of southwest Florida attractions.

With 175 miles of canals and 16 well-stocked lakes, Lehigh Acres is a perfect destination for both fishing enthusiasts and beginners alike. Largemouth bass are plentiful, and the area's fresh waters teem with bluegill, bream, catfish and pickerel as well. For a change of pace, the Gulf of Mexico and its nearby barrier islands provide spectacular saltwater fishing opportunities, where grouper, mackerel, redfish, snapper, snook and trout abound.

For a challenge on the green, visit one of Lehigh Acres' three championship golf courses. Spotted with lakes and ponds, traversing marshlands and threading through native woodlands, these courses are a great place to experience what it's like to live the real Florida lifestyle.

With parks, lakes, tennis, and safe roads for bicycling or walking, this charming suburban enclave is the ideal retreat for families or seniors seeking an affordable and laid-back vacation.