Located in southwest Florida and home to some 87,000 people, Lehigh Acres has a vast inventory of single-family homes selling at a median price that is lower than that of most neighboring cities and the state of Florida overall. Available houses range from one-bedroom units that are less than 1,000 square feet to sprawling five-bedroom homes on spacious lots. There also is a large amount of land on the market in the city, as well as a sprinkling of townhouses and condos.
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An unincorporated community in Lee County, Lehigh Acres was first developed in the mid-1950s on land that was once the Lucky Lee Ranch. Today, the community stretches 95 square miles and is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Meyers metro area. With 175 miles of canals and more than a dozen stocked lakes, Lehigh Acres has some excellent fishing opportunities for novice and seasoned anglers alike. With several championship golf courses in the community, Lehigh Acres is a popular destination for people who play the sport. Lehigh Acres Trailhead Park includes a multi-use trail surrounding a 3-acre replicated prairie, along with an outdoor fitness area and picnic pavilions. The 95-acre Veterans Community Park includes off-leash areas for dogs, a skateboard course, playground, water feature and sports facilities.
Residents can get most anything they need from a variety of grocery and big box stores and other retail chains and restaurants within Lehigh. The Edison Mall is located in nearby Ft. Meyers and offers a more diverse shopping experience. Fort Meyers, along with adjacent Cape Coral, have many dining and entertainment options that are a relatively short trip from Lehigh Acres. Sanibel Island in the Gulf of Mexico is a popular recreation spot for both locals and tourists. In addition to its public schools, Lehigh Acres has a handful of private schools. For higher education, the are six colleges and universities located within 50 miles of Lehigh Acres, including Florida Gulf Coast University, Edison State College and Southwest Florida College. The university of Miami is about 140 miles from Lehigh. Each year, the community hosts the Lehigh Acres Spring Festival, a family friendly event featuring food, entertainment and more. A laid back and unpretentious community with plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors, Lehigh has a lot to offer - especially very affordable housing. If you're planning to relocate to the Cape Coral-Fort Meyers area, be sure to look at our listings for Lehigh and find a great place you can call home.