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The Cities and communities of Lee County, Florida *


Alva

Bayshore, Boca Grande, Bokeelia, Bonita Beach, Bonita Springs, Buckingham

Cape Coral, Captiva

Estero

Flamingo Bay, Fort Myers (county seat) , Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers Villas

Iona

Lehigh Acres

Matlacha

North Fort Myers

Pineland, Punta Rassa

San Carlos Park, Sanibel (Island), St. James City

Tice

 

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area.

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Information & Facts about Lee County, Florida

Government:

Fort Myers is the County Seat of Lee County.

Lee County Website

Commissioners' Offices
(Old Lee County Courthouse)
2120 Main Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Lee County Sheriff Office
14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida 33912-4406
Phone: (239) 477-1200

Lee County Administration Building
2115 2nd St.
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Help line: 239-332-2737

History:

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

Weather & Climate:

Average annual temperature: 76 degrees F.
Average January temperature: 63.8 degrees F.
Average August temperature: 81.5 degrees F.
Average Fall-Winter temperature: 70.8 degrees F.
Average annual high temperature: 83.8 degrees F.
Average annual low temperature: 63.9 degrees F.
Summer average highs: about 82 degrees F.
Winter average lows: about 63.8 degrees F.
Average annual rainfall: 52 inches. The rainy season is usually from June to September
While summer temperatures are rarely over 95 degrees, it is humid in the summer.

Average winter water low temperature: 66.0 degrees F.
Average summer water high temperature: 87.0 degrees F.
Average fall/winter water temperature: 70.8 degrees F.
Average spring/summer water temperature: 84.1 degrees F.

Population:

1993: 357,550 residents
1997: 394,244 residents
2000: 475,000 residents

There are 1.7 million visitors each year!

Location and Facts:

Lee County reaches in 15 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Collier County is south and Charlotte County is North. It is also bordered by Hendry County.

The Caloosahatchee River runs through the county.

Lee County has 803 square miles of land area

There are 238 square miles of water in Lee County

Lee County has 590 miles of shoreline, 50 miles of white sand beaches

Economy:

In 1992:
The largest employers in the county were in the retail trade, services and government sectors.
Major employers in the Retail sector - eating & drinking businesses and food stores
Major employers in the Services sector - medical & health services and business services

Libraries:

Fort Myers-Lee County Library
3456 Union St.
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Phone: 239-338-3155

Lee County Library Information

Schools:

Lee County School District

2055 Central Ave.
Fort Myers, Florida 33901-3916
Phone: 239-334-1102
Public Information Office: 239-337-8327

Organizations:

Lee County Special Olympics
2039 W. 1st St.
Fort Myers, Florida 33901-3113
Phone: 239-334-9440

American Red Cross Lee County Chapter
2616 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL
239-278-3401
FAX : 941-278-4829
Email: arclcc@crossnet.org

NAACP of Lee County
3809 Drive Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
239-334-0009

Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau

2180 West First Street, Suite 100
P.O. Box 2445
Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2445
Phone: 239-338-3500
Toll-free: 800-237-6444
Fax: 239-334-1106
For consumer information in the U.S. and Canada 800-533-4753

Call for a free Vacationer's Guide to the Lee Island Coast: (800) 533-4753, ext. 700

Attractions and other information:

information about Lee county on Lee County.com

Just a few of the things to see and do in Lee County:

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter homes, Mound Key, SunSplash Waterpark, Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track, Minnesota Twins spring training, Boston Red Sox spring training, Miracle Professional Baseball (April to August), the Edison Festival Parade of Light including the largest nigh light parade in Florida, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Harborside Convention Center, J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel-Captiva beaches, Everglades Wonder Gardens, Koreshan State Historic Site and the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation.

Lee County has one of the world's largest populations of bottlenose dolphins and West Indian manatee

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