This inland town is an affordable alternative for those seeking the balmy Southwest Florida climate without the hustle and bustle of the coastal cities.
Lehigh Acres has 175 miles of freshwater canals and 16 stocked lakes. Bass, crappie and catfish are plentiful, and boat-launching ramps are available throughout the area.
There's plenty of space to get away from it all and take part in family activities such as tennis, horseback riding and hiking and biking on 15 miles of trails.
There's golf on your doorstep in Lehigh Acres, plus at least 10 other fine courses within a few miles' drive.
The location is prime for seeing all that Southwest Florida has to offer. There's easy access to Southwest Florida International Airport and many fine shopping areas within a few miles' radius. It's also a handy base for visiting Sanibel and Captiva islands, Naples, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach.
Formerly home to the Lucky Lee Ranch, Lehigh Acres holds the distinction of being the first retirement community built in Florida after World War II.