City Profile: Lehigh Acres

By: VISIT FLORIDA staff

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This affordable, peaceful vacation spot off the beaten path offers opportunities for many outdoor activities.

Lehigh Acres, tucked away from the bustle of large cities, is a peaceful and affordable alternative to the more well-known Florida destinations. Located about 50 miles east of 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' four 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.

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steve
steve June 3, 2013 11:56 PM
looking to rent condo on a golf course (possibly puchase after this year.) This will be our first year thinking of being a "snow bird" and need to start trying to find something. Would rather be within 30 min of coast
any help is appreciated
thank you,
Steve