Lehigh Acres is just Minutes from the Gulf Coast and located in Southwest Florida. Just a short ride will bring you to I-75, the southwest international airport, Fort Myers and a 30-minute drive to Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel. The town is known for the inexpensive living because this is one of the few towns in our area, not located on any river or the Gulf of Mexico. Lehigh Acres has some shallow freshwater canals and man-made lakes. The Town has five golf courses and many several gated communities. Lehigh is known for great ethnic restaurants and strip shopping centers. Home prices were starting at $ 80,000 for a 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home on a standard lot. The community is over 96 square miles and has 87,000 residents. A diverse community of approximately 80,000 residents. Just 12 miles east of Fort Myers, this town boasts ponds, lakes and freshwater canals. With 175 miles of freshwater canals and 16 well-stocked lakes, Lehigh Acres is a perfect destination for both fishing enthusiasts and beginners alike. For a change of pace and a 45-minute drive, the Gulf of Mexico and its nearby barrier islands provide spectacular saltwater fishing opportunities, with bountiful grouper, mackerel, redfish, snapper, snook and trout. For a challenge on the green, visit one of Lehigh Acres’ four championship golf courses. 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 town to live in. The housing market is still very affordable and makes Lehigh Acres a good retirement place.