Ft. Myers and Lee County are situated along the Southwest Florida Coast on the Gulf of Mexico, between Port Charlotte and Naples. Lee County is home to several incorporated cities, including Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers Beach, the City of Sanibel, and Captiva. Each city has its own atmosphere, attractions, and activities, making each a worthwhile place to visit or live. Lee County is also home to two major league baseball spring training facilities. The Boston Red Sox train at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers and the Minnesota Twins train in South Lee County. The Gulf of Mexico and several barrier islands lie within the boundaries of Lee County, offering miles of unspoiled beaches, world-class fishing, boating, sailing, kayaking, and water activities to its residents. Wherever you live in Lee County, you are only a short drive and a few minutes away from the finest waterfront living in the world and the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen.
Lee County’s population as of the 2019 census was 770,577. Lee County is the most populous county in Southwest Florida. The median age is 48.5 years and the median household income is $56,129. The average temperature is 91°F in the summer and 73°F in the winter. Lee County public schools are administered by the School District of Lee County. There are 47 elementary schools, 21 middle schools, 13 high schools, 13 special education centers, and 14 charter schools within the Lee County public school system. In addition to public schools, Lee County is home to many fine private and parochial schools.
Florida Gulf Coast University is home to over 15,000 students and offers 54 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs in their five colleges. Lee County is also home to the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Lee County Campus and the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. FSW offers a variety of classes and flexible scheduling to meet your needs. In addition to FGCU and FSW, Lee County is also home to Hodges University and satellite campuses from Nova Southeastern and Barry University. Just to the south of Lee County lies Collier County, home to Ave Maria University. Ave Maria is the first catholic university founded in the US in over 40 years. The town is believed to be the first town ever developed in conjunction with a university.
There are many vacant buildable lots located in the various Lee County Communities, and DMI Home Builders is ready to help you locate the perfect spot to build your new Dream Home.