Lee County, county in Florida, United States. As of 2020 county had an estimated population of 790,767 inhabitants. The county was created 136 years ago in 1887. Its county seat is Fort Myers.
Located along Florida's southwest coast, Lee County is home to some of the fastest-growing cities in the state. While the white sand beaches draw many tourists, the communities within Lee County each offer unique cultural experiences and hometown charm beyond just sun and surf. Some of the most prominent cities in Lee County include Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, and Sanibel.
Cape Coral stands out with over 400 miles of canals and more miles of shoreline than any other city worldwide. Fort Myers serves as the county seat and provides a lively downtown district. Bonita Springs boasts premier shopping and dining options. Estero contains preserves like the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, while Sanibel Island dazzles with shell-filled beaches.
Beyond the county's larger hubs, small towns like Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers Shores, and Matlacha provide quirky fishing village vibes. From eco-adventures to historical sites and arts venues, the cities and towns of Lee County reveal there is much more to explore than its renowned beaches. Each community has its own flavor that contributes to the area's vibrant culture and enviable quality of life.
List of cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lee County.
|Lehigh Acres||Census designated place||86,784|
|Lochmoor Waterway Estates||Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida||4,204|