Lehigh Acres, Florida

Lehigh Acres: Census designated place


Lehigh Acres is a CDP located in the county of Lee in the U.S. state of Florida.

Exploring Lehigh Acres, Florida: A Growing Community near Fort Myers

Located just east of Fort Myers in southwest Florida, Lehigh Acres is a popular residential community that offers affordable homes and amenities amid natural surroundings.

Overview of Lehigh Acres

Lehigh Acres spans over 133 square miles in Lee County, making it one of the largest cities in Florida by area. It was developed in the 1950s as one of Florida’s first master-planned communities. The population today has grown to over 86,000 residents.

This suburban area provides easy access to Fort Myers and other west coast cities via FL-82 and I-75 while also giving residents a quieter lifestyle. The community has numerous parks, trails, golf courses, and other recreation opportunities.

Things to Do in Lehigh Acres

Top attractions and activities in Lehigh Acres include:

  • Veterans Park - Sprawling park with sports fields, playgrounds, and walking paths.
  • Homestead Park - 30 acres with a football stadium, basketball courts, and baseball fields.
  • Lehigh Acres Senior Center - Community center for seniors featuring activities, fitness classes, and social events.
  • Sunshine Ace Hardware - Massive hardware store that's been a local staple since 1987.
  • Alva School Museum - Historic school building from early 1900s now containing museum exhibits.


Lehigh Acres has experienced rapid population growth over the past two decades, more than doubling in size. It has a mix of retirees and families attracted by its affordable real estate, amenities, and small town feel despite its proximity to Fort Myers.

With its sunny weather, recreational opportunities, and developing neighborhoods, Lehigh Acres offers a laidback lifestyle near all the attractions of southwest Florida.

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Location of Lehigh Acres on Florida map.

Quick Facts about Lehigh Acres

Population : 86,784
Country : United States of America
State : Florida (United States)
County : Lee County
Postal code : 33900–33999
Phone Area Codes : 239
Area : 243.83 km2
Altitude : 20 feet / 6 meters
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 17:35:04 (29th November 2023)
Weather : 72℉ Sunny 7-days weather
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Lehigh Acres is located at 26°37'31"N 81°37'29"W (26.6253500, -81.6248000).

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Lehigh Acres forecast: Sunny. High near 72, with temperatures falling to around 66 in the afternoon. North northeast wind around 12 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. more

Lehigh Acres zip code is 33936. County name: Lee, County fips: 12071

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Schools in Lehigh Acres

College & universities near Lehigh Acres, FL

Code Name City ZIP
462035 Florida Academy Fort Myers (FL) 33966-1155

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lehigh Acres, FL

Code Name Address Type
FTM Fort Myers, Florida 6050 Plaza Drive BUS
PCH Port Charlotte, Florida 909 King Highway BUS
SBG Sebring 601 East Center St RAIL
OKE Okeechobee 801 North Parrott Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Lehigh Acres

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lehigh Acr Post Office Lehigh Acres (FL) 33936

Other cities in Lee County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lee County , FL. (more)

City Name Population Title
Cape Coral 200,972 The second most populous city in Lee County, Florida.
Fort Myers 91,086 The most populous city in Lee County, Florida.
Bonita Springs 60,830 A city in Lee County, Florida.
North Fort Myers 39,407 Unincorporated community in Lee County, Florida, United States; census designated place
Estero 34,383 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
San Carlos Park 16,824 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Cypress Lake 11,846 Census designated place
Villas 11,569 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Gateway 8,401 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Sanibel 7,429 City in Florida, USA
McGregor 7,406 Census designated place
Fort Myers Beach 7,117 Town of the United States
Fort Myers Shores 5,487 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Whiskey Creek 4,655 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Tice 4,470 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida
Suncoast Estates 4,384 Census-designated place in Lee County, Florida

Distance to Other Cities

Lehigh Acres distances to largest Florida cities