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The insiders guide to Lee County Florida

On the southwest coast of Florida, Lee County is home to Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and the islands of Captiva and Sanibel.

Lee County Florida has about 570,000 residents. The cities in Lee County are Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Captiva and Sanibel.

Cape Coral has the largest population in Lee County with about 156,000 people. Cape Coral has over 400 miles of canals, which makes most of the homes waterfront. Across the Caloosahatchee River from Cape Coral is Fort Myers.

Fort Myers is the second largest city in Lee County. Fort Myers is famous for being the winter home of Thomas Edison. The Edison home and lab sits adjacent to the home of Henry Ford. Both are open to the public.

Lee County Beaches

Boating and beaches are a big part of life in Lee County. Popular beaches in Lee County include Fort Myers Beach, Captiva, and Sanibel.

Boating in Lee County

Boating is a big part of life in Lee County. Islands such as Cayo Costa State Park and Cabbage Key are only accessible via boat. And the waters around Lee County including Pine Island Sound, San Carlos Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico offer excellent fishing for Tarpon, Red Fish, Snook, and many other fish species.

Boca Grand Pass on the northern tip of Cayo Costa Island is famous for Tarpon.

Cities in Lee County


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