AN IMPRESSIVE AMOUNT OF PRESERVED LAND AND PARK SPACE
The essence of Southwest Florida is often measured by the amount of open space to play on. If that’s the case, the landscape here speaks for itself. Built as the first retirement community in Florida after World War II, Lehigh Acres serves as the residential base for much of the county. Past the subdivisions you’ll find a rural charm, and Alva, the oldest settlement in the area.
Lehigh Acres is one of Lee County’s fastest growing communities with around 97,000 residents calling the community home. Affordable housing and a casual lifestyle are attracting a younger population. With a strong supply of land, convenient access to Interstate 75, Southwest Florida International Airport and a growing workforce, Lehigh Acres is poised for continued growth.
Lehigh Regional Medical Center is an 88-bed hospital with a dedicated team of employees, nurses and physicians, providing quality, compassionate care to eastern Lee County and Hendry County. More than 75 physicians belong to Lehigh Regional Medical Center’s medical staff providing major medical and surgical specialties. Lehigh Regional Medical Center is actively involved in community organizations, special events, school system activities, and charitable causes in the Lehigh Acres area.
Start a day of leisure here on the fairway with 18 holes at Copperhead Golf Club. The scenic 18-hole course in Lehigh Acres features 7,202 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. This championship course is truly a jewel and features a rare challenge at the 11th hole… “Southwest Florida’s Premier 707 Yard Par 6 Challenge Hole.”
The Caloosahatchee Regional Park features 768 acres of pine Flatwoods, scrub oak, and cypress swamps. You’ll find over 20 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. A walk down shaded Palmetto Path puts anyone in a natural state of mind along the famed river of the Calusa Indians. The north side of the park is designated for mountain biking and horseback riding. The south side of the park has hiking trails, a fishing pier, and a floating dock. Primitive camping sites for families and groups are available. Enjoy Kayaking and fishing along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.