Since the days of the Lucky Lee Ranch, the boundaries of Lehigh Acres have stretched to cover 61,000 acres (250 km), including the runways of the former Buckingham Army Airfield, a major Army Air Forces training base that was closed at the end of World War II.
Now, Lehigh Acres homeowners benefit from a stable real estate market, with the average listing price modestly growing 2.8 percent last year to reach 5,631.
Lower home prices abound, with homes built between 2003 to 2007 being amoung the best buys in the United States.
Sanibel and Captiva Islands are one of a kind destinations, along with the Everglades.
Gould, a Florida advertising executive, Manuel Riskin, a Chicago CPA, and Edward Shapiro, a former Chicagoan who was in the real estate business in California, and began land sales at Lehigh Acres.
Guests of the Lehigh Acres Microtel Inn can enjoy traditional American cuisine and a full bar at the on-site Haney’s Restaurant and Pub.
There is a bay window with cushioned seating in each room.
Pasture land where cattle once roamed have been divided into some 152,000 quarter acre and half acre lots for housing.
The majority of the residential homes have low taxes and excellent well water with the services of Goodrich Water.