About Southwest Florida

Lee County, Florida has many very nice cities and towns that offer beautiful homes, employment opportunities, abundant natural resources, and other desirable amenities. Money ranked Cape Coral/Fort Myers as the #6 “Best Places to Live.” Career Press lists Cape Coral/Fort Myers as one of “50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family.” Inc. has named Cape Coral/Fort Myers as one of “The Best Small Business Neighborhoods in America.” Let us show you the area…

Lee County’s subtropical climate makes it paradise. The average annual temperature is 76 degrees, with average highs during the summer near 82 and average lows during the winter months of about 64. The average annual rainfall is just over 52 inches with June to September being the rainy season. Summer weather is humid but temperatures rarely go above 95.

The proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and various freshwater lakes and rivers moderates temperature extremes. Conditions are ideal for hundreds of varieties of tropical flowering plants, palm and citrus trees, abundant fish, wildlife and birds.

Entertainment and recreational activities often revolve around the outdoors. The hundreds of miles of Gulf of Mexico shoreline, numerous barrier islands, and the Caloosahatchee river encourage boating, fishing, as well as sunning and shelling on stunningly white beaches. If you are a sports fan, the Boston Red Socks, Minnesota Twins and Miracle baseball teams as well as the Everblades hockey team hold sporting events in this area. Golf, biking, running, gardening, tennis, and barbecue are popular activities year-round. The population is more active and younger than many realize. The median age in Lee County is just 42, that means half are younger and half are older.

The communities in Lee County boast amateur and professional theater companies. Well-known entertainers frequently appear at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Harborside Convention Center and Lee Civic Hall. Area restaurants specialize in tropical cuisine and most national chains are represented. Popular seasonal pageants include the Edison Festival of Lights and Christmas boat parades in several communities.

From historic sites such as the Edison, Ford and Burroughs homes to the new Gulf Coast University, Lee County has it all. Beautiful sandy beaches, cruises to Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key or the Everglades, J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Lovers Key State Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Calusa Nature Center/Planetarium or a manatee tour are a few of the attractions to be seen. Several malls and outlet stores are easily accessed from either Cape Coral or Fort Myers. Worldwide travel to Lee County has been made easy through Southwest International Airport.