Lee County

Lee County is located in Southwest Florida bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Charlotte Harbor and Charlotte, Hendry and Collier Counties. 

Lee County was established from Monroe County in 1823 and named for General Robert E. Lee. 

 

Lee County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
440,888
Population - 2010
618,754
Population - 2015 Est
665,845
Land Area (sq mi)
785
Water Area (sq mi)
428
Total Area (sq mi)
1,212
Average Rainfall
52
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
64

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Lee County School District oversees the education of approximately 80,000 students at over 60 public schools in Lee County, Florida. Unlike many other school districts in Florida, Lee County School District’s choice system for student enrollment is open-enrollment and goes through the Student Assignment Office whereby a lottery process is used to assign students to schools.

The Big Arts Center is a center for both visual and performing arts on Sanibel Island. It puts on shows and exhibits to help local artists showcase their arts and audiences enjoy arts of all kinds.

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

Florida Gulf Coast University opened it's doors in 1998 in Fort Myers to offer innovative programs and degrees to a growing Southwest Florida region. 

Today over 10,000 students attend FGCU. 

The Fort Myers Beach Public Library is a library in Fort Myers. It is separate from the Lee County Library System, but any resident of Lee County is eligible for a Fort Myers Beach Public library card.

The Historic Arcade Theatre is a restored movie theater first built in 1915. Today it is home to the Florida Repertory Theatre, and performances of plays and musicals are put on 6 days a week.

Hodges University is a small college with two campuses and Naples and Fort Myers. It is a small tight knit school with a variety of different associates, undergraduate, and graduate programs.

The Lee County Library System has 15 branches is Bonita Springs, Captiva, Lehigh Acres, Boca Grande, North Fort Myers, Bokeelia, Estero, 6 in Fort Myers, and 2 in Cape Coral.

Delivering news in Pine Island including notifications, events, and general happenings around the island. 

The Sanibel Public Library serves residents of Sanibel. Library cards are available for anyone residing in Lee County.

May 7, 2017

Location: Fort Myers Beach just down the street from Times Square and the Pier. 

Enjoy tasty samples from local restaurants offering their signature dishes. 

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Heart and Home Homeschoolers is a Christian, cooperative support group of homeschooling families in Lee County, Florida. We welcome homeschool families of all faiths and educational philosophies. Our purposes are to support homeschooling parents, to share homeschooling resources and ideas, and to encourage families in the planning of social and educational activities for their children. We also provide a network for keeping homeschoolers aware of political issues affecting the rights of homeschoolers.