Facts and Information

Fort Myers

Lee County Facts and Information

Location
Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, between Naples and Sarasota (Lee County, between Collier and Charlotte Counties).

Areas of Interest
Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island, Bonita Springs & Beaches, Fort Myers, Pine Island, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island, North Fort Myers, Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Caya Costa State Island Preserve, North Captiva Island.

Geography
652,000 acres, total land area 590 miles of shoreline, 50 miles of white sand beaches, 100 plus barrier and coastal island/Gulf of Mexico.

Average Annual Air Temperatures

* 73.9F average annual temperature
* 83.8F average annual high temperature
* 63.9F average annual low temperature

Average Annual Water Temperatures

* 77.5F Average annual temperature
* 70.8F average fall/winter temperature
* 84.1F average spring/summer temperature
* 66.0F average winter low temperature
* 87.0F average summer high temperature

Population
618,754 residents in Lee County
62,298 residents in Fort Myers
6,012 residents in Sanibel Island
154,305 residents in Cape Coral
6,107 residents in Fort Myers Beach
23,506 residents in Bonita Springs
237,665 residents in Unincorporated Lee County
Over 1.5 million visitors annually

Airports
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) southeast of Fort Myers and serving Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties, opened in 1984, serviced by most major domestic carriers and several international charter operations.

Page Field Executive Airport, near downtown Fort Myers.

Major Access Roads
Interstate 75 and U.S. 41 north-south
Alligator Alley and U.S. 41 (east of Naples) east-west.

Mileage from Florida Cities
Miami: 148 miles (2 1/2 hours drive time)
Orlando: 167 miles (3 1/2 hours drive time)
Tampa: 134 miles (2 1/2 hours drive time)
Daytona: 219 miles (4 1/2 hours drive time)
Jacksonville: 311 miles (6 hours drive time)

Peak season
January 15 through April (rates are generally 30 to 60 percent lower during off-peak season (excluding holidays); reservations are essential during peak).

Hotel/Motel/Condominium/Resort Accommodation
More than 20,000 rooms, ranging from idyllic cottages to condominiums to deluxe resort properties and inexpensive motels.

Camping
More than 3,500 campsites, countywide, in: 40 R V parks, equipped with electrical and sewer hookups, 17 R V parks, offering additional tent camping.

Golf
1,549 holes on 95 courses in Southwest Florida, including 15 public courses, 34 semiprivate courses and 46 private clubs.

Marinas
58 marinas, 15 of which offer boat rentals or charters.