Welcome to Lehigh Acres, a diverse community of approximately 80, 000 residents. Just 12 miles east of Fort Myers. Lehigh Acres boasts ponds, lakes, and canals. With 175 miles of canals and 16 well-stocked lakes. Lehigh Acres is a perfect destination for both fishing enthusiasts and beginners alike. For a change of pace, the Gulf of Mexico and its nearby barrier islands provide spectacular saltwater fishing opportunities, with bountiful grouper, mackerel, redfish, snapper, snook, and trout. For a challenge on the green, visit one of Lehigh Acres’ four championship golf courses. With parks, lakes, tennis, and safe roads for bicycling or walking this charming suburban enclave is the ideal retreat for families or seniors seeking an affordable and laid-back vacation.