My family and I moved to Lehigh acres about 6 years and love Lehigh. I always laugh when people say it is too far to drive or it is full of crime, what a crock! If you look up the crime stats on Lehigh and compare them to the surrounding area! Fort Myers who has a crime rate 3 times worse and Cape Coral that is barely better however look out for all of the drunks the cape is full of them.
Lehigh property values are rising fast and has many new building projects starting throughout the town. Aldi, a new seafood restaurant, Culver's, a new shopping plaza off of homestead Blvd, Wawa, several discount and convenience stores, new medical offices, a new urgent care, and new houses going up, I can see three being built from my back yard.
To anyone looking to move to Lehigh I would suggest you do your research in person and avoid believing all of these online writers that have probably never even set foot in Lehigh. Please come visit and see what Lehigh has to offer but remember Lehigh is growing fast and values are increasing quickly so I would move fast so you can get a deal and avoid paying more than you have to.
Hope to see you around town, happy hunting and good luck wherever you end up!... more
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I know that this is an old post, but I thought I would share some observations that I have had living in Lehigh for the past five years (2011-2016). First there are some not so great areas. One of those being the area that is close to 82 (the southwest corner) that has a multitude of duplexes. Most of these are section 8. Do not get me wrong not all of these people are bad people, however you did get a lot of rif raf, drug dealers and not so good intentioned folks coming into this part of Lehigh. I lived there for 4 years and felt like it was okay up until about 2015 when crime started becoming a more common place thing and drug deals were being done out in the open during the day time. I moved to the North Central part of Lehigh (north of Lee Blvd and across from Walmart). This area is wonderful. I will not say that nothing ever happens, however it is rare. I can go out by myself and take walks at night and do not have to worry about what might happen or who might be lingering in the streets. Most of the people I see outside are families playing with their children or people mowing their lawns. I have lived in that area for about a year, however my rental is coming due to expire and I am looking to purchase a home. I have found in my search that the areas that seem to be the best are either those in the southeast area of Lehigh and the Northern part. After looking for a few months I have settled on a home in the extreme northern part of Lehigh which will allow me to continue to enjoy the neighborhood that I have enjoyed over the last year.... more
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Have lived in Lehigh Acres for eight years and counting and have not experienced any type of crime what so ever. It mostly depends on what part of Lehigh Acres that you live in. I know people that live in SW Lehigh Acres that tell me if you have anything it must be locked up in your garage or it will be stolen. Looking at the crime statistics where I live in the NE part of town has a low or almost non existent crime rate. If you live in SW Lehigh Acres, there is a high amount of crime. Check Lehigh Acres crime statistics to find out if the area that you wish to live in is safe. I do and have left property in plain sight and nothing has ever been touched. My neighborhood is peaceful and quiet. Other neighborhoods are quite the opposite. That's my opinion. You can research crime statistics by neighborhood and validate my claims. Thanks for the question and I hope that I've been of some help.... more
I'm very sorry for your families health difficulties. Before you start looking for a rental, there are many steps you may want to pursue to keep your home first. I can't guarantee an outcome, but a foreclosure is the worst possible.
If you were in my market, we'd set up a meeting with a law firm I work with. They would review your situation and give you impartial advice based on current law. It may not be possible to save the home, but there may be a way to stall the foreclosure longer, do a short sale, declare bankruptcy or other ways to protect you and your family until things settle down.
Please don't assume you only have one option. Get some very specific advice based on a full disclosure of your current circumstances. I wish and pray for your best.... more