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what's the deal with the bad 'rep' in Lehigh Acres?? Relocating to the area (work in N. Naples)

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Susan Callahan’s answer
There are many beautiful areas in Lehigh. Acres with central water no assessments.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 23, 2013
Lehigh has, like all areas, good and bad parts. Many areas are still undeveloped. There are less rules about how you maintain your property than say, Naples or Cape Coral. Personally, I think living in SE Lehigh is an affordable alternative if you are working in N Naples.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 22, 2013
Thanks Marge, just trying to filter through the truth and just disgruntled homeowners/renters. Most articles I found on dated 2-4 years ago.
Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013
Talk to some residents who live there. Check with the county crime statistics. Ask a Realtor to provide you with a neighborhood report. Visit the area in person. Read about the area in the newspaper. Gathering as much information about a neighborhood before you move there is a good idea.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 11, 2014
It's certainly not the high rent district, and prices are indicative of quality of life. It's relatively cheap in Lehigh, and that's an indicator...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 11, 2014
I have been looking for 2 years. Lehigh Acres does not enjoy a good reputation. With that in mind I continued to look. However, one night my husband was watching a episode of "Cops" and sure enough there was the Lee County Sheriff and the area was Lehigh Acres. I guess that answered all of my questions I had..Plus the response times weren't great. It's sad really, it could be a really nice place to live, but their "zoning" laws aren't good...

Just my opinion
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 11, 2014
Lehigh Acres has had it's ups and downs. Don't be afraid of the city but knowing where you should buy is the key. Prices are on the rise and inventory has diminished. Now many realtors like myself are back to scouting for listings again. I have investors who strictly buy just in Lehigh Acres while many people (primary homeowners) frown away from this city.
Pick a good strategic location that would give you easy access to I75 so you could go to N. Naples in better time.

Edson Bezerra
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 7, 2013
if you HAVE to live in Lehigh... due to financial restraints then I am sure you can find a decent area within that area. But if you don't HAVE to live there... DON'T

My personal opinion
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 7, 2013
Are you looking to rent or buy. I just listed a property in Lehigh yesterday fully remodeled, granite countertops, wood and tile floor throughout. 3BR 2/BA.....UNDER $70,000. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. My company deals with a lot of turnkey properties in this area.


Jason Lipsher

13379 McGregor Blvd Ste 2
Fort Myers, Fl 33919
239.278.0028 office
239.277.1177 fax
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 22, 2013
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