In the 1950’s, Chicago businessman Lee Ratner needed a tax shelter after selling his pest control business. He had heard that cattle were a good investment so he purchased 18,000 acres of land in eastern Lee County and named it the Lucky Lee Ranch. Shortly after starting his cattle enterprise, he joined with Gerald Gould, Manuel Riskin, and Edward Shapiro to start developing and selling the land.
Since the days of the Lucky Lee, the boudaries of Lehigh Acres have stretched to cover over 61,000 acres.
The surge in housing prices led to a boom in Lehigh Acres from 2003-2007, peaking at more than 7,500 new homes constructed in 2006.
Lehigh Acres is the perfect community offering wide open space, affordable housing prices, and friendly faces. Don’t forget that your Lehigh Acres home borders Fort Myers so you are never far from the city and beach.
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