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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Lee County is located in Florida with a population of 700,165. Lee County is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Lee County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lee County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lee County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lee County are above average.
Population
700,165

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,035
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Lee County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    250.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    350.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,399
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Lee County Reviews

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My experience with lee county is its a great county for as long as I've been living in it. Ever since I've been here the county has always done its best to make the residents happy. For example putting up gas stations, offering new jobs, and building new schools. By doing these things it makes the residents of the county happy because it gives them a place to get new jobs and a have a well educated and bright place for there kids to learn in. Although, one thing I would change about lee county is its night life. The nightlife is very dead and there's nothing to do. Therefore, if they can have places to go to or have fun activities to do, it would be so much better.
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Lee county is a diverse area with many cultures living together. The county is growing exponentially due to tourists choosing to move here following vacation. Our beaches are beautiful, the city night life is hopping, and it is a great place to raise a family. Lee county has numerous parks to enjoy during the day and the weather is always sunny. This is an area where you can enjoy the outside everyday.
The weather is great and the cost of living is pretty good. The jobs don't pay that well but because the cost of living is lower than other places, it is manageable. It is a great place to retire. The schools, medical insurance, the pay are all about 10 years behind the northern states.