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Fort Myers / Sanibel


Florida

Data & Facts

Population
Ft. Myers City: 48.208
Ft. Myers Beach: 6.561
(Source: U.S. Census 2000; every 10 years)

Visitors: approx. 2 million / year
Peak Season
Jan. 15 through April. Rates are generally 30 to 60 percent lower during off-peak vacation season, excluding holidays. Reservations are essential during peak season.

Hotel/Motel 7amp; Condo/Resort Accommodation
More than 39,000 rooms range from inexpensive motels to idyllic cottages to condominiums and full-service resort properties.

Camping
More than 3,500 campsites, countywide may be found in the Lee County area’s 29 RV parks equipped with electrical & sewer hookups, as well as 13 RV parks with spaces for tent camping.

Golf
1,549 holes on 95 courses in southwest Florida include 47 public courses and semi-private courses.

Marinas
31 marinas, half of which offer boat rentals or charters.

(Source: University of Florida & Lee County Economic Development Office)

Airport
Southwest Florida International Airport 16000 Chamberlin Parkway Fort Myers, Florida 33913

Elevation
Sea Level up to 10 ft. (2-3 m)

Geography
652,000 acres, total land area (== 2,638,579 sq km) 590 miles of shoreline (== 949 km) 50 miles of white sand beaches (== 80 km) 100 plus barrier and coastal islands/Gulf of Mexico

Public Transportation
LeeTran provides public transportation approx. from 5:00 am to 9:45 pm, Mon - Sat, plus a limited service on Sundays. It includes 17 fixed bus routes plus a "Park and Ride" trolley service to and from area beaches.
More info on the LeeTran website, see link further below.

Official Lee Island Coast Visitor and Convention Bureau
2180 W. 1st St. Ste. 100, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Ph: 239-338-3500
Toll Free U.S./Canada: 800-237-6444

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