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Florida has plenty of amazing places to live. Especially in Lee County. From the beauty of the beaches to the busy downtown areas, Lee County really has something for everyone. If you’ve ever wondered what would be the best place in Lee County to live, we have the answer.

Niche has released the outlet’s annual Best Places to Live rankings, which ranks the best cities and communities to live in judging by a variety of criteria. According to Niche, the results were based on several key factors, such as the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities. Using all of that data, they put together a list of the best  for 2022.

If you’re moving outside of Florida, the handful of cities at the top of the list includes Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania; City Center, California; Penn Wynee, Pennsylvania; and Houserville, Pennsylvania. That’s a lot of love for Pennsylvania.

Read on for the full list of the 15 best places to live in Lee County Florida via Niche. Is your favorite neighborhood  here? I live in Estero, which comes in at number 5. Outside of the top 15 was Fort Myers at 16 and Cape Coral at 17.

If for some reason you needed to move to Michigan, Anne Erickson has compiled The 35 best Places To Live In Michigan. Some people like the snow. Not me. So let’s take a look at  The 15 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Lee County Florida. Starting with number 15:

This list is courtesy of Niche.

  • 15. Fort Myers Beach

    Gotta love the beach, but the tourists and traffic bring it down to number 15.

    Living in Fort Myers Beach

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  • 14. North Fort Myers

    Go Red Knights!

    Living in North Fort Myers

    North Fort Myers is a with a population of 42,770. North Fort Myers is in Lee County. Living in North Fort Myers offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In North Fort Myers there are a lot of parks.

     

  • 13. McGregor

    McGregor is my favorite road in town. I wish every road would be lined with sky-high palms.

    Living in McGregor

    McGregor is a with a population of 7,760. McGregor is in Lee County. Living in McGregor offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In McGregor there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in McGregor and residents tend to lean conservative.

     

  • 12. Iona

    Still some tornado damage, which probably kept this beautiful area out of the top 10.

    Living in Iona

    Iona is a with a population of 14,118. Iona is in Lee County. Living in Iona offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Iona there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Iona and residents tend to be conservative.

     

  • 11. Three Oaks

    Living in Three Oaks

    Three Oaks is a with a population of 4,281. Three Oaks is in Lee County. Living in Three Oaks offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Three Oaks there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Three Oaks and residents tend to lean conservative.

     

  • 10. Lochmoor Waterway Estates

    It’s so close to everything, but still feels far away.

    Living in Lochmoor Waterway Estates

    Lochmoor Waterway Estates is a with a population of 4,163. Lochmoor Waterway Estates is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Lochmoor Waterway Estates offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 9. San Carlos Park

    I’ve never understood how mush this neighborhood loves fireworks.

    Living in San Carlos Park

    San Carlos Park is a with a population of 17,961. San Carlos Park is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in San Carlos Park offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 8. Cypress Lake

    Most famous lately for sending students to reality shows. In a good way.

    Living in Cypress Lake

    Cypress Lake is a with a population of 12,978. Cypress Lake is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Cypress Lake offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Cypress Lake there are a lot of restaurants and parks.

  • 7. Burnt Store Marina

    Does everyone here have a boat? I feel like everyone has a boat.

    Living in Burnt Store Marina

    Burnt Store Marina is a town in Florida with a population of 2,057. Burnt Store Marina is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Burnt Store Marina offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes.

     

  • 6. Bonita Springs

    The new Popeye’s in Bonita opened last week.

    Living in Bonita Springs

    Bonita Springs is a with a population of 55,902. Bonita Springs is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Bonita Springs offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bonita Springs there are a lot of restaurants and parks.

     

  • 5. Estero

    You know, when I moved to Estero there was only 1 mall.

    Living in Estero

    Estero is a with a population of 32,815. Estero is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Estero offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Estero there are a lot of restaurants and parks.

     

  • 4. Villas

    You got the Bell Tower.

    Living in Villas

    Villas is a with a population of 13,072. Villas is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Villas offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Villas there are a lot of restaurants and parks.

     

  • 3. Sanibel

    If you can afford to live here – do it.

    Living in Sanibel

    Sanibel is a with a population of 7,319. Sanibel is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Sanibel offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Sanibel there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

     

  • 2. Gateway

    Gateway is amazing, unless you’re trying to get home during minor league baseball season.

    Living in Gateway

    Gateway is a with a population of 10,702. Gateway is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Gateway offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Gateway and residents tend to lean conservative.

     

  • 1. Whiskey Creek

    Built before the cookie cutter communities invaded the town. Whiskey Creek has identity. Except for those renters who have all the gym equipment hanging from their front tree. Could probably do without that.

    Living in Whiskey Creek

    Whiskey Creek is a with a population of 5,022. Whiskey Creek is in Lee County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Whiskey Creek offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Whiskey Creek there are a lot of restaurants and parks.