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Community Information

North Fort Myers is the largest unincorporated area in Lee County. Expanding 70 square miles, from the northern shore of the Caloosahatchee River to Charlotte County, Cape Coral west, and east to Alva. The area encompasses a very diverse community that is emerging from a quiet rural life style to a growing business community. Our demographics range from young professionals to retirees. North Fort Myers also has a large percentage of seasonal residents.

Our neighborhoods include single-family homes, retirement communities, manufactured homes, mobile home parks and gated communities. We offer a wide range of recreational activities such as golf, tennis, boating, fishing, including something for all nature lovers.


Population 43,000
Median Household Income $38,000.00
Per Capita Income $21,000.00
Median Age 59
Labor Force 15,200
Density (population/square mile) 851.6

Age Distribution and Education
Persons 25 years and older 35,760
High School or Higher 28,889
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 7,410

Major Employers
Raymond Building Supply
Lynx Services
Lee Co. Electric Coop
Goodwill Industries
Medical Staffing Network

Travel Distances
Freeway Interchange: 6.5 miles
SW Fl International Airport: 18.2 miles
Page Field Airport: 6.1 miles

The History of Fort Myers

In the beginning, North Fort Myers was a collection of settlements brought to life by pioneers attracted to the pristine and heavily wooded wilderness north of the Caloosahatchee. The early names for the area included Samville, New Prospect, Bayshore, Cabana City and even Woodrow for Woodrow Wilson. By the early 1900’s North Fort Myers had a population of 50 and it was the hub of milling activities for processing old-world stands of pine trees brought in from eastern Lee County near Hickey’s creek. While North Fort Myers is steeped with history, today it is a community poised for growth.