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Lee County, situated on Florida's Gulf Coast, is a vibrant hub of activity and culture, boasting a population that has steadily grown over the years. In 2022, it counted 822,453 residents, solidifying its position as the eighth-most populous county in the state. Anchored by Fort Myers, with its population of 86,395, and the bustling city of Cape Coral, home to an estimated 194,016 people, Lee County exudes a dynamic energy that beckons both residents and visitors alike.

The history of Lee County is rich and storied, dating back centuries before the arrival of European settlers. Evidence of habitation by the Caloosahatchee culture, dating from 500 to 1750 AD, can be found in archaeological sites scattered throughout the area. Later, the Calusa people dominated the region until the arrival of Europeans. In the 1850s, Fort Myers was established as a military fort during the Seminole Wars, named after Colonel Abraham C. Myers. Over time, the county witnessed significant events, including the Battle of Fort Myers during the Civil War. Today, remnants of this history can still be explored, offering a glimpse into the county's past. Post World War II development started to develop the area, and following the opening of Southwest Florida International Airport in 1983 spurned a massive influx of luxury development over the past 30 years.

Lee County offers an array of activities and attractions to suit every taste and interest. From the pristine beaches with their sugar-white sands and gentle waves to the diverse array of wildlife preserves and mangrove forests, nature enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise. Fishing enthusiasts flock to Lee County, drawn by the promise of world-class excursions in both back bays and deep-sea waters, with Boca Grande Pass renowned as the Tarpon Capital of the World. For those with a penchant for retail therapy, the county boasts a plethora of shopping options, from quaint boutiques to sprawling malls. Additionally, Lee County has become a sought-after destination for weddings and romantic getaways, with its beachfront settings providing the perfect backdrop for love to bloom.Golf aficionados will delight in Lee County's numerous courses, which have earned it a reputation as a premier golfing destination. And when it comes to dining and nightlife, the county doesn't disappoint. From fresh seafood delights to intimate sunset dinner cruises, there's something to tantalize every palate. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply relaxation by the beach, Lee County offers an enticing blend of attractions and activities sure to leave a lasting impression.

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