Some of the cities, towns, and places in Lee County are Alva, Babcock Ranch, Boca Grande, Bokeelia, Bonita Springs, Buckingham, Burnt Store Marina, Cape Coral, Captiva, Charleston Park, Cypress Lake, East Dunbar, Estero, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers Shores, Gateway, Harlem Heights, Iona, Lehigh Acres, Lochmoor Waterway Estates, Matlacha, Matlacha Isles-Matlacha Shores, McGregor, North Fort Myers, Olga, Page Park, Palmona Park, Pine Island Center, Pine Manor, Pineland, Punta Rassa, San Carlos Park, Sanibel, St. James City, Suncoast Estates, Tanglewood, Three Oaks, Tice, Verandah, Villas, Whiskey Creek
Lee County is located in Southwest Florida on the Gulf Coast. As of the 2020 census, the population was 760,822. The county seat is Fort Myers (with a population of 86,395 as of the 2020 census), and the largest city is Cape Coral with an estimated 2020 population of 194,016. The county comprises the Cape Coral–Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Lee County was created in 1887 from Monroe County. Fort Myers is the county seat and a center of tourism in Southwest Florida. It is about 120 miles (190 km) south of Tampa at the meeting point of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caloosahatchee River. Lee County is the home for spring training of the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins MLB teams.