Ft. Myers, Florida
Expanding Our Programs
Because of the success of the Neighborhood S.A.F.E. program in California, Marin Family Action's projects have been duplicated in Lee County, Florida.
Fort Myers recreation services are an essential part of their community. The City of Fort Myers Recreation Division’s motto is “Bringing our Community Together.” The Recreation Division strives to bring the community together through leisure and recreational activities for individuals and families throughout the City of Fort Myers.
Gateway is located in Fort Myers, Florida just off I-75 in between Daniels Parkway and Colonial Blvd. Gateway is a master planned community with over 3,000 acres of neighborhoods, schools, parks, trails, golf courses, dog parks, community pools, a six-field soccer complex, dining and the Boston Red Sox Spring Training facility. An extensive business park that features Sony, Comcast, Zephyrhills, Alta Resources, Stantec, Alorica, Gartner, DirecTV, and many more. Quick access to Southwest Florida International Airport.
Lehigh Acres is located in southwest Florida just minutes from the Gulf Coast. Developed in the mid 1950's, Lehigh Acres has grown into a community of over 96 square miles with over 87,000 residents. The community features miles of freshwater canals, great fishing, tennis, horseback riding and 15 miles of hiking and biking trails.
EducationThe educational attainment of the community’s population is an important component of the overall health and wellness of a community. Educational attainment helps shape ones future occupational opportunities and earning potential. Higher levels of educational attainment provide improved access to information and opportunities that lead to better health and wellness outcomes. Lack of educational attainment is a risk factor for less desirable behavioral, health, and wellness outcomes.
The City of Palms
Attitribued to Thomas Edison ~ Bringing Our Community Together
The City of PalmsAttitribued to Thomas Edison ~ Bringing Our Community Together
The Calusa Indians made this land their home thousands of years ago, utilizing the favorable climate and abundant natural resources to thrive and prosper.
Ever since then, tThe beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel have attracted people for the same reasons. The result is a rich history on full display in the area's many historic inns, galleries, museums, and in one can't-miss example, the winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
Year round and seasonal residents coexist with a vibrant business community oriented to the steady stream of island visitors.
In 1885, inventor Thomas Alva Edison was cruising Florida's west coast and stopped to visit Fort Myers. He soon bought 13 acres along the Caloosahatchee River in town, and built a home and laboratory, "Seminole Lodge", as a winter retreat.
As early as 1935, the residents of Fort Myers Beach began discussing incorporation. In 1995 a referendum passed to incorporate Estero Island as a means to engage citizens of the island in the preservation of their own small town character. After legislation was enacted by the State of Florida, on December 31, 1995 the Town of Fort Myers Beach was born.