Lehigh Acres is now attracting developers interested in building gated communities. MW Johnson Construction of Lakeville, Minnesota is developing Shadow Lakes, a gated and deed-restricted community, in Lehigh Acres. The project will include of 112 estate homes and 138 executive homes with two lakes and will be surrounded by a canal.
Lehigh Acres is on an explosive growth path now surpassing 72,000 residents and has home ownership levels approaching 90 percent. Lehigh appears to be following a similar path to Cape Coral in attracting developers that carving out gated projects that are surrounded by plated development.
Growth brings new housing development [News-Press]