Buckingham FL Homes & Real Estate

Buckingham is a town in Florida with a population of 3,958. Buckingham is in Lee County. Living in Buckingham offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes.

In Buckingham there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Buckingham and residents tend to be conservative. It is a very quiet and peaceful area.

Buckingham is a mid-sized-city complex, 130 miles south of Tampa–St. Petersburg. December, March and February are the most pleasant months in Buckingham, while July and August are the least comfortable months

Buckingham is located in northeastern Lee County. It is bordered to the southwest by Ft Myers and to the south and east by unincorporated Lehigh Acres.

Buckingham Airpark  is a “live with your plane” community. The official airport designation is FL59 and 122.9 is the common advisory frequesny. The runway is 14/32 and is 4000 feet long, hard surface/concrete, 400 feet wide.  Buckingham Airpark is a private community which currently has 54 homes. The roads ar shared with aircraft and vihicles. Due caution needs to be observed when driving and taxing as this is a residential neighborhood with many children. Buckingham Airpark is a deed restricted community and also has a Homeowners Association.

Florida Gulf Coast University Buckingham Center - FGCU’s property in Buckingham in eastern Lee County was acquired from the State of Florida as surplus land BUCKINGHAM FACTS in 2010. The 500-acre gated site off Buckingham Road was long operated as Gulf Coast Center, a residential facility for people with development disabilities. FGCU’s Board of Trustees accepted the land donation after the state phased out such large-scale institutions in favor of smaller, community-based group homes. Approximately 300 acres of the land are developed with paved roads and about 60 structures built mostly in the 1950s and ‘60s. They include residences that housed 300 people, a gymnasium, chapel, swimming pool, softball field, dining hall, water plant, laundry facilities and infirmary. The remainder of the property remains in its natural state and lies adjacent to Lee County 20/20 preservation lands. In September 2011, FGCU’s Campus Recreation staff opened the Eagle Challenge Course on 10 acres of grassland amid pockets of pine uplands and oak hammocks at the complex. Funded by FGCU’s Student Government, the course includes rope-climbing exercises, a zip line and other challenging activities that are used by groups on retreat to build teamwork, trust, communication and fitness. A staff trained by Campus Rec’s Outdoor Pursuits division books and supervises programs and maintains the site. Facilities Planning is working with other university departments to identify feasible future uses for the Buckingham property, including short-term and long-term uses. Although most of the buildings are not currently being used, they are connected to water and sewer utilities. Located 18 miles north of the FGCU campus, the property could accommodate research facilities, renewable energy projects or other educational or recreational uses.

Buckingham Trails Preserve - Located in east Lee County in the Buckingham area, this 572-acre preserve consists of mostly pine flatwoods and open scrub habitat. There is a 2.3-mile trail for hiking only and nearly 5 additional miles for combined equestrian use and hiking.

Buckingham Air Park East and West - Originally constructed for the United States Army Air Corps as Buckingham Field, the airfield had its origins as an aircraft gunner training base to train the aerial gunners who would defend bombers. The airfield was constructed starting in 1942 at a cost of $10 million on a total of 7,000 acres of swamp land, which had to be drained with an extensive system of newly constructed canals. The airfield originally had three 5,000-foot runways, with 2 oval tracks of the Ground Moving Target Range, located to the west of the airfield, as well as nearby skeet ranges & trap ranges.

After the war, the barracks at Buckingham were briefly used as the Edison College, but this closed in 1948. Most of the buildings of the original base were subsequently removed over time.

A street grid for a planned housing development named Lehigh Acres was eventually built over the area formerly occupied by Buckingham's runways in the 1950s. By the mid-1970s, the runways were gone except for the concrete ends. The street grid built over the location of the former runways remained undeveloped for some period of time, before eventually being partially filled in with houses, it remains, however, about 90% unoccupied.

By 2000, the northern portion of the ramp was used as a runway, being operated as a private field, Buckingham Field Airport, by the Lee County Mosquito/Hyacinth Control District, which operates a fleet of 23 aircraft & helicopters. Portions of the ramp area are also used for automobile racing.

**Bonus Information**

Buckingham has an infamous character that was born and raised in the backwoods country along the Caloosahatchee River in Buckingham. John Ashley was an outlaw, bank robber, bootlegger, and occasional pirate active in southern Florida during the 1910s and 1920s. Between 1915 and 1924, the self-styled "King of the Everglades" or "Swamp Bandit" operated from various hideouts in the Florida Everglades. His gang robbed nearly $1 million from at least 40 banks while at the same time hijacking numerous shipments of illegal whiskey being smuggled into the state from the Bahamas.

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Buckingham October 22, 2021
16
Listed
133
Avg. DOM
$249.66
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$352,000
Med. List Price
16 Properties
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Open 10/24
6470 Buckingham Rd Fort Myers, FL 33905
$829,900
Subdivision: Buckingham Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,164
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
2
Days on Site
221074671
MLS
Rare opportunity to own your very own piece of paradise in the quiet farm community of Buckingham Preserve. As you enter thru the private gated entryway you will be in awe of this stunning 7.2 acre...
$300,000
Subdivision: Terry Tice + Vanderwalker
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,224
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
5
Days on Site
221073997
MLS
The cutest house in Buckingham area! Beautifully updated home situated on a .85 acre parcel. With an open living room and tray ceilings, this home feels larger than it is. New roof, new HVAC system,...
$344,900
Subdivision: Lehigh Acres
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,860
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
5
Days on Site
221073676
MLS
A beautiful new construction home in Southwest Florida. This Cierra model features 3 bedrooms with a den, 2 baths, 2 car garage, a rear lanai and has been equipped with everything you would want;...
Open 10/24
14810 and 14840 Homestead Rd Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
$519,000
Subdivision: Buckingham Park
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,270
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
17
Days on Site
221070761
MLS
Rare opportunity to own over 2 acres in Buckingham Park! This 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home has so much potential sitting on just over an acre while the adjacent lot next door is also just over an acre....
$365,000
Subdivision: Buckingham Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,401
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
28
Days on Site
221068604
MLS
Welcome to the highly desired area of Buckingham Park! This charming home is nestled in the heart of Buckingham. As you enter, the architectural element surrounding the living room and cathedral...
$325,000
Subdivision: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,670
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
47
Days on Site
221063309
MLS
*New Construction Home* Looking for a brand new home? How about in a highly sought after Buckingham area with a nice quiet neighborhood? Don't miss out on this opportunity to buy a brand new 3...
$600,000
Subdivision: Buckingham Park
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,107
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
74
Days on Site
221058294
MLS
Gorgeous property located near Buckingham road, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathroom, shower glass doors, freestanding tub on master bath, Tiled through, tiled roof, 3 car garage with LG A/C, huge paved...
$799,900
Subdivision: Buckingham
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,770
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
89
Days on Site
221054459
MLS
Looking for country living and still close to town in the desirable area of Buckingham?
This hidden gem is a 2 story 5 bedrooms 2.5 baths pool home & sits on 2.5 acres .
Zoned AG with fenced...
$2,250,000
Subdivision: Buckingham Park
3
Beds
4
Baths
3,557
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
164
Days on Site
221035602
MLS
Beautiful 5,461 SQFT 3 bedroom, 4 bath estate home, constructed in 2015, with a 32+ acre Hobby Farm in the highly desirable Buckingham community of Fort Myers. This estate home features a gourmet...
$349,000
Subdivision: BUCKINGHAM
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,871
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
201
Days on Site
221025365
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION SINGLE FAMILY HOME ON A LARGE LOT WITH NO ASSOCIATION DUES! This AVAILABLE home has a completion date of February 11, 2022 and will be ready to close with your buyer on that day. The...
$349,000
Subdivision: BUCKINGHAM
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,871
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
201
Days on Site
221025668
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION SINGLE FAMILY HOME ON A LARGE LOT WITH NO ASSOCIATION DUES! This AVAILABLE home has a completion date of February 11, 2022 and will be ready to close with your buyer on that day. The...
$355,000
Subdivision: Fort Myers
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,137
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
222
Days on Site
221019745
MLS
One of the most popular 2021 new construction homes. Estimated completion by 12/22/2021. Step into the double entry door, a large open living area welcomes you with a modern light interior color that...