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 May 27, 2022
22
Listed
42
Avg. DOM
$323.63
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$597,450
Med. List Price
22 Properties
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$1,250,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,547
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
3
Days on Site
222028620
MLS
Entering through the metal gate you will be impressed by the towering Live Oaks draped with Spanish moss driveway to the main house of this almost 12-acre paradise in the heart of the Buckingham...
$699,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham Park
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,912
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
7
Days on Site
222039348
MLS
WELCOME HOME to your OWN PIECE OF PARADISE ON FULLY FENCED 3/4 acre in BUCKINGHAM! This MODERN FLARE home will WOW you when you enter through the DOUBLE door entry! An ENTERTAINING DREAM COME TRUE!!!...
$449,900
Neighborhood: MACKABOY FARMS
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,056
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
10
Days on Site
222036855
MLS
RIVERFRONT OASIS! Over 300 feet of Orange River Frontage! AG-2 zoning! Move right in to this completely renovated 2/2 single family home situated on 2.39 Acres with endless possibilities. Use as a...
$1,250,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham Air Park West
5
Beds
4
Baths
4,934
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
15
Days on Site
222011470
MLS
Now offering an unique opportunity to live with your plane in Buckingham Airpark West. This custom built pool home offers over 4934 sq ft. with 5 BD/4 BA and a large home gym! Solar panels provide...
$400,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,044
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
15
Days on Site
222036750
MLS
New 2020 construction Marlin Model 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Two-Car Garage, Great Room, Dining Area, and Open Lanai. Immaculately cleaned. Vaulted Ceiling. Room for pool. Features tile throughout,...
$449,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham Park
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,105
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
16
Days on Site
222036511
MLS
Outstanding 4 bdrm 2 bath floor plan with over 2,100 sq ft under AC in heavily wooded area. Expected completion October but could be sooner. Features soft close kitchen cabinets with granite, dual...
$1,000,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,822
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
20
Days on Site
222035039
MLS
Bring your dreams to life with this picture-perfect 10-acre farm located just 20 minutes from the bustling heart of Fort Myers. For the equine enthusiast, there's extensive infrastructure already in...
$1,250,000
Neighborhood: Remington Oaks
6
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,265
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
21
Days on Site
222034089
MLS
NEED A LARGE FAMILY HOME WITH LOTS OF SPACE FOR EVERYONE INSIDE AND OUT. THIS 6 BEDROOM 4 1/2 BATH, 3 CAR GARAGE HOME WITH 4265 SQ FT OF LIVING SPACES OFFERS MORE THAN CAN BE DESCRIBED. Pool area...
$375,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,134
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
25
Days on Site
222031870
MLS
Quickly go see this adorable home in the country but in the city * Situated on a private, quiet, lush dead-end street in beautiful Buckingham, the cottage has 3 bedrooms 2 bath sits on .5 acres lot...
$700,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,329
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
30
Days on Site
222030499
MLS
Very nice well maintained POOL home on 2.93 acres of AG upland property with a HUGE 40' x 48' pole barn carport with an additional detached garage and workshop. Plenty of room to store your RV, boat,...
Open 5/29
14091 Carlos St Fort Myers, FL 33905
$614,900
Neighborhood: Buckingham Park
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,268
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
32
Days on Site
222031266
MLS
Brand new custom home 99.9% completed in Buckingham Park with lots of upgrades. As you enter the home you will love the open 11'+ volume ceilings with trays and crown molding, 8' doors, and 24" tile...
$419,900
Neighborhood: BUCKINGHAM
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,871
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
39
Days on Site
222030069
MLS
HUGE LOT!!!! NEW CONSTRUCTION SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH NO ASSOCIATION DUES! This is an oversized pie shaped lot much larger than most lots in the area. It has an anticipated completion date of August...