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.

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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 July 31, 2021
49
Listed
105
Avg. DOM
$211.39
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$349,000
Med. List Price
49 Properties
Page 1 of 5
$225,000
Subdivision: LEHIGH ACRES
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,199
Sq.Ft.
2019
Year Built
3
Days on Site
221051974
MLS
SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL HOME WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 2 FULL BATHROOMS, 2 CAR GARAGE, OPEN LIVING ROOM, DINING AREA AND KITCHEN.
$285,000
Subdivision: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,531
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
4
Days on Site
221054709
MLS
Amazing location! Great open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and 2 car garages sits on 1/2 acres, fresh paint inside, tile floors throughout the home. Kitchen with granite counter tops,...
$799,900
Subdivision: Buckingham
5
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,770
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
6
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...
$349,000
Subdivision: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,871
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
6
Days on Site
221054125
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION SINGLE FAMILY HOME ON A LARGE LOT WITH NO ASSOCIATION DUES! This AVAILABLE home has a completion date of November 3, 2022 and will be ready to close with your buyer on that day. The...
$259,900
Subdivision: Fort Myers
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,122
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
7
Days on Site
221041905
MLS
We have received multiple offers and are requesting "HIGHEST AND BEST" by Fri the 30th 5pm with a decision made by Sat the 31st 5pm. As you pull up to your new home you will see the large majestic...
$499,900
Subdivision: Buckingham Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,777
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
12
Days on Site
221053226
MLS
Welcome Home! If quality materials and elegance are important to you, then look no further. This home is loaded with upgrades and high end features that most will appreciate. The home is...
$525,000
Subdivision: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,031
Sq.Ft.
2001
Year Built
14
Days on Site
221050308
MLS
Bring Your Horses! This 3.57 acre homesite is already perimeter fenced, with a cross fenced front area! Your 4 stall barn is ready for your 4 legged animals, that includes a wash rack and turn out...
$375,000
Subdivision: Buckingham
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
3,071
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
16
Days on Site
221052102
MLS
CALLING ALL INVESTORS! This is your chance to own a great 5 acre property with a large pond has a ton of potential located in Buckingham! This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath single family home has a guest house...
$597,997
Subdivision: Remington Oaks
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,650
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
23
Days on Site
221049789
MLS
The three bedroom, three bathroom Sunset estate home delivers an airy, open floor plan ideal for entertaining. Enter through a formal foyer into an expansive great room with glass sliders leading to...
$349,000
Subdivision: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,871
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
28
Days on Site
221048605
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION SINGLE FAMILY HOME ON A LARGE LOT WITH NO ASSOCIATION DUES! It has an anticipated completion date of March2022. The home is a 3 bedroom + large den with a closet and 2 designer...
$349,000
Subdivision: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,871
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
28
Days on Site
221048614
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION SINGLE FAMILY HOME ON A LARGE LOT WITH NO ASSOCIATION DUES! It has an anticipated completion date of March2022. The home is a 3 bedroom + large den with a closet and 2 designer...
$349,000
Subdivision: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,871
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
28
Days on Site
221048556
MLS
NEW CONSTRUCTION SINGLE FAMILY HOME ON A LARGE LOT WITH NO ASSOCIATION DUES! It has an anticipated completion date of March2022. The home is a 3 bedroom + large den with a closet and 2 designer...