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 September 27, 2022
28
Listed
75
Avg. DOM
$321.30
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$684,450
Med. List Price
28 Properties
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$385,000
Neighborhood: BUCKINGHAM
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,871
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
222072251
MLS
Your dream of living in paradise awaits you with this fabulous home on a quiet residential street! This 4 bed/2 bath home offers an open floorplan and plenty of sophisticated style. An elegant paver...
$499,000
Neighborhood: Citrus River Estates
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,815
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
10
Days on Site
222070811
MLS
Rare Find! Located on 1.11 ACRES this Buckingham acreage estate home is located off Long Lake Dr. in the sought-after Citrus River Estates community. This custom build 4 Bed/2 Bath concrete block...
$699,900
Neighborhood: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,668
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
13
Days on Site
222067108
MLS
Enjoy country living at its best with the convenience of Ft Myers close by. This 5+ Acre property in Buckingham will be the backdrop to your new life. This ranch style home features 3 bedrooms, 2...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,198
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
15
Days on Site
222069650
MLS
The best of country living, this beautiful home sits on 3.35 acres fenced in! Private road access,
Camera system, 3 car extended garage, Hurricane glass doors and windows, Reverse...
$799,900
Neighborhood: Horse Creek
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,702
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
16
Days on Site
222069138
MLS
Welcome to pure Southern Charm in the desired community of Horse Creek located in the heart of rural Buckingham! This stunning 4 bedroom, 2 bath, plus den home is ready for a new owner and has all...
$489,900
Neighborhood: Buckingham Park
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,991
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
17
Days on Site
222067703
MLS
Like new 3 Bedroom 2 Bath plus Den MOVE IN READY POOL HOME, with lots of upgrades and updates already done! This home is situated on the only street in Buckingham Park that backs up to the County...
$409,900
Neighborhood: Fort Myers
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,612
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
18
Days on Site
222066147
MLS
ATTENTION INVESTORS. For Sale ""AS IS". Pictures are true to reality. Property located in a good neighborhood with easy access to I75. This home requires some TLC and can be converted into a...
$975,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,910
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
20
Days on Site
222067524
MLS
Beautiful 7.0 Acres with 310 feet of frontage on Buckingham Rd. The stilt home has room below for 6 plus cars.
There is a huge detached barn/garage with 5 bays and a tack room. This home...
$875,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham Air Park
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,322
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
28
Days on Site
222065060
MLS
PILOTS' PARADISE ~ ONE OF A KIND custom home in aviation community! This 3/2.5 lovely home backs to Lee County Mosquito Controls (FL59) 4500'x400' lighted runway ~ RARE FIND where you have the runway...
$899,900
Neighborhood: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,557
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
35
Days on Site
222063354
MLS
BRING YOUR HORSES! Buckingham Location on 5 acres well maintained 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch style home is partially fenced and has plenty of fruit trees and sugar cane. Granite countertops, tile...
$790,000
Neighborhood: Buckingham
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,238
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
43
Days on Site
222061472
MLS
BRING YOUR HORSES to this 3-bedroom plus a den, 2 bathroom home on completely fenced(electric) 5 acre parcel w/ 3 PASTURES backing up to Lee Co. Conservation 20/20 of protected natural areas, along...
$799,000
Neighborhood: Horse Creek
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,337
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
49
Days on Site
222059832
MLS
MUST SEE - Impeccably maintained old Florida-style home in Horse Creek built in 2013! This private oasis sits on just over an acre w/ private lake & preserve views. You'll fall in love with the...