Cypress Lake Community Information

EDUCATION

Students living in Cypress Lake, FL are served by the School District of Lee County. Currently there are 82,000 students enrolled in this excellent public school district, which is comprised of 13 high schools, 22 middle schools, and 48 elementary schools. Once students graduate and are ready to obtain a degree in higher education, they may do so at any one of the local colleges and universities within the county, including Barry University, Edison State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Nova Southeastern, Southwest Florida College, Rasmussen College, and Hodges University.

ATTRACTIONS & POINTS OF INTEREST

Cypress Lake is within proximity to a number of attractions and points of interest to the benefit of residents and visitors. Museums such as the Mound House, Ford &Edison Estates, Estero Island Historic Society, Cape Coral Historical Society Museum, and the Fort Myers Historical Museum give visitors a glimpse of the history of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area through permanent and rotating exhibits, photographs and other memorabilia. The Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium in Fort Myers is a popular museum for kids of all ages and features exhibits that allow kids to use their imagination and go wild while learning about science and animals—all in one place! The museum even features over 60 interactive exhibits in addition to a live animal program and three "See-to-Sea Touch Tanks" with stingrays, sea urchins, and crabs.

Residents of Cypress Lake don't have to travel far to take part in some shopping as they're within close proximity to some of the best shopping that this area has to offer. Nearby malls include the Tanger Outlet Center, Edison Mall Shopping Center in Fort Myers, Coconut Point Mall, and the Miromar Mall Outlets.

PARKS & RECREATION

Residents looking to take part in some outdoor recreational activities don't have to travel far to do so. Avid golfers of all skill levels enjoy the fact that Cypress Lake is in close proximity to a number of golf courses and country clubs, including Cypress Lake Country Club which features five sets of tees, water and sand traps, and Bermuda grass fairways. The club also boasts a variety of wildlife that call the club home, such as egrets, ibis, great blue herons, ospreys, turtles, and even the occasional alligator. The Country Club also features six lighted tennis courts and four Hydro-Grid clay courts. Other golf courses located in the area include the Landings Yacht Golf & Tennis Club, Myerlee Country Club, Whiskey Creek Country Club, and the Golfview Golf & Racquet Club.

Cypress Lake is situated near the Caloosahatchee River, which offers residents many opportunities to take part in fishing, boating, swimming, and camping. The Caloosahatchee River is a popular spot for sport fishing with many species of Jacks, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon and Ladyfish swimming in the semi-salty waters of the river. Or, if you'd rather take the boat out, the Caloosahatchee River serves as the region's Intracoastal Waterway and will connect you to Lake Okeechobee, Charlotte Harbor and empties in to the Gulf of Mexico. The Caloosahatchee River is also the home of the Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, which is located in nearby Fort Myers. The Wildlife Refuge houses the endangered West Indian manatee, waterfowl, raptors, wood stork, eastern indigo snake, bald eagle, and a variety of shorebirds. Although the islands are not open to the public, visitors can look for manatees at the viewing area next to the refuge.