Real Estate Information - Hendry County, Florida
LaBelle, Florida - The Citrus Capital of Florida
FIRST POPULATED: Late 1800s
CITY POPULATION: 3,400 GREATER LABELLE: 12,000 HENDRY COUNTY: 37,000
INTERESTING FACTS: LaBelle, the county seat of Hendry County, is located in a vast oak hammock on the shores of the Caloosahatchee River, at the intersection of State Roads 29 and 80, 26 miles east of Ft. Myers. The town and unincorporated communities within a 15-mile radius watch the number of inhabitants rise to 12,000 or more during the winter growing season. The area was originally settled by the Caloosa Indians, who held religious rites here. LaBelle mean "the beautiful" in French. According to Florida history books, Capt. Francis Asbury Hendry named the area in 1896 for his daughters, Laura and Belle. The greater LaBelle area includes North LaBelle on the north side of the Caloosahatchee River and Port LaBelle, 3 miles east of downtown LaBelle.
Citrus, mainly oranges and grapefruit, and vegetable growing drive the town's economy. Until the late 1940s, LaBelle, and nearly all of Hendry County, was owned by cattlemen, including the "Cattle King" Joe B. Hendry, Sr. After leasing range lands from auto manufacturer Henry Ford and managing Ford's downtown LaBelle Hotel for several years, Joe Hendry bought Ford's lands in 1942. Hendry then owned much of the county from LaBelle to Clewiston. In 1972 the Hendry family sold 32,000 acres to General Development Corporation for the new town of Port LaBelle. In the 1970s Cattle ranches began to downsize and range land gradually turned to farmland. Since 1986, citrus plantings in the county have more than doubled, from 40,000 to more than 90,000 acres. Today, Hendry has more than 15 million citrus trees, more than any other Florida county. (St. Lucie County has 12 million while Polk county has 11 million.) Hendry county is third in citrus acreage with 100,000 acres. St. Lucie county has 107,000 acres while Polk county has 104,000 acres.
Port LaBelle, now a 31,000-acre single-family community three miles east of LaBelle, brings a modern, country club atmosphere to the town. It was developed by General Development Corp. in the 1970s and now includes a marina on the Caloosahatchee River, a park, swimming pools, a hotel, a public middle school, high school, a convenience store, restaurants, and a growing residential community. There are also parcels zoned for more schools and commercial retail use as yet undeveloped.
Real Estate In Port LaBelle and Hendry county, Florida - Excellent values in the Citrus Capital of Florida. For Sale By Owner.
LOT SOLD! I Have 7 others!.See next listing on the same street in Port LaBelle - (Aerial photo left of Largo Circle from 2012 showing few homes back then, looking northwest,) Neighborhood is south of and minutes from LaBelle Middle school. Electric and water lines in. Lot is south of Cowboy Way, west of Raintree Blvd. Lot size 1/4 acre, 80' by 125' (.23 Acres).
1.) FOR SALE. $24,000. Port LaBelle - 9031 Largo Circle (watch video from 2012 with few homes in area) -- Lot 2, Block 2280, Unit 8. (Aerial photo left of neighborhood in 2012, lot in on south side of street at sale sign at large oak tree) South of and minutes from new LaBelle Middle school. Electric and water lines in. Lot is south of Cowboy Way, west of Raintree Blvd. Directions: From Cowboy Way and near middle school, go south on Raintree to first right at Carnation and follow curve and then south to Largo, turn right, lot on south side of street 2nd from corner. Lot size 1/4 acre, 80' X 125' (.23 Acres) Owner Finance, Cash or trade. Owner's e-mail. Also Click here for a street map. Aerial Video of lot and new homes around it Click Here. (Video starts and stops at lot location)
2.) FOR SALE. 1/3 Acre. $25,000. Port LaBelle - 9003 Broad Circle -- Lot 30, Block 2254, Unit 8. Beautiful quiet private neighborhood. South of and minutes from new LaBelle Middle school. Electric and water lines in. Lot size 1/3 acre, with 154' frontage on Broad Circle (.32 Acres). Cash or Trade. e-mail. Also Click here for a map. Aerial Video of Lot and Street Click Here. (Video starts and stops at lot location)
3,) FOR SALE. 1/3 Acre. Port LaBelle - Banyan Village - 613 Olympia Place (on some maps called "613 Olympia Circle") (watch video) -- Lot 7, Block 2479, Unit 12. (Watch aerial drone video of neighborhood) Banyan Village is the newest of the Port LaBelle planned neighborhoods, water lines are in, there is one house already built here a block away so electric is available also, and Banyan Village is between LaBelle and Clewiston, a mile east of Ortona Locks, south of State Road 80. Go south on Lexington Parkway, turn on to Sycamore Road and then go south on Banyan Boulevard, turn left on Raleigh (one street east of bridge over canal), go to the 2nd street which is Heritage (Street sign is here), and to first street turning right on Olympia. Lot is at curve at south end of street, look for sign, approximately 1/3 acre, about 150' on each side. (.35 Acres) GPS coordinate is: N26 44.325 W81 15.942. County strap #04104329- 12024790070. Owner Finance, Make a Cash offer or Trade. e-mail. See Map.
4.) FOR SALE. Port LaBelle - Banyan Village - 847 Morning Lane - photo above and (watch video)-- Lot 24, Block 252, Unit 10. Nice wooded area. Banyan Village is the newest of the Port LaBelle planned neighborhoods where water lines are in and the next new homes will be built, and is between LaBelle and Clewiston, a mile east of Ortona Locks, south of State Road 80. Go south on Wellington Parkway, turn at left at first street which is Sycamore Road and then first right on next street which is Banyan Boulevard, then turn right at South Belvoir Dr. (street sign here) and then first left to Morning and follow curve, to 3rd lot on right side of street, look for sign. Lot is one-quarter acre: 80 X 125 feet. (.23 Acres) GPS coordinate: N26 44.346 W81 16.772 County strap #04104329-10023520240. Owner Finance, Make a Cash offer or Trade. e-mail. Map.
5.) FOR SALE. 1/3 Acre. $25,500. Port LaBelle - 7052 Calder Circle -- Lot 8, Block 2236, Unit 7. Scenic section near new homes. Water lines and electric lines are in. This is a fast growing area of Port LaBelle near a new middle school and within minutes to shopping. Directions: The lot is on the north side of Calder, sitting exactly in the northwest corner (outside corner) of the street where the street takes a turn to the south. You can see new homes being built nearby, south and north of the lot. Lot is corner lot (fan shaped) and a little larger than one-third acre (.38 Acres). Look for sale sign. Cash or Trade. Owner's e-mail. For neighborhood map: Click here. For short aerial video of lot and new homes in this neighborhood Click Here. (The video starts and stops at this lot.)
6.) $2,900 - On State Road 80 - Agricultural Zoning (Photo: right) Historic Joe B. Hendry Property .15 Acre along the north side of State Road 80, east of LaBelle. At the curve 2.5 miles east of the Pioneer Shell station and Hendry Isles Blvd., and just across from Everhigh Acres Road. Formerly owned by Joe B. Hendry, Jr., whose family was one of the largest landowners in Hendry county, including the land which is now Port LaBelle, and the largest cattle ranchers in the state. Mr. Hendry who died in 2003, bought this lot in 1949. Now zoned agricultural (A-2). State Road 80 is four-laned from Fort Myers, to LaBelle and to Clewiston, and all the way to the east coast of Florida. Lot is triangular shaped (see map link below and photo). Size is approximately .15 of an acre, the side parallel to SR80 is approx. 150', the side along the Hilliard Canal, about 80' and the north side which is the Hendry county line is aprox. 125'. The canal flows on the east of the lot flows to the Caloosahatchee River a mile to the north of the property. It may be possible to fish, hike or bike from the property along the canal to the river and explore the SFWMD land along the Caloosahatchee River from Moore Haven to LaBelle. The property has Hendry County Strap No. 1324306A000001.000. See Photo looking north along the canal.and See Video. Click for Map view.
E-mail owner, text or call 800 863-800-0010. Owner will take Cash or Trade.
7.) FOR SALE. 1/4 Acre $24,500. Port LaBelle - 9045 West Justice Circle -- Lot 8, Block 2264, Unit 8. The most private section of Port LaBelle. One mile south of new LaBelle Middle school, a block from Hendry Sheriff's Substation and one mile north of beautiful 3200 acre forested wildlife preserve. Lot is north of Helms Road, south of Cowboy Way, one block east of Raintree Blvd. From Cowboy Way and one block east of middle school, go south on Raintree (look for sign on Raintree), go past Sheriff's Office one block, turn left (Dover Terr, no sign) and then to next street Carnation Dr. (no sign) and turn left, then left at first street which is West Justice Circle (no sign). Lot is on left side at first curve. Look for the only palmetto palms on the block. Lot size: fan shaped, approx. 72' at front, 122' on all other sides (.27 Acres). Cash or Trade. Owner's. e-mail. Also Click here for a street map. Aerial Video of lot and neighborhood street Click Here. (Video starts and stops at lot location)
LOT SOLD! I HAVE 7 OTHERS!. (photo: left) Clewiston - Harlem subdivision residential lot. 83’ X 110’. Concrete driveway and foundation pad is already in. Build a conventional home, place a modular home, or buy this beautiful land for investment. City water, electric and sewer utilities. Street address is 1130 Virginia Avenue. Photo left.. One of the best land investments in a fully developed Clewiston community in Hendry county.e-mail. Also Click here for street map. Cash or Trade.All property subject to prior sale or withdrawal from market. Check with seller for current prices and availability.
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