Composed of zip codes 34142 and 34143, Immokalee is an unincorporated community located in Northern Collier County, Florida. Initially occupied by the Calusa Indians followed by the Seminole Indians centuries later, the federal government officially recognized it as a community in 1897. The Seminole Indian tribe currently has one of their reservations and casinos in the area. Immokalee has mainly been agricultural ever since the swamps were drained in the region. It is one of the nation’s largest tomatoes producers and is home to numerous farms and ranches. The population continues to rise in the area with 25,686 people as of 2017, with a median age of 28.
The School Board of Collier County provides public education in Immokalee. Elementary schools include Eden Park, Lake Trafford, Highlands and Village Oaks. Immokalee Middle School and Immokalee High School also serve residents. Immokalee Technical College is a higher education institute serving the area. It provides education for medical coding and billing, culinary arts, cosmetology, early childhood education, equipment technology, building construction, automotive service technology, cybersecurity, digital media design, information technology, and medical administration.
If you are looking to relax in Immokalee, the Seminole Casino and Hotel offers live entertainment, dining and numerous gaming options. With 80 deluxe rooms and 19 suites, it is a good option for guests who want to stay more than a few hours at the resort. For those looking to enjoy the outdoors, Immokalee Community Park is a popular destination for families. For those in the mood for a good meal, Immokalee is home to Lozano’s Mexican Restaurant and Raynor’s Seafood & Restaurant, which are both popular options.