Covering 115 square miles and surrounded by water, many homebuyers are drawn to “The Cape” because it offers so many options at a variety of prices for living near water. Family-friendly neighborhoods are found along the river, gulf, freshwater lakes, and an extensive canal system. Many of the 150,000 residents live along one of the canals connecting to The Gulf of Mexico via The Caloosahatchee River, Pine Island Sound or Charlotte Harbor. In fact, Cape Coral has more canals than anywhere in the world except Venice! From elegant, high-rise living to sprawling ranchettes each Florida lifestyle is well represented in Cape Coral
Connected by bridges to Fort Myers, it’s an easy commute to nearby Southwest Florida cities. Cape Coral is the gateway to Matlacha a quirky fishing village known for art galleries and waterfront restaurants, and Pine Island where the laid-back, genteel pace of Old Florida lives on. The Southern tip of Cape Coral is the most concentrated with homes and businesses while the Northwest offers a more rural way of life.
Cape Coral’s two public beaches, boat ramps and several waterfront parks get ample use. Most popular is the Yacht Club Community Park with a sandy beach, pier, covered playground, BBQ grills and free parking. Adjacent to the beach is a heated Olympic sized pool and kiddie pool with interactive fountains and underwater bubblers. Kayaks are for rent at Four Mile Cove/”Eco Park” where boardwalks wind through protected lands and visitors glimpse native birds and other wildlife. The Visitor’s Center provides trail guides and programming information. But, the coolest place to be in summer is Sunsplash waterpark, where folks grab a lounge chair and spend the day. There are water slides for all ages and a lazy river to float ones cares away. It’s clean, safe, and affordable family fun with special discounts for residents.
The site of Cape Coral’s first tourist attraction is now an established neighborhood forever known as Rose Garden. Built by early developers to entice home buyers, in its hey-day the Rose Garden had over 40,000 rose bushes! A freshwater creek meanders through the community. Large lots with mature landscaping, sidewalks and underground power lines add to its appeal. Royal Tee is another stand-out Cape Coral community; the city’s only gated golf course neighborhood surrounded by classic homes overlooking a lush 27-hole championship, shimmering lakes, and natural wetlands. To the North is Coral Oaks Golf Course the city’s challenging public course created around an oak hammock. Homes on Coral Oaks offer golf-course living without maintenance fees or membership dues.
Deep water docks and sweeping water views make Tarpon Point the preferred locale of the yachting community. Graceful living is enjoyed here in single family luxury homes, coach homes, or a mid-rise condo with marina views. In the heart of Cape Coral is the tropical oasis, Sandoval, where everyday living feels like a resort vacation. Vibrantly colored homes add to the ambience as do award winning pools and parks.
Cape Coral schools are part of the Lee County School District where families can opt for public, charter, or private schools. Parents can search and find information for each school on the Lee County Schools website where student-teacher ratios, percentage of gifted students and state grades are provided.