Forbes Magazine recently published it’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Cities. Who was at the top? The Cape Coral and Ft. Meyers, FL Metropolitan area!

The area’s population of 702,000 grew by 3.39% in 2016 - more than any other metropolitan area in the country. They also project that the area will expand even faster in 2017, at a rate of 3.61%.

It’s easy to see why people are flocking to the area. Here are just a few of the reasons why Cape Coral is a great place to live.

Forecast: Sunny Skies, Chance of Afternoon Showers

With an average of 355 sunny days per year, warm dry winters, and cooling summer afternoon showers, Cape Coral’s climate is as close to tropical perfection as it comes.

Outdoor Adventure (or Relaxation) Awaits

Cape Coral boasts it’s own beautiful sandy beaches, as well as close proximity to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, beautiful, laid-back getaways with nature preserves and miles of Gulf beaches just minutes from home.

In addition to sandy Gulf beaches, Cape Coral lays claim to the largest canal system in the world. Hop on a boat and take an adventure!

If sea life isn’t what you are looking for, Four Mile Cove Ecological Park offers canoe adventures through the mangroves as well as peaceful strolls on a shady boardwalk trail.

The Rotary Park Environmental Center hosts environmental classes, summer camps, plant sales, and an annual Burrowing Owl Festival - fun fact: Cape Coral has the largest population of burrowing owls in Florida with over 1,000 nesting pairs!

If birds aren’t your thing, manatees just might capture your heart. You can catch a glimpse of a “sea cow” in several spots around Cape Coral - including Sirenia Vista Park, or kayak out to the Calusa Blueway.

Jobs and Wages on the Rise

According to Forbes, Cape Coral will also see the one of the country’s largest boom in jobs, and even better, wages. It is expected that employment growth (3.83%) and wages (7.08%) will continue to climb thanks to the expanding hospitality and housing markets.

Safe and Secure

Cape Coral prides itself in its low crime rate.  At 33% lower than the national average, and crime decreasing by 8%, you can sleep easy knowing the area is safe and secure.

Real Estate is a Solid Investment

Buying a home is always an investment, but if you are looking for a solid bet for a great investment, with home prices projected to climb over 7.5% in 2017, the time to buy is now!

If you are considering building a home in Cape Coral, contact us today and we can answer any questions you may have and help you get started building your dream home!

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