You love the sun of Southwest Florida, but you’re not sure where in the area you want to move. You’ve thought about Fort Myers and Naples, but have you considered Cape Coral? Scenic Cape Coral, known as the “Waterfront Wonderland” thanks to its 400 miles of navigable waterways, is a fantastic option for anyone seeking a new home in paradise. Let’s discuss some of the benefits of making the move to Cape Coral, Florida.
- Waterfront Living— As we said before, Cape Coral is a city with a lot of waterfront; it’s got more miles of navigable waterways than any other city on earth. Southwest Florida is a boater’s paradise, and nowhere is better for boating than Cape Coral. In addition to the miles of canals, Cape Coral features the Yacht Club Community Park, which is a located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River; the park is home to the Yacht Basin, which has 93 boat slips for annual and transient rentals, and is capable of accommodating boats that are up to 55 feet in length.
- Beaches— In addition to the beautiful beaches found in Cape Coral, you can take a leisurely fifteen minute drive and find yourself at Fort Myers Beach on the Gulf. If you’re willing to take a slightly longer forty minute drive and get to Naples Beach. It’s an easy commute to a variety of beaches!
- Weather— Southwest Florida’s sun is legendary, and Cape Coral is no exception. The middle of winter will find you basking in 75 degree highs, while the middle of August reaches up to 95 degrees. The climate is considered subtropical; the winters are mild and dry, but the summers tend to be hot, humid, and rainy. The average rainfall is 53 inches per year, and we get around 355 sunny days per year!
- Recreation— Of course, boating is prime in Cape Coral, but there’s much more than that. If you’re interested in hiking, we’ve got a variety of options ranging from paved walking paths to more rugged trails that pass through protected uplands and salt marshes. There are also a number of prime fishing spots if you’re an angler; check out this extensive list of fishing locales in the city. Are you a sports fan? The Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox both do their spring training in Cape Coral; it’s always fun to see the players in action!
- Affordable Housing— While you might assume that this waterfront paradise would be out of your price range, Cape Coral’s housing market is actually very affordable. In fact, compared to its neighbors Naples or Fort Myers, Cape Coral real estate is a steal.
- Location— We mentioned Cape Coral’s proximity to beachfront communities such as Naples and Fort Myers, but we’re also just a few hours away from Orlando (home to DisneyWorld and Universal Studios), the Florida Keys, Tampa, and Miami. You’re perfectly placed to explore the great state of Florida from the comfort of Cape Coral.
- Wildlife— Are you an animal lover? Cape Coral is home to a variety of wonderful animal species. Dolphins leap, manatee frolic in the water, gators lurk in the swamps, and there’s a variety of water birds. Additionally, Cape Coral has the largest population of burrowing owls in the state! They’re a particularly adorable species of owl, averaging 5 to 8.5 ounces and 7”-11.5” tall. The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife celebrates this unusual bird with the Annual Burrowing Owl Festival every year.