Cape Coral , Florida
Located on the western coast of Florida and bordering the Gulf Coast of Mexico, Cape Coral is an ideal location to bask in the sun. With summer weather that lasts all year, the leisure time never seems to end. Expect blue sky afternoons and soft, breezy evenings where the sand castles never end and the flip-flops don’t collect dust. This isn’t a vacation; it’s real life to the residents of Cape Coral.
Cape Coral was founded just 55 years ago by Leonard and Jack Rosen. These pioneers purchased the land in 1957 and quickly began developing this pre-platted community. Cape Coral is now the 4th largest city in Florida by landmass, and has the 11th largest population, with 120 square miles and over 160,000 residents.
What makes Cape Coral unique are the endless opportunities to live by the water. There are over 400 miles of canals throughout the city, which means coastal properties are plentiful. Adventurous residents are drawn to the city because of the chances to come face-to-face with manatee, to snorkel alongside a sea of squid, or to kayak alongside a pod of porpoise. The city’s 400 miles of canals allow families to take boating trips to a neighbor’s house or to spend a day out paddle boarding. Not to mention there’s always time to cast a line and catch Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Shark. If fishing doesn’t strike your fancy, bird watching and lounging on the sandy beaches aren’t bad alternatives.
If you’re in search of a day without salt water, but still feel the need to submerge in some H20, spend a day at Sun Splash Water Park. There are 24 attractions where you can treat yourself to some wet and wild activities with the family.
Residents will often unwind after an action-packed day on the Coral Oaks Golf Course. This 18-hole, par 72 course was designed by Arthur Hills. Its rugged, natural surroundings ensure that the ecology of the fairways remain balanced throughout the entire year. Maneuver your ball around the 8 lakes and 37 bunkers and enjoy at Knicker’s Pub at the end of your match.
The community at Cape Coral has plenty to keep you active. The Cape Coral Yacht and Racquet Club provides amenities that appeal to a wide variety of interests--break a sweat on the racquetball and tennis courts, or read a novel on the public beach. Drop the kids off at the jungle gym or take them fishing on the pier. The club also has an outdoor heated 50-meter pool. You may even choose to access the Gulf of Mexico via the Caloosahatchee River with the public boat ramps.
People from across the United States migrate south to Cape Coral in search of warmer weather and often find a place they proudly call home.