Cape Coral Florida

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Cape Coral offers a perfect lifestyle with every imaginable facility of a carefully planned and developed community. The city is a large peninsula bordered by the Caloosahatchee River on the east and Matlacha Pass on the west. It is located between Sarasota and Marco Island in South West Florida. About forty years ago, the Rosen brothers, two property developers bought the land on the Gulf coast and created 400 miles of waterways and canals in the area of 114 square miles. The excellent weather, with sunshine all year round, and opportunities for waterfront living, attracted people from all over the United States. Almost all the residential sites were sold and today nearly 150 thousand people live here permanently.

Cape Coral is the largest city in Southwest Florida, the largest between Tampa and Miami and the second largest city in the state. The City was incorporated in August 1970, and is one of the fastest growing areas in Florida. Cape Coral is one of the most attractive communities on the Gulf Coast with thousands of affordable waterfront residential properties on canals. Many have direct, saltwater access to the Gulf of Mexico and Charlotte Harbor. One of the most attractive features of Cape Coral and Southwest Florida is its year-round sunshine. The summers may be very warm, humid and rainy but the winters in Cape Coral are absolutely beautiful. The city is affected by the annual hurricane season between June and November.

It is a vibrant and friendly community enjoying a wonderful quality of life, with boating, fishing and water sports. Sports lovers can make the most of the golf courses, tennis courts, athletic parks, natural preserves and more. There are all kinds of recreation for young and old including shopping, the arts, festivals, and social gatherings throughout the year. The Cape Coral Historical Society Museum tells an absorbing tale and organizes many interactive sessions for visitors. The Yacht Club, Eco Park and several family fun parks and water parks are enough to convince one that this is a great place to raise kids.

What is more Cape Coral boasts of excellent public schooling, one of the best in Lee County District School system. Half the schools located here have earned Blue Ribbon School of Excellence honors from the State of Florida and four of those have taken national honors as well.

There is a plethora of churches of different denominations that the vast congregation attends. There is a large senior citizen community as well, who have relocated to Cape Coral for their retirement. Cape Coral and its surrounding areas have a wide variety of shopping centers with national and local retailers. Many of the shopping centers in the city's downtown business district, as well as Del Prado Boulevard have excellent and unique specialty stores. The Chamber of Commerce is very active and offers assistance to new arrivals. They publish a guide to Cape Coral which has been developed to answer all the questions people who are considering moving to this lovely paradise may have.

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