Located along the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, Cape Coral is a quaint, coastal community that exudes Old Florida charm. From wide, white sand beaches to verdurous golf courses, Cape Coral is well-known for its laid-back albeit active lifestyle that includes leisure activities such as snorkeling, boating, fishing, paddleboarding, golfing, playing tennis, basking at the beach, riding horses, and simply enjoying time with neighbors and friends. The casual and cordial town abuts Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva Island, giving residents the opportunity to explore both a bigger city and a quieter oasis. Interestingly, Cape Coral is characterized by its balance of being a modern city with tranquil traits. Cape Coral is apart from the hustle and bustle of urban cities yet it offers residents more activities and amenities than neighboring paradisiacal destinations like Captiva and Sanibel.
Real estate in Cape Coral consists of golf course communities, equestrian–friendly neighborhoods, waterfront homes, single family residences, and waterfront condos. Popular communities include Cape Royal Golf and Country Club, Coral Oaks Golf Club, Palmetto Pines Country Club, and Cape Coral Yacht Club, Harbour Preserve, and Shamrock Estates to name a few. Typically, homes in Cape Coral boast a mix of architectural styles including contemporary, Spanish, Mediterranean, and traditional Old Florida.
Anglers appreciate the more than 400 miles of brackish canals and estuaries, which are teeming with various species of fish including tarpon, redfish, seatrout, and snook. Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen are able reel in an abundance of saltwater fish such as grouper, tilefish, tuna, hogfish, and amberjack. Apart from fishing, Cape Coral offers a wide array of water sports and recreational activities including snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, parasailing, and wakeboarding. Nature lovers flock to Sierenia Vista Park, which offers kayak routes to Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve. This breath-taking route showcases Cape Coral’s native flora, fauna, mangroves and wildlife.
Landlubbers love Cape Coral too and are never short on things to do. The city has five private golf courses and one municipal course for golfers to enjoy. Plus, 78 additional golf courses are within a 20 mile radius of the town. Equestrian enthusiasts delight in the numerous stables and riding opportunities within the city. From English hunter jumpers to western barrel racers, the horse stables in Cape Coral offer lessons for all skill levels. Additionally, Cape Coral Other notable attractions in Cape Coral include Sunsplash Waterpark, Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum of History, Harbor View Art Gallery, Eagle Skate Park, Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, and Tarpon Point Marina, formerly known as Cape Coral Gardens.
Established in 1957, Cape Coral is the fruition of brothers Jack and Leonard Rosen’s idea to create a coastal oasis. The brothers, who hail from Baltimore, are considered to be the inventors of television infomercials. As such, after purchasing the parcel of marshlands, draining the wetlands, and merging waterways the Rosen brothers began doing what they do best: sales. They were so successful that prospective buyers were transported by bus to view the properties. Celebrity residents Bob Hope and Duke Ellington also brought more attention to the pristine area. Today, Cape Coral continues to flourish as one of Florida’s premier coastal cities.
Listing information last updated on March 26th, 2023 at 8:49am EDT.
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