Cape Coral is Water City
Cape Coral Real Estate: Waterfront Wonderland
Home to many boat enthusiasts, Cape Coral is a city of saltwater and freshwater canal homes and condos. Boaters enjoy the calm clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the white sandy beaches. And it’s the Cape Coral waterfront homes, condos, and parks that attract so many newcomers. In addition to boating, other popular activities here are fishing, swimming, and all kinds of water sports. The miles of waterfront in Cape Coral is the primary reason that CNNMoney voted Cape Coral FL one of the best places in the nation, earning the #2 spot out of 25.
Miles of Navigable Canals
Year over year, Cape Coral consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in Florida. And AOL Finance ranked the city as the 17th safest in the entire United States. Additionally, Forbes, Money Magazine, Movoto, and Bankrate have all ranked Cape Coral in their “best of” lists. Most people buying Cape Coral real estate now are not ready to retire, but are purchasing Cape Coral homes or condos now while the prices are low and setting up a vacation home to enjoy now, for retirement later. Wise move.
Cape Coral offers more than outdoor activity. This vibrant city has a lively art and culture atmosphere, many options for shopping and dining. The many locally owned restaurants with international fare has one food critic calling it “Foodie” heaven. A great community for all ages, from families to retirees, Cape Coral has been named one of the best places to live by many publications and has won numerous accolades over the years.
With many years of experience in Cape Coral real estate, we also know it’s the affordable property, a balmy climate and one of the lowest crime rates in the state of Florida that is attractive. Homeowners on Cape Coral’s 400 miles of waterfront canals enjoy the use of boats docked in the waterways bordering their properties, in marinas, or in boat storage facilities. Cape Coral canals also provide drainage during the rainy season.
Cape Coral Boat Cruise
On this trip we took photos of Cape Coral canal homes along the way to create a “virtual tour” of our canal system in south Southwest Cape Coral. View this slide show for a flavor of living the waterfront lifestyle in beautiful Cape Coral Florida and what Cape Coral Real Estate has to offer. In Cape Coral, it’s all about your backyard!
Miles of Bike Lanes
Cape Coral Homes and Condos – Browse by Price Range
Cape Coral Real Estate in the Southwest Area
Getting To Know Cape Coral
Casual boaters, casual fishermen, die-hard anglers, sailors…. anyone that loves to be on the water loves having their boat in their backyard in Cape Coral.
Cape Coral holds many annual events that celebrate holidays, nature, the arts, and more. Every January, the city holds an annual bike tour called Tour de Cape. Participants can join the 5K-bike tour, three-mile family bike ride, or the 15-30-62-100-mile bike tour. Cape Coral was awarded the League of American Bicyclists bronze distinction as a “Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC).” The organization recognized Cape Coral’s 90 miles of connected bike and pedestrian paths.
The Cape Coral Arts & Music Festival also is held in January. It features more than 400 exhibitors showcasing painting, photography, sculpture, fine crafts, jewelry, digital art, furniture, and mixed media creations. There are food vendors, children’s games, and several stages with live music. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, it is the largest special event in Lee County, attracting more than 100,000 visitors over the two day period.
View this canal tour and see some beautiful waterfront homes in Cape Coral, as well as some fun photos taken when we arrived at Cape Harbour. This tour was taken in Southwest Cape Coral on the saltwater canal area known as “Unit 64” which is south of Cape Coral Parkway and east of Chiquita Blvd.
View our interactive map of Boating Destinations in Cape Coral and other areas of Southwest Florida and read about the restaurants, bars, parks, shopping promenades, and beaches that are just a short cruise away.
Read more about Cape Coral and things to do in Cape Coral. For example, the Cape, as the city is often referred to, is home to numerous parks and nature preserves, making it a real paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Golf is a popular pastime, as well as hiking, bicycling, and birding. And we provide links to the Parks and Recreation web site, including videos of the Cape Coral beach at the Yacht Club.
Cape Coral Real Estate in the Southeast Area
A Little History About Cape Coral
The sprawling community of Cape Coral lies on the northwest side of the Caloosahatchee River and includes 115 square miles of land area, only about 35 percent of it developed.
The city of Cape Coral, Florida emerged in Southwest Florida during the late 50’s and 60’s, mostly as wetlands and has now grown into Lee County’s fastest growing city, as well as one of the safest cities in the nation. City officials estimate that the Cape’s current population is more than 150,000. Many of these residents are part time snowbirds that have purchased a winter get-away in this sunny city.
Cape Coral extends from the mile-wide Caloosahatchee to the wetlands on Pine Island Sound. Homes for sale in Cape Coral run from the $100,000s to more than $6 million. The average home price is about $300,000. And it’s more than just a retirement haven. The average age in Cape Coral is in the 40’s. The student population is growing at 5 percent annually.
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Cape Coral Real Estate – Browse by Neighborhood
Wondering about different neighborhoods in Cape Coral? Cape Coral has a unique way of describing various communities or sectors of the city and for those looking to purchase a home in Cape Coral, it can be daunting at first. Here’s an overview of popular neighborhoods in Cape Coral with links to current listings of homes and condos for sale.
Cape Harbour is a waterfront community in Southwest Cape Coral along the Caloosahatchee River (zip code 33914). Real Estate in Cape Coral’s Cape Harbour is a mixture of condos and single family homes. Marina South in Cape Harbour is comprised of two high-rises with expansive views looking toward Sanibel, Cape Coral and the Cape Harbour marina. Marina View in Cape Harbour is a low-rise condo complex overlooking the deep water marina.
Cape Harbour also has gated access single family luxury homes to the west of the Marina. Most of these homes are on saltwater gulf access canals. There is also a section of offwater homes overlooking a freshwater lake. Continue reading and browse Cape Harbour homes for sale and condo listings:
Most people hear the phrase Yacht Club and think it’s a private, expensive boating club. The Cape Coral Yacht Club is a public, community park along the Caloosahatchee River. The term also refers to Cape Coral’s real estate surrounding the Yacht Club and so is also the name of this neighborhood of mostly waterfront homes. Continue reading and view Cape Coral real estate for sale in the Yacht Club area (zip code 33904):
The neighborhood referred to as the Eight Lakes in Southwest Cape Coral is named after its configuration – two Shamrock-like shaped saltwater lakes close to the Rose Garden neighborhood and Tarpon Point Resort. Continue reading and View Cape Coral real estate in the Eight Lakes area (zip code 33914):
The Shamrock Lake community is comprised entirely of single family waterfront homes. This quiet neighborhood is popular not only because of the gorgeous views, but also because it connects many other freshwater lakes for great boating and fishing. Continue reading and search Houses for Sale in Cape Coral’s Shamrock Lakes area (zip code 33990):
Tarpon Point Marina Cape Coral
Cape Coral’s Tarpon Point is a waterfront community along the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Cape Coral (zip code 33914). The community has a deep water marina with slips available for lease. Also within the community is the Westin Resort, the Nauti Mermaid waterfront grill, the Marker 92 fine dining restaurant, and a promenade of shops and other dining options bordering the marina.
Tarpon Landings is a group of three high-rises of luxury condominiums and resort-like amenities. Tarpon Estates is a gated community of luxury single family homes on gulf access canals. Tarpon Gardens is a gated community of coach homes. Continue reading and browse Tarpon Point homes for sale and condo listings:
Living at Cape Royal in Cape Coral offers unique relationships for both the golfing family and the family that seeks a peaceful unencumbered view. Homeowners can choose to join the Royal Tee golf club or they may simply enjoy the golf views without a membership. All homesites are oversized and have either a fairway or lake view. Low annual HOA fees are a bonus. Amenities include Clubhouse with a Grill and Lounge, Golf Course, Pro Shop, Tennis Courts, and 22 Lakes. Cape Royal is in the northern part of the Southwest Cape Coral section and is in zip code 33991. Browse Cape Royal homes for sale here or contact us for more information on Cape Coral golf properties:
Sandoval in Cape Coral Florida is a gated master planned community that features lush landscaping, 20 lakes, dog parks, and a two-mile long linear park running through the center of the community. Sandoval amenities include a resort style pool featuring a 100 foot water slide, fitness center, tennis, basketball, volleyball, bocce, and park with fishing pier. Sandoval is an active family friendly community; it’s located in Southwest Cape Coral at Veterans Parkway and Surfside Boulevard and is next to Surfside Shops and Starbucks. Search homes for sale in Cape Coral’s Sandoval community, including new construction homes for sale (zipe code 33991):
In the southern-most area of Southwest Cape Coral is the Rose Garden neighborhood, bordering the Tarpon Point development, the Westin Resort at Tarpon Point, and Cape Coral’s Rotary Park. Consisting primarily of single family homes, the Rose Garden is an established single-family waterfront neighborhood with many Gulf Access and Direct Access (no bridges) houses. Continue reading and search Cape Coral Homes for Sale in the Rose Garden (zip code 33914):
Quick Links to Cape Coral Vacant Land
Vacant land in Cape Coral range from $5,000 in the outlying areas to $60,000 for “dry lots” to $400,000 for sailboat access waterfront lots in prized areas of South Cape Coral. Sailboat Access vacant lots in Cape Coral that are in high demand areas (close to Cape Harbour, Tarpon Point, and along the river) are fetching $600,000 to $1,000,000.
Learn about key considerations for buying Gulf Access lots in Cape Coral.
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Purchasing a Vacant Lot As A Part of Your Retirement Plan
Additionally, purchasing a vacant lot now, while prices are still low, is a great option for people who eventually plan to retire or move to Cape Coral. For example, buy a waterfront lot now with plans to build later, with the safety-net “plan B” option of being able to sell the land later if retirement or move plans change, all the while realizing appreciation on the property.