Cape Coral is Water City
Cape Coral Real Estate: Waterfront Wonderland
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.
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Many people ask what the waterfront living is like in Cape Coral, so 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 (also known as Unit 64). View this slide show to get 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 the backyard!
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Miles of Bike Lanes
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.
To get an idea of Cape Coral real estate that has Gulf Access, you need to see the area from the water. Driving around just doesn’t do justice to the beauty of the area and waterways. Learn more at these links:
Cape Coral Homes and Condos – Browse by Price Range
Cape Coral Real Estate in the Southwest Area
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.
If you are thinking about building a new home, view our Case Study on new home construction. It’s a great story!
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.