What You Need to Know About Cape Coral Florida
Cape Coral is a vibrant and friendly city, located on Florida’s south/central Gulf coast in Lee County. It is 20 minutes north of Fort Myers Beach and 20 minutes southwest of Fort Myers. First incorporated as a city in 1957, Cape Coral is a principal city in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan area (MSA). Cape Coral has an area of 120 square miles, making it the largest city between Miami and Tampa. It is also ranked the third largest city in physical area, behind Tampa and Jacksonville.
Cape Coral was built by two real estate developers, Jack and Leonard Rosen who thought that its location on the Gulf Coast would be attractive to home buyers. The city is built over 400 miles of canals. It lies between the Caloosahatchee River, part of the intra-coastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. It is conveniently positioned near several major highways including Interstate 75 as well as Florida 884, 739 and 80.
As of 2014, Cape Coral had a population of 175, 229. Since 2000, Cape Coral had a population growth of 133.67 percent. When compared to the rest of the country, Cape Coral’s cost of living is 2.10 percent higher than the U.S. average. The rate of unemployment is 4.50 percent (U.S. average is 5.20 percent).
Even though, Fort Myers is more popular; Cape Coral is actually a larger community. It attracts some tourists and is home to a large number of retirees. It is also home to several sport training camps. In this article, we will discuss all the essential details you need to know about Cape Coral’s boating, 55+ communities, golf and tennis, school system, fishing, tourism, and retirement.
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