Throughout the whole of Florida, there are many truly high class properties, but the developments at Cape Coral make it stand out, for the sheer number of outstanding, and just as importantly, affordable homes, which are grouped together in neighbourhoods and communities. With hundreds of miles of canals making up the basis of the city, many of these terrific houses and condos have a waterfront location. Cape Coral real estate experienced a remarkable boom at the turn of the century, but then struggled for a 2 or 3 year period around 2006-08, but has recovered well, and its prices are now highly competitive and as a consequence, highly sought after.
The city has many notable residents including: actress Angela Watson, illustrator Echo Chernik, Olympian Jason Smith, Stacy Carter the professional wrestler, former Major League Baseball Player Mike Greenwell, NFL players Greg Spires and Earnest Graham, plus Hilary Hemingway the writer and producer, who is also the niece of Ernest Hemingway, the Pulitzer and Nobel prize winning author. Its situation, just 14 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport, makes it all the more appealing as a great get away destination. Although there is no rail link to the city, bus services are very good, and a short trip across the Cape Coral Bridge into the adjoining city of Fort Myers, opens up even more options.
Many of the communities are continuing to grow, and lots of them are either boating or golfing themed. A high proportion of people who take up the lifestyle do so as a retirement plan. The Cape Coral real estate offers an added security for potential buyers, with many of the developments being gated. Amongst the most popular communities are: Cape Harbour, Blue Water, Island Cove, Four Mile Cove, Porto Vista, Pine Key, Tarpon Point, Trafalgar Woods, Tuscany Court, Marina View and Paradise Point, to name just a few.
Cape Coral is fundamentally a city of 4 quadrants, over an area of over 100 square miles. The northern quarters in the east and west are quieter, being a lot less populated, so for those wanting the quiet life these would be the areas to look at first. The south eastern sector is probably the most established, but the real activity seems to be in the south west, where many of the new builds are taking place. The Gulf of Mexico is accessible from all over the Cape, giving another great reason to move into the area.
The crime rate is extremely low and ranks very well when set alongside other Florida cities, indeed it is easy to forget that the city is in the sunshine state, as it is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the other major destinations. Analysts at the top of their profession are convinced that now is the best time to move into area, with prices of Cape Coral real estate offering excellent value. It really is a marvellous opportunity in the making and one that more and more people are becoming increasingly aware of.