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Cape Coral: The Early Years

Cape Coral is on the Gulf of Mexico and was developed as a master-planned community in the late 1950s by two entrepreneurial brothers from Baltimore, Jack and Leonard Rosen. Nicknamed the “Waterfront Wonderland,” Cape Coral is a city with more than 400 miles of waterways, and more canals (400+) than any city in the world!

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Our Favorite Cape Coral Gated Communities

Some of the most spectacular premier gated communities are in Cape Coral. Our favorites include Cape Royal, Sandoval and Tarpon Point. They are unmatched in their upscale features, top amenities, and convenient locations.

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Tarpon Point vs. Cape Harbour

Tarpon Point and Cape Harbour have a lot in common. They are both waterfront luxury communities for boating enthusiasts, boasting resort-style amenities in Cape Coral on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Both communities offer many choices in luxury housing options with gated enclaves a stone’s throw from the beautiful white sand beaches and warm Gulf waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Discover Cape Coral’s Gold Coast

What’s better than living in a Florida neighborhood with direct sailboat access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico? Not much! Cape Coral’s Gold Coast neighborhoods offer outstanding values for boating enthusiasts. The Gold Coast stretches from Del Prado Boulevard and the Caloosahatchee River in southeast Cape Coral between the Cape Coral Bridge and the Midpoint Bridge.

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Yacht Club Anchors Cape Coral

The Yacht Club is one of the original landmarks of Cape Coral, and located on the Caloosahatchee River in a picturesque landscaped setting. As part of the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department, it brings a sense of community by providing a wide range of recreational programs and activities for all ages and skill levels throughout the year.

Del Prado Linear Park

The perks of the linear road widening expansion a few years back bring to mind the popular use of Del Prado Linear Park by residents of Cape Coral. The linear park is developed along Del Prado Boulevard between Pine Island Road and Kismet Parkway as part of a city improvement project.

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Kismet Lakes Coming To Cape Coral

The new residential gated community, Kismet Lakes Beach Club, will begin pre-sales December 1, and is being described as an amazing find. The luxury Key West-style estate homes and premier lot packages will be priced starting in the $350,000s.

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Bimini Basin Project Excites Cape Coral

With Florida amenities like sun and water, the city of Cape Coral is moving forward to develop a destination at the Bimini Basin and create a high quality of life for both residents and visitors, as well as ensure protections for the environment.

Lennar Building New Homes at Coral Lakes

Homebuilder Lennar Homes is building Executive homes in the gated Coral Lakes community. Introducing the new “Executive Collection,” Lennar Homes will offer three and four bedroom floor plans.

Cape Coral Named Top City for Job Growth

Forbes magazine has put Cape Coral on its top 2015 list of “Best Cities For Future Job Growth” in the United States. Topping the list at #3, Cape Coral has a projected annual job growth rate of 4.4 percent through 2017. Its high standing is nothing new, since Cape Coral draws kudos in numerous polls, including a recent Bankrate. com survey released in June naming Cape Coral as a top retirement location on a list of Top 10 “Best Cities to Retire in the United States.”

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Fort Myers Area Community Gardens

Residents of Cape Coral and Bonita Springs can get their hands dirty and learn to grow their own vegetables with new community gardens in their neighborhoods. Residents of Cape Coral will soon get a community garden next to City Hall.

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Cape Coral Named Top Retirement Location

Cape Coral is the only Florida city to make the list of Top 10 of the best cities to retire in the United States, according to a survey released in June. Americans planning on their retirement destination may want to look into heading to Cape Coral if they want to live in Florida.

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Explore Cape Coral’s Gold Coast

The Gold Coast area of Cape Coral offers residents direct sailboat access to the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway. Boating enthusiasts find the Gold Coast neighborhoods feature terrific values for affordable homes in southeast Cape Coral’ s most highly desirable location.

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Explore The Theatre in Fort Myers

For a chance to spend an intimate evening and get up close and personal with live music and live theatre performances, we are spotlighting three theatres in Fort Myers that showcase individual artistry and talents where Broadway and the cultural arts comes to you in Southwest Florida.

Butterfly House at Rotary Park in Cape Coral

Free-guided tours of the the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House at Rotary Park in Cape Coral are available to the public on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife are welcoming visitors, and knowledgeable volunteers will guide tours and provide an educational overview about butterflies.

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Palaco Grande Waterfront Boating Neighborhood

Palaco Grande is a waterfront residential community in Cape Coral with direct sailboat access to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a dream for people who desire waterfront living. In this established boating waterfront neighborhood, 90 percent of the homes are on the water enjoying all Gulf access via 20 neighborhood canals.

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Discover Waterfront Luxury At Tarpon Landings

For an ideal upscale waterfront lifestyle where you can enjoy sunsets and water views every day, Tarpon Landings is a gated condominium neighborhood of three luxury high-rise buildings on the waterfront at Tarpon Point Marina featuring high-end resort amenities.  Each 12-story building has only 70 luxury residences, each with its[…]

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Sandoval Offers A Vacation Lifestyle in Cape Coral

The Sandoval community—in one of the most desirable areas to live in Cape Coral—is just 10 minutes from Pine Island. The community maintains a unique tropical vacation feel, packed with amenities and recreational areas that is different from other communities in Cape Coral.

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Stonewater: New Community Proposed For Northwest Cape Coral

Stonewater, a former mining operation in North Cape Coral, won unanimous support by the Planning and Zoning Commission last month to move forward with a development project to build 337 single-family homes overlooking three lakes with two recreation centers.

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North Spreader Canal Dredging

The city of Cape Coral will begin a dredging project in the North Spreader Canal at the end of this month. The city’s Public Works dredging crew will be working on the canal beginning on June 29 every day from 7 AM- 4 PM, and continue for a few months.

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Executive Homes Available at Bella Vida

One of the most sought after communities in Southwest Florida, Cape Coral now has executive homes for sale in the Bella Vida gated community of single family homes in Cape Coral. Sparkling lakes surround the desirable master-planned community of Bella Vida.

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Southwest Florida Fishing Piers

One of our favorite pastimes is fishing. Southwest Florida has many great spots for fishing, as well as catching great views of the beach and the sunset. We’ve put the spotlight on our favorite fishing piers in the area: Cape Coral Yacht Club, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel.

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The Yacht Club: Where Cape Coral Plays

Locals call it a “tropical showcase,” and with good reason. Cape Coral Yacht Club is one of the original landmarks of the city located on the Caloosahatchee River in a beautiful tropical setting. The Yacht Club Community Park is home to an amazing number of facilities and amenities, including its own public beach, a fishing pier and a community pool.

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Bimini Basin Redevelopment Could Transform Cape Coral

Downtown Cape Coral may be heading toward a surge in redevelopment along the waterfront, putting Bimini Basin front and center in an effort to stimulate the city’s economy. One major goal is using the park’s frontage on the basin as an opportunity to attract business and condos alike that in turn brings in new residents and creates jobs.

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Sun Splash Offers Family Fun in Cape Coral

With the perfect warm weather in Southwest Florida, any day is a good day for the family to head out to the Sun Splash Waterpark for “a cool day.” Season passes are available now. Southwest Florida’s largest waterpark in Cape Coral features more than 14 acres of waterslides and pools as well as dry attractions for visitors of all ages.

Not All Cape Coral Canals Are Created Equal

Do you want a piece of waterfront paradise? Cape Coral may be the place for you as nearly 40,000 of its 100,000 lots are located in a waterfront setting on a canal, lake or river. For water lovers everywhere, Cape Coral is a special place with more than 400 miles of canals, which makes it an ideal area for boating, fishing and scenic views.

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Cape Coral Sailing Clubs

Two of the most active sailing clubs in Florida are right here in Cape Coral—the Cape Coral Sailing Club and the Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society Sailing Club. They are both boating and social clubs with a simple goal: to have fun.

Cape Coral Burrowing Owl Festival

The 13th Annual Burrowing Owl Festival is coming up on Saturday, February 28 from 10 am-4 pm at the Rotary Park in Cape Coral sponsored by Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife and Cape Coral Parks and Recreation Department. Habitat destruction and natural predators have led the Florida Fish and Wildlife to label them a “special concern.”


Just What Are Manatees?

When it comes to Florida wildlife, you hear a lot about manatees. But what exactly are they? In a nutshell, manatees are aquatic mammals found in the warm coastal waters of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and eastern South America.

Our Favorite Sushi Restaurants in Fort Myers

With the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico just off our shores, the Fort Myers area is a mecca for fresh fish and home to some of the best Sushi restaurants in the Sunshine State. Foodies on our staff have had the pleasure of exploring dining spots to come up with our favorite sushi restaurants in Fort Myers.

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Biking in Cape Coral

Imagine 90 miles of interconnected bicycling routes and riding past sweeping nature preserves, scenic canals, marinas, golf courses, quiet streets and the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s true! As Florida’s 2nd largest city measured by area, Cape Coral offers wonderful adventures for bike enthusiasts.

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Cape Coral Yacht Club Is An Original Landmark

The Cape Coral Yacht Club is quite a gem. Built in 1958 and an original landmark of the city, it is still going strong attracting residents to the full range of facilities and amenities, including the public beach, fishing pier and community pool. With outdoor activities year round, Cape Coral Yacht Club is located at the Community Park in southeast Cape Coral directly on the Caloosahatchee River in a beautifully landscaped setting.

Cape Harbour Offers Culinary Delights

Wet your palette when you come to Cape Harbour in Cape Coral for some of the tastiest eats in Southwest Florida. Resort-style luxury everyday, and foodies will find 4 different top cuisines here: whether it’s fresh fish and steak at RumRunners; stone-fired homemade pizzas at The Joint; gourmet coffee, pastries and gelato made from scratch every day in-house at Run A-grounds; and fabulous cocktails at Longboards Cabana Bar.

Boat Ramps Are Popular In Cape Coral

Cape Coral is a boating and fishing paradise with its 400 miles of canals, many lakes, the Caloosahatchee River, Matlacha Pass and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Cape Coral is also close to the beaches of Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers. Cape Coral is celebrated as a waterfront wonderland for good reason: a lot of people use boat ramps to get to these bodies of water for boating and fishing.

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Cape Royal: Upscale Cape Coral Golfing Community

Live where you can play golf everyday—if you choose. The beautiful entrance of Cape Royal welcomes you, lined with tall Royal palm trees and manicured landscaping, into a deed restricted community and the Cape’s only gated golfing community located in Cape Coral.

Explore Nature in Cape Coral

Move over Naples and Miami beaches—here comes nature-focused Florida vacations that are more adventurous than lying on a beach for hours, and where nature can be cherished. Florida enjoys one of the most unique ecosystems in the country. Cape Coral is home to stunning natural parks and preserves.

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Cape Coral businesses are rallying behind a proposal to support a multi-million dollar canal development along the Bimini Basin in downtown Cape Coral. Nearly all major Cape Coral business organizations, for the first time, are standing in unison behind one project that could bring in millions of tourist dollars to an ideal commercial waterfront location in Cape Coral with its miles of canals and waterfronts.

Cape Coral Has Great Air Quality

Where do you live in the U.S. if you have asthma? Answer: Cape Coral and anywhere in the Fort Myers area. WebMD and have Cape Coral ranked #1 as the best city in America for people with asthma.

Cape Coral Drivers Are Safest in Florida

“Hi this is Rachael Rafanelli reporting live from the Cape where a car was driven into a canal tonight……”
Is it just me or does it seem that every time I watch the news, one of the lead local stories is a report about a car being driven into one of Cape Coral’s canals. It sure came to me as a surprise that some of the most careful drivers on the road live in Cape Coral,

Cape Coral Tops Job Growth List

Cape Coral scored high marks on Forbes magazine’s list of “Best Cities for Job Growth.” With a projected annual rate of new jobs at 3.7% through 2016, the city of Cape Coral ranks #6 on the list of top cities with job growth in the United States. Florida’s economy is on the upswing since the early 2000s, mirroring rising home prices and businesses moving to the community.

Cape Coral Ranked Top Place To Live

Cape Coral has been named #5 on a list of Top Places to live in Florida, according to California-based Movoto Real Estate Blog. Florida was hailed for its terrific range of activities—beaches, theme parks, water activities, auto racing, and more.

Cape Coral Ranked 2nd Best City For Home Buyers

Named one of America’s Best Mid-Sized Cities for home buyers, Cape Coral residents live big without living in the biggest city. If the large sprawling metropolitan city isn’t your lifestyle or a small town, then consider buying a home in Cape Coral. Cape Coral’s charm rests in its affordability for house hunters.

Sandoval: New Construction From Taylor Morrison

A casual lifestyle meets tropical swaying palm trees and a vacation-like resort setting await you at Sandoval, a 524-acre gated community being developed in the heart of Cape Coral. Three top Florida developers, Pulte Homes, D.R. Horton and Taylor Morrison are building a total of 1,523 homes at Sandoval.

Pine Island Road Blossoming

The $8 million Pine Island Road project started last year that will widen the road from 2 lanes to 4 lanes between Chiquita Boulevard and Burnt Store Road in Cape Coral is producing a growth spurt in the road’s business. The heavily traveled road is 10 miles long from US 41 in North Fort Myers to the barrier island of Pine Island.

Cruising the Okeechobee Waterway

The Okeechobee Waterway (OWW) provides an inside passage across the Florida Peninsula. It is the only cross-Florida canal and river system that joins the east coast of Florida to the west coast and is a pleasant way for boaters to pass through the heart of Old Florida. The OWW is 154 miles and stretches from the Atlantic Ocean near Stuart, Florida to the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers.

Pincher’s Crab Shack Now Open at Tarpon Point

Nearly 16 years after popular Pincher’s Crab Shack opened its first restaurant in a Bonita Spring strip mall, owner Tony Phelan wanted to bring his fresh seafood to other locations in Southwest Florida and recently opened his 9th restaurant at Tarpon Point in Cape Coral. Serving up stone crabs and a host of seafood and non-seafood appetizers, soups, sandwiches, entrees and pastas, Pincher’s Crab Shack is well known for its fun, casual and tropical atmosphere.

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Tarpon Point Offers An Amenity Rich Experience

Tarpon Point is an exclusive gated 148-acre luxury resort-style waterfront community in Southwest Cape Coral with lots of housing options: stunning high-rise condominiums, penthouses, coach home condos or luxurious single-family estate homes with a variety of spacious floor plans.

The Boat-A-Long Is A Holiday Tradition in Cape Coral

Boats lit up the waterways this week in the 37th annual Holiday Boat-a-long at Four Freedoms Park in Cape Coral. Approximately 100 illuminated boats participated in this Cape Coral tradition, and all were decorated in merry holiday style with lights, elves, costumes, and jolly captains as Santa Claus.

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Celebration Cape Reenergized by D.R. Horton

D.R. Horton, America’s largest home builder, has purchased the Celebration Cape development in Cape Coral and re-launched the project with their award-winning single-family homes. This community features 44 single-family homes with 7 luxurious open floor plans to choose from ranging from 1,983 square feet to 3,293 square feet.

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Cape Coral Festival of Lights

A true community event, more than 20,000 holiday revelers gathered on the first weekend in December in downtown Cape Coral for the annual Holiday Festival of Lights hosted by the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce. This is the biggest and most anticipated event of the year that kicks off the official start of the holiday season.

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Cape Harbour: Live The Vacation Lifestyle in Cape Coral

A boater’s paradise, Cape Harbour is ideally located on Florida’s southern Gulf Coast in Cape Coral at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River. Enjoy a resort-like luxury yachting community and a full-service deep-water marina with 76 slips in a location less than three nautical miles from the Sanibel Bridge and the pristine beaches of our barrier islands.

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Lake Kennedy Offers Waterfront Fun in Cape Coral

The warm waters of Lake Kennedy and warm weather of Cape Coral attract both athletes and future homeowners to this beautiful area of southwest Florida. Future Olympic athletes practice in Cape Coral with the Canoe Kayak Club. Both international and local athletes come to Lake Kennedy to train for the Olympics and Paralympics.

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Cape Coral Spreader Canals: Boating Paradise

It doesn’t get much better than living on a Spreader Canal in Cape Coral Florida. These 200-foot wide canals form the western border of Cape Coral and are lined on the eastern shores with beautiful waterfront homes and on the western shores with stands of forever protected mangroves.

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Cape Coral CRA District – Enjoy A Walkable Lifestyle

The rumors that you may have heard up north that nobody walks anywhere in Cape Coral are a bit of a stretch. The Downtown Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) District neighborhood offers a multitude of reasons and places to walk in the heart of Cape Coral.

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Time To Get Funky At Cape Harbour

If you are looking for something fresh, new and completely different in Southwest Florida real estate…….you are in the right place! Who hasn’t had a great time dining or hanging out at Rumrunners while watching the boating traffic pass through the Chiquita Boat Lock?

Cape Harbour and Captiva Have Top July 2013 Home Sales

The most expensive home to sell in Lee County, Florida during July 2013 was a single-family waterfront estate home located at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. This home is located at 5832 Armada Court Cape Coral, FL and features 6 BR / 9 BA / 13,603 SF and 311 ft of sea wall that can accommodate multiple 70 ft yachts.

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Cape Harbour Shines In Cape Coral

Cape Harbour has redefined luxury in the Cape Coral real estate market and become among the most popular destinations in the entire city. Cape Harbour’s waterfront boardwalk includes 5 restaurants, boutiques, spa and salon, and art gallery.

Fort Myers Area Communities with Dog Parks

As developers try to differentiate their communities with unique amenities, Southwest Florida is seeing a growth in dog parks within gated communities. This growing trend both locally and on a national basis allows neighbors to meet other people who own dogs.

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Flipping is Back in Vogue in Cape Coral

From Palm Beach Gardens and Miami on the southeast coast to Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral on the Gulf Coast, the market is quickly rebounding as real estate investors flip homes successfully with quick turnarounds within 6 months.

Cape Coral Named 5th Fastest Growing City in Florida

Besides their Florida location, what do Miami, Orlando, Sweetwater, Tampa and Cape Coral have in common? According to a report released by the Florida League of Cities for Municipal Research and Innovation, these five municipalities had the largest population gains from 2010 to 2012. During this time frame Cape Coral grew by 5,879 residents from 154,305 to 160,184.

Builder D. R. Horton is Active in Fort Myers Area

National builder D. R. Horton is bullish on the Fort Myers real estate market with new homes under construction in 13 communities throughout Lee County. D. R. Horton builds town homes, coach homes, twin villas and single-family homes in Southwest Florida.

Affordable Sailboat Access Homes in Cape Coral

While sailboat access in Naples means spending $22M on a Port Royal estate……sailors looking to park their boat out back can comfortably score a home in Cape Coral for under $300,000. Currently, there are even a couple of sailboat access homes still left in the Cape for under $200,000.

Fort Myers Home Appreciation Fifth Highest in Nation

The 2012 house pricing data released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency reveals that the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area had the fifth highest home price appreciation in the nation. According to the data which uses home valuations from both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages for both new purchases and refinances, our prices appreciated by 6.73% in 2012.

Fort Myers Has 2nd Best Air Quality in Nation

In a study released by Kaz, the makers of Honeywell Air Purifiers, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area was ranked 2nd nationally for having the best air quality. Our area only trailed Palm-Bay-Melbourne-Titusville metro and six of the top 25 metros for good air quality were located in Florida.

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Tarpon Landings: Market Momentum in Cape Coral High-rises

The Tarpon Landings luxury waterfront high-rise development in Southwest Cape Coral has significant market momentum with robust sales activity over the past 12 months. Permanent residents as well as snow birds have flocked to Tarpon Landings which has seen 51 units sell in the last year.

Cape Coral Gulf Access Real Estate Update

Single-family gulf access homes continue to pace the real estate market in Cape Coral Florida. This has been one of the busiest segments of our local market with 700 transactions so far in 2012. These 700 transactions ranged from a high of $2.1M for a Cape Harbour mansion featuring 9 BR / 8.5 BA / 7,204 SF to a low of $106,000 for a Venetian Court circa 1961 home featuring 3 BR / 3 BA / 2,295 SF.

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Final Buildout Commencing at Sandoval in Cape Coral

Pre-construction sales activity has commenced in the Phase III section of the popular Sandoval community in Cape Coral. This 100-acre section of Sandoval is the last area to be developed in this gated community located in the Southwest Quadrant of Cape Coral.

Tarpon Point Lands Westin Hotel

Tarpon Point in Cape Coral scored a major coup in landing the Westin brand for the development’s existing Resort at Marina Village waterfront hotel. The prestige associated with the signature Westin brand is a big win for Cape Coral. The city of Cape Coral, with over 150,000 residents, has truly needed a luxury branded hotel for many years.

Funky Fish Houses at Cape Harbour Moving Forward

Imagine a morning swim in the Marina pool…..lunch at the Joint…….an afternoon in the hammock on your deck with a good novel……a workout in the Cape Harbour fitness center…..happy hour on your 2nd-story deck watching the boat traffic pass by on the South Spreader Canal and then dinner at Rum Runners….what a perfect day in Southwest Florida…..and all at the front door of your Funky Fish House.

Cape Coral Waterfront Homes Sell For a Premium

With over 400 miles of canals, Cape Coral has a significant amount of water front real estate. From Riverfront estate homes to condos on gulf access canals and modest single-family homes on freshwater lakes, Cape Coral has a waterfront home for nearly every lifestyle or budget.

Search Cape Coral Real Estate by Zip Code

The folks at the US Postal Service did a good job when they assigned zip codes to Cape Coral. The city has six zip codes, with three on the east side and three on the west side. The more populous Southeast and Southwest Quadrants each have two zip codes and the less populous Northeast and Northwest Quadrants each have a single zip code.

Forbes Names Cape Coral and Fort Myers Top Retirement Communities

Forbes Magazine has provided a major boost of confidence to the recovering but still bruised ego of Lee County by naming its two largest cites as top place to retire for 2012. It is quite remarkable that Forbes used two of its top 25 spots on Fort Myers and Cape Coral, joining Pensacola as the only three markets in Florida to make the top 25 list.

Cape Coral Equestrian Communities

Horseback riding has played an important role in the early history of Cape Coral. While most people think that Cape Coral started when the Rosen Brothers dug canals and subdivided acreage into individual house lots, the area known back then as “The Other Side of the River” was dominated by several large cattle ranches.

Cape Coral Lakefront Real Estate

While Cape Coral is best known for its 400 miles of canals, the city is also home to many lakes which offer the ultimate in waterfront living. Cape Coral’s lakes are primarily man-made and were dug when the city was developed to provide fill and material for roadways. Both saltwater gulf access and freshwater lakes are found in Cape Coral.

Eight Lakes: Dramatic Cape Coral Waterfront Living

One of the true treasures of the Southwest Florida region is the Eight Lakes neighborhood in Southwest Cape Coral. This neighborhood draws its name from the dual cloverleaf shaped lakes that anchor the community. The sunsets over Eight Lakes are dramatic and are a highlight to each and every day.

Affordable Sailboat Access Sets Cape Coral Apart

Sailors relish the idea of docking their boat on a lift behind their home… fighting traffic to get to the marina……no waiting for the launch to the mooring……no incredibly expensive per foot charges for dockage. While sailboat access homes are out of reach financially in many parts of Florida, Cape Coral is the outlier with truly affordable sailboat access real estate.

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Cape Coral Spreader Canals: Gulf Access at its Best

In a city with more canals than Venice, there are waterfront homes and condos for virtually any budget or lifestyle option. Topping the charts of gulf access living are properties located directly on Cape Coral’s Spreader Canals.

Attention Investors: Cape Coral Income Property Opportunities

Since its early beginnings, Cape Coral has been an attractive location for real estate investors. With relatively affordable property prices, a tight rental inventory and a growing pool of renters, it is possible for real estate investors to generate positive cash flow for their Cape Coral investments. Much of the housing stock in Cape Coral is not inside the gates of a communities with high HOA fees that eat into investor returns.

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Cape Coral Pool Homes

Captain & Tenille….Oreos and milk….Mario and Luigi….spaghetti and meatballs…some things just go together. Here in the Southwest Florida, a home and pool are truly a natural fit.

Fort Myers is Top Real Estate Turn-around Market

In a recent ranking published by Inman News, the Fort Myers – Cape Coral market was ranked as the 7th best turn-around market in the nation. Our area has been been recognized as a national leader in the housing market recovery by recently by other publications including Trulia, CNN Money and AOL Real Estate.

Fort Myers Tops Nation in Real Estate Price Increases

In a report compiled by Trulia, the Fort Myers/Cape Coral MSA led the nation in real estate price increases for the 12-month period ending March 2012. The Trulia report analyzed year-over-year asking prices and our MSA topped the charts with a 14.8% increase in asking prices.

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Fort Myers Short Sale Buyers Tips

Short sales can offer real value for buyers of Fort Myers area real estate. Often short sale properties are in good shape as the owner is living in the home and cooperating with the lender. Many of our buyers are finding good value in the short sale sector of the market right now.

Cape Coral/Fort Myers 3rd Fastest Growing MSA

CNN/Money ranked Cape Coral/Fort Myers region as the 3rd fastest growing MSA in the nation for the decade of 2000-2010 with a growth rate of 60.8%. Cape Coral/Fort Myers closely trailed Charlotte (64.6%) and Raleigh (63.4%) for top national growth rates.

Cape Coral Gated Communities Drawing Buyers

In a city of approximately 155,000 residents, Cape Coral is home to less than 20 gated communities.  This limited number of gated communities is significantly different from neighboring Southwest Florida cities like Fort Myers, Estero and Naples where gated communities dominate the residential landscape. Prospective buyers searching for available homes[…]

Fort Myers Real Estate Garnering Global Interest

Lee County Florida, home to Fort Myers and Cape Coral, was ranked second nationally in the nine-month period ending January 2012 for the percentage of foreign real estate buyers. In this time frame, 8.5% of all real estate transactions in Lee County involved a buyer with a foreign mailing address.

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Sandoval Neighborhoods in Cape Coral Nearing Sellouts

The master-planned gated community of Sandoval in Cape Coral continues to bustle with activity this winter season. Buyers are drawn to the resort-style feel of this beautiful community. With spectacular amenities already in place and three respected national builders, D.R. Horton, Pulte and Taylor Morrison currently building in the community, Sandoval should be on any home-buyers short list of neighborhoods to check out.

Sandoval Leading Cape Coral Housing Recovery

The 524-acre master-planned community of Sandoval is the shining star of the Cape Coral real estate market. New construction home sales at Sandoval were up 74% in 2011 over the previous year with a total of 120 transactions. New home permits at Sandoval in 2011 accounted for 44% of all the building permits issued in Cape Coral.

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Are Fort Myers Home Values on the Rise?

The Godfather of Lee County real estate values, Property Appraiser Ken Wilkinson, plays the straight man in this NBC-2 video about rising home prices in Lee County. I am highly confident that Ken knows exactly how much prices have gone up…..but doesn’t want to preempt his annual day in the spotlight when he releases this years valuations.

Top 2011 Cape Coral Home Sales

The highest priced home to sell in Cape Coral in 2011 was a riverfront home located on Riverside Drive in the Yacht Club section of the Cape. This 10,500 Sq. Ft. home sold for $2,900,000. In 2011, there were 12 residential home sales in the Cape over a $1m and all were single-family homes.

Cape Coral Income Property

Morgan Stanley analyst Oliver Chang recently declared that 2012 will be “The Year of the Landlord.” Chang further elaborated that “Rents are rising, vacancies are falling, household formations are growing and rental supply is limited,” the Morgan Stanley report stated. “We believe the demand for rental properties will continue to grow.”

Fort Myers Home Prices Increasing

The Fort Myers-Cape Coral market was ranked 6th nationally for the increases in the median list price of homes in the October to November 2011 time period. Median list prices increased 2.69 percent for the month

Proposal to Connect Rubicon Canal with Bimini Basin

The News-Press reports that the City if Cape Coral is considering the interconnection of the Rubicon Canal with the Bimini Basin. This would involve extending the Rubicon Canal across both SE 47th Terrace and Cape Coral Parkway.

Fort Myers Cited as Top Turnaround Market

Wow, sure feels good to type “Fort Myers” and “turn-around market” in the same sentence. We are no longer the ugly-duckling poster child for the housing bust……but one of the markets leading the nation’s real estate recovery.

Fort Myers Real Estate Market in Recovery

With median list price increases of 34.56%, Realtor Magazine has named the Fort Myers-Cape Coral market as the top market nationally for real estate price increases for 12-month period ending September 2011.  Southwest Florida dominated the price increase list with Naples and Punta Gorda also in the top five. Price[…]

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Tarpon Landings II Almost Sold Out

Major price reductions at Tarpon Landings have drawn buyers like steel to a magnet to this Cape Coral luxury waterfront high-rise project. Buyers are attracted to the large floor plans which are a minimum of 2,888 SF and the wonderful waterfront views.

Cape Coral Ranked Top Retirement Destination by CNN Money

Average annual temperatures in the mid 80s, hundreds of miles of canals and rock-bottom real estate prices have propelled Cape Coral to the top of CNN Money’s top retirement destinations.  The real estate downturn significantly impacted Cape Coral and now median home prices are under $100,000.  Today’s prices are more[…]

Tarpon Landings Is Hottest Condo Deal in Southwest Florida

Significantly reduced waterfront high-rise condos at Tarpon Landings are literally flying off the shelves this summer. Buyers are impressed with the voluminous size of the Tarpon Landings units which have 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths and start at 2,880 SF

Fort Myers Communities With New Construction

While foreclosures and short sales still dominate the Southwest Florida real estate headlines, new construction in exciting subdivisions continue to gain momentum in the market. Many buyers, particularly remotely located second home owners, want a new turnkey move-in-ready solution.