Sailing is, no doubt, part of a Southwest Florida lifestyle, and that’s evident by some of the area’s most popular boating neighborhoods. If you’re looking for a place with sailboat Gulf access, the region has a number of great choices.
It’s fairly easy to enjoy a waterfront lifestyle in Cape Coral. That’s because the city has more canals than anywhere else in the world!
As parts of Florida continue to recover from the wrath of Hurricane Irma, there’s at least one common headache for area homeowners. Irma left her mark on a number of seawalls, especially those in the Cape Coral area.
Buttonwood Harbor is a beautiful waterfront community of 67 homes located along the Caloosahatchee River in North Fort Myers. The gated riverfront community has a private winding entrance, mature manicured landscaping, private, deeded boat docks and slips, a boat ramp, fishing pier, tennis courts and a basketball court.
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.
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.
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.
Sailors relish the idea of docking their boat on a lift behind their home…..no 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.