Cape Coral was founded in the 1960s by land speculators who saw abundant sunshine and nearly endless opportunities for waterfront living. As the 3rd largest city geographically in the state of Florida, Cape Coral boasts more than 189,000 residents. This is the largest city between Tampa and Miami and has more miles of canals than any other city in the world. There is a large active German community that holds an annual Christmas Market and Octoberfest. There is also a beach and fishing pier along the Caloosahatchee River and a water park. Below are short descriptions of residential neighborhoods within the city.
Helpful Links for Cape Coral:
- City of Cape Coral
- Veterans Clinic – Cape Coral
- Lee County Schools
- Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce
- Cape Coral New Resident Resources
- Cape Coral Public Library
West of Santa Barbara and south of Pine Island Road. The majority of the saltwater canals exit to the Caloosahatchee River via the Chiquita Lock and are not tidal (there are a few exceptions). There is a mixture of single-family, condos, and multi-family homes.
North of Pine Island Road, and west of Santa Barbara. This area has both fresh and saltwater canals. This area primarily has single-family homes with very few to no condos or multi-family.
East of Santa Barbara and south of Pine Island Road. This is the “original” part of the city. The canals are all tidal and do not have to use a lock. There is a mixture of single-family, condos, and multi-family homes.
North of Pine Island Road and east of Santa Barbara. This area borders North Fort Myers. There are some freshwater canals, but no gulf access in this area. There is a mixture of single-family, condos, and multi-family homes.