What you need to know about Cape Coral: Cape
Coral is the second largest incorporated landmass in the
state of Florida, with over 114 square miles. Only about
one third of Cape Coral is developed - meaning lots more
room for growth.
This is what makes Cape Coral a unique
- 400 miles of fresh and salt water canals
- Affordable quality housing
- Ranked "safest community in Florida" by the FBI
- Tremendous economic and job growth
- Year-around outdoor sports and recreation
- Lots of Sunshine
- More than 250 Clubs and Organizations
- Convenient Location, 2.5h to Miami, 3.5h to Orlando,
2.5h to Tampa
- 30 mins to Florida Southwest International Airport
- Quality medical and educational facilities
What you need to know about Cape Coral
Location, Location, Location!
Cape Coral offers 400 miles of canals from
80ft in width to several hundred feet in width.
- Freshwater canal front and lake front properties: there
is no access to the "open water" (Caloosahatchee River
of Gulf of Mexico).
- Gulf Access properties: located on a canal or lake
with access to the "open water". There may be bridges
to undergo and a boat lock or lift may have to be passed
in order to get to the River or Gulf of Mexico.
- Directed Access properties: located on a canal or lake
with access to the "open water". There may be one or several
bridges to undergo in order to get to the River or Gulf
of Mexico. Bridge clearances vary.
Sailboat access properties: located
on a canal or river front, unrestricted, deepwater access
to the "open water". In a few areas of Cape Coral however,
a boat lock may have to be passed to get to the river
or Gulf of Mexico.
Seawalls: Some vacant lots don't have seawalls.
Prior to building a home there must be a seawall in place
unless the property is located on a freshwater canal. The
cost for a regular size seawall (80ft wide) is approximately
$10,000-$15,000. On a freshwater canal, the bank may be graded and soded
or rip rap maybe installed to avoid erosion. The cost thereof
is usually lower than the cost of a seawall.
Utilities: The City of Cape Coral is undertaking
a program of water and sewer improvements. Some properties
may be in an area planned for utilities. As water, sewer and/or
dual irrigation water becomes available, property owners will
be assessed. Many properties have already been assessed and
balances may remain to be paid. The matter of who is to pay-off
or assume an existing assessment is negotiable between buyer