Cape Coral, Florida and it’s Four Hundred Miles of Canals Voted Top Retirement Location...Again
I'm not going to go so far as to say that I take life in Cape Coral, Florida for granted, but I will say that sometimes I have to take a minute to fully realize the beauty of this place I call home. Recently, while clicking through the headlines of CNN Money, I came across this year's list of 25 Best Places to Retire. I can't say that I was surprised to see Cape Coral listed among the elite (our city is known for making these lists) , but I will say that it was nice to read what other's have to say about my water wonderland:
- A paradise for water lovers, Cape Coral has more than 400 beautiful miles of freshwater and saltwater canals
- The Caloosahatchee River offers numerous opportunities for water sports, relaxation, and bass fishing
- The rich jazz cultural attractions include annual festivities, such as the Cape Coral Festival of the Arts, Cape Coral Sounds of Jazz, and Mango Mania
- Crime rate is exceptionally low, as are taxes and the median home price
According to CNN, "Cape Coral scores on all fronts." I couldn't agree more. Being a water enthusiast myself, I took a moment to reflect on my numerous kayak and boating adventures. I can't think of anywhere else I've ever visited where the wildlife was so rich and waterfront living was so convenient.
How much of Cape Coral is actually on the water? More than you may think. The 400 miles of navigable canals include both fresh and salt water. Half of all canal homes enjoy access to the Gulf of Mexico. Along with canal opportunities, Cape Coral residents also have lakefront homes to consider, Tarpon Point Marina and Cape Harbour, a lively, gorgeous yachting community located on the city's South end. With waterfront condos overlooking the marina, cottages, lake front coach homes, and breathtaking views, there is definitely a place in Cape Coral that every water enthusiast can call home.
Waterfront Lifestyle, Even for Those Not Directly on the Water
Whether or not your Cape Coral property is directly located on the water really makes no difference. You still have numerous options for enjoying waterfront living. Need a boat ramp? Cape Coral has more than a few:
- Burnt Store Boat Ramp
- Horton Park
- Lake Kennedy Park
- Yacht Club Community Park (directly on the Caloosahatchee River)
Would you rather take in the beauty and the wildlife by canoeing or kayaking through a protected natural environment? Cape Coral has that too. The Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is the second largest preserved green space in Cape Coral, and the perfect sanctuary for the paddler who wants to enjoy a tranquil day with the herons, ibis, raccoons, and maybe an occasional alligator.
Cape residents also have several public, lakefront parks to enjoy. Whether it's a family picnic or just a walk along the water's edge, there's literally access to some form of water everywhere you turn in Cape Coral.
Do I think the Cape is the best place to retire? Well, I'm not retired yet, but as far as living, working and playing in paradise every single day, I can honestly say there's nowhere else I'd rather be.
If you are ready to take a look at what Cape Coral Real Estate has to offer you, we welcome you to give our office a call. We think you'll feel the same way we do about our slice of paradise.
By David Sporleder | Sporleder-Ray Realty Group | firstname.lastname@example.org| Google+