Cape Coral, Florida, is the largest city between Tampa and Miami. The city has more canals than any other city in the world giving everyone the opportunity to live on the water. Additionally, Cape Coral is located on a peninsula being surrounded on two sides by the Gulf on Mexico and on the third side by the Caloosahatchee River.
The Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce projects that the current population is 183,211 with a projected population of 203,965 by 2020. CNN says that it is the third fastest growing community in the United States. With a lower than average crime rate for a community of its size and the average home priced at $200,000, according to Trulia, it is easy to see why Forbes Magazine has named it as one of the top 10 places in the United States to retire.
Cape Coral is part of the Lee County School District operating over 84 schools. There are at least eight elementary schools, six middle schools and four high schools in the community. The community’s rapid growth means that there are several new schools in the community including several charter schools. All schools are receiving above average ratings according to Great Schools.
With the beautiful Florida weather and being surrounded on three sides by water, outside activities are very popular in Cape Coral. Sunsplash offers over 14 acres of water parks and pools. There are seven golf courses in the city and over 30 city parks. Cultural Park Theatre is the longest running community theater in Southwest Florida.
Holidays throughout the year are a special time in Cape Coral. Over 300 artists come to the city for the Cape Coral Festival of the Arts each January. Over 20 restaurants participate in the Taste of Cape held at Four Freedoms Park each February. The Great American Picnic and the Red, White and Boom makes the city a great place to celebrate July 4. The Christmas Boat Parade held each December is a marvelous sight to see.
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