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In 1957, real estate developers Leonard and Jack Rosen purchased 120-square miles on the Gulf of Mexico, which soon would become Cape Coral, Florida. This pre-platted, master-planned community is situated on an expansive peninsula, surround by the Caloosahatchee River, Matlacha Pass and Pine Island. With over 400 miles of navigable waterways, Cape Coral soon became one of the most sought after places to live and quickly became known as a Waterfront Wonderland. Commuting to this urban oasis also became one of its greatest selling points. The city of Fort Myers is just across the Caloosahatchee River to the south and it is easily accessible from the Cape Coral Bridge. It is also the largest city between Miami and Tampa.
That was over 50 years ago, and Cape Coral or “the cape” as it is known locally, hasn't changed at all. It is still one of the most desirable places to live, work and play. Whether you are a growing family, retiree or snowbird; there is a sub-division in Cape Coral to suit all your needs. This Southwest Florida community offers luxurious estate homes to waterfront condominiums and every home style in between. Low-maintenance, boat docks and breathtaking views are just a few of the features that a waterfront high-rise has to offer. Family-friendly sub-divisions offer spacious backyards, tree-lined streets and a warm community feeling. Along the main thoroughfares you have all of the amenities of a metropolitan city, but with hometown flair. Here you will find a large selection of retail shops, restaurants, businesses and entertainment venues.
With over 35 parks and recreational facilities to choose from, an outdoor adventure is what playing in Cape Coral is all about. The Eagle Skate Park features over 25,000 square feet of extreme ramps, rails and pipes for bikes, skateboards or roller-blades. It is adjacent to the William Austen Youth Center and is one of the largest parks of its kind in Florida. The Sun Splash Water Park offers a day of fun and sun for children of all ages. This magnificent park includes 13 water features, nature walks and even a volleyball court. The Wagging Tail Dog Park is the perfect spot for four-legged family members to interact while enjoying the day with neighbors. The Coral Oaks Golf Course welcomes both beginners and pros. It features an 18-hole course that includes 8 lakes and 37 bunkers. It also features practice facilities with both grass and artificial turf.