CAPE CORAL – LEHIGH ACRES – FT. MYERS
Our Hometown is located on the Southwestern Gulf coast of Florida and is part of the Lee Island Coast.
Cape Coral is a peninsula; two bridges over the Caloosahatchee River are connecting the Cape, as citizens call it, with the city of Ft. Myers.
This area is one of the fastest growing areas in Florida and even in the US – quite understandable if we consider the roundabout 350 days of sunshine and the proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Cape Coral’s population has reached approximately 160,000 so far, but density is not a concern in a city of 115 square miles.
Cape Coral is a very young city – even for the US. In 1958 two brothers by the name of Rosen made their dream come true and created a city out of an undeveloped, not much paid attention to piece of land. In only a couple of years Cape Coral became a desirable place to settle down and developed into a fully grown town with shopping and dining opportunities of all kinds.
More than 400 miles of canals – fresh- and saltwater – were artificially created and quite a few of them are providing access to the gulf and the tropical islands of the Lee Island Coast or to the river. These canals invite especially our European guests to see a certain relationship to Venice/Italy – even more since the style of homes and landscaping is influenced by some Mediterranean ideas. Some of the little coffee shops make you think you were sitting out in the sun on some Italian Piazza.
Thanks to a nicely structured plat map Cape Corals neighborhoods are typically divided by canals or lakes. Most houses are one-story homes painted in pastel colors surrounded by tropical colorful landscaping and palm trees and a lot of green space. Downtown Cape Coral provides a wide variety of shops and restaurants. For all the watersport-lovers among you – this is your city! Records show that more boats are registered in Cape Coral as in every other City in the US – a lot of the Cape homes even have their own dock with the boat waiting for you to set sail.
The Cape is the ideal spot to spend a vacation or stay for good – no matter if you picture yourself in a boat cruising the gulf or having fun in the sun at the beach, shopping or hiking through the mangroves – there is something for everyone. Cape Coral – just Paradise – is the slogan of our city and that’s exactly what it is – and the best part is: it’s still affordable – ask us!
Lehigh Acres is located about 25 minutes east of Ft. Myers. Lehigh Acres and Alva, another little town nearby, are far more countryside compared to the beach- and tourism-oriented city of Cape Coral. Located further inland the properties are larger in size and many homeowners let their horses roam in their own backyard, which sometimes may even include a little forest. Interstate 75 and U.S. 41 connect Lehigh Acres to Bonita Springs and Naples in the south, and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a short distance away and easy to reach.
Ft. Myers is famous for having been Thomas A. Edison’s and Henry Ford’s Winter-Residence, some of Edison’s most famous inventions came to life right here in Ft. Myers. The historic downtown district with it’s vintage homes, old Banyan Trees, art galleries and a wide variety of cultural events invites you to spend some quality time.
Ft. Myers Beach, a little laid back beach community, is proud of its fabulous white sandy beaches – simply being all a Florida vacation can possibly be.
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