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Why Cape Coral

Welcome to Cape Coral, nestled along Florida's stunning Gulf Coast, where vibrant growth and endless opportunities await. This city seamlessly integrates location, lifestyle, business, and career prospects with perfect year-round weather. Boasting over 400 miles of scenic canals ideal for boating enthusiasts, Cape Coral offers easy accessibility to top Florida cities, beaches, airports, and attractions.

Renowned for its family-friendly communities, diverse dining options, and abundant recreational activities, Cape Coral stands out as a city unlike any other, catering to both leisure and business interests. Its dynamic business environment supports a thriving economy driven by skilled professionals across various industries.

Cape Coral is highly regarded by families due to its top-rated schools and extensive educational resources, catering to students from preschool through higher education. The area offers diverse educational opportunities through its technical college and its own Charter School System. Recently, Oasis Charter Schools in Cape Coral achieved significant recognition, such as being designated as a Florida High-Performing Charter School System by the Florida Commissioner of Education. Three schools within the Oasis system also earned spots on the Florida Schools of Excellence list, highlighting their commitment to rigorous curriculum and high academic standards. These achievements underscore the city’s dedication to providing excellent educational options for its community. Learn more about the Cape Coral Municipal Charter and explore Cape Coral’s schools at Lee County Schools.

Recently ranked #4 on Forbes' 2024 List of Best Places to Live in Florida, Cape Coral continues to attract residents and businesses alike. Currently home to approximately 213,301 residents, with a projected population of 377,000 at Buildout, Cape Coral's rapid growth underscores its status as a thriving community poised for ongoing prosperity, supported by a significant increase in commercial permits.

Ranked 7th nationwide for percentage growth from 2010 to 2018 by the U.S. Census Bureau, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has demonstrated a consistent upward trajectory, indicative of its vibrant economic development and appeal as a strategic hub for business investments. This growth trend reinforces Cape Coral's commitment to sustainable development and community stability.

Whether it’s tech, logistics, back-office operations, light industry, or a major corporation, Cape Coral is home to the largest workforce residing in one city between Miami and Tampa. For those employers seeking to establish operations where their employees can live and work in the same town, look no further than the Cape. In Cape Coral, Florida, you can move from work to play in no time and count on an average of 266 days of sunshine a year. With our low cost of living and no state income tax, Cape Coral offers an exceptional quality of life. As the city is only about 60% built out, there is abundant open land available for development, presenting ample opportunities for growth and expansion.

Whether you're considering relocation, business expansion, or a vacation destination, Cape Coral invites you to discover why it's more than just a place to live—it's a place to thrive.

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