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Young Waterfront City With Rapid Growth, Strong Potential

Come and Grow with Cape Coral

Cape Coral is located in Southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico’s coast in Lee County. Its history began 40 years ago when Leonard and Jack Rosen realized that the area’s location could provide endless opportunities for waterfront living.

MarinaVillageCape Coral occupies a large peninsula bordered by the majestic Caloosahatchee River on the east and Matlacha Pass on the west. Its geographical location affords a tropical lifestyle surrounded by abundant natural beauty, outdoor recreation and water sports. Strategically located two hours from Tampa and Miami, Cape Coral offers a diverse supply of housing choices, from luxurious estates to affordable rentals, with some of the most competitive property prices in the nation. The city features thousands of waterfront residential properties on more than 400 miles of canals and waterways, including many with direct saltwater access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Since incorporating in 1970, Cape Coral’s population has experienced rapid growth and continues to be among the top three, fastest-growing cities in the United States. With an area of 120 square miles, Cape Coral also is Florida's third largest city by land mass. As a result, the city is only 45% developed.  The bottom line is, we have room for you and your business!

To learn more about our city's history, click here.