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9 Quality of Life

DSCTOP REASON 9: Quality of Life

High Quality of Life & Tropical Lifestyle for Work and Play

Cape Coral offers an impressive quality of life with excellent health services, affordable real estate and competitive cost of living.  Cape Coral is home to progressive education facilities and an extensive parks and recreation network. Designed and developed as a “waterfront wonderland,” Cape Coral is located on Florida’s Gulf of Mexico and is home to more than 400 miles of sparkling canals and waterways canals and 27 miles of shoreline.
Why is the quality of life so high in Cape Coral?

  • The cost of houses is among the lowest in the state and nation
  • Relaxed tropical lifestyle with year-round sunshine
  • One of the lowest crime rates in the United States
  • Median household income of $50,336
  • Median age of 44 years
  • Extensive waterways offer boaters access to the Gulf of Mexico via the beautiful Caloosahatchee River and the Matlacha Pass estuary
  • Unparalleled natural beauty, trophy-level fishing, world-renowned regional beaches and a plethora of eco-adventures
  • Excellent health care: Cape Coral Hospital, a 291-bed acute-care facility, is consistently named in the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation. The 220,000-square-foot Lee County VA Healthcare Center serves approximately 1,000 veterans each day
  • Thirty-nine recreational parks offering excellent athletics programs for adult and youth, as well as open green space, unstructured exercise trails and miles of scenic nature trails
  • SunSplash Water Park, three golf courses, annual community festivals, resorts, and a city beach and fishing pier along the Caloosahatchee River at the Cape Coral Yacht Basin
  • Progressive tax structure
  • Ranked as one of the safest driving cities in Florida    
  • Community activities for all ages
  • Top-rated retirement location
  • Short drive time to Tampa, Miami and Orlando for attractions and metropolitan bustle
  • Cultural Park— home of Cultural Park Theatre Company, Cape Coral Art League and Cape Coral Historical Society & Museum and rose garden on a 16-acre campus

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