Cape Coral – Boat Docks and Canals

One of the reasons I like Cape Coral is the many canals throughout the town. Many homes have their own boat docks and can get to the Gulf right from their back yards. The Cape Coral housing market is affordable, with houses averaging $160,000 and rent averaging around $985. The city is laid out to make it easy to get around, and Fort Myers is right across the Caloosahatchee River over the Cape Coral Bridge or you can get there on Pine Island Road through North Fort Myers in just a few minutes. You can also take Highway 41 to I-75 and go North or South and Naples is just an hour or so away. Cape Coral is a growing city, the streets are safe, and the schools are among the top rated in Florida. Many people come to Cape Coral to spend the Winter, so it does get busy, but traffic is never backed up or hard to manage.

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Another reason I like Cape Coral so much is there so many places to choose from to eat. Pine Island is a place we can go to fish, picnic, boat and enjoy the many seafood restaurants. Bert’s Bar & Grill serves up fresh seafood caught right off the dock, and the Sandy Hook Fish & Rib House has fish, seafood and of course, ribs. When I’m in the mood for shrimp, the Shrimp Shack has large portions and the best shrimp and sides in the area. Another local favorite is the Bonefish Grill. In Cape Coral there is a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. Chicago Pizza on SE 47th Terrace is a family ran restaurant that has some of the best pizza in the area. If I want something a bit different I can go to Nelly’s Taste of Greece and order some of my favorite Greek foods like gyros and get some of their flaky baklava for dessert.

Cape Coral also has plenty to do. If I want to golf, there are the many courses designed by golf course architect, Gordon G. Lewis, located in and near the city. Two of my favorites are the Queen Golf Course and the Prince Golf Course both located in the Royal Tee Country Club. Any Saturday I can go to the Cape Coral Farmer’s Market on Cape Coral Parkway and take advantage of all the fresh fruits and vegetables that Florida is famous for. The weather in Cape Coral is another thing I like about the area. Temperatures are mild in the Winter and warm in the Summer. Interesting features, real estate, great food, and recreation make Cape Coral another great city in Southwest Florida.

Fred Sylvester, of Accredited Building Consultants, is a State of Florida Certified Home Inspector and Commercial Building Inspector with over 35 years of construction experience. Fred specializes in Southwest Florida, including Home Inspections and Commercial Building Inspections in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Naples FL.
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