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Located on a smaller peninsula on the southwest Gulf coast of the Florida Peninsula, Cape Coral is approximately 114 square miles which makes it the third largest city in Florida by Land Mass. Cape Coral is known as a "Waterfront Wonderland", with many vacation rental condos near the 400 miles of both salt and fresh-water canals, from 80 ft. – 200 ft. wide, plus lakes, basins and riverfront property.  Cape Coral has more canals than any city in the world, including Venice, Italy.

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Cape Coral offers a relaxing, fun and sun oriented getaway with a variety of condos, vacation homes, hotels, and resorts. Choose an accommodation near any of Cape Coral's local attractions that offers comfort while making the most of the beautiful beaches and attractions at affordably priced rates.

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Visit the nation's 9th most visited historic home, the winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford across the bridge in Fort Myers. There are guided tours of the homes, museum, laboratory and gardens. Sun Splash Water Park is southwest Florida's only water park, complete with large flume rides, water games, facilities for all ages, and a large pool. The park is open March through October. The Imaginarium Hands-On Museum is an ideal location to take the kids, with exhibits that allow children to learn about the environment, weather, and physics, plus attractions that include animals, aquariums displaying marine life, a touch pool, hurricane simulator, puppet theatre and interactive areas for preschoolers. Nearby Fort Myers is also the Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, as well as Florida State League baseball.


Cape Coral has a large German American Social Club and each year they sponsor a multi-weekend Oktoberfest on their grounds, which pulls in visitors from the entire southwest Florida region. In the American Sand Sculpting Championship Festival, both professional and amateur sand sculptors compete. The contest is typically held in early November on the soft sands of Fort Myers Beach. The Edison Festival of lights takes place in late January, featuring the popular Grand Parade, the 50th Science and Inventors Fair, headline concerts, artisans, car shows, the Junior Parade and Coronation, and fireworks. The Shrimp Festival in March draws thousands to the Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet, and the North Fort Myers Cracker Festival is in February.

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The Gulf Coast beaches of Cape Coral and Fort Myers are perfect for swimming, surfing, or catching up on your tan. You can also find powerboat and sailboat rentals, as well as jetski rentals. The warm Gulf of Mexico waters are inviting for snorkeling and scuba diving.


Fort Myers has two municipal courses, one that offers a beautiful, tranquil setting and the other a Donald Ross traditional design that challenges the games best golfers. With over 50 golf courses in the Fort Myers area, the region has earned a reputation of having some of the most sought after golf courses in the world.


The Rosen brothers, Jack and Leonard, from Baltimore, Maryland purchased the property that was to become Cape Coral, laid out the community and created more than 400 miles of canals. The Census Bureau reports Cape Coral is the 3rd largest city by land mass, with an area of 115 square miles. The brothers initiated a massive marketing campaign throughout the United States that resulted in the sale of nearly all of the 350,000 residential building sites, with the majority of the sales going to people from other states.










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