Pictures from Cape Coral, Florida

Cape Coral, Florida

Pictures from Cape Coral.

Cape Coral is on the lower Gulf Coast of Florida, 125 miles south of Tampa. Positioned slightly inland of the coast and on the Caloosahatchee River, it encompasses 114 square miles of canals, improved roads and residential houses, making it the second largest city in area in the state of Florida. Population is slightly over 100,000 with room to grow because the city has been platted for 350,000 home sites. With over 4oo miles of salt and freshwater canals, fishing, boating and building dominate the local conversation.

 

Visitors to Cape Coral can easily tour the southwest Florida cities in the area. Cross the Cape Coral  bridge and you'll be in Fort Myers. North Fort Myers borders northern Cape. Pine island lies just 10 minutes west and includes Matlacha, Bokeelia and St. James City. A 30 minute drive south will find Estero, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva Island. Naples is about an hour's drive south on US Highway 41 or Interstate  75. The Punta Gorda / Port Charlotte area is 30 minutes north.

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Bridge to Fort Myers over Caloosahatchee River.

Causeway area to Cape Coral Bridge (in background).
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Coconut palms along river with islands in background. Pool and cage on canal intersection - the good life!
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Riverfront home with boat dock and tropical landscaping. Southwest Cape location built fast with upscale homes.
   
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canal1.JPG (31794 bytes) Cape Coral is all about residential property; especially  waterfront property. These saltwater canals are seawalled and beautiful. Pictures above, center and right, show canals open to Caloosahatchee River.
   
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Pictures show the Rose Gardens at Tarpon Point - where it all started. Now a marina but new construction promises upscale condos, houses and a hotel. Beautiful location just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico.
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Wooden dock wraps around the marina - lovely, pleasant walk. Marina boathouse. Floating coconuts may travel for years before finding land to root.
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Cape Coral Yacht Club. Open to the public. Pictures shown above and below, lighted tennis courts, dining facility, fishing pier on the river, boat ramp, riverfront beach and pesky seagulls! Great place for young and old.
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It can get cloudy in Cape Coral, Florida, too. Showing house on golf course - shot from the rough. Cape Coral has boat launching ramps throughout the city.
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Don't hurt the mangroves! Baby fish hide in the leggy root system which is covered at high tide. Christmas Palm - grows to about 20 feet and has red berries around December. Nice Pineapple palm specimen planting. Tropicals grow well in South Florida.
     

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