Cape Coral

85
Ranked in the 98th percentile

Cape Coral

  • Cape Coral is ranked #30 in Florida
  • Cape Coral is ranked #352 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
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85Cape Coral
73Florida
67USA

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Where do I begin? I have been a 25 year resident of Cape Coral {why?} and I am also an established business owner in the hospitality and entertainment industry for 7 years here. I would like to give you an honest assessment of the Cape. Cape Coral is great for people who fit the model or mold that it wants you to fit into. That is to say that a 150 sq mile City { second largest land mass to Jacksonville} has a very definitive draw. Fairly cheap housing is plentiful for retirees. $150,000 buys you a very nice 3/2/2 home off water with reasonable $1300 a year taxes. That being said, the niceties pretty much end there. I guess a lot would come from your personal culture of quality of life spent over the last 40 years before your move to the sunshine state. I do have some awesome customers who frequent our establishment weekly and spend a decent amount of cash. But the culture of spending in the Cape is far from perfect. There are very few clean and inspiring venues to visit and the businesses here tend to cater to the , please don't be offended but, poorer, lower income, mostly retired veteran, low quality customers. Sadly, it is apparent that the people who migrate to Cape Coral are the Boomers and older retirees who have not got the big nest egg to blow on themselves in their golden years so........... lots of 2 for ones, coupons, discounts and very sub par dining experiences to get you in the door. Hey, I'm all for saving a few bucks but the crowd seems to migrate to the basement whenever possible. This has created an environment of average at best options. Sadly, many here adapt to the lifestyle or move on after noticing they are "better than that" or desire something......better than average.Hotels, rentals, retail and restaurants tend to make most of their capital in the winter months when the residents swell with snowbirds, bringing extra cash and spending often, creating long dinner lines at bars and shops and restaurants, to the dismay of the "locals". Locals despise these people and will boycott their favorite establisments due to the seasonal people but what the never understand is that these seasonals own TWO homes on water, FOUR cars, TWO boats, Two insurance bills, TWO tax bills etc, etc, etc. They spend big money. The locals don't. Summers suck and you would think with 185,000 full time residents you would see the locals flock to the venues when the snowbirds are gone right? wrong. They sit home, complain about the heat and try to outlive their meager savings, causing business to shutter their doors, some for good, others for months or weeks at a time, raising unemployment levels and perpetuating failure. Such a sad situation to say the least.This cycle has never changed so, savy business owners give away quarter tacos and sliders to get you to, drink. That's where the metal hits the meat in the Cape! Drinkers can be seen flocking to the local watering holes, veteran halls, elks, eagles etc, etc. I get it..... unfortunately. So where does all this lead the Cape? An endless chain of vapor shops, tattoo halls, pawn shops, cheap dive bars and assorted crap that lower class people thrive on. Look, I'm not saying I'm better, just a blatant observation in a sea of fast food franchises serving up pre cooked and processed garbage and serving it to the deserving masses. I had always wanted something better for Cape Coral, It just never came to pass............bye.
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Moving to Cape Coral I'm moving soon from NJ. Looking at Cape Coral, would someone please update me on the area? Crime, education, jobs, etc. I'm looking to rent around the canal area, should I be concerned about flooding and storms? As far as jobs, what is the closest cities that are doing pretty good as far as employment?
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Retired and looking for an environmental community to live We are interested in living in a small home in a community with other people who are interested in local food and sustainability. We want to live simply and inexpensively, and want to rent before we buy. Thanks
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Source: The Cape Coral, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).