The city of Cape Coral is a master-planned community, created in 1958 around a 400 mile navigable canal system that allowed boaters access to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico from their private boat dock. Cape Coral canal front homes for sale attracted international visitors, investors and those seeking a second home.
In its early days, land was plentiful and cheap and Cape Coral grew steadily. Today it is one of the largest cities in Florida and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. It continues to attract a diverse group to what is still an affordable real estate market. In fact, because of its large area the city remains a buyer’s market and Cape Coral canal homes for sale continue to be an attractive option.
The price point for Cape Coral canal front homes for sale varies by proximity to open water. Properties with easy Gulf of Mexico access are the most desirable, and expensive. Properties where open water access is measured by the number of bridges that need to be navigated before finding open water are less expensive, as the amount of time spent boating at lower speeds to reach open water reduces the amount of time on the open water.
Canal front homes for sale in Cape Coral, Florida can be found on the “gold coast” north of Cape Coral Parkway along the Caloosahatchee River. They can also be found along the southeast and southwest portions of the Cape and include developments such as Cape Harbour and Tarpon Point.
Wherever you choose to look and at whatever price point suits your needs you can be sure of a good inventory of Cape Coral canal homes for sale.