I know a guy from Pittsburgh (where I'm from) that moved to Ft Myers (near Summerlin). He has lived there about 2 years. When I asked him what he knew about Cape Coral, he said "stay away" because of incomplete infrastucture and crime issues. Case 2.
I talked to a realtor in the Ft Myers area (that shall be nameless) and of course her properties where not in Cape Coral. She would specify she just said it wasn't a good place to live.
I have nothing against Cape Coral, time and again I find myself looking at adds for houses and thinking "wow" these are nice. I just don't understand why some many people (3) have told me to avoid it.
To all you realtors out there I'm interested in a house that is less that 12 years old, 3 bedroom, 2+ bathrooms, open floorplan and gulf acess. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to contact me. Thanks to everyone for trying to help.
One trait I have seen humans develop, is the overwhelmingly desire to generalize. Generalizing is for folks who lack the fundamental intelligence to understand that their incredibly limited opinion in no way represents the masses., to be blunt. One person may have gotten a speeding ticket in Cape Coral, so now they hate the Cape. It really is a silly way to advise people. Every town, city, and village has its good and bad. I have lived in Cape Coral all of my life, and love it. I have had many opportunities to move away, but chose to stay. One may wonder "why do so many people flock here year after year?" "Why is Cape Coral still one of the fastest growing areas in the country?" Why? Because my little city is a great place to be, period. If you like good weather, fishing, boating, good schools, a safe location, lots to do, and some of the world's best beaches close by, you will love Cape Coral. If you are thinking about moving here, I'd love to help. I know my city better than just about anyone, and find it a pleasure to help folks relocate here.
You may want to consider kicking EVERYONE to the curb and replace them this the most misquoted people on the planet..."They."
As in 'They say Cape Coral has a haunted church.'
I myself moved to Cape Coral with my daughter from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan 3 years ago and we absolutely love it. We feel safe and love the beauty of the Cape!
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Cape Coral Remains One of the Safest Cities in Florida and United States
(October 30, 2012)- The 2011 FBI's National Crime Report was released yesterday and once again Cape Coral was recognized as one of the safest cities in the state as well as the nation as a whole. Below is a quote from Cape Coral Police Chief Jay Murphy taken from an address to the sworn and civilian staff at the police department.
"Today, the FBI released the national report of Crime in the United States for 2011. These comparisons are provided with the FBI's caveat which is contained in the attached document.
For Florida cities, we once again find ourselves as one of Florida's safest large cities. The table below is that of Florida cities with populations greater than 75,000 residents. The rates are based on incidents per 100,000 residents. We find ourselves #3 as it applies to overall reported crime. This is attributable to a higher number of property crimes than the two cities ahead of us.
We remain the safest city as it applies to crimes of violence. Our residents are least likely to fall victim to a crime of violence than any other city in the State of Florida with a population exceeding 75,000 residents.
This is directly attributable to your work and the relationships we have built with the community. We need not look too far to see what happens when the community does not cooperate with law enforcement, and we cannot afford for our relationship to slip, and we are quite cognizant of our residents' cooperative attitude and the overall sense of a law-abiding citizenry that we are privileged to serve.
On a national basis there are 9,315 cities who report crime to the FBI. Of these, 155 cities have a population exceeding 150,000, of which Cape Coral ranks as the 144th most populous reporting city.
We find ourselves as the sixth safest of these cities in the United States as it pertains to violent crime and 32nd for property crimes, resulting in an overall Index Rate ranking of 27th.
What is also important is an agency's success in solving crime. As demonstrated by the following table, we have experienced notable success in identifying and holding accountable those that commit crime. Our local clearance rate is roughly 150% that of the national average of all cities and towns in all categories.
Again our success in this area is attributable to staff efforts and our citizens' willingness to come forward and cooperate when called upon"-Jay Murphy, Chief of Police.
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Jones & Co Realty
I've lived here all of my life. Not only can I help you find a perfect home, but driving around looking at properties will be like getting a free historical tour guide.
I propose we go out in the Gulf and catch grouper and discuss your real estate needs in a relaxed setting, hauling in big fish. Look:
I love the boat parade at Christmas time, the downtown art shows and celebrations. There is always something to do or you can be laid back as you want to be. All the major roads have their own shopping plazas and their is an excellent hospital so you don't have to leave Cape Coral accept to go to the airport or the beach. There are four main roads that go in and out of the Cape but two of them collect a $2 toll to go into Cape Coral.
Once you have all the facts it doesn't sound so bad. However, if you have the right Realtor who knows the area and can help direct you I think you will find the reward quite satisfying.
Sarah Garrett, Realtor
ALLIANCE REALTY GROUP
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RE/MAX Palm Realty
What you may have heard about "infrastructure" and sewers, refers to Cape Coral's Utility Expansion Project. Much of Cape Coral, especially gulf access areas, is already connected to city water and city sewer. Those areas that are still on well and septic are slowly being brought in to the city water and sewer, and these properties are being assessed (roughly $20,000) for these services. This bill can be paid upfront, or in installments. Before you put on offer to buy a home, make sure your realtor
does a thorough check of that property to see if the utility assessment is paid in full. If it's not, you need to factor that into your offer price.
I would be happy to find you a home in Cape Coral that suits your needs. Please give me a call if I can help!
Alliance Realty Group
Nearly as predictably goofy as "I read it on the internet!"
Every place has it's stuff'
Chat with one of the professionals who have real names and real addresses and real phone numbers and I bet the can identify a gulf access location that will make do the happy dance as well as advise you regarding the 'real' issues of the area instead of the imaginary ones.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Scotsdale Bluffs, Dunedin Home Tour
I don't know who is saying stay away from the Cape, but they couldn't be more wrong. Forbes.com just listed the cape as most favorable for future job creation. The housing market is on the rise again as new construction is ramping up, particularly for gulf access homes. There is more than enough data to support all of this. A few good places to start are;
1. http://www.sheriffleefl.org/main/-Lee County Sheriff for crime statistics
2.http://www.leeschools.net/-For Lee County Schools
3.http://www.capecoral.net/-Cape Coral City government
4.http://www.marketwatchrealestate.com/Web/AR434029/CustomCont Coral Waterfront
There are so many great sites available to tell you about Cape Coral, but the best thing is to visit yourself and form your own opinion.
Neil G. Blair-Bennett
I would love to sell you a gulf access home there! give me a call.
RE/MAX Realty Group
Broker - Associate
cell: 239-218-9400 http://www.bestagentinflorida.com