Worst city to live......Medical Care is horrible....its the hurry up and wait system....so they can live the life style.....To many tourist ....snow birds from all over who buy homes and half the year claim Fl as there resident to cheat on their taxes. Back up roads......No drainage for raining season.....No Parking for vehicles in residential neighborhoods except in a driveway which you will be blocked in by contractors....Note this is the Fraud State beware of contractors......I should say please come to cape coral to sell my house so I can get out but that would be leaving someone in the same place.....Oh yea only see police writing tickets and 5 or more to handle traffic accident......lots of crime...break ins of homes and vehicles....goat heads found in waterways......Note Stay away... more
There are a handful of award winning schools, and Cape Coral is generally safe all together. Ranked #2 safest city in Florida, by FBI statistics, and ranked 17th in the nation, with populations over 100,000.
You can check on school rankings and things to do in the area right here:
As a new resident of Sail Harbour, I have witnessed a very hostile, overly aggressive manner in which fines and vehicle tows are orchestrated. We had overnight guest who arrived after midnight, and were uninformed (as we were) of the no on-street parking rules after midnight. Needless to say, our guests' vehicle was towed to an irresponsible vendor who overcharged and violates the FL status that vehicles must be stored within a 10 mile radius from point of origin. Rather than allow the gate guard to alert unsuspecting guests arriving after midnight where to park and current parking rules, they prefer that these guards are silent, and have cars towed at great expense and embarrassment to owners / renters who would prefer that their guests not endure this upon 1st breach. Calls to their Management company over the weekend in an effort to resolve the issue were not returned, and a call to the company on the first business day suggested that they were unreceptive to the notion that their gate house guard could serve any viable purpose of alerting overnight guests to the strict on-street parking rules to avoid the direct consequence of having their vehicle towed aggressively without any 1st warning system which a large number of HOAs employ. My discussions with longer term owners and renters suggests an overall awareness of the over aggressiveness towards fines and towing on a large number of issues. While I support HOA rules to encourage good behaviors and maintain property value, Sail Harbour has approached this at a level of overaggressiveness that makes it difficult to recommend a purchase here, given other options, much less rent here.... more
Ultimately, you will need to pay to have an inspection done. They might list the fact that it has defective drywall, and perhaps you can make that determination yourself by examining the property yourself. But this is an important decision, so an inspection is a must to have complete peace of mind.... more
Yes, I have compiled a list as a resource for buyers just like you. Here you go! :)
Let me know if you have any questions. I'd love to help you.
Craigslist is a good resource. Our company site allows viewers to search rentals that are listed in our MLS. I posted the link below. Depending on your budget, you may want to look in Gulf Harbour, Laguna Lakes, Peppertree Point, Beach Walk Isles and then there is the Winkler Road extension area, too.
Ted, I'm a Michigan native who LIVES IN Emerson Square, and I can recommend it with a few considerations I'd be happy to share with you. The architectural style is more traditional Mediterranean, built by Centex. HOA fees for the ES condos are about $1360 per quarter. The location puts you about 6 miles closer to Florida Gulf Coast University, Coconut Point Mall, Bonita Beach, Naples and points south.
If you're more likely to want to shop and go to Fort Myers, consider Portofino, an Italian village-style community. It's close to the Minnesota Twins complex (and soon-to-be Boston Red Sox complex). It takes about the same amount of time to get to Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel from either community. HOA fees are about $1089 per quarter.
Your choice may come down to floor plans and value. I'd be glad to send you details on the options in both communities: feel free to contact me at 239-440-1069 or email email@example.com.
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I am not a professional, but disagree with much that has been said. Cape Coral is a great place for good deals and a lot of young families move there as a result. Overall, though Cape Coral seems to be a place that people either love or hate - so be sure to check it out before you move there. It was a preplatted community meaning that businesses are often right next to home developments and there doesn't seem to be a lot of distinction in where on neighborhood starts and the next begins. It is set up on a standard grid system and most of the canals are landlocked with the few that actually go out to the Caloosahatchee being very pricey areas. Additionally, many people with small children are unhappy with the choices of schools. I recommend Fort Myers - the school choices seem to be a bit better and right now you can get deals anywhere (even Bonita - although that area actually has the worst schools, contrary to what was mentioned below). Overall, as far as price though Cape Coral is the cheapest, then Fort Myers, and then Bonita....... more