Where is the nice area to live in Cape Coral, FL?

Asked by Cheesebucket, Cape Coral, FL Mon Aug 30, 2010

We currently live in CA, but we would like to relocate near future. We have never been to florida and try to research where is the nice place to live for families or retirees.

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Genevieve Ra…, Agent, Punta Gorda, FL
Tue Aug 31, 2010
I like the SW area. But that is just my opinion. You need to connect with a Realtor you feel comfortable with who can establish you likes and dislikes, wants and needs to help you find the perfect area for you.

Good Luck!

Genevieve Ramachandran
Thomas Ryan Associates, Inc.
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Debra Stack, Agent, Fort Myers, FL
Tue Aug 31, 2010

The most sought after area for families would be the SW Cape as it is close to some very well established schools (however we are school choice in Lee County, log into their website at: http://www.lee.k12.fl.us/home.aspx) and parents seem to be drawn to the newer homes available in these neighborhoods.

Retirees seem to be looking for a real bargain and seem to be open to all of the Cape depending on their specific needs. Many future retirees are buying now and renting the property out so that they don't miss out on the prices today, when they still have 5 plus years til retirement.

I grew up on the Cape, I've lived in the NE, SE and SW Cape and went through all of my school years here and now raising my family here in the SW Cape. I would be happy to help you during your research stages and when you come to the area to look at properties.

I would suggest that you use a website that offers you a place to look at properties listed for sale and gives you tools to do research as well. Do take the time to look at http://www.welcomehome2swfl.com

I would also be happy to send you our monthly MLS report, it's very useful in researching our local market.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to helping you with your real estate goals...best of luck to you!


Debbie Stack - Sellstate Professional Realty, Inc.
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BayAreaHomeR…, Agent, Vallejo, CA
Mon Aug 30, 2010
Cheese, this was actually asked back in 2007, here is the link to it,


Enjoy, and good Luck

Sameer Punjani
Web Reference:  http://www.mygpsagent.com
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Sandra Casti…, , Fort Myers, FL
Tue Sep 7, 2010
I would recommend you come to the area and spend some time in the different area's of Lee County (Cape Coral, Ft Myers, Bonita Springs) to see what area's you feel most comfortable in.
I use to live in Northern CA, but have been here for 14 years. Each States have their own qualities.
You can go to http://www.thesunshinegirls.com and it will give good information about the area and properties available. If you would like more assistance you can call me anytime. (239) 691-3815
Have a great day.

Warm regards, Sandra
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Mark Washburn, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Wed Sep 1, 2010
Here is a resource which provides overviews of all the popular Cape Coral neighborhoods. Additionally, you can view all the active listings in each of these cape Coral communities: http://www.greaterftmyers.com/cape-coral.php

Good luck with your search!
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Cheesebucket, Home Buyer, Cape Coral, FL
Wed Sep 1, 2010
Thank you so much everyone:) We have never been to FL yet b/c life is so busy right now, but we would like to visit there maybe sometimes soon then connect to local realtor:) One realtor said "Retirees seem to be looking for a real bargain and seem to be open to all of the Cape depending on their specific needs. Many future retirees are buying now and renting the property out so that they don't miss out on the prices today, when they still have 5 plus years til retirement. " on this Q&A. That's we are looking at, I know we are only in 30s, but we are thinking to purchase one where we want to retire b/c CA is so expensive. We are thinking to buy one and rent it out for a while. I got so many great information and will check out what is the best option for our family:) Thank you so much.
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Tue Aug 31, 2010
SW Cape Coral is considered better than other areas, but depending on your price range, I'd recommend you look all over SW Florida. I'll be happy to discuss your goal with you and send you some info.
Contact me at 239-206-4500 or eo@oceanhomesrealty.com.

Elena Ollick
Amerivest Realty
Faith Home Loans
skype: napleshomes
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Ann M. Stone…, Agent, naples, FL
Tue Aug 31, 2010
SW Cape is Preferred. 33904,33914... Call or email me I can set up some fabulous homes for oyu to see.
Ann Stone
Pro-Gulf Properties, LLC
Web Reference:  http://www.pro-gulf.com
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Terry McCarl…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Tue Aug 31, 2010
You have received some good answers here but I really like the response from Bill Eckler. Your best approach really is to establish a relationship with a local Realtor® to represent you in your transaction. I moved to Cape Coral in 1988 and know the area extremely well. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you have and show you around our city when you are able to plan a visit here.

I recommend you open up a FREE acct at http://www.leecountyrealtor.listingbook.com - This will allow you to access to public side of the MLS (multiple listing service) where you can search all of the active homes for sale regardless of which real estate office has the property listed. When you find a property you would like more information on, there is a link that sends you straight to that community’s information and demographics where you can also see things like the percentage of rentals and turnover rate etc… To get crime statistics please visit http://www.capecoral.net – On the left side bar click on facts and statistics (located under the section titled about us) and select crime.

Feel free to contact me if I can be of assistance.

Terry McCarley, Realtor®, CDPE
email: leecountyrealtor@earthlink.net
cell: 239-707-4575
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Dorina Souma…, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Tue Aug 31, 2010
Good morning,
There are many great areas in Cape Coral to live, depending on your wants, needs and desires. We have gated communities, waterfront property, condos and many family filled neighborhoods. I have lived in Cape Coral for over 23 years and am very familiar with market trends and conditions. This is the TIME TO BUY in Cape Coral - prices are at an all-time low but they are selling quickly! Please feel free to email me at dorinas13@aol.com or call (239) 910-6485. I would love to help you find the house or condo of your dreams at the best price! I can also give you a FREE account on our Listingbook MLS so you can research properties at your convenience.
Have a great day,
Dorina Soumastre
Realtor/Sandals Realty of SW Florida
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Nancy Doyle, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Tue Aug 31, 2010
Hi Cheese,
You got some wonderful answers! I would be happy to put a relocation package together and mail it to you. It will provide you with a map of the area and information on what Cape Coral and the surrounding area has to offer. Please feel free to send me an email or a phone call and I would be happy to get one out to you.

Have a wonderful day,

Nancy Doyle
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Rick Bush, Agent, bonita springs, FL
Tue Aug 31, 2010
It is good to keep your options open. SW Florida has many areas which are fantastic. I prefer the Bonita Springs and the Estero area. Mostly gated communities with rich ammenities and close to the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico with no oil except for what you put on your self! Estero has the Coconut Point regional mall with over 1 Million sq. ft. of upscale shopping and 30 restaurants in an open setting. We are also close to Miromar Outlet Mall, Gulf Coast Mall and FGCU-Florida Gulf Coast University and only 20 minutes to Ft. Myers International Airport. Great schools and activities for all age groups. Cape Coral is only about 45 minutes north of this area. In my opinion, the Bonita Springs and Estero Market will recover faster than the other areas of SW Florida and most of the communities in the area are less than 10 years old.
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Tue Aug 31, 2010

Seeking a "nice area" leaves much to an individual's intrepretation....what one person feels is desirable, another could view as unacceptable.........

Your best approach may be to initiate a relationship with a local real estate professional and provide them with more background information that could assist in you determining the locations you would like to concentrate on.

Best of luck,

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Deb Smith, Agent, Sanibel, FL
Tue Aug 31, 2010
I like the SW and SE Cape. The NE and NW have some nice areas but generally they do not have city sewer and water which eventually you will need to get on. If you like boating the further south you are the easier access to the open waters. If you stay SE the canals lead to the river and then to the open waters. I would be happy to assist you, please feel free to send me addresses of homes you like and I'll let you know the neighborhood. You will love the SW Florida area.
Web Reference:  http://www.swflhomes4u.com
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Kurt Gearing, Agent, Fort Myers, FL
Tue Aug 31, 2010
Well you have come to the right place. Cape Coral is all about small town atmostphere. We have a lot of retirees from the Midwest and East Coast. You will find our Crime rate to be one of the lowest in the the state. Cape Coral is divided into 4 quadrants and has over 450 miles of canals. We have sailboat access canals, gulf access canals and fresh water canals along with man made lakes.

The SE quadrant was the first to be established and homes are on city water and sewer. The NE and NW are less development and will be seeing city water and sewer coming in over the years at a cost to the home owner. The SW has newer homes city water and sewer has gone in and if buying a home in the SW location be sure to check the balance on the assesments and who will be paying for it you or the seller.

All of the Cape is a wonderful area and it's really all about what you are looking for in a home. Right now is the best time to buy. We in Cape Coral, like the rest to the country, do have foreclosures and short sales offering a great opportunity to purchase for example a pool home for $89,000 to $160,000. Here is an example of my work that I do for my out of town clients and also of what our neighborhoods are like. http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4d5459344d444d344e7a493d0d0…

Let us know if we can be of more assistance to you.
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