Lori, everyone is right it is a personal preference, but as you are in Mass there is no way for you to form a personal opinion. Lloyd gave you a great descripton of the yacht club area. What I will tell you is that SW Cape Coral has more recent built homes. There is not as many homes from the 50, 60 and 70's. In SW Cape you are close to Tarpon Point Marina where construction is underway with a new waterfront hotel. Cape Harbour, where you will find shops, marina and restaurants in resort setting.
Come to Cape Coral and decide for yourself. I would be happy to show you both areas and discuss what I love - living in Cape Coral.
Della Booth, Broker, TIME Realty