This easygoing waterfront community lives for the boating-minded. Off the water, charming restaurants, shopping and kid-friendly attractions bring our area’s largest city a little closer.
Life floats by like a light sea breeze in this community just north of the Caloosahatchee River. The easygoing, waterfront lifestyle in Southwest Florida inspired local developers in the 1950s. They created canals to encourage local boating. Celebrities were brought in to tout the benefits of "the Cape," as the locals know it.
Today, a lively strip of restaurants and stores along Cape Coral Parkway offer endless activities for kids, including Sun Splash Family Water Park, Mike Greenwell’s Family Fun Park and the 27,000-square-foot Eagle Skate Park.
Nature lovers always find themselves at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, where a boardwalk guides you through a quiet mangrove habitat without disturbing the wildlife. Just remember to look for Cape Coral's most famous resident – the burrowing owl, often seen day and night throughout the community.
You can also discover water, wildlife and wonderful adventures when bicycling in Cape Coral, a designated Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. One of Florida’s largest cities by land mass offers a very special bicycling experience with more than 90 miles of interconnected bike routes bordering nature preserves, scenic canals, marinas, golf courses and the expansive Caloosahatchee River.
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