A Waterfront Wonderland
Waterfront Wonderland is an appropriate nickname for Cape Coral. Located in Southwest Florida, the city has 400 miles of waterways and canals, more than anywhere else in the world including Venice Italy. It is Florida’s second largest city in land mass.
The early days
Brothers Leonard and Jack Rosen developed the city after they visited Southwest Florida in 1957 purchasing 103 acres of land for $678,000. Back then the area was called Redfish Point or Harney Point and was occupied by 12 homesteaders, cattle ranches and vegetable farms. The Rosen brothers were from Baltimore. When they called their mother to tell her they planned to build a city, she said, “You can’t build a city, you can’t even clean your rooms.”
Room cleaning aside, Leonard and Jack were extremely successful in creating Cape Coral. They employed ingenious marketing strategies including bringing in movie stars, flying customers over homesites in small planes and driving them past waterfront homesites in boats and aquacars.
Cape Coral today
Today Cape Coral boasts a population of over 183,000 people. The average age of residents is 42. According to Michael Schwartz, a Holiday Builders New Home Consultant and 15 year resident, Cape Coral is a great place to raise a family. Michael, his wife and kids enjoy the relaxing lifestyle and the close proximity to Sanibel and Captiva Islands, and Naples. His personal restaurant favorite is Ariani’s.
Waterfront restaurants and cafes offer fresh seafood and live entertainment and a perfect setting to enjoy spectacular sunsets over the water. Tarpon Point Marina and Cape Harbour Marina are large waterfront centers providing water recreation, boat storage and fuel, shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Throw in A-rated schools, 39 parks, 14 public boat ramps, SunSplash Waterpark and annual festivals like Oktoberfest, there are a multitude of reasons Cape Coral is a great place to live.
Business is booming
When it comes to business, the city is growing fast. The Economic Development Office (EDO) touts its workforce as the 8th most populated city in the state. With commercial centers and hotel properties currently under construction, the EDO says Cape Coral is the perfect place to invest and move your business. Cape Coral is among the ‘Happiest, fastest growing, safest, best cities for first time homebuyers, and a top location for millennials,’ according to the EDO’s video.
HB Value homes are now in Cape Coral. HB Value, a division of Holiday Builders, offers three floorplans for discerning buyers. HB Value homes are priced so that monthly mortgage payments come in under $1,000 per month (principal and interest). The homes are move in ready and come with a one-year limited warranty. To learn more visit the Holiday Builder’s model center at 3103 Chiquita Blvd S or call 800- 620- 5350. . The Cape Coral HB Value team includes Mark Nassivera, Terri Ellison, Tina Harville, Stephen Crowell and Sales Manager Jean McGrath. You may also find available homes on the website.