Known as the “Water Wonderland”, Cape Coral is world famous for its vast amount of waterways.
With 400 miles of navigable waterways, Cape Coral has more miles of canals than any city in the world.
Created in 1957 as a pre-platted community, Cape Coral has grown into the second largest city in land mass, in the state of Florida, (Jacksonville being the largest).
Cape Coral was incorporated into a city in 1970. Since that time, Cape Coral has continued to grow drastically in population with over 150,000 people calling Cape Coral home by 2010.
Cape Coral's geographic location puts it a a short distance from Interstate 75 and the Southwest International Airport, but far enough to enjoy the lifestyle that living on the Gulf of Mexico brings.
Cape Coral is known for its many festivals and events throughout the year. Some of the annual events include the July 4th celebration, Red, White & Boom, which hosts one of the largest fireworks displays in Southwest Florida. Oktoberfest, annually attracts over 30,000 people to the two weekend event. The Cape Coral Festival of the Arts attracts an estimated 100,000 people during the two day festival the second weekend of January each year.
Cape Coral also has a vast array of land dedicated to the natural habitat of Southwest Florida making it a nature lover’s paradise. Eagles, manatees, gopher tortoises, dolphins and burrowing owls are just some of the animals that call Cape Coral home.
Cape Coral Government
Cape Coral’s government is a Mayor/City Manager form of government. The city is governed by a seven member city council. Each member is elected from a single member ward.
The Cape Coral Police Department is responsible for policing the city.
Cape Coral has its own Fire District and is served by 10 separate fire stations located in Cape Coral.
Cape Coral Schools
Cape Coral is part of the Lee County School District.
Cape Coral Schools Demographics
According to the 2010 census report, the population in Fort Myers is 62,298 people, and increase of 29.2% since 2000. There are 35,138 total homes with 10,852 occupied by owner.
The racial makeup of Fort Myers in 2010 was; 54.6% Non-Hispanic White, 32.3% African-American, 20% Hispanic, .6% American Indian, 1.6% Asian, .01% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders, and 2.8% reporting two or more races.
In 2010, there were 1,559 people per square mile living in Fort Myers.
Cape Coral Weather
Fort Myers is known for its year around warm weather. The average high temperature in Fort Myers is 84. The average low temperature is 64. The warmest months of the year are June, July and August with average high temperatures during the day of 91. The coldest months of the year are January and February where the average low temperature is 53.
Cape Coral Attractions/Events
- Cape Coral Yacht Club
- Sun Splash Family Waterpark
- Rotary Park
- Four Mile Ecological Preserve
- South Cape (Downtown District)
- Red, White & Boom
- Cape Coral Festival of the Arts
- Coconut Festival
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