Home to beautiful preserves with lush mangroves, animals such as manatees and hundreds of species of birds settle in Cape Coral. With more than 400 miles of canals, Cape Coral is an ideal destination for boating and fishing. If you’re a fan of water sports, you’re just a short drive from local pristine beaches.
But Cape Coral is more than beautiful beaches and nature… Its home to luxurious golf courses, tennis courts, and athletic parks with plentiful activities. Over the past decade, Cape Coral has seen a steady 2-3% increase in its population from year to year.
Until the birth of Cape Coral in 1957, the area was simply known as “the other side of the river” by homesteaders, loggers, cattlemen, professional fishermen, and sportsmen. However, Leonard and Jack Rosen changed that by purchasing a 103 square mile tract, known as Redfish Point, for $678,000. The Gulf American Corporation (GAC) was formed to develop this "Waterfront Wonderland" and on November 4th of that year, ground was officially broken as Cape Coral.
On March 14, 1964, the two-lane Cape Coral Bridge was opened to traffic, making the area accessible to potential buyers. Interestingly, as far back as 1959 when the best location for a bridge was being considered, engineers selected a location connecting Everest Parkway with Colonial Blvd., now the location of the Midpoint Memorial Bridge. However, due to construction costs and proximity to the area of initial development, the Cape Coral Parkway to Braden-Sutphin Rd. (now College Parkway) route was chosen.