Cape Coral: A Booming Florida Beach Town With a Midwestern Feel

The casual, growing city is tailored for water lovers and golf enthusiasts

By Nancy A. Ruhling, Originally Published Feb. 19, 2021

Cape Coral, the exclusive Southwest Florida master-planned community with a down-home Midwestern feel, is a popular destination for those who love life on the beach.

“It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in the country,” said Stephanie Bissett, a broker associate at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. “People are coming for the quality of life, the affordability. They are all ages—back in the day, the median age was 79; it is now 45.”