Retire in Cape Coral

Best Retirement City - Cape Coral

See why many believe that Cape Coral is the best city to retire

On the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Cape Coral is one of the most unique cities in the Southeast. With over 400 miles of navigable waterways, Cape Coral has more miles of canals than any city in the world. These waterways mean that waterfront properties are quite common, making the city a boaters paradise. This perk does result in a cost of living that is slightly higher than the national average, but you still get the tax benefits of living in Florida. Other rewards include year round warm weather, access to beach and recreational activities, and top notch cultural events. Click on the above tabs to learn more about what it's like to retire in Cape Coral.

City Highlights

  1. Abundance of canals are perfect for boaters
  2. Access to beautiful beaches
  3. Year-round warm weather
  4. Low home prices vs. National average
  5. Large number of golf courses nearby

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Very hot in the summer
  2. Hurricane risk
  3. High number of seasonal homes

At a glance

Population:

158,415

Median age:

42

Median Household Income:

$ 49,170

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

St. Petersburg, FL

Population Growth Last 3 Years

7.5%

County:

Lee

Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women

Airports

Closest Airport:

Southwest Florida International Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:

14

Closest Major Airport:

Southwest Florida International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:

14

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