Florida has long been the darling of retirees wanting to enjoy their golden years in a scenic, safe and enjoyable environment. Cape Coral ticks all these boxes, plus a few more when it comes to retirement options.
Forbes listed this city as one of the best places to retire in 2016. Let’s look at why this is still the case today.
1. The Weather Is Sublime
If you dislike cold weather, the Sunshine State is the place to erase the winter blues from your memory forever.
The average summer temperature of around 81 degrees is matched by an average low of 60 degrees in winter.
Most days in Cape Coral are sunny with rainy weather confined to September and August. The sun sets late in the evenings, giving you more time to enjoy the subtropical climate and many outdoor activities offered in the area.
2. So Many Things to Do
When you retire to Cape Coral and start to live like a local, you’ll find a new circle of friends and activities to enjoy. For now, we can promise you that there’s no shortage of choices.
The glorious nearby beaches are the number one attraction along with all the boating, fishing, water sports, and lounging that go along with them. Within these waters, you’ll also find dolphins and manatees, and the bird life is bustling just offshore.
In town, there is no shortage of shops and restaurants – many of them family run.
The golf is legendary at Cape Royal and Coral Oaks golf clubs and you’ll find many other sporting options close by too. Hiking, walking, tennis, squash, and fitness clubs create a sense of community among the fitness-minded.
Several festivals and events every year will keep your social calendar filled to the brim with fun-filled days on the Gulf Coast.
3. Health Care Is Top Notch
Even the healthiest folk need a little medical help now and again. Whether it’s a sunburn you are suffering from or something more serious, you’ll find a medical facility offering a solution.
Lee Health hospitals and outpatient facilities are dotted throughout the county. There are Urgent Care Facilities and a Veterans Hospital nearby.
The Gulf Coast Medical Center and Health Park in Fort Myers have several top-class specialists on board.
4. Let’s Talk Taxes
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s the aspect of taxes.
At present, sales tax in Florida is only 6%, and property taxes are around .97% of the property’s fair market value per year. The is no state income tax.
5. A Variety of Lifestyle Choices
Compared to its neighbors, Naples and Fort Myers, real estate in Cape Coral is well-priced. The median list price in the Cape is currently $150/sq ft, compared to $215/sq ft in Naples, for example.
Here you can choose from a wide range of housing options. These include waterfront communities, new developments, single-family homes, master-planned communities, and condos.
Are You Ready to Retire in Cape Coral?
We would love to welcome you to our friendly and exciting city.
Get in touch and let’s start looking for your new home today. With over 20 years’ experience in the area, we’ve got a head start on everyone else around town.