Across the river from Ft. Myers, the City of Cape Coral is the largest city in Lee County with a current population of 183,942 (2019). Once just a collection of cattle ranches, fishing villages, and vacant land, the city was developed in the 1950s by the Rosen Brothers and named Cape Coral. The city features over 400 miles of canals and borders the Caloosahatchee River. Waterfront living is the norm with lots of boating, sailing, fishing, and water activities to keep you busy along with the finest in shopping, dining, and cultural activities.
Cape Coral is the largest city in Southwest Florida and the fifth largest in the state, made up of 114 square miles of land. With golf courses, tennis courts, boat ramps, athletic parks, natural preserves, and more, the quality of life in Cape Coral is second to none.
The City of Cape Coral has some of the best parks and recreation in the state, providing all types of activities and programs for the young and the young at heart: shopping and dining; theater and art; sports, from children’s leagues to professional teams; clubs and organizations that appeal to just about every taste and hobby; and environmental activities, from kayaking to visiting our burrowing owl neighbors.
Cape Coral continues to be a safe community, with a proactive police and fire department that works with the people to make it safe for all.
Cape Coral is still home to thousands of vacant buildable lots at affordable prices. DMI Home Builders is ready to help you locate the perfect spot to build your new Dream Home.