Are you nearing retirement?
If so, it’s a good bet that you’ve already started dreaming about where you will spend your golden years. Florida is one of the most popular destinations for retirees, and Cape Coral Florida is an especially lovely location.
Here are 5 reasons to retire in Cape Coral Florida
1. Cape Coral Has Great Weather
Of course, the warm and sunny climate of Florida is tops on the list of reasons to retire there. In Cape Coral, there are some 265 sunny days per year, with a summertime high temperature of 91 and a January low of 53. In other words, it’s absolutely perfect for folks who enjoy spending time outside in the sunshine, but who also enjoy just a little bit of “sweater weather.”
Sperling’s Best Places rates Cape Coral Florida at an 82 out of 100 on its “comfort index.”
2. Florida Boasts a Low Cost of Living
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, Florida has a relatively low cost of living. This is in part due to the fact that the state has no income tax, estate tax, inheritance tax, or intangible property tax. Neither is Social Security or retirement income taxed. Sales tax rate ranges from 6-7.5%.
The cost of living in Cape Coral Florida is below the national average, and far below some of Florida’s coastal communities.
3. It’s a Water Lover’s Paradise
Cape Coral’s over 400 navigable waterways — more than any other city in the world — has earned it the nickname “Waterfront Wonderland.” Some of the canals access the Gulf of Mexico.
The miles of waterfront property, both residential and recreational, mean that if you love being on or near the water, you will absolutely adore living in Cape Coral. Whether you enjoy fishing, boating, or simply sitting on a patio enjoying a refreshing beverage while you look out over the water, this is the place for you.
4. Recreational Opportunities Abound
Retirees who want to stay busy and enjoy recreational and cultural activities find that Cape Coral Florida is an ideal setting. From the mangrove forest at Cape Coral Eco Park to the longest running community theatre in South Florida, it’s easy to find interesting and engaging things to do.
If you’re planning on having the grandkids come visit, check out the festivals and family movie nights at Four Freedoms Park, or plan a trip to Sunsplash, a 14-acre water park with enough rides, slides, and splashing for everyone to enjoy, or the Imaginarium, a hands-on science museum.
5. In Cape Coral Florida, You’ll Be Close to Everything
Speaking of the grandkids, how about taking them all of the attractions in Orlando, like Disneyworld and Epcot Center? It’s close enough to Cape Coral — about a three-hour drive — that you can easily spend the weekend there.
Cape Coral is only about an hour’s drive from Naples, where another entire world of entertainment and amusement awaits. The famous beachcombing destination of Sanibel Island is a hop, skip and a jump from Cape Coral.
You haven’t even seen the amazing homes that this area has to offer. Give us a call today and let’s help you secure a dream retirement home in Cape Coral Florida.
Cape Coral Mortgage, Inc.
3512 Del Prado Blvd. S Ste106
Cape Coral, Fl. 33904
(239) 540 5555