Cape Coral, Florida
Cape Coral is one of many tropical cities nestled on the southwestern coast of Florida, surrounded by more than 100 barrier islands. When the barrier islands were formed some 5,000 years ago, a productive ecosystem was created, allowing for permanent settlement of the area. Attracted by the bountiful supply of fish and shellfish, the first settlers were the early predecessors of the Calusa Indians. Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovered a thriving Calusa culture when he landed on the Lee Island Coast in 1513.
Founded in 1957 by developers Jack and Leonard Rosen, Cape Coral was incorporated in 1970 and has been one of the fastest growing cities in Florida ever since. It is a charming city with a warm year-round climate and a highly skilled and dedicated work force. Tourism is the number one industry in Lee County, creating more than 36,000 full and part-time jobs and earning more than $900 million in business annually. It is a world of tropical wildlife, spectacular sunsets over sparkling waters, romantic getaways and hundreds of islands to explore. Cape Coral has more canals than the Italian city of Venice. It is home to the burrowing owl, a protected species of small owls indigenous to the area, as well as manatees, gopher tortoises and the American bald eagle.
The city offers numerous recreational and cultural amenities, enhanced by its many natural resources. Cape Coral's natural beauty provides the perfect setting for fishing and boating enthusiasts. Access to endless miles of beaches within the county provides opportunity for sun sports such as parasailing, jet skiing, windsurfing or beach volleyball. The city also offers a number of golf courses, some private and others public.
An ideal location for family fun, Cape Coral is also home to the Children's Science Center, Sun Splash Family Waterpark, Cape Coral Historical Museum and Mike Greenwell's Family Fun Park.
The city of Cape Coral also offers the amenities and conveniences of a growing metropolitan area. Cape Coral is truly a tropical jewel on southwest Florida's Gulf Coast.
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