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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Cape Coral is a city in Florida with a population of 170,063. Cape Coral is in Lee County. Living in Cape Coral offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cape Coral there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Cape Coral and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cape Coral are above average.
About Cape Coral...
Population
170,063

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,095
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Cape Coral Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    95
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    22
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    309
    500
  • Theft
    1,165
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    92
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,000
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Cape Coral is the biggest small town. Many of the residents having been living here since the 50s and 60s, and have seen our little town grow into a city. Cape Coral is very family friendly and has some of the best educational opportunities in the county. With daily sunshine available, outdoor activities happen year round!
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My wife and I moved here 3 years ago from new york and will never go back. The Cape is booming! It's quiet, low crime, plenty of parks and if you love the water and beach you will be in heaven. Schools are good and people are generally nice. You do have some shady parts of the city but most of it is single homes with families or retirees. Downtown is about to get a major facelift which should help the economy. Convinient to Ft. Myers,Tampa and Naples. Wish we'd moved here years ago!
I own a home here in Cape Coral and live year round. I love that this city is growing and home building is returning. I love the revitalization of the downtown area. With so much growth though, I think the city need to improve roads and build more! We are living with infrastructure from decades ago. Allow more business, big businesses. This area could be phenomenal with the right management and growth. Let's make it happen!