Monday, September 24, 2018 / by Brooke Cole
Oct 1, 2018
Beginners Guide to Kayaking at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
10:00 A.M - 1:00 P.M
Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve
2500 SE 24th St. Cape Coral, FL 33990
"Learn basic paddle strokes from an experience guide. Taught by GAEA Guides. Advance registration is required. $40 per person (all equipment included) (Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be in good physical condition.) For more information or to RSVP, please contact Rotary Park at 239-549-4606."
Free Tours of the Tom Allen Butterfly House
10:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
5505 Rose Garden Rd. Cape Coral, FL 33914
"FREE Tours of the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House on Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 am. Reservations not required as these free tours are open to the public and are courtesy of the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife. Donations are gratefully accepted! The Rotary Park environmental center is open Monday - Saturday, 8am – 4pm. Come in & check out our lizards, fish ...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 / by Brooke Cole
What do you picture when you think of retirement? Is it sunshine? Palm Trees? Boating? Drinks by the pool?
If that's the case, you're probably right in considering Cape Coral.
We have the water, weather, sunshine, views, restaurants, you name it.
It's easy to understand why Forbes ranks it in the top 25 places to retire.
Now that you know what city to aim for, there are also some factors to consider. I recently read an article by "Keeping Current Matters." I loved what it had to say. I work with a lot of people moving to this area for retirement, so I thought you might enjoy the highlights as well. Their key points to consider include affordability, equity, maintenance, security, pets, mobility, and convenience.
Now -- here's where we TRULY excel:
Cape Coral average sale prices:
Single Family Homes: $241,100
Condos (Low-High-Rise): $159,416
Let's be honest, it's hard pressed to find anywhere else where you can live on the water at such an affordable ...
Monday, June 26, 2017 / by Brooke Cole
We all know that great feeling of walking into a never-been-lived-in, clean home. Usually, that means the builder just finished construction. Everything is brand spankin' new. Seems perfect, right? Well, there are some other facts about older homes you might want to consider before you exclude everything 2010 and older from your home search.
Our daughter Brooke took the challenge of turning around an eyesore house to a whole new level. In all seriousness, it became a MAJOR project for all of us, but we renovated it and we renovated it with STYLE. Realtor.com recently released an article called "5 Reasons Why Buying an Old House Is a Great Idea." Now, we're breaking it down to show you we agree, based on real-life experience.
Keep in mind as you read this.... her house was built in 1966. You don't need to go THAT old, but it can be done.
She's still working on that front yard. Also, forgive the terrible cell phone photo. ...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / by Brooke Cole
No.1 “Fastest Growing City in the U.S.” -- Forbes
“Top 25 Cities to Retire in the U.S.” – Forbes
“Top 10 Housing Investment Cities in the U.S.” - Forbes
Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA -- No. 1 metro area for “Anticipated Job Gains in 2016” -- HIS Global Insight research firm
No. 4 in the U.S. for the “Most Anticipated Economic Growth” at 4.5% -- Bloomberg, 2015
No. 2 in the 10 Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2017 – Trulia
No. 2 on Top 10 Cities Where People are Moving in 2017 – Trulia
No. 75 “Top 150 Cities for Millennials” – Millennial Personal Finance
No. 15 “Best Performing Cities” in 2016 for Large Cities -- Milken Institute
No. 34 "Best Cities to Start a Family" -- LendEDU.com
No. 5 “Fastest Growing Metro Areas” -- U.S. Census Bureau’s
Best in the nation for job growth using labor-market data from Emsi. (July 2016) &ndas ...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 / by Brooke Cole
Facts about the great city of Cape Coral:
Situated on the Gulf of Mexico
Connected to Fort Myers by two main bridges
Founded in 1957
Largest city between Tampa and Miami
Nicknamed “Waterfront Wonderland”
More than 400 miles of navigable waterways
More miles of canals than any other city in the world
Averages 355 days of sunshine
Averages 54 inches of rain annually
2010 Census Total Population: 154,305
SWFL’s 18-24 age group is growing at the fastest rate in the state of Florida and the U.S.
First city in the country to use the reverse osmosis process on a large scale
City economy is based on Health care services, retail, and real estate/construction
Features a sandy beach and fishing pier on the Caloosahatchee River at the public Yacht Basin & Club
Home to more than 30 recreational parks
Home to more than seven golf courses
Situated within 15 miles of a variety of Gulf beaches (Sanibel Island, Fort Myers Beach, etc.)
Home to three i ...