Waterfront Wonderland : The history of Cape Coral


Cape Coral is a very young city, whose history began in the 50’s : 1957 acquired the Gulf American Land Corporation , the country northwest of the Caloosahatchee River and transformed it into a unique of waterways and canals crisscrossed „Wonderland“. Underwent significant development Cape Coral, as 1964, the bridge to the neighboring Fort Myers was completed. Over time Cape Coral grew again in 1970 and officially registered as a city.

Today, about 154,000 people in the metropolitan area of Cape Coral and more than 650,000 people in the metropolitan area of Cape Coral – Fort Myers live. Especially during the winter months swells the population at once, when the „snowbirds“ draw from the cold north to their cottages in sunny Florida and make tourists from around the world holiday on the west coast.