Cape Coral Waterfront Homes
There are two distinct lifestyles defined by the waterway systems in Cape Coral. Waterfront homes in Southwest Florida can feature Saltwater access, which is often inland but along a saltwater canal, or they can be Freshwater, offering more affordability and a different experience of the natural surroundings.
Cape Coral Saltwater Real Estate (Gulf Access)
Saltwater home sites are typically enjoyed by the avid boater. All saltwater canals lead to the Caloosahatchee River, the Intercoastals, and the Gulf of Mexico. The beaches of Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva are just a short trip by boat or car.
Properties with “direct access” are defined as having no bridges, and give large power crafts and sailboats access to the River and the Gulf of Mexico. Limited access saltwater home sites are also desirable to the smaller boater who must pass under one or more bridges to gain access to the Gulf. Prime saltwater home sites are located in the southeast quadrant, southernmost southwest quadrant, and along the riverfront. Affordable waterfront homes built in the 1970s and 1980s are still available and intermixed with newer luxury homes of Mediterranean or Key West design.
Cape Coral Freshwater Real Estate
This laid-back lifestyle appeals to the freshwater fisherman for the excellent bass fishing, and to the naturalist who enjoys exotic wildlife sightings. Freshwater home sites are linked to an internal waterway of canals and lakes. Pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks are the prevalent watercraft in these canals. From these homes, it’s not unusual to catch daily glimpses of bald eagles, egrets, herons, turtles and more!
Homes on Cape Coral’s freshwater canals tend to be affordable three-bedroom, two-baths ranch styles with relaxing lanais and sparkling swimming pools. In recent years, there has been an abundance of newly constructed homes in Southwest Florida, with many being built along freshwater canals to offer all the luxuries of a new home with an unforgettable wildlife view!