TYPES OF LOTS
A standard Cape Coral building site consists of two
(2) lots measuring 40' x 125' each with a total of
80' x 125'. A triple lot site would be 120' x 125'.
Other variations exist such as the pie shaped, or irregular
OFF WATER LOTS: These are the most abundant of lots
in Cape Coral. The values of these lots varies directly
with its availability to services like city water
and sewer and the proximity to amenities such as shopping,
FRESHWATER LOTS: These lots are located on land locked
canals and/or lakes. They do not have access to the
Gulf of Mexico.
GULF ACCESS LOTS: These lots have access to the Gulf
of Mexico. To travel to the Gulf, all boats from this
type of lot must pass under a bridge. Boat size is
restricted in most cases. However, even large boats
(up to 30 ft. in length), have been able to pass under
with no problem.
DIRECT ACCESS LOTS: Also known as "Sailboat Access".
The access from this type of lot is unobstructed by
any bridges less than 55 ft high or no bridges at
all. Some direct access lots would still be subject
to a boat lock (south) or a boat lift (north).
LAKEFRONT LOTS: These type of lots may be either saltwater
RIVERFRONT LOTS: This type of lot borders the Caloosahatchee
GOLF COURSE LOTS: This type of lot would be located
at one of the five golf courses located in Cape Coral.
The city of Cape Coral has over 400 miles of Saltwater
and Freshwater Canals, more than the city of Venice,
Italy. The width of the canals range vary from 50'
to 260' and middle depths that range from 8' to 18'.
All salt water property has access to the Gulf of
The value of waterfront property is based on a number
of features including:
Travel time from your property to the Gulf (travel
within the city canal system is at no wake speed)
Restrictions such as bridges, locks or lifts
Width of the canal
These factors all play a significant role in the
TYPES OF SUNLIGHT
EXPOSURE TO YOUR LOT
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: Typically the most sought after
as it offers an abundance of direct sunlight to the
rear of the home which heats the pool.
NORTHERN EXPOSURE: This type of exposure is cooler
for your home and offers less direct sunlight.
WESTERN EXPOSURE: This type of exposure offers indirect
and direct sunlight to the rear or lanai area of the
home. Western exposures are famous for their Cape
EASTERN EXPOSURE: This type of exposure is completely
in the shade in the afternoon hours, however has full
exposure to the morning sun.
Florida International Airport. Flight and general
LIFT: Located in the Northwest section of Cape
Coral. This device operates like a forklift that
picks up a boat on one side (brackish canal water)
and delivers it to the other side (gulf saltwater).
Constructed to prevent saltwater intrusion into the
canal water system. Boat owners operate this device
with a key system. The boat lift will accommodate
boats that are 28 feet or less. The city of Cape Coral
has recently announced that it will be installing
a 16,000 pound lift to replace the existing.
LOCK: Located in the Southwest section of Cape
Coral. The lock is operated by the city of Cape
Coral. The lock accommodates both large vessels and
small boats. With the expansive growth in this area
a second lock has been proposed.
BUSINESS: Cape Coral
is business friendly - find out how.
Cape Coral and the City of Ft. Myers are divided by
the Caloosahatchee River. The river provides access
to the Gulf of Mexico for most areas of Southeast
and Southwest Cape. This intercostals waterway connects
Florida's East and West Coast.
CANAL OWNERS MANUAL:
An on-line guidebook of your canal.
CAPE CORAL BRIDGE: Opened
in 1964 connecting Cape Coral to the city of Ft. Myers.
CAPE CORAL PARKS & RECREATION:
Cape Coral has dozens of parks and recreational facilities.
Including the Sun Splash waterpark. For location and
CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPT:
Code Enforcement - Crime Stats - Water Watchers
CLIMATE: Cape Coral
averages 335 days of bright sunshine a year. For complete
average air temp, rain stats.
Public Works - Parks & Recreation - Fire Dept.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Website
County Demographics: Population, Land, and Climate
E CAPE: City of Cape
Coral's on-line services page. Users can research
a properties storm water fees, assessments, lot mowing
GOVERNMENT: Lee County
Government website - a MUST visit site
and origins of Cape Coral
MIDPOINT BRIDGE: This
bridge connects Cape Coral's Veterans Parkway to Ft.
Myer's Colonial Blvd. Opened in October 1997.
NEWSPAPER: Local Newspapers
PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION:
Access property tax information directly from the
Lee County Tax Appraiser's website.
SCHOOLS: Lee County
School information K-12
SEAWALLS: All saltwater lots require a seawall to be
built when a home is constructed. The city may require
remaining lot owners in a unit that has 70% or greater
lots built upon to install a seawall. Average cost for
a seawall is approximately $95/per foot of seawall.
Freshwater lots do not require a seawall upon
construction of a home. They do require a slope
instead. Average cost for a slope is approx. $5,000
STANDING WATCH: A
STORM WATER UTILITY: This
is an annual tax that every lot owner pays for future
installations of storm drains, catch basins and canal
maintenance. The charge for a 2 lot site is approx
TAX SEARCH: Lee County
Tax Collector Tax Roll Search
TAX (GENERAL INFO):
Property - Personal - Business.
TAX ASSESSMENTS & BETTERMENT
FEES: The city of Cape Coral is installing
the City services of water, irrigation and sewer in
phases. Property owners are assessed the cost related
to this. Each owner receives a annual bill that includes
principal & interest, which can be paid in full
at anytime. Betterment fees are a tax assessed by
the city for properties that have been 'bettered'
by the installation of a public water or sewer line.
VISITOR GUIDE & VACATION
PLANNING: Lee County Visitor Vacation Guide