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Welcome to Cape Coral

Welcome to Cape Coral, one of the fastest growing cities in the country. With a population nearing 160,000, Cape Coral is the largest city in Southwest Florida between Tampa and Miami. But new residents will quickly discover, there’s still a definite “hometown” feel about the city and ...

Cape Coral City Government

The city of Cape Coral operates under the city manager-council form of government. City council members are elected at large from seven districts. The mayor also is elected at large and is the eighth member of council. The mayor presides over council meetings. The city council enacts ...

History of Cape Coral

In 1957 two brothers, Leonard and Jack Rosen, from Baltimore, Md., spent weeks looking over Southwest Florida for a piece of property to develop. Late that year they purchased a parcel of land from Grandville Keller and Franklin Miles, (owner of the Alka Seltzer Company) for $678,000. The land ...

Dircers License information

If you’re from out of state and planning to stay, one of the first things you’ll need to do is change your driver license to a Florida license. Plus, you’ll need to get Florida tags and obtain Florida vehicle insurance. If you own a vehicle, you must register it within 10 working days of ...

Lee County Schools

ELEMENTARY Caloosa Elementary 620 S. Del Prado Blvd, 574-3113 Cape Elementary 4519 Vincennes Blvd., 542-3551 Diplomat Elementary 1115 NE 16th Terrace, 458-0033 Gulf Elementary 3400 SW 17th Place, 549-2726 Hector A. Cafferata, Jr. Elementary 250 Santa Barbara Blvd. N., ...

1970 a year to remember for Cape Coral

Flashback 1970: The Baby Boomers all had been born.President Richard Millhouse Nixon was a few years away from stepping down and Spiro Agnew was vice president. Deep Throat, Woodward and Bernstein and the Watergate Scandal that led to Nixon's fall from grace were two years away.A stamp cost 6 ...

Civic Association pushed for incorporation

On March 1, 1962, the Cape Coral Civic Association was formed. On April 2, 1962, when Cape Coral had the remarkable population of 1,605 people, the Cape Coral Civic Association, with 228 members, elected its first board of directors. The Cape Coral Civic Association is the oldest civic ...

Early residents have experienced the good times — and the bad

Cape Coral may have started with only a handful of people, but through the years the community has seen growth and prosperity and a hard economic downturn.The pendulum has swung to the extremes.Lean times in recent years have lead to budget cuts when the construction boom came to a halt. People ...

Many service clubs, organizations founded before city incorporated

Many people and organizations had a hand in forming Cape Coral.In December 1961, Robert H. Finkernagel Jr., came to the Cape. He was the managing director for Gulf American Land Corp. He was the manager of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce at the time, his daughter, Ann Duffala said. He left ...

City historian recalls the early years, need for incorporation

Paul Sanborn said he moved to Cape Coral on May 1, 1962, because he was offered a job to work for Gulf American Land Corporation as the assistant to the managing director."Our job was to work with the community and as the growth came we needed amenities," he said. "We did things when the ...