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Premiere Plus Realty, Co.

4020 S. Del Prado Blvd Ste B-2

Cape Coral, FL 33904

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Premiere Plus Realty, Co.  239-603-6100

Daniel G. Starowicz, P.A.

and associates

239-603-6100

 

International 00-1-239-603-6100

Skype: dan.starowicz

 

Premiere Plus Realty, Co.

4020 S. Del Prado Blvd Ste B-2

Cape Coral, FL 33904

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Dan@TopWaterfrontDeals.com

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SW FL Guide > Waterfront Property > Cape Coral > Waterfront behind bridges > SW Corner of the City

Cape Coral waterfront behind bridgesCape locks and lifts.

PAGE 9 of Cape Coral Waterfront Guide section

The SW corner of Cape Coral, below Cape Coral Pkwy

The next area we will be discussing is the very SW corner of the City of Cape Coral.  It is comprised of two areas known as Unit 69 and 72. Together, they are defined as the properties to the West of Chiquita Blvd, and below Cape Coral Pkwy. In this discussion, we are referring only to those behind the bridges.

For many years, virtually nobody built here. Only a small number of homes exist that are older than 1990 or so.  This is because everything West of Chiquita Blvd  must pass through a man-operated boat lock to get out to open water. This meant that at the time, buyers chose elsewhere to construct their homes. (On a side note the water height is actually pretty much the same on both sides of the lock, so it’s really not that much of a hindrance anyway!) There is also a bridge height limitation of 8’9”.

However, beginning around 1990 some homes started to go in.  And it’s not until around 2000 that the area was really booming.  In fact the majority of Gulf access homes in this area are built since 2000. The real benefit here is that the neighborhoods are very pretty. The homes are of later model style, they are very well maintained, they often are a bit larger and have the nice extra touches like tile roofs and nicer landscaping. (Hint: a quick gauge of which neighborhoods are the nicer ones is to simply look for modern tile roofs.  Nobody needs to go tile, but it sure dresses them up nicely and in the superior areas, owners are willing to do so). And for those who don’t like how certain sections of Cape Coral may have a rather unusual mixture of modest old homes sitting right next to opulent, large new ones, this is where you will likely want to be!  Everything has a very nice appeal here, just as long as you are okay with the boat lock and a bridge or two.

Another huge benefit to this area that will be apparent upon studying the maps is just how wide the canals are. Most all of them are oversized and some are outright enormous!  Whereas most of the city has simple 80 foot wide canals, here they often are in the 120 to 200 foot range.  Some are even on 250 foot wide ones.  That’s twice the depth of a building lot! Needless to say, the view out the back of some of the homes here is quite impressive.  Many buyers determine that it’s worth the tradeoff of the lock and bridges to be in such a nice area, with nice homes all around, and a beautiful view out the back door.  For the commercial fisherman who’s out every day no(!), it wouldn’t be a good choice. But for those of us who are periodically taking the boat out and enjoying the house the majority of the time, this often makes more sense.

Another quick note to make about the SW: In this case we are talking the very SW corner and as far South as you can go. As you proceed further North along this Western edge of town, you will get more for the money. This is because the boating run is getting progressively a little longer the more you head North.  But if you want the very best neighborhoods and the shortest runs along this Western edge, this is it. But it will cost you more! If you find the prices to be a bit higher than you are after, consider expanding your search to include a little further North.  Expect to pay $600k+ for homes build since 2000. And homes from the 90’s more often are in the $500s+.

The SW corner of Cape Coral (behind bridges portion) of Units 69 + 72

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Boating access out is noted below, with the dotted red line added to help you differentiate between Units 72 to the left (West) and Unit 69 to the right (East). Unit 69 has a bit longer run, as the exit point for both sections is to the very Western boundary.  Unit 69 also has two bridges, but because the second one is actually taller, the limiting height for both sections is the 8’9” bridge.  These areas, like everything West of Chiquita Blvd, all pass out through a man operated boat lock as well.

Boating access out of unit 69 and unit 72 in cape coral

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The SW Corner of Cape Coral. Units 69 + 72.

The deep sw corner of cape coral
Who this area is recommended for

This area is recommended for:

Buyers spending around $500k+ who want the wider canals than the 80 footers typical throughout much of the rest of the city.  Also, buyers who require a VERY conforming and pretty neighborhood of homes with similar style, age and appeal. (ex: It’s a much better match for those opposed to the areas with the older homes). And though neighborhoods just North of it are fairly similar, this is best for those willing to pay a bit more for the shorter boating runs and more premium South of Cape Coral Pkwy location.

For those after pool homes built since 2000 spending roughly $600k+. And for those who are considering 1990s construction, in the $500s.

It’s also a very good target for those who wish to rent their property out part of the time as a vacation rental. Many here are indeed used in that manner.

It is appropriate only for those looking to accommodate a vessel under approximately 28 feet in length, given the bridge clearance of 8’9” and only for those who are okay with being behind the boat lock.

Examples of type of homes found in Units 69 + 72

Example of a Cape Coral Unit 69 and Unit 72 Gulf access waterfront home
Example of a Cape Coral Unit 69 and Unit 72 Gulf access waterfront home
Example of a Cape Coral Unit 69 and Unit 72 Gulf access waterfront home
Example of a Cape Coral Unit 69 and Unit 72 Gulf access waterfront home
Example of a Cape Coral Unit 69 and Unit 72 Gulf access waterfront home
Example of a Cape Coral Unit 69 and Unit 72 Gulf access waterfront home

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