Cape Coral for those who hate the cold

October 8, 2019 2:43 pm

Cape Coral is an ideal retirement destination for those who hate the cold, says a new website.

The waterfront wonderland is among 10 great places to retire if you hate the cold. The list is on the Kiplinger website.

Cape Coral has a 21.9% share of the population who are over 65. It has a cost of living 2.4% below the national average.

It enjoys an average low temperature in January of 54degF as well as an average high in July of 92degF.

“With its desirable climate and favorable tax status, Florida is filled with popular retirement destinations. Many of our favorite retirement spots in the Sunshine State can be found along the Gulf Coast including St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Punta Gorda.

“Cape Coral’s metro area includes Fort Myers, yet another great place to consider for your retirement. But Cape Coral is unique in its waterway access, offering more than 400 miles of canals for all your boating, fishing and water sports dreams. And land lovers can enjoy the area’s beaches, golfing, tennis, parks and other recreational offerings.”

Kiplinger says, if you’re ready to say goodbye to cold winters for your own retirement, we suggest you consider the following hotspots.”

It highlighted one great retirement destination in each state, considering living costs, safety, median incomes and poverty rates for retirement-age residents, as well as residents’ sense of well-being and the availability of recreational and health care facilities.

It disregarded places where the average temperature in January falls to the freezing point of 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below, according to the Weather Channel.