Move to Cape Coral for sun and sand – that’s the advice of a leading website.
The Fort Myers/Cape Coral metro has been named in a list of Where to move for Sun and Sand, by U.S. News and World Report.
“Out of the 125 most populous metro areas in the U.S., 20 of them are coastal spots where locals love being able to spend time on the beach,” says the website.
Fort Myers/Cape Coral is at number six in the list. It says, “Within the metro area you’ll also find Cape Coral, a city best known for its canals throughout residential neighborhoods. Fort Myers is second on the list only to Myrtle Beach in the speed at which the population is growing, as the Florida metro area grew by 14.16 percent between 2012 and 2016 due to net migration.”
The metro, with a listed population of 680,970, is 41st in the Best Places to Live in 2018 ranking. The median home price is $210,133. The median annual salary is $40,420.
Move to Cape Coral for sun and sand
The 20 Best Places to Live Near the Beach in the U.S. are based on the order they appear on the overall Best Places to Live list, which factors in the area’s affordability, job market, morning commute and access to quality health care, among other details.
“Some people select their next hometown based on where their career sends them, while others choose a major city for the cultural attractions. But for those who aren’t big fans of frigid winters or sweltering summers, factoring in the local climate may be the deciding factor — with some narrowing the possibilities even further because they can’t resist the call of ocean.
“Out of the 125 most populous metro areas in the U.S., 20 of them are coastal spots where locals love being able to spend time on the beach.”