Cape Coral was founded in 1957 and is the fifth largest city in Florida, with a total area of 105.67 square miles. Cape Coral is a family friendly city with excellent education opportunities and currently has the second lowest crime rate in Florida among cities of its size. The city is known as the "Waterfront Wonderland," with over 400 miles of canals. Since there is such an abundant amount of canals, Cape Coral is a fantastic place to begin searching for your new home on the water. Cape Coral offers both waterfront and non-waterfront properties to meet to a wide variety of lifestyles.