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Cape Coral








 
Taken from www.capecoral.net 
 
Cape Coral History
Cape Coral was built about 40 years ago by two land speculators who believed that the property's location on the Gulf Coast provided abundant sunshine and almost endless opportunities for waterfront living. The Rosen brothers purchased the property, platted the community and created more than 400 miles of canals. At 114 square miles, Cape Coral is the second largest city in the state of Florida. The brothers began a massive marketing campaign that resulted in the sale of nearly all of the 350,000 residential building sites, the majority to people who lived in other states.

One of the fastest growing areas in Florida
The City incorporated in August 1970, and its population continues to grow rapidly. With nearly 150,000 residents, Cape Coral is one of the fastest growing areas in Florida. Cape Coral is the 2nd largest city geographically in the state of Florida and is the 11th largest city in population. The city features thousands of waterfront residential properties on canals, including many with direct, saltwater access to the Gulf of Mexico and Charlotte Harbor. The supply and affordability of these waterfront sites makes Cape Coral one of the most attractive communities on the Gulf Coast.

The city is a large peninsula bordered by the Caloosahatchee River on the east and Matlacha Pass on the west. It is located between Sarasota and Marco Island.

Climate

One of the most attractive features of Cape Coral and Southwest Florida is its terrific year-round weather. The area averages 335 days of bright sunshine each year (the other 30 days are just moderate sunshine). While the summers are very warm, humid and rainy, the winters in Cape Coral are absolutely beautiful.

Southwest Florida receives about 53 inches of rain each year, the majority of which falls from May through September. During the summer months, afternoon rains regularly roll in with heavy downpours and stormy conditions that may last only a couple of hours before subsiding. Then the sun reappears, heat and humidity return, and all is well until the next day when the cycle begins again.

The city is affected by the annual hurricane season, which begins June 1 and continues through November.
 

Air Temperatures:
Annual Average: 74.4 F
High Average: 84.1 F
Low Average: 64.7 F
 
Annual Rainfall: 53.37 inches
 
Month
Average Air Temperature
Rainfall Amounts
January
74 F High - 53 F Low
1.84 inches
February
75 F High - 54 F Low
2.23 inches
March
80 F High - 58 F Low
3.07 inches
April
85 F High - 62 F Low
1.06 inches
May
89 F High - 68 F Low
3.87 inches
June
91 F High - 73 F Low
9.52 inches
July
91 F High - 75 F Low
8.26 inches
August
91 F High - 75 F Low
9.66 inches
September
90 F High - 74 F Low
7.82 inches
October
86 F High - 69 F Low
2.94 inches
November
80 F High - 61 F Low
1.57 inches
December
76 F High - 55 F Low
1.53 inches