25 Jun Weather, attractions, sports; some of the best reasons to move to Southwest Florida
Cape Coral builder discusses reasons to make the move
#1 – It’s the weather
It’s no secret, the number one reason people give for moving to Cape Coral and other areas in Southwest Florida is the weather. With an average temperature of 73º the winters are balmy. While the summers are hot and humid, homes and businesses in Southwest Florida are built for the heat, insulated and air conditioned to make the summer months comfortable. During those months of the year when our northern neighbors are huddled indoors, the weather makes it easy to enjoy out door activities.
#2 Active outdoor lifestyle
Regardless of what the weather is like, outdoor activities abound. A few of the more popular pastimes include boating, fishing, paddle boarding, and of course – golf. With more than 1,000 public and private golf courses in the state Florida, there’s always a place to play, regardless of your ability.
#3 Sports, sports and more sports
Fans of professional and collegiate sports also have something to cheer about. Although the Southwest Florida is not home to any of the big league teams, it’s a short drive to Tampa (Rays, Buccaneers, Lightning), Miami (Marlins, Dolphins, Heat), Fort Lauderdale (Panthers). During the winter, the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins travel to Fort Myers for Spring Training, drawing droves of loyal fans. Florida’s college teams have ranked among the tops in the nation for decades – in football, basketball and baseball. Minor league baseball and hockey teams also call the region home and provide months of entertainment for their fan base. NASCAR fans can enjoy the roar of the engines at Daytona and Homestead speedways.
#4 No income tax
The state of Florida is just one of seven states with no state income tax and that means you get to keep more of your money.
#5 Orlando is just a day trip away
Think Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studio, Sea World. These theme parks are among the most popular in the world and they are just a short drive from SW Florida. Florida residents also get to take advantage of resident passes – gaining access to the parks at reduced rates throughout the year.
The job market in Southwest Florida is hot, and homes are still affordable.