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Old 03-11-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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My family is moving to Cape Coral. My husband got a job offer! Yeah!

So - we are looking for a short term rental for him to stay in while the kids finish up school here in VA and I sell our house. Any recommendations for apartments or rooms to rent for him?

Once I come down we will rent a house for a year before buying. We always like to see how an area is before buying a home.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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Congrats on your husband's new job offer. Our family has been looking at Cape Coral as a possible landing spot. We have toured homes and neighborhoods, and if your kids are still in school, a good rule of thumb we found is to be as far southwest as possible. That is where we found some of the nicer neighborhoods and (public) schools systems in our opinion.

Ah, sunny Florida
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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Thank you Coastal - he will be working in Punta Gorda and we decided that Cape Coral had the best schools compared to surrounding areas. Not sure if we can go as SW as possilbe since I think we need to stay more north but still in an area of good schools
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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I moved down to Cape Coral from Woodbridge, VA almost a year ago and absolutely love it down here. I live in the Southeast area of Cape Coral near the Yacht Club and I love the neighborhood. Its very safe and quiet, and I see a good deal of families with young children throughout the neighborhood. My kids are grown and live up in the Northeast, so I cannot comment on schools, but as far as family-friendly neighborhoods go, Southeast and Southwest are both great areas. Cape Coral also has an excellent parks and recreation program. For more info visit here.

I wish you luck with your move, and welcome to Cape Coral!
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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if he's working in punta gorda I would look into sandoval community on veterans SW Cape Coral it would be a straight shot up on burnt store rd and you get the SW schools and probably the best area for kids.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral FL
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Excellent recommendation by nhkev. I moved here from Fredericksburg VA about 7 years ago. Went to VT, live near Sandoval. I love it here. If you want me to run a search for you let me know. I'm an urban planner currently practicing real estate until I find a FT position. I'd be glad to help you. PCW
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:15 AM
 
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Congratulations, you will love it here If your husband is working in Punta Gorda, you might want to look into NE/NW Cape Coral since it is closer to Punta Gorda - also North Fort Myers might be an option. In regards of short term rentals, you might be in luck, since all (or most) of the snowbirds are gone already or leaving soon. That means short term rentals should be easier to get right after Easter. You can find them on trulia.com but also on listingbook.com.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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iF i WERE ANY OF YOU i WOULD RECOMMEND NOT MOVING TO CAPE CORAL. I purchased a home here in NW Cape about 2 years ago and at this point I am ready to sell and get out of this dreadful city. When buying a house to raise your family I assumed that if I own the property I can do as I please to the property but in cape coral this isn't the case. I purchased a 4 bed 2 bath with screened pool and jacuzzi and a small lake out back with a little over a half acre. I am an organic gardener and wanted to simply put a shed on my back lot for my gardening supplies. Cape coral won't let it happen becasue the shed won't be directly behind the house. SO I had to put the shed behind my pool cage obstructing the lake view. I also wanted my 3 boy to raise some hens for organic eggs and they won't allow that either. The restrictions are rediculous. I will soon be selling and getting out of this city as soon as I can put my house on the market. AGAIN If you want to buy a house and want to do with your proerty whatever you've dreamed of DO NOT buy in Cape Coral .
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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iF i WERE ANY OF YOU i WOULD RECOMMEND NOT MOVING TO CAPE CORAL. I purchased a home here in NW Cape about 2 years ago and at this point I am ready to sell and get out of this dreadful city. When buying a house to raise your family I assumed that if I own the property I can do as I please to the property but in cape coral this isn't the case. I purchased a 4 bed 2 bath with screened pool and jacuzzi and a small lake out back with a little over a half acre. I am an organic gardener and wanted to simply put a shed on my back lot for my gardening supplies. Cape coral won't let it happen becasue the shed won't be directly behind the house. SO I had to put the shed behind my pool cage obstructing the lake view. I also wanted my 3 boy to raise some hens for organic eggs and they won't allow that either. The restrictions are rediculous. I will soon be selling and getting out of this city as soon as I can put my house on the market. AGAIN If you want to buy a house and want to do with your proerty whatever you've dreamed of DO NOT buy in Cape Coral .
jayrodrej, you have posted this same message to 4 different threads today. I think we get it. You're not happy with your real estate purchase in Cape Coral. But rather than accept responsibility for your situation by admitting that you did not do your homework prior to purchasing your home, you choose to vilify the entire community. A 4br/2ba home on a half acre with a screen-in pool and jacuzzi on a lake? Sounds far from 'dreadful' to me.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL
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I also wanted my 3 boy to raise some hens for organic eggs and they won't allow that either. The restrictions are rediculous.
I bet your neighbors are thankful for those restrictions! Chickens belong in the country or Key West - not in the Cape.
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